A beautifully decorated interior not only functions well but it creates a mood or a feeling and shows off the personality of the family that lives there. Commercial architect or interior designer has to pay it’s attention to two important ingredients — lightning and colour palette — that ensures decorating success, create the “mood” or feeling of entire interior design project. The style of furnishings, the amount of texture and pattern you choose and your accessories create the final look of it. Since there’s so much to think about when creating a mood, establishing a theme through the selection of an inspiration piece can make this portion of a decorating project much more fun and interesting. Before painting and rearranging, spend some time thinking about the client and his lifestyle. Look through magazines for inspiration and pull out ideas or rooms that appeal to you. This is the beginning of a well-planned and interior decoration project. Decorating is more than just eye appeal — it’s making your private residence interior design project space work for you client, element by element.
Design Contract explain commercial architects and interior designers factors needed to address when setting a private residence interior design project:
1. Focal point: Colour and interior style
Sometimes rooms have natural focal points (places the eyes travel to immediately upon entering a room) — a fireplace, a bay window with a view, maybe even a built-in bookcase. If the room doesn’t have a natural focal point, create one with a dynamic piece of art or a colorful area rug. But don’t overload your decoration and colour palette. While a mixture of colors and styles in the interior can be beautiful, too many or the wrong shades and styles together can create a disastrous look. For instance -follow a favourite colour scheme, like monochromatic or complementary, and stick with the 60-30-10 rule to create the perfect palette and stick with one or two stylistically related looks.
Generally, it’s best to choose three colors in a room: a dominant color, used for walls, carpeting and fabric backgrounds; a secondary color, found throughout the room in fabrics and accessories; and an accent color, used sparingly to give energy and excitement to the room. Don’t Overlook the Basics, choosing a color palette can be a difficult task, but set yourself up for success by knowing the basics of the color wheel and how different schemes work. Furthermore, don’t think that neutral colour means only beige and white-grey tones. While beige indeed is neutral, shades of your favorite colors can also act as neutrals in your room, even if it is red or black tones. A neutral just needs to be a balance of warm and cool tones, like the shade of red used in this living room.
2. Focal point: Furniture
Determine whether the furniture satisfies the functions you’ve planned for the room. If a piece isn’t working or if it’s too large or too small for the size of the room, get rid of it or trade it for something else around the house that may be more appropriate. Aside from being functional, furniture plays an important role in supporting your theme. Some pieces may function well but their style or colour may stick out like a sore thumb. Try to salvage it with slipcovers, tablecloths or paint. If it’s a lost cause, remove it from the room.
Draw your interior design project plan on graph paper. Measure and mark electrical outlets and switches, vents, windows and doors. Measure your furniture and place it in your floor plan. Generally, the main furniture pieces are directed toward the focal point, keeping the major traffic patterns open. Fill in with pieces you’d like to have that may or may not be available now. Be sure to balance high and low pieces as well as heavy and light ones around the room.
3. Focal point: Lightning
Don’t Ignore Lighting! It should be selected for the functions of the room as well as for visual appeal. Every task will require either direct lighting from a lamp or indirect lights that simply brighten the room for conversation or TV-watching. Accent lighting — floor spots, track lighting or recessed spotlights — enhance texture, color and room details.
Also, always consider how lighting will affect your previous interior decoration choices. Before finalizing your selections, see how each colour or furniture piece will look in the room during different times of the day.
4.Focal point: The inspiration piece
The easiest way by far to decorate is to start with some source of inspiration. A decorative mirrror, a unique bar chair and even a charming chandelier are good items to begin. Select your inspiration piece wisely, and be sure it makes you feel good when you look at it. It’s the basis for selecting your theme, colors, patterns and textures.
Nevertheless, don’t forget color principal of 60-30-10 to create an aesthetically pleasing color scheme. Divide your color choices into percentages: 60 percent is a dominant color, 30 percent is a secondary color and 10 percent is the accent color.
5. Focal point: The Theme
Design Contract recommed to analyze your inspiration piece and develop a theme name for it. For instance, a untramodern mirror with a black frame may inspire a title like “dramatic intrior”.
Be descriptive with your theme name and all sorts of supporting ideas will come to mind: rints, wall colour, selected fabrics and furniture, dark woods and black accents all fit this particular theme.
6. Focal point: Patterns
Stripes, checks, florals and plaids are just a few of the patterns to consider as you continue supporting your theme.
It’s all right to mix patterns as long as you do three things:
1. Keep the background color the same.
2. Make sure all patterns share the same colors.
3. Vary the scale or sizes of the patterns.
7. Focal point: Texture
Too many smooth, shiny objects or too much nubby, rustic texture becomes tiresome. Use variety to keep the room interesting. Even a pattern can be used as texture. Many prints look dimensional and therefore add depth to a decorating scheme.
8. Focal point: Accessorizing
Here’s your chance to put your personal stamp for a well-planned private residence interior design project. Pictures, vases, pillows and area rugs are all integral parts of a great decorating plan. Generally, they should support your theme, but allow more flexibility here; an antique picture frame could add wonderful variety to a contemporary room. Accessories are located on walls, mantels, furniture, tabletops and floors; they can be paintings and photos or pillows.
9. Focal point: Be whimsy
This is optional in your decorating scheme, but it can counteract any sterile quality that may have been created by strictly following all the guidelines. A beautiful country sitting room may get some relief from a playful quilt placed over the fireplace.
10. Focal point: Surprise your client
Interest doesn’t have to be whimsical; it can simply be something unexpected in a room, like a brightly-painted ceiling or unusual mirror, piece of natural wood or plants composition.
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