Practically every homeowner has dreamed about a luscious magazine spread of a room in a house that’s been professionally staged to just an inch of its life. Surprisingly yet, even some of the most disinterested individuals will have an opinion about at least one aspect of their abode’s interior design. Whether it is a guy who thinks home interior design is synonymous with paint chips and frumpy throw pillows or a campus student living in an institutional-style dormitory, everyone’s interested in some comfort and, even if they have no idea of it, functionality. To that end, here are several aspects to bear in mind when you start planning to feather the interior of your own personal nest.
Your Stage of Life
The first aspect of home interior design is to consider what your life is like at the moment. That single element should be the foundation to commence building your design on. It should not be the color of the paint, the architecture of the room or type of flooring. If you’re in the guardian-to-young-children stage, you certainly don’t want your decor designed for a bachelor or single mom with no kids or pets.
Your Preferred Style
Take a walk through your house, sift through your wardrobe and think about the style clues your clothing and home furniture hold. The furniture and clothes choices you have made and like are a telltale indicator of the general design style and color scheme you are attracted to. Dozens of home improvement shows have emphasized this idea and it has numerous benefits. If your favorite piece of outfit is a classic button-up shirt, slacks, and a classic blazer, it is a good bet that you’re probably into a more traditional style of home decor. Similarly, if you love the classic blazer and wear it with a trendy top and a pair of jeans, you’re probably inclined towards a moderately traditional interior but with an eclectic slant. A cashmere turtleneck, elegantly understated shoes and a sleek pair of jeans probably implies that you would enjoy a contemporary design.
The furniture you like will also give style hints. If you’re smitten with a nightstand covered in mirrors, you will probably be attracted to the luxurious and glamorous style.
The Color For Mood Enhancement
You may like hot pink or neon green in your best piece of outfit but painting a wall or entire room will make you feel like the background is vibrating. If this is meant for a frequently used room in your house, for instance, the children’s play area, it might be appropriate. However, if you are considering it for your bathroom or bedroom, you may have a difficult time getting ready for the day or sleeping with such a jarring color all over.
Moreover, the colors you select for your interior will have an influence on the perceptions of your home. Yellow is energizing, greens and blues are typically soothing, Brown is reliable, red is bold and invigorating, and white is crisp. Choose a color for your home’s interior based on the message you want your rooms to convey.
While it is great fun to daydream about luxe furnishings and play with the paint chips, you will be impressed with your home’s decor if you take time to think about all practical considerations before spontaneity and emotions can carry you away.