While there are no rules when it comes to interior design, everyone can always use a few tips and tricks on this topic, getting your ready to put a room together like a professional interior designer! After much research, we gathered some insights into the interior design process, because once you have conquered interior design, your can do also anything in your space!
- Plan for YOUR life! Pinterest can be the empty when redecorating. While in the interior design process, planning for the space your have is the first thing. Amongst space planning, this also includes blocking out interior spatial areas, defining circulation patterns, and developing plans for furniture layout and equipment placement. Begin every project with the assessment of the room’s functional deficiencies and how the elements in that room can be manipulated to better fit the space. The goal to set forth in space planning is to create efficiency.
- Create a vision! Once you have an idea on how space should and will function and the space planning is set, you can begin the process of meshing those requirements with your desired aesthetic and atmosphere, starting to create the concept of the space. This does not just mean the color of paint you want on the walls and the new sofa your will be getting but creating a vision that obtains timelessness and longevity.
- Materials and Construction! Quality is key! Materials and construction can affect how a person will experience the finished room. Good quality materials have a different outlook than poorer quality materials, however, this does not mean you have to spend a lot of money; just because something is expensive does not mean you are purchasing a high-quality piece. Instead, evaluate whether something is made of a material that is built to last.
- Contrasting elements! When combining different materials, shapes, patterns, and textures, the difference between them can enhance their innate properties. The juxtaposition is needed so that the naked-eye can appreciate the difference; for instances, if you want all squares in your house, throwing in a circle or two will help make us appreciate the squares much more and create a better flow. So if there is a particular and strong pattern you like, it is important to add other elements in the room that are quieter, helping the pattern remain strong.
- Stay true your overall picture! It is very easy in the market to get lost in the products and start buying things that you like in the moment, rather than what the room will need. Always ask yourself “does this meet my goals for space, or am I just overbuying?” There is a strong chance they may not be the right choice.
- Be Authentic! Every interior design project should be personalized, as well as catering to the aesthetic taste and preference. Be sure to integrate your everyday belonging, including heirlooms and antique items. You are going to want to add authenticity, originality, and uniqueness.
- Balance! Evaluate the room’s overall composition for balance rather than deliberately, to create focal points. To find the balance, start with the room’s architectural feature, such as windows and doors, then add in pieces until the equilibrium is found. It is also important to have different vantage points and make sure the room is appealing in every angle you look at it.
- Editing! A designer will know when to add and take away elements in order to achieve the desired effect. If there is too much of one element, remove one. Be sure to bring in breathing room and negative space into the design, this way you are ensured to present the strongest composition possible. Do not be afraid to get rid of things!
- The breathing room! In interior design, this means to cultivate greater healing, balance, and energy flow to someone while surrounded in the environment that reflects, supports, and amplifies a sense of peace and vibrancy.
- Negative Space! Positive space, in interior design, is the space that is taken up by your furniture and decor, both on the floor and on the walls. The negative space is the empty space around and in between those pieces.
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