DECORATING A BI-LEVEL HOME
in a bi-level home, the general living spaces are open-plan and can usually be seen from the second floor. this can be a problem in terms of how you decorate a space―a spot may look too empty, especially if you see everything at once, or cluttered if you use too many styles. homeowner Karen pacheco shares tips on how her family was able to maximize every nook and cranny of their bi-level abode. 1. “since you can see the whole space at any point, the furniture, color scheme, and theme should go together,” says Karen. “color harmony is key.” 2.
“i had a particular look in mind, and i couldn’t get all the pieces i needed in one store,” says Karen. so she didn’t just stick to our home and sm home. she went to specialty suppliers as well. 3. Karen bought her furniture piecemeal, not knowing if they would all look good together, but her use of lighting and colormatching makes everything look cohesive.