Interior Design Tips

Every room in interior design is important, and should have something to do with each other to be effective.

Each room should be thoughtful, it can be passionate, it should be a reflection of someone(s). It should be you in some form or another. We know we are making a statement with our fashion, but we should know too that we are making a statement with our interiors. What statement is that? Is your statement as great as you? A lot of the times, no. The nice thing is that something can be done about it. I suggest a complete design plan that makes every room complement each other and then it becomes one wonderful whole design.

Imagine, many rooms in a house and they all compliment each other, that is a great idea! How is that done or how can it be done?

There is something in design called unity. I think unity helps to make each room compliment each other. Color and value is another key for each room to compliment each other. Textures in each room can help each room to compliment each other. Lines in each room can compliment each other, and lastly size can also help.

  • Unity: myon line dictionary says unity is the state of forming a complete and pleasing whole, especially in an artistic context: the repeated phrase gives the piece unity and cohesion. A word of caution is in order here though, too much unity equals boring! Throw in a little variety with your unity to give it interest. I just tweeted that as my interior design tip of the day. It is a good one.
  • Color and Value can be used to make each room compliment each other. Let us say you have 3 main colors in your color scheme, 2 secondary colors and some dashes of accent colors. You can make one of the 3 main colors be dominate in each of your 3 bedrooms. This is if you like a lot of color. Better yet might be a neutral beige, bone or cream throughout with one of the 3 main colors being the bedspread colors in each of the 3 bedrooms. Color distribution is important in a full interior design, but this hopefully gives you a glimpse of how it is done. Sorry, but it is a huge subject that cannot be answered fully in this format. Value is how much black or white added to a color. Black being 10 on a scale (shades), white being 1 on a scale (tints) and grey being 5 on a scale (tones). That of course changes the color, but some consistency on the color tones helps.
  • Textures: Do you like smooth or rough? Be careful of visual texture, like a wallpaper that is smooth to the touch, but rough to the eye. This is considered texture. Visual texture is texture, even if it is smooth to the touch. So have a dominance of texture or not throughout your house.
  • Lines – Straight or curved, have a dominate one
  • Size – Large, medium or small. Choose your dominate. I have found that this does not have to do with your size or even the room size sometimes. It has to do with personality. You know, a small person can sometimes have a huge personality. That is what needs to be reflected in their home.

Why is this even important? Your home can flow, it can reflect and it can give you a peace from the outside world. As you make your choices above your house gets defined as uniquely yours and the goal is for it to be as awesome as where you are going in life!