Designing your home interiors, yourself is not new. It is now a trend as people challenge their creativity to bring out the best in their spaces and design these themselves to the best of their ability. They play with the current trending designs and make use of a variety of furniture and elements to make their home interior the most beautiful it can be.
Below is a guide to achieving the perfect do-it-yourself home interior designs, which correlates to the 7 principles that you must always keep in mind before, and during styling your space. These principles are a must when it comes to interior designing, which is why you must know them.
Following the order of the 7 principles of interior designing will ensure that you make your room or spaces even more beautiful than you could have imagined. Plus, it guides you to know how to play with your spaces instead of mindlessly designing them.
- Have your elements balanced
How exactly do you keep a home interior “balanced”? Well, there are a lot of factors regarding this element. It could boil down to the visual weight of the furniture and pieces you bring it, or the complementary colors that you make use of.
Keep in mind that sizes and color all affect the appeal and feel of your pieces. If your furniture is big and is dark in color, it will look heavier than the opposite, which would be small in size and light in color.
If you want to keep your room balanced, then divide it into four. Then, make sure that the pieces of furniture you put into these four quadrants look balanced and will complement each other well.
- Keep the rhythm
You may be familiar with the rhythm that music suggests, which is basically to create a pattern with different instrumental accompaniments. A good rhythm brings a good flow to a musical piece, and the same could be suggested for home interior designing, which makes it important when you are styling your space.
As the same goes for music, rhythm for interior designing helps keep a good flow of things, and this will make the pieces look extremely beautiful and attractive to one’s eye. You can achieve this by making use of repetition—have repeated elements in your space.
How to achieve this, exactly? Well, you could simply make use of the colors that you use in your room, starting from the walls, ceilings, floor—up to the furniture that you place. You can repetitively hang a decent amount of picture frames or wall accessories, or perhaps have designs placed on the floor. There is a lot of creativity available for this element.
- Always make use of a focal point (emphasis)
A focal point is where your guests’ eyes will first land on once they visit your room. Pick a focal point of your room, and make sure that this piece will stand out the most. This could be anything, from your sofa to a certain accessory, but the most common one of all is the fireplace.
With that said, you should avoid placing a TV screen above the fireplace. This is common, sure, but doing this will drag your eyes away from what is supposed to be the focal point, and will be fixated on the screen instead.
- Play with a variety of pieces
Sets are a good purchase, are they not? But buying solely sets of furniture, even though they match, will make your interior look dull and mundane. Play with your pieces. Buy throw pillows that do not come with your sofa, or perhaps put pieces that have different colors from the rest.
- Complement your pieces
Keeping the scale and proportion of your pieces in check will assure that they will look like they belong with one another. Along with playing with variety, you must make sure that your pieces will not look out of place.
The size of the pieces in your space will be the scale, while one object in comparison to another will be the proportion.
- Keep the harmony
In simple words, make your pieces look as if they are one, just the same as what has been pointed above.
- Do not forget the details
The details, the smallest ones up to the biggest, are what accentuates the feel of your room. Never forget to include personal details when designing, as it adds more personality.