You know the feeling. You walk into a room and you just know something is off-putting, but you can’t quite put your finger on it. The furniture might be arranged perfectly, but there’s something about the overall atmosphere that feels… off. It could be the lighting, the color scheme, or even the way the space is laid out. Your sense of decoration is tingling and you need to make a makeover quickly!
But more often than not, it has to do with interior design. Interior design is more than just aesthetics; it’s about creating a certain mood or feeling in a space. And if you’re not an interior designer, it can be hard to know where to start. You can go easily with unmatched colors, patterns, and styles.
Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. In this blog post, we will explore everything you need to know about interior design, from the basics of color theory to more advanced concepts like feng shui.
By the end of this post, you will have all the tools you need to create a space that looks and feels exactly how you want it to.
Let’s start with the Interior Design 101 tips
1. Color palette
The first step in creating your perfect space is to choose a color palette. There are endless possibilities when it comes to color palettes. You can go with a classic black and white, or go bold with bright colors. To create a unique look, it’s great idea to mix and match different colors and patterns.
When choosing your color palette, it’s important to consider the overall mood you want to create in your space. If you want to keep it calm, lively and energetic? Once you have an idea of the feel you’re going for, you can start narrowing down your options.
If you like minimalism, a monochromatic color palette will work magic for you. But don’t fade to gray easily. Try adding dases of color to break the monotony.
Try avoiding adding red colors to the walls. According to Feng Shuey, painting all your walls red can cause too strong emotions and anger. Instead, make sure that you have one accent wall.
Once you’ve chosen your colors, you can begin shopping for furniture, décor, and other accessories that will complete your space.
2. Mixing different patterns
Achieving a cohesive design in your home doesn’t mean every piece has to match. In fact, mixing different patterns can add visual interest and texture to your space. The key is to choose patterns that share a common color palette. For example, if you’re working with a predominantly navy blue and white color scheme, you could mix shades of gold and geometric patterns.
Not sure where to start? Here are a few tips:
Start with one pattern that you really love and build from there. You want to have one centerpiece, you want something cohesive, not too many different patterns colliding and making your room look like some sort of optical illusion.
If you want to add a dash of luxury, experiment with natural elements and patterns. For example, marble was always a sign of luxury. But if you don’t want to break the bank by actually purchasing some marble tables or workspaces, you can incorporate marble wallpaper for your home. It is a very versatile and practical way to play with different textures.
Also, it is a great idea to choose patterns of different scales—for example, pair a large-scale print with a smaller-scale print.
Incorporate patterns into different areas of the room—for instance, use wallpaper on one wall and throw pillows with a similar pattern on your sofa.
3. Stick to one style
When it comes to interior design, it is important to stick to one style. This will help create a cohesive look throughout your home. There are many different styles of interior design, so you will need to decide which one you want to use. Some of the popular styles that never go out of fashion are minimalist, japandi, or vintage.
Focus on creating a positive and inviting atmosphere, the last thing you want is that your guests to feel personally attacked by tacky decor or simply too much of everything. Once you have decided on a style, stick with it throughout your home. This will help create the look and feel you’ve dreamed of.