10 Tips before you start your first Interior Design Project

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a quick touch up of your home’s interior, there are some well-known interior design hacks that designers employ and can be done easily with minimal effort and cost.  Remember, sometimes the smallest things make the greatest impact. It could be the addition of a wardrobe, a painting, a side lamp or even a plant. Maybe you want to soften your walls or brighten a room. Take a look at these design tips that will help you come up with an awesome Interior!

1. Green it!

Consider adding plants to your living space including other rooms like bedrooms, guest rooms and even bathroom! From cost perspective, plants are an inexpensive means to accessorizing your space and adding color and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but many can clean indoor air and even balance humidity. They can absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air. No home should be without these wonderful greens. According to MsME Interior Design, a leading Interior Design firm which provide services to condo owners in the Miami FL area, plants have historically been the most effective and easy way of decorating your home.

2. Layered Lighting

If you have any great interior in your mind, you will recall that the place had a variety of layered lighting. Layered lighting is nothing but lighting that can be individually controlled for different times of the day and even events or moods. General lighting, that we see in many homes, illuminates a room in a fairly uniform manner. Where as accent lighting is used to emphasise a room’s specific features which could include art and decorative objects. Task lighting includes reading lights and study lamps. one can use a combination of lights and lamps.

3. The Bigger Picture

One should look at your home from a holistic perspective i.e. seeing how each room works in balance against the others. This will help you craft a diverse variety in your spaces, like this emerald and charcoal dining room that can add a touch of formality to an otherwise contemporary home. Right combination of colors with a holistic outlook, keeping different rooms in perspective will help you design your home easily.

4. Mix it up!

Though it ultimately depends upon an individual’s taste, there’s nothing wrong with placing family heirlooms alongside your sleek and modern couch. According to MsME Interior Designs, the most important aspect to decorating your home is that it reflects who you are, your personality and your overall style. The desk in the living room that was your grandfather’s tells a particular story. It tells the story of his and your past. There is no reason why the present and past can’t co-exist together. This is true for art as well. You can mix a variety of paintings on your wall and there’s no reason why they can’t be in the same room together. You can also mix up the fabrics whether it be furniture, rugs or pillows, varied colors and patterns can bring warmth and texture into your living space.

5. It is also about Furniture and flow

Allow for a generous corridor in a room, making it easy to move around and pass someone. Apply this generosity to the garden path, too.

Be particular design plans, analyze and study the possible movement patterns on your floorplans – use different colours to track possible routes. Moreover, flipping the orientation and configuration of furniture in a room can dramatically improve the experience of how you live within it.

6. Be authentic for organic impact

Instead of fighting against rusticity or any other peculiarity, embracing the natural character of a home can create a natural richness in the space. Many a times, people inherit properties or even buy properties which can be called old. However, just because the house is old doesn’t mean that the interior cannot blend in with the modern design elements. For example, all the design elements—the brass sink and hardware, the mirror which can be vintage or antique can go very well with modern lighting.

7. Repurposed Items

Many designers make use of say repurposed items to add a dose of fun in the interiors. For example, one can refurbish an old couch to a modern and sleek couch with very little investment. This way you are saving money and refurbishing your interior at the same time.

8. Decorative mirrors 

Decorative mirrors can add instant light to your room. Apart from the lighting effects a mirror brings, one can also use them to make a small space feel larger. For larger rooms, or any room with a more limited amount of natural light, mirrors placed directly across from the windows, will definitely add instant light. Not just that there are decorative mirrors in  the market that can be used instead of art to fill empty wall space.

9. Inspiration from different sources

One should brainstorm, and it means ALL the options, from the modest to the deliciously over-the-top. One can use various sources too. Travel, magazines, journals and TV shows, Youtube Videos etc. that can help to keep a designer up to date with new products and materials, and even multiple design ideas.

10. Cushion Selection

One must understand that the Cushion colours need to relate to something else in the room. However one must be aware of being too finicky in finding the “perfect match”. Chances are that this will go wrong. You can play with pattern, but do try to work within just one or two same colour palettes.

 

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