Interiors designers never follow the rule book. They are basically creative creatures, who take pleasure in imagining, dreaming and exploring their intuition. However, they have a set of rough principles that ensure them best results all the time. These skill or tricks used are simple and can work for anyone from day one. You can consider it as the foundation for developing a personal quirky and rule-breaking intuition.
1. Painting work must be done after you move
Homeowners desire to pick colors before moving in. The logic is simple – they wish to come to a house with fresh paint coat. This can be the perfect approach but you can look it in different way.
Out there, you will find thousands of wall paint colors with different shades, tints, and tones. Each appears different from one home to another. It is due to difference in light sources, which means the color that looks excellent in your current house may not look the same in the new residence.
The color you select must match your artwork, upholstery and many other furnishings. If the stuff is actually in the new place picking the right color shade and tone becomes easy.
2. Buy few but quality items
The room must have enough space to move with ease. Instead of filling the space with flea market furniture, it makes sense in buying few better quality items within your budget. It allows the furniture to breathe and make the room look better. A few good quality furniture pieces stand out and don’t have to combat for attention. If you are tight on budget, this is a great idea.
You must have noticed that artworks in museums and galleries are hung in such a way that midline of each picture is 57” to 60” above the floor. Average human eye level reaches up to 57”. If the room has a soaring ceiling, you may intend to hand artwork higher but remember that it must relate human eye scale and not the wall-structure extent.
4. Understand the perfect positioning of rug
There are three ways of arranging the rug –
- All furniture on – If the rug is large enough, then all the furniture legs must be positioned on top. This will create a luxurious and better feel.
- All furniture off – Keeping all furniture legs off in a small room is cost-effective choice. Ensure that the rug touches the front legs, especially if the layering has a large textured or solid pattern.
- Front feet on – Placing the front feet of the sofas on the rug unites the room arrangements together. You create a visually well-defined space along with a feeling of spaciousness.
5. Build a focal point
In a movie, there are the leading roles and the supporting cast members. In interior designing too, this holds true. Select an icon and create a hub point to anchor the room.
Other items will play the secondary role. If every item plays the main role, there will be visual noise. Select something that grabs attention. It can be an artwork in your drawing room or headboard in your bedroom.
6. Change your collectibles
If a piece does not work with the décor don’t hang it, even if it is a gift from someone too close. Find a space for it in another room.
7. Add lighting layers
Highlighted artwork and cabinet interiors can work wonders in the kitchen. This could be impossible with a single central lighting. Highlight the focal point to create variety, intrigue, and interest.
These guidelines will help you start furnishing and decorating your home that displays your personality. You have to learn what arrangement works for you in a fun way.