“Our homes should inspire us to go out into the world to do great things and then welcome us back for refreshment.” –MelissaMichaels
Interior design can be a rather tricky thing, and if not done right, it can lead to potentially disastrous results.
Seeing as how complex the aspects of home design can be, we tend to leave this to the professionals. However, more often than not, we would be charged an exorbitant fee just in the name of beautifying our interiors. This does not always have to be the case. If you have an affinity with clothes and a unique skill for assembling sartorial ensembles, then you might want to apply the same practices to your home interiors as you do when you dress up.
Regardless of where you might live, whether that may be a swanky BGCcondo unit or elsewhere, you should always endeavor to keep your home interiors (and not only your getup) on point. To apply the same principles in fashion in interior design, take a gander at this list below:
Fashion articles and style pundits have always lauded the art of layering. In the same regard, you should apply the same principle to interior decorating. You might layer your jackets upon your tank tops in the same way you should layer the different aspects of home design. Remember, layering color and pattern is key. Survey your place, pick out a base and then add at least two pieces of solid or small scale prints and one larger scale traditional print and one splashy bold print to create visual interest.
2.) Add texture
The texture does not only give your space depth, but it also gives it definition. After all, a silk top would ultimately look more chic and sophisticated beneath a chunky sweater. The same tactile approach should be employed in home decor. Apart from using fabrics of varying weights and textures, introduce texture by taking it to the wallpaper that uses tactile materials such as grass cloth. Lastly, incorporate accessories and rugs—make the space look interesting.
3.) Mix casual pieces in formal space (vice versa)
If you are the type of woman who wears feminine and delicate dress with boots or a leather jacket, then you should not have any qualms in utilizing the same principle when it comes to home decor. Break ground by mixing and matching contemporary with classic pieces. You might be surprised, but crystal chandeliers would make an excellent addition to rustic bathrooms or living rooms. Sure, it might seem unconventional and even a bit unorthodox, but it makes for an elegant design. These unexpected additions would efficiently add an element of surprise to the room and ultimately give the space a bit more visual interest.
4.) Take it easy
Much like how you should balance out your entire outfit, so should you when it comes to the elements of your interior design. It is common knowledge among women to take it easy on the lips if they wish to sport a smoky eye shadow or to leave a bit to the imagination when it comes to sultry clothing. Similarly, when it comes to interior design, covering every inch of the room in statement patters is a bingo-no and is best left to the professionals. Remember, part of what makes an interior design so beautiful is the subtlety. With this in mind, endeavor to make careful choices with your design picks.