11 Seamless Interior Design Ideas and Tips
Looking for interior design ideas to bring life into your home? We have 11 simple tips to help you bring life back into your home.
#1: Use the "smalls" in a room to add flavor and reduce overall costs
You can add personality to your space by adding accent pieces such as cushions, rugs and art to your furniture. You will eventually get bored of your "smalls" in a few years and want to replace them.
Your staples should last for 10+ years. It's cheaper to replace your smalls more frequently than your larger pieces. Rugs are considered smalls unless you choose a higher-end investment carpet.
#2: Artwork doesn't have to match the color of your room.
Mixing different mediums of art into a space is a good idea. If you have an oil painting that is too large and needs to be seen in a variety of spaces, you might also consider adding a black and-white abstract photograph or painting.
You may also want to add sculptural elements to a room if there is a lot of photography. Your art should be an accent to the space and not a focal point.
#3: Always, always and always measure first.
Do not attempt to build a room from scratch. You will most likely end up buying a smaller piece than you need to make the room work.
Take a 360-degree view of the space and measure everything that will be in it. This will ensure that the space functions well and flows smoothly.
#4: Make sure you have the right balance of texture, pattern, and color in your space
The scale of patterns and bits in a room can make it feel "off". They might be too big or too small for the room, or they lack texture. A combination of a velvety sofa and a leather armchair could create the perfect texture in the space.
A nubby rug with all-leather upholstery may help to create the balance and harmonious combination of textiles. A pleasant mix of texture, color, and pattern will create a beautiful space.
#5 -- Use lighting as art
Lighting can be used to create art, whether it's a table lamp, floor lamp, or light fixture. This is a unique way of adding personality and texture to a space without having to rely on an established piece of art on the wall.
You could, for example, hang an Amazing chandelier over a table that has nothing on it. This will be a statement about the art element in the space.
#6 -- Mixing metals should be a priority
Multiple types of metals can make a space stand out. It doesn't need to be so different that the space feels chaotic. However, a room can feel more designed if it flows easily from one type of metal to another.
#7 -- Before you begin designing, identify the space's form and function.
What emotion are you trying to invoke from this space? Peaceful? What is impactful? What purpose does this space serve?
Is it going to be used for special occasions or a more casual space? The emotion will guide the design.
#8 -- Choose art that speaks to you, not because it's 'goes with' your room
Your personality should be reflected in your art. If you feel a certain style or subject matter appeals to your heart, then make the most of it.
#9 -- Your rooms should be matched, but not necessarily matching.
This is an essential part of designing to make sure your space isn't sterile and uninviting. It is possible to have a smooth flow in your home from one room to the next, or each room being matched. Your home will be more organized if it has a natural flow.
#10 -- More chairs are better
Personal opinion is that there can never be enough chairs in one space. You can find everything from large, comfortable chairs to small, antique chairs in a corner of your room.
Are you lucky enough to have a bathtub? Place a chair next to it to hold your candles. You need somewhere to put your shoes and sit in your bedroom? A chair that is interesting can be placed next to your nightstand.
#11 - Keep different types of flooring to a minimum
You want the spaces to flow well, even if you have a smaller house, so you should use the same flooring throughout your home. You will have a bigger home with a seamless flow from one room to the next.
There will be places where you'll need to use a different type of flooring, such as in a bathroom with a bathtub or shower, or anywhere that gets wet.