Interior Design Tips
If you’re looking to redecorate your home but don’t have any previous interior design experience, then fear not. There are only really a few tips and tricks to follow to give your home a truly professional and stunning final aesthetic. So, lets take a look at some of the ways you can give your home a flair of sophisticated design.
It should come as no surprise that lighting makes it on to this list. The amount of light available to a room can drastically improve the look and feel of the space. If you’ve got a smaller home with less natural light available, make sure you are using artificial light to help open up the space. In this case, opt for LED bulbs to help reduce not only your energy costs but also your carbon footprint. If you are lucky enough to have lots of windows and access to natural light, use it to your advantage. This means you can work with both light and dark colours for a huge range of designs and themes.
We briefly mentioned it before, but colour is crucial. This is one of the things that is entirely up to you and your tastes, but a few colours should be avoided in some cases. Of course, smaller homes don’t benefit from darker, moodier colours. Smaller rooms should instead focus on those lighter colours than can make the room feel more spacious. Sometimes its a great advantage to stick to neutral wall colours as this means you can focus all of your colour choices in your accessories. These can easily be changed over time to match you different tastes over the years.
A lot of people get so caught up in accessorising that they forget other elements in the room. One good rule to live by is to always have a focal point. Whether this be a feature wall or a piece of art, a point of interest can help to take your home that one step closer to looking professionally designed. One great, cheaper way of doing this is to use a rug. Your floor can often be bypassed by other furnishings, but rugs are an excellent addition to any home. Not only do they bring texture and a pop of colour in some cases, they are ideal for highlighting a part of a room. This is especially true when you use a contrasting rug to floor colour. Additionally, rugs help to insulate, sound dampen and protect your floor, so are incredibly useful long-term.
Its easy to get swept away with colours and fabrics and before you know it you’re left with a hectic looking room that feels more like a mess than a carefully planned aesthetic. Remember that balance is the final step to getting that gorgeous home of your dreams. If you’re wanting to use bold, bright colours then remember to even these out with neutral wall colours and fixtures. The classic saying ‘less is more’ is always applicable, so try to add things slowly and see how you feel about the equilibrium of the room before going all out.