3 Essentials to a Successful Interior Design
We pour our best efforts in designing and decorating our newly purchased home. A beautiful decorated house interior serves many functions, and it also creates the perfect ambiance binding family members together. In order to create the best interior designs, here are some essentials to follow that would bring the best out of your home.
Before dwelling into the fine details, such as the paintings and the soft furnishings, let’s work on the bigger picture. You will be spending plenty time with your dearest family members, think about that. Look through online inspirations, and consult your interior designers for ideas you are comfortable with. You are not going for the extravagance, you should settle for the designs you are comfortable with, you will be spending plenty time here. Then we can start looking at other fine details.
It’s not just Designs, but Functions too!
Home interior designing is not just creating an eye appealing design for your home, more so it’s about creating a functional area to live in. You should determine a primary focus in your room where most activities will take place, it could be your living room, along with your TV set or a bookshelf if you are a bookworm. This is the area where your eyes should be laid once entered the room. Once that is established, work your furniture around the focal point, colour schemes, size and what not, it should complement your focal point. There is no hard rule or principles as to how to arrange your furniture sets. Guidelines you can follow is to properly measure and know your electrical points, so you won’t end up in a cable management chaos. The latest trend is to go wireless, but that’s going to ramp up the cost a little bit. Keep the area clean and open, don’t try to fit everything in a limited space, it doesn’t work that way. After that, work with the lightings, again main lighting should shine to your main focal point, and the rest of the ambient lightings for texture enhancements and to bring up the room details.
Bring the best Mood out of your Interior Design
The mood of the room is primarily decided by colours and paints, then followed by the style of your furnishing, wall texture and patterns, soft features etc. There could be many factors to play with in altering the mood or the tone of your room. Complementing is the name of the game. You could cleverly use a painting, a memorable piece you brought back from Paris’ shopping spree, or a set of your favourite pillows you laid eyes in Greece. This should act as the basis for selecting the rest of your themes, patterns and textures. So if the focus point is an oils painting of a waterfall, work around with water themed patterns and colours. If your painting is a digital print of greeneries, play with the green spectrum as your theme. When all these come together, your room will be reflect a distinct mood – cool, calm, refreshing, contemporary, warm, the way you like it.
The Interior Design should express your Personality
Now the he final touch. Here is your chance to put your mark, or your personal signature touch to the well-designed house. Pick accessories and features that reflects the real YOU. Remember, this is your space. But it’s no harm to get a little funky and creative here. Your favourite picture frame, your favourite antique pots, your handcrafted ceramic mugs etc. Work out of the box, try the unexpected. You will be surprised with the final art piece you experiment with. You are not confined to rules and regulations, after all art is just as subjective as human personality, and your house should behave just like the owner, you. Interior designers can offer advises and guidelines, but you know yourself best. Every personality and every design is unique. Spice it up!
Space Saving Tips for Condominium Interior Designs
Many prefers a small personal space than a large real estate to stay in. And this is where condominium is so popular, especially among the millennials. However, one common problem we are always asked is, how do we design our condominium given its small usable estate? The simple answer to this is to save space. Here are some of the tips in working with condominium interior designs.
Use Straight Lines
Straight lines elongates a small space, and creates an impression the room is longer that it really is. Use simple lines in your furniture arrangements and paint textures to bring the effect out. Along those lines, try not to break them with divisions. Use lower than eyesight level furniture no avoid sight obstructions. Use more glass to create those lines for maximum openness. With all these, you should be able to achieve a visually huge room.
Use white as primary colour, and plenty of natural lighting
White is the new modern, so use white to brighten up a small room. Use a lot of white to create a larger room impression that reality, but don’t forget that some vibrant and contrasting colours can be used as accent colour to prevent the space from looking too clinical. Clever use of glass windows can help bring in more light too, again to visually enlarge the space.
Pick multipurpose furniture
Reason is obvious, to save space. Multi-functional furniture is always recommended by interior designers, when not in use they can save plenty of space. For example, you can buy a bed, which has a study table underneath. Or, buy a sofa for your living room, which has a huge storage space underneath. Every inch matters, and by using these furniture you room will look clean, and allows you to save up on storage space.
Place mirrors on walls
Mirrors create reflections of your space, and it visually enlarge your room space. One common trick is to place a floor to ceiling mirror in your room, the result is astonishing. Make sure you pick quality mirrors so they don’t chip or break easily from day to day use. Mirrors can be extremely flexible, where you can place them in kitchens, living room, bedrooms etc.
Choose a Practical Design
Condominium interior designing it’s more than just creating a visually appealing space, so you have to pick a practical and functional design within a small living area. Pick something clean, so you wont end up messing with tangling cables or disorganized storage space. The trend now is to pick a minimalistic approach, so avoid too many decors and intricate textures, they capture dusts pretty easily. Pick built in furniture to maximize your available space, especially height. Pick finishing that is easy to clean. At the end of the way, you are looking at practicality above aesthetics.