Invite Light and Geometric Shapes into Your Apartment in Just a Few Steps
It feels like interior design has never been in focus as much as it has been in the last ten years. We’ve moved past the mundane and expected a long time ago and entered a world full of potential, exciting interior solutions and inspiring elements. It feels like the modern-day designers have thrown the old rulebook out the window and introduced a whole new spectrum of possibilities into our lives… and we love it!
Pinterest worthy homes
We wouldn’t judge if you admitted you were one of those people secretly envying your friend’s home, thinking “how do they do it every time”. Hey, we’re one of those people ourselves – how can we not envy an impeccably decorated living room, a fabulous dinning space and a thrilling bathroom/spa! While you may be thinking that these people were born with a neck for interior art (well, some have – truth be told), turning their spaces into Pinterest interior photographs without even trying, the truth is – they may be following a trick here and there that’s helping them give birth to these amazing spaces.
To make your life easier and your interior decorating efforts more exciting, we’ve managed to gather a few important interior decorating tricks that’ll stir you in the right direction:
Pick the right color scheme
The first step for a space makeover is creating a palette; even better, deciding on the single base color may be wiser before you dive into palette-choosing. To achieve cohesion in your home, you want to extend one color palette throughout the entire space, without making it look too matchy-matchy. This is achieved by using the same palette but letting it play itself out in different ways in different rooms. For instance, if you go with, say, royal blue, pale blue, grass green and soft orange, make these colors dominate the central room (or the kitchen) and introduce them through accents like wall decorations, pillows, carpets, curtains, in your other rooms.
Experiment with shapes
We still get surprised when we see something that “stands out” in a space, i.e. a shape, size or color that “doesn’t match” the already made space… don’t we? But, it’s a good kind of surprise. It’s exciting, it makes us wonder. This is exactly the feeling you want to evoke with your space – the feeling of different, whimsical, almost unnatural.
Combining round and angular shapes in the same room and achieving cohesion may pose a challenge, yes. However, when you master it – you’ll feel absolutely amazing about it. Experimenting with geometric shapes (chairs, sofas, mirrors, photo frames, lamps, etc.) and their counterparts – clean and/or round lines – will definitely create a buzz in the space.
Light up the room with mirrors
Contrary to popular belief, mirrors aren’t just there to tell you that you are the prettiest one in the room; they serve a very special purpose that goes beyond decorative and goes into functional.
Placing mirrors opposite to windows will add light to dark rooms and give them a warm tone. Instead of choosing large sheets of mirrors that tend to look a bit commercial (or you can, if that’s your thing), go for sectioned patterned ones in the traditional French style instead. Usually, households that are fighting small spaces and lack of natural light love to choose mirrors as a solid solution for their problem. If, however, you aren’t that skilled you can always turn to interior design experts for help.
Mix the old and the new
Why wouldn’t your much-loved antiques match your recently-purchased corner sofa? If anything, the juxtaposition of the two will bring the excitement into the room making it very intriguing and fun. Hanging pictures with old frames above your new, polished desk or using your grandma’s corner table as a decorative piece to match your brand-new chairs will be amazing! Take a risk and you’ll see what happens! Plus, you can always steal an idea or two from Pinterest, right?
Author BIO: Sophia Smith is Australian based beauty and fashion blogger and graphic designer. She is very passionate about latest fashion trends, DIY home projects projects and photography. Sophia writes mostly in beauty and fashion related topics, mainly through blogs and articles. She is regular contributor at High Style Life.
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