24. Add drama with dark walls
A lot of people said dramatic walls were trendy because we noticed them at High Point, but I believe they are actually required in showrooms that lack natural light. As Donald Kaufman notes in one of my favorite quotes, "A light color will never come to life in a dark room, but a rich, deep color can make a dim, somber space feel warm and luminous – even though it receives no natural light."
There you have it – 24 pro tips I picked up at High Point Market, and with more than 2,000 showrooms to explore, you’re sure to find even more on your next trip to fashion week for home furnishings. Mark your calendars now for October 17-22, 2015, and get ready for six full days of inspiration.
See you in High Point!
Maria is the author of White is Complicated - A Decorator’s Guide to Choosing the Right White. An experienced decorator and stylist, she is also an internationally sought-after color expert who offers advice on how to get color to do what you want at mariakillam.com.