Contrary to popular belief, designers don’ follow a certain secret rule book when it comes to room décor.
There is no such thing as a hard and fast law governing what they do. Their creative type comes from nature, so does their love to imagine, explore and follow their intuition. However, though, there are some ground rules guiding the designers to make sure they have great results all the time. These rules are based on tried and true things that worked in the past and, the good news is, anyone can do them for at least one day because these are not skills and tricks that would take several years to master. You could say that this is the foundation for quickly developing your very own rule-breaking, creative intuition.

One of the first rules regarding room décor is to pick the paint color last. Most of the times, homeowners who are about to move in, are first thinking about the paint color because they want to arrive in a house with freshly painted walls. Their thinking is not wrong, but it’s not ideal also.
There is a multitude of paint colors with different tones, shades, and tints, each one having a distinct look from home to home, because the lighting vary. So, what might look good in your current house might not look as good when you move in a new one. You want and need a color that complements in the best way possible your rug, artwork, upholstery, and everything else. In conclusion, the best thing you can do is to pick the color after all of your stuff is inside the house.

Another advice that concerns house and room décor is to give the furniture breathing room. Try to resist the temptation of overcrowding a room. Space being maneuvered with ease equals a gracious living plus, if you’re on a tight budget, this is actually great news. Instead of filling the space up with a lot of furniture, spend more money out of your budget on fewer but better-quality elements. This way, the room will actually look better. A couple of high-backed chairs, for example, are standing out because they don’t scream for attention.

Another rule you have to keep in mind is hanging the artwork at the right height. You will find that museums and galleries hang artwork in such way that the midline or the center of each piece is exactly 57 inches to 60 inches (144.78 cm to 152.4 cm) from the floor and the reason for that is because the average human eye level is 57 inches. You could also do the same.

In a room where the ceiling rises, it might be the tendency to hang the art a little high. If this is your case, just remember that it needs to relate not to structure scale but to human scale.
If you’re not sure, you can take a picture because is surprising how many things can be revealed by a photo. In this particular case, it can help you sense if a larger or a smaller piece of art is needed, or if a tall plan would be best to fill an empty spot.