Interior Design 101 - A Beginner's Guide to Home Decorating

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Renowned Chicago-area antiques destination, Antiques on Old Plank Road, creates an empowering and insightful new infographic to make home decorating less of a mystery.

Antiques on Old Plank Road has been a mainstay of the Chicago-area antiques and furniture scene for years. With an amazing variety of tables, chairs, chests, buffets, cabinets and more, customers have a seemingly endless supply of decorative items to choose from. Containers of antiques and fine furniture, from several key locations in Europe, keep customers returning for the unique treasure hunt that equals antiques shopping.

To help customers design and execute new décor possibilities in their home or office, Antiques on Old Plank Road has created a comprehensive infographic that delves into the fundamentals of interior design. This infographic covers some of the most important aspects of interior design—such as using color appropriately, balancing visual weight, creating patterns of repetition and contrast, and considering proportion and scale.

Color is one of the most important considerations to make, and a balanced approach to color usage is the key to making a living or working space comfortable. Black has its place, for instance, but overuse may create a negative or uninviting space. Men often favor some shades of blue when choosing a color scheme for a bedroom, office, or den. But, while blue can invoke feelings of trust, calm, and peace, determining the shade of blue is critical to avoid an unpleasant color scheme.

The following infographic helps to make even novice decorators feel more confident in their ability to effectively and artfully transform a space.

About Antiques on Old Plank Road

Antiques On Old Plank Road was founded in 1992 and has emerged as a leading purveyor of antiques in the Chicago area. Old Plank offers a complete showroom of domestic and international antiques including exquisite furniture, artful rugs and tapestries, and a variety of classic decorative items. Old Plank employs a highly-skilled group of on-site artisans who carefully recreate a variety of antique items - with incredible accuracy and attention to detail. These artisans restore and rehabilitate classic furniture items and also build recreations of European and international designs. With over 31,000 square feet of space, Antiques On Old Plank Road has an array of merchandise to satisfy any taste.

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1750 N. Springfield Ave.
Chicago, IL 60647

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