Interior designing isn’t just about redecorating a home. Though it may seem like a fun task at first, people often lose themselves, without knowing where to start. Decorating a space without the guidance and those extra pairs of hands to help, can be a very exhausting, expensive, and unpleasant experience. But it isn’t impossible. There are ways to define your work and design towards a straight path that would not cause any unfavorable situation or unpleasant experiences. Here are some ways or rather tips on how you can achieve designing or redecorating your interiors with focus:
1. Less Is More, Always!
‘Less is more.’
Everyone has heard this term, and abides by it in most cases. But when it comes to interiors, it is the most important aspect of designing. Belief is that in order to create well styled and sophisticated interiors it is mandatory to add as many products and details as possible, which is false. To bring style and sophistication to a room or home, it is important to keep minimal and relevant interior decorations. Cluttering your home or room with multiple products can be unpleasant to the eye and quite overwhelming to live in.
2. Be Inspired By Nature
Nature is an inspiration and way of relaxing and de-stressing for many. In that case, imagine being in a room or an entire home that is inspired from nature. There are many things that nature brings to our mind, from beautifully flowing rivers to the tops of green trees, along with the colours that please the eye. Not only does the design bring peace of mind, but also can be made eco-friendly. The resources that are available in nature can be reused in multiple ways even after they have served the purpose. This way you are also creating a sustainable living environment.
3. All About The Lighting
A very common mistake that people make is assuming that, if the room is painted white, there will be more light inside. This is absolutely false. Painting the room white does not make it brighter. In order to achieve a brightness, maintain a light palette and use mirrors. Using a light palette will reflect the natural light in the room and the mirrors will help enhance it. In order for natural light to be able to enter the room, it is important that the windows are placed correctly in the right direction that will allow the sunlight to enter.
4. Comfort Is The Key
When you begin designing your home, the first thing one thinks of is a beautiful couch or seating area that brings comfort. However, if it is not functional in relation to your everyday needs, then it serves no purpose in adding this to the design. Always focus on comfort and usage, like a real dining table you can spread out on and a comfy sofa rather than just a seat.
5. Creating The Perception Of Space
The key to making a room look more spacious is to use statement furniture, that is, make investments on big furniture that seem pleasing to the eye. The color scheme also plays an important role. By keeping it simple and uniform, the room will look wider and far spread than it is. Varying textures and incorporating small amounts of prints make the space coordinated and larger.
Interior Designing is not easy but neither is it impossible. It is important to narrow down the idea that you are going for before creating your design so when you reach the stage of purchasing the materials, you are not carried away and lose track of what you want in order to achieve the interior. There are many designers who have gained experience without taking the formal route of education. Though, taking an interiors course can help you identify materials and the design process easier.