Remember your high school art class? Do you remember learning about how the eye sweeps over a page in a magazine? The eye sweeps from top around and back up. This is true for designing a room as well. When you walk into a room, you will focus on a single wall. Perhaps the focal point is the art, and what is below this art? Try to use the Sweep of Color to pull your eye down from the art onto something below it, and then back up again. Very appealing. Your eyes will love it.
Whe you see some designers’ work in the magazines, you can almost tell what the starting point was for that room. Was it the artwork? Or a piece of fabric? These rooms most definitely started with the artwork as a focal point.
The same theory works for fabrics, finishes…anything. The picture above has the beautiful blue drapes. The eye sweeps over them and down onto the sofa pillows. Same effect with panel drapes.