Choosing the right materials for your home interior design is of paramount importance. That’s because, you would want to get it right at the first attempt and not do it all over again, just because you got the wrong materials. Here are a few tips to get it right the first time around –
# Measure your room
This would be the first thing to do before you decide what you need for a particular space. Measure the space and create a plan as to what needs to go where. In your plan, mark out space where you will be setting up each furniture. When you mark out space, make sure you have enough space to walk around the room.
# Natural Lighting
Natural lighting and cross ventilation are two important aspects of interior design. Natural lighting and fresh air saves you the necessity of using lights or the fan or air conditioning. It is important that a balcony or window(s) that brings in these aspects into space be used to the maximum and must not be blocked or removed by any means.
# Focal Point
The rule of the thumb in interior design is to plan the room around a focal point and the rest of the design would flow from this. It could be an antique mirror, or a lovely chandelier, a mink vase or even a cherished painting. What’s dear to you reflects your character and my building the room around that theme makes the room entirely yours and would evoke your touch everywhere.
# Choosing Colours
Colours can be chosen keeping the focal point in mind. For e.g. if the focal point is a rather large painting then the colours of the painting can be replicated to a small degree around the room. At the same time, the size of the room needs to be kept in mind while you are planning the interior design. A small space needs to be designed with light colours, white being preferable or at least shades of it as it gives an illusion of space. Adding contrasting colours on the walls is a sure way to gain attention towards a shelf of photographs or an antique gilded mirror. Colours do not mean the shades on the walls, they also encompass the colour of the furniture, the carpets, or the wall paper for etc. Do not go for an overload of bright colours. Maintain a balance lest you overdo.
We all have one favorite spot in our house that is completely designed with our name written on it. Interior design is all about creating that favorite spot. Whether it is by the window overlooking a garden, or a cosy window seat with billowing curtains or an uber comfortable lazy boy in front of a Megatron television, it is up to us to create this comfort zone. Keep experimenting with your furniture and find that perfect position that makes your space a true home for you.
# Find a Style
There are truly no rule books or guidelines when it comes to interior design. Only ideas exist in this universe of paradox and most often than not, new ideas get to replace the old traditional ones. In truth, one needs to find a style of their own to bring the space to life and to give it character. One can be strictly modernistic, minimalistic or eclectic to do that or find a style that combines the best of each style.
Your interior design is the reflection of your personality and it needs to showcase your likes and character and at the same time, it must be a comfortable hearth where you and your family can snuggle up and spend the day in leisure and comfort. Your goal is to that end. So get on it.