Are you looking for interior design ideas that will bring life to your home? These are 11 easy tips to bring life into your home.
You can add character to a space and lower overall costs by including the "smalls".
Accent pieces, such as pillows, art and rugs, can give your space personality. In a few years, you will get tired of the "smalls" and want to replace them.
Staples should last at least 10 years. It is cheaper to replace small pieces less often than larger staples. Unless you purchase a larger investment carpet, rugs are considered small.
It doesn't need to match your room's color scheme.
It is a smart idea to mix different art mediums in a single space. You might consider adding an abstract black-and-white photograph to your oil painting if it is too large or needs to be seen in many spaces.
If you have a lot of photographs, you may want to add sculptural elements. Your art should not be a focal point of the space.
Always, always, always measure the first.
Don't attempt to put together a space by yourself. Most likely, you will end up purchasing less than what is necessary to make your room work.
Take a 360 degree view of the space to measure all items. This will ensure that your space flows well and functions efficiently.
It is important to have the right balance between texture, pattern and color in your space.
It can feel off-putting if the room is filled with too many patterns or bits. They may be too large or small for the space, or lack texture. Combining a velvety sofa with a leather armchair can create the perfect texture for the space.
A nubby rug with all leather upholstery might help create the right balance and harmonious mix of textiles. Beautiful spaces can be created by a pleasant combination of texture, color and pattern.
Lighting can be used as art.
You can use lighting to create art. This is a great way to add personality and texture to your space without relying on an existing piece of art.
For example, you could hang an Amazing chandelier above a table with nothing. This will make a statement about art in the space.
Priority should be given to mixing metals
A home can be distinguished by multiple types of metals. You don't have to feel confused. A room can feel more planned if it flows between different types of metal.
Before you begin designing, determine the space's function and form.
Which emotion are you trying in this space to evoke? What is peaceful? What makes a space impactful? What is the purpose of this space?
Are you planning to use it for special occasions? Or is it more casual? Design will be influenced by the emotion.
You should choose art that speaks to your soul, and not just because it looks good in your space.
Your art should reflect your personality. You should feel passionate about a particular style or subject matter.
You should match your rooms, but not necessarily.
This is an important part of design to ensure your space feels inviting and not sterile.
You can have smooth flow from one room to another in your home, or even each room being matched. A natural flow will make your home more organized.
More chairs is better.
My personal opinion is that you can't have enough chairs in one room. There are many options for chairs, from large and comfortable to small antiques in every corner of the room.
Do you have a bathtub? For candles, place a chair near it. Do you need somewhere to place your shoes or sit in your bedroom? You can place an interesting chair next to your nightstand.
Limit the variety of flooring options.
Even if your house is smaller, you want spaces to flow smoothly. Therefore, you should have the same flooring in all rooms. A larger home will be more spacious and have seamless flow between rooms.
You may need to use different flooring in certain places, like in bathrooms with showers or bathtubs, or any other place that is wet.