1. Assess your space: Before you begin it is important to look at the space you are working with. Consider the ceiling height - - - loftier rooms can often take more dramatic schemes; for example floor length made to measure curtains with a contrasting made to measure blind, while more intimate spaces will need less to make an impact.
2. Stick to the rules: In interior design there are rules that guide designers, so what may look like it was easily thrown together is actually positioned using a careful formula. If you are going to mix fabrics, consider your colour palette carefully, the eye will notice the difference between light and dark colours more quickly than any other type of contrast. It is also useful to create a visual story with your layers, for example florals, stripes or patterns at a similar scale. Utilising these techniques will ensure a cohesive finish.