Designing a home can be a very exciting and fulfilling experience. Gone are the days when a new home was just a house. Designers now specialize in creating homes that reflect their client’s unique personality and lifestyle. An interior designer’s job is to create a home that looks beautiful and meets the client’s expectations, while still remaining affordable and practical.
Interior designers make interior styling so easy, but in fact they are using a much more complicated method a basic formula which combines the correct amount of pattern and color with the proper furniture, lighting, flooring and accents. At times the interior design or architecture of a room will dictate exactly what style best fits your room. Other times it is more about matching a style with a home. If you’re thinking of renovating your home, an interior designer may be able to help you with ideas for your new living space. Below are some popular areas in which interior designers are used:
In our focus on home interior design, we’ll examine how texture and color scheme affects a space. When arranging furniture and other elements in a room, many designers start by deciding on a color scheme and then work their way from there. This process takes time and can become frustrating if the elements are not properly combined.
In our example above, the color scheme would include using all-white furniture and accents, then using all-white window treatments and pillows. The texture you want for your walls would be a warm, welcoming yellow, followed by cool, fresh lemon and finally a medium pink that would give everything a neutral background. Your accent pieces would be either white or neutral tones, such as brown or gray. Your flooring, wall coverings and cabinet textures could be black, cherry or mahogany, but no bright colors. As you can see, this is a fairly simple approach and by keeping things in their natural shades, you create a more inviting space.
If your goal is to contrast, you need to choose contrasting elements. For instance, a modern black couch can be complemented by an oilskin chair and a glass table. You can even use two black leather sofas. Contrasting elements will visually pull your room together. Keep in mind that your interior designer will probably tell you what “stand out” in your space, so be sure to listen closely. (Let’s face it, if your leather sectional sofa is dominating the room, you’re not going to “wow” anyone with a bold color choice.)
When it comes to color, texture and design go hand-in-hand. Interior design professionals know what combinations and accents work best to create a visually interesting space. By following their lead, you can create the ambiance you want, the furniture and accessories that work best for you, and the atmosphere you want to create. All you have to do is decide what “look” you want, then simply implement the ideas into your space using your favorite furniture and interior decorating accessories.