Remember when I said, “No rules?” Well, I want to qualify that. Nothing is set is stone. I don’t think you should limit your horizons when you are expressing yourself through your decor. However, there are some basic principals that can save valuable time and effort.
I think that considering proportions is one of them. When I create a wreath, I consider proportions. For example, the wreath is normally larger than the bow. That difference is one of the reasons I find the wreath interesting and appealing.
Remember the photo I took of the front of my shop before I began decorating? The photo at the top of the page depicts what it looks like today. ( I know that one of the overhead lights is burned out, but I could not find a new bulb to fix it tonight) I will probably add a couple more things tomorrow. I consider decorating a “building process”, sometimes accomplished in stages over the passage of time.
So that’s the outside of the door. Walk through it and you have a wide expanse on the inside of the door. I have a wreath on the outside and on the inside I have a bow.
It is beautiful, but then I thought about adding a wreath. On the outside of the door is a wreath with a bow. On the inside is a bow with a wreath.
A difference from the outside to the inside, but the proportions between the elements of each decoration are similar. On the outside of the door is the traditional wreath with a bow on it. On the inside is a large bow with a small wreath on it. Both are attractive and interesting.