Premiere Home Stagers will be leading some workshops in the next couple of months for people wanting more information on making their home more functional, livable, and beautiful. If you’re in the Madison, WI area, we’d love to have you join us.

One of our most important tools is the color wheel.

  • For a happy mood, use bright primary colors
  • For a serene mood, use cool tertiary colors
  • For an elegent feeling, use a monochromatic scheme with neutral colors
  • For a warm, inviting mood, use warm, secondary colors
  • For a bold mood, use more black, strong contrasting colors, or bold patterns


Living Room Before

The purple color evokes a feeling of coolness. There is a high contrast between the white trim and the wood floor.

Living Room After

After re-painting, there is less contrast between the trim and the wall. We’ve created a warm and inviting mood. The furniture’s brown tones blend in with the warm wall paint.

Office Before

This blue color is cooler and brighter and would work best in a high-energy room.  However, this room is adjacent to an orange/green kitchen and light yellow living room and, thus, stands out too much. Because the homeowner wanted to use this space as an office, Premiere Home Stagers suggested a more subdued color to blend in with its surroundings and get more work done.


Office After




The best home decor advice Premiere Home Stagers can impart is to start with a plan.  Start by perusing various home magazines and tear out the pages of rooms that inspire you.  After reviewing what you’ve torn out, you’ll begin to gain a perspective on what style you like:

  • Minimalist
  • Country
  • Metropolitan
  • Traditional
  • Transitional
  • Classic Elegance

Take HGTV’s design quiz through HGTV to find your decorating/design style.

Start 2013 by educating yourself on your design style and making your spaces more beautiful and livable for you.

If you need help, please contact Premiere Home Stagers at 608-345-9396 or come to one of our workshops.