Disclosure: This is a collaborative post.
When it comes to renovating a home and interior decorating once more, the options we have for applying an aesthetic are near boundless. The biggest limits you’ll run into involve your budget cap and your creativity. Of course, to some degree, there are simple rules worth keeping on top of. We need to make sure our room is easily navigable, for one, and that it doesn’t pose a fire hazard. That means we have a limited amount of choices to make in order to fill the room and help it glow.
Yet for those on a budget or perhaps those who want to have the biggest visual impact possible, it can often be the case that any step forward feels like a possible step back. That in itself can be a problem for many people, and it’s why considering the most impactful design principles can help.
On its surface, interior design is really very simple. You use color, placement and utility to ensure a room looks its best. Even putting up shelves or angling an armchair is interior design, and for that reason, there’s boundless space to apply your personality.
So – let’s consider what principles could aid us in that.
Many people eschew installing the best flooring, or they may just put it out of their minds until later. We all know we need flooring, but we consider that such a ‘default’ that we rarely put any deep thought into it. Or is that true? After all, we know that having a carpeted bathroom or kitchen is a silly idea, and requires further thought.
You may wish to install vinyl flooring to help a home shine and to serve as a worthwhile, clean greeting area. Laminate could help an area gain that rustic feel without having to do without modern sensibilities. Options like this can also use rugs to help change the aesthetic appeal. Make sure the color of your flooring is neutral – it will tie the whole room together.
It’s also essential to consider the color gamut offered by your primary and secondary shadies. You can have as many colors in a room as you like, but it’s often all the more helpful when you have two main colors (and a tertiary color you can use to spice things up a little) to define how the main fixtures of your home may look. Neutral primary colors with a feature lime green wall (also used to apply to your pillows and cushions) can be a great and reliable idea. This way, you avoid making teh color pallette of your room tiring to absorb each time you walk in.
It’s also essential to consider the orientation of your furniture, how that plays into the use of your natural light, and what you can do to increase navigable space. For some, this might mean wall mounting a television rather than using a bulky cabinet to hold it, especially in a smaller room. From ho you angle sofas together to the length or width of your coffee table,orientation describes how you’ll interact with the space – an essential component of design.
With this advice, you’re sure to make the best of your interior design efforts by following important principles.