Interior design may seem like a task that is too difficult for people with no experience in the craft. However, with some information on what to do and not do, you will find that you can achieve a lot by simple adjustments and inclusions. Here are some tips to have at the back of your mind as you embark on a journey to make your house look better.
Take out what you do not need
There are probably a lot of things in your home that makes it look less attractive than you know. This is because that old sofa with a sagging cover holds sentimental value to you but really hurts the appearance of the entire room. By getting rid of things that look old or worn out you will be opening up yourself to the possibilities that are available for replacement. You will also be able to view your house with a better perspective after taking out anything that you do not need.
Think of a color theme
The last thing you want is to have a house that has all sorts of mixed colors with no clear point on what you want to achieve. The paint in any house determines a lot including the beauty, perceived size, and organization of the people living there. It is with this in mind that you need to come up with a basic color theme which can be built on as you progress. Most professional interior designers choose a primary color for the entire house and then make slight distinctions from one room to another depending on the overall appeal they wish to achieve. If you are not an expert in colors talk to someone with some knowledge for advising and direction on how to achieve what you want.
You can fake height and size
A house that looks squeezed tends to give out a negative feeling to people in it. It looks small and crowded when guests are in. To fake height, consider buying low design furniture. This will give an impression that the ceiling is really high. Another trick you can use is the inclusion of mirrors on walls. This often creates an impression that there is plenty of space still left in the room. Do not put a lot of furniture in a small room because it will look disorganized and congested. Small rooms look better with slim furniture while large rooms can be better with big sized furniture.
Lighting is important
The way natural light enters the room may affect how it really looks especially considering the color of paint that you use on the walls. Blinds that are put on the windows should be easy to open up and allow light to easily enter. Dark curtains may make the room appear dark even during the day so it may be wise to pick those ones that are easy to push to the sides of the window or those that can tie up in the middle of the window in a neat knot. Another aspect of lighting can be introduced by the use of bulbs which may be bright or dim depending on what you want to achieve for each room.
Showcase interior decoration
Decorations are often meant to attract the eyes which is why you should not put them at the periphery of the room. Instead, put your antiquities in the center of the room or in front of areas that people are likely to look at. Decorations at the back of the sofa do not achieve the desired results but those a few centimeters away from the television or on living room tables can make your home beautiful.
Keep everything clean
Cleanliness is one of the most important aspects of interior design. If your windows are stained or mirrors look dirty your house may not be a pleasant place to be in. This is why you need to carefully choose blinds, shades & window treatments that you use. Make sure that you use the right tools and products for keeping everything sparkling clean.
Mix instead of matching on the table
While in the past most people preferred matching items on the table the new trend is to mix up things. Use online stores to shop around for glassware and silverware. Whatever pleases your eyes is game because there is really no rule when it comes to mixing up things on the table.
Be firm on safety
Everything you do must be able to withstand the test of safety. A house with kids running around should not have sharp objects hanging loosely from unstable edges or surfaces because a slight bump into anything may cause disaster. Keep your fragile items such as televisions on flat surfaces or fasten them on wall mounts. Get rid of any sharp edges that may bruise people that accidentally rub on the sides.