Believe it or not, it’s going to be a lot easier to completely and totally transform your home design and aesthetic than you ever thought possible if you pay close attention to all of the tips and tricks we have included for you below.
While most people become easily overwhelmed at the idea of starting and interior design project (no matter how excited they are about the finished results), at the end of the day people are usually pretty shocked to discover that it’s a lot easier than they anticipated.
Now, obviously, you’re going to want to make sure that you approach this kind of project with both eyes open and with as much insider information as possible – and that’s where this quick collection of tips and tricks comes into play.
We’re going to try and help you out as much is possible to really take your interior spaces to entirely new levels artistically and aesthetically, and we hope that you get as much value out of this collection as we think you will!
Let’s dive right into it!
To make your smaller rooms seem larger, paint them in soft/light colors
One of the coolest tricks you’ll ever pick up in this collection (or anywhere else, for that matter) as far as Interior design and decorating is concerned is the trick that light and soft colors can play when they are applied in smaller size rooms.
When you paint the walls of a smaller sized room in darker or bolder colors, it’s almost overbearing and makes the space feel “heavy” – even if it isn’t.
On the flip side, when you paint smaller spaces in lighter and more pastel colors, you have really opened everything up – especially if you only add a handful of darker featured elements to the space.
Mirrors are the best way to add extra light to darker spaces
Everyone (or at least seemingly everyone) understands just how important of a role lighting plays in taking interior spaces from everyday run-of-the-mill to something really, really special.
Unfortunately, it’s not always going to be possible for you to add a tremendous amount of light to every space you want to – unless you get smart about using mirrors (large decorative mirrors, usually) to bring in space and light where you otherwise wouldn’t have been able to.
This is a bit of a “pro-tip”, but it’s one that’s going to pay significant dividends, especially in your darker and harder to reach spaces in the home. You don’t have to go overboard here, but it’s always a good idea to try and open things up as best you can with mirrors and light.
Comfort is King
Even though the high fashion world would tell you that form is always more important than functionality, nothing could be further from the truth when you’re looking to overhaul the interior spaces in your home.
Sure, you’re going to want to make sure that your furniture and your aesthetic elements in every single one of your rooms is as perfectly designed as humanly possible, but you have to realize that there is a world of difference between furniture and he says that have been designed to be functional as well as beautiful and those that look like set pieces on a soundstage.
You never want your home to look like something that exists only in a magazine or catalog, rather than a space that looks absolutely perfectly designed but also a space that has real life inside of it. There is no bigger mistake in making your interior spaces feel that inside with wrong design choices, even if they “feel right” at the time.
Comfort is very definitely king.
Always try to mix and match
Another major mistake you want to try and avoid at all costs is the idea that absolutely everything in a space has to look as though it was part of a set or collection – nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, if you do decide to go in that direction, to make sure that every single one of your pieces plays perfectly off of the other to the point where they look as though they were purchased in a bundle, you’re going to end up risking a space that looks like a furniture display in a retail outlet somewhere – and not a real-life room where people actually feel welcome, invited, and like they can be themselves.
Now, at the same time, this doesn’t mean that you have to turn the normal rules or conventions of design upside down completely so that you are living in a Salvador Dali painting. Things don’t have to get that wacky or that wild.
At the same time, you should definitely try and find ways to mix colors, mix of patterns, and mixed up textures – as well as the relative age or “era” of different pieces.
This will give a depth of character to your spaces that you never would have been able to enjoy otherwise, and is one of the most closely guarded secrets of professional interior design experts all over the world.
This how you give every day spaces an instant facelift!
Storage is something that cannot be an afterthought
One of the other critical mistakes you can’t afford to make is forgetting about storage or how a space will be used and taking into account that information when you’re putting a space together.
Too terribly often, storage and the utility of a space is an afterthought when it comes to the overall design and implementation of a specific aesthetic, and if you make that mistake you’re going to end up with a room that is easily cluttered or ends up with artificial storage spaces that look and feel completely out of place.
There’s nothing worse than can inefficiently designed area in a home, so make sure that you’re doing everything you can to implement day-to-day utility of your spaces into the core design choices you decide to go with.
You’ll definitely be glad that you did!