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Eager to aid in that most onerous of design tasks, El Dorado Furniture’s own Rodolfo Remigio
gives us some quick tips on decorating a starter home.
T E X T BY R O D O LFO R E M I G I O
1. Proportion: Take measurements of
every room you’re trying to furnish.
Most of the time, when you’re
buying your first home, the scale of the
rooms around the house is small. Make sure
that your rooms are not filled with large
furniture, it may make the spaces appear
much smaller than they are.
2. Outside-In: The style of the house
determines the style of the furniture.
Going contemporary or modern is a
good choice since the scale and the simplicity
of these specific styles fit in any house.
3. Palette Picks: Color selection
for a home is incredibly important.
Light colors can make a room look
larger. Whites, greys and light beige are
timeless and actually considered on-trend
shades at the moment.
4. Floor Foibles: The type of floor that
you use for your new home plays a big
role in a home’s overall aesthetic. Try to
use the same flooring all around. Avoid different
types since those changes of floor can make a
home appear smaller and disjointed.
5. Easy Does It: Depending on
whether the home is a house or an
apartment, don’t overdo it with the
accessories. A good rule of thumb is always
“less is best.”
Rug Romp: Area rugs are welcome
for accessorizing. Preferably, they
should be simple and with some texture
incorporated. Try to stay away from patterns.
Curated Chic: The artwork in a
home is a very important element.
Use neutral colors if the walls are not
too high, otherwise the room may end up
8. Let It Shine: Lighting is also an
essential part of any new home. If you
don’t have any kind of lights on the
ceiling, a floor lamp will be the best choice to
bring light in, and it also saves space.
Minimal Magic: Always aim to
go simple when it comes to window
treatments — whether it’s for an
apartment or a smaller type of home.
Mixed Media: Try to
decorate in a way that
everything flows together such
as mixing colors and styles. Going simple
and holding everything to the same quality
will make your first home experience very
pleasant. El Dorado Furniture has various locations throughout South Florida. To find the location nearest you and
peruse their latest collections, visit ElDoradoFurniture.com.