If you know the basics of interior design, it will be easy to create a cohesive interior design for your home. In fact, it can be a lot of fun to decorate your home so that all the various elements combine to create the look you’ve always wanted.
Some proven tips to help you turn your house into a designer home are described as follows:
- Taking the first step
Let’s start from the beginning, as they say. If your home is a mish mash of furnishings, art, accents and accessories that have been collected over time then it is good. you want to first consider the purpose for each room, how you want it to look, your personal tastes, features that can and can’t be changed, and finally, the budget you have available to create the perfect designer look.
- Start with the key elements
The balance that you create will determine the success of a room’s design. Proportion, balance, contrast, rhythm, pattern/texture and harmony are the basics of good design. Your space will not only be beautiful but also comfortable and functional as well by knowing these elements work together.
One of the most important things to consider when creating the look of a room is scale. An incorrectly portioned room will just feel crowded and unfriendly but a room that is proportioned correctly will feel welcoming. For example, a large overstuffed sofa needs an equally large end table or coffee table, if not, as the sofa dwarfs them proportionally, these accents simply disappear. Look to the other rooms in your home for furniture that may be a better fit with the focal pieces you have in your room when considering scale.
There’s two ways to go here when creating balance. Symmetrical design where everything is perfectly balanced is the first. There’s roughly two of everything or items are mirrored in the room with two symmetrical design. One chair is placed exactly opposite another one just like it for instance. It can also make a room look static and lacking any visual interest or energy while it creates balance. To create this interest, experienced designers use symmetry. Since objects are judged by their visual weight, not pairings, you should balance them well. You may have a large sofa on one side of the room that is balanced by two large overstuffed chairs with an accent table in the middle and floor lamp behind for instance. Even though they aren’t equal in size or shape, these pieces balance the sofa visually. Because there is balance in the asymmetrical layout of the furniture, the design works.
If you walk into a white room with white carpet and white furniture, it might be pretty boring. Through the intelligent use of color, contrast helps draw the eye around a room. While the use of muted shades in complementary tones creates calm, bold use of colors creates energy. Moving visually from one space to another and guided by the use of color and contrast, the human eye will be easier to follow the intended design of the room with more contrast you create.
It can be effective and also boring while creating contrast with the use of light and dark tones. You want to use rhythm to keep the room connected. It means that throughout the room, specific colors, patterns, textures or themes are reused. In your paint scheme, fabrics and accents, pick a couple main colors and repeat them in different ways.
- Pattern & Texture
Specific patterns are picked up as the eyes move about a room. A blue wall is combined with a striped piece of fabric that has the same blue in it is grouped together. Patterns will to compromise the appearance of the space if don’t fit to create conflict in mind. You should pick one or two primary patterns or textures and vary them within the color palette you’ve already created for the room. Pattern/texture is right alongside the elements of contrast and rhythm in home decorating.
You know what harmony is if you’ve ever heard three singers sing different parts that sound amazing together. It is like the harmony in your home. To create a new look that was never there before, just as new notes are created by singers singing three different parts, Different colors, different designs and different proportions are combined. Suddenly, the room is complete. It won’t have that harmonic feel to it any longer as if you remove just one element. You’ve achieved your design goals when you’ve achieved harmony.