Rules about interior design are not inherently a bad thing. In fact, most designers are of the opinion these “Rules are placed to guide us”. We may not have that magic eye of interior designers, but we can try to copy their work by turning it into a formula and implementing it in our own space for a similar stylish look.
Rules like: painting small rooms white, hanging wall art at eye level, no mixture of large scale patterns on the same space and using decor of varying height have been put forward by designers.With these rules, one could feel intimidated or incompetent about his sense of style. This is so because either consciously or not, we accept them when decorating or putting up furniture in our homes.
Somebest interior design practices are no longer fashionable. Here are three “Don’ts” put forward by interior designers.
Outdated rule :The use of same metal finish in a room
Nowadays, the idea of matching metals in room space seems outdated.This rule is controversial. According to some interior designers, mixing metals feels so fresh and current whereas others opine that many people would rather feel comfortable going against this traditional rule. There are a few tricks to make this design choice attractive. First, one has to make sure that the metals in question are distinct. Eg.shiny silver chrome and brushed nickel look very much alike that it will seem accidental to have them in a single space. In such a situation interior designers suggests that one metal should be the hero colour while the others follow as accents.
Outdated rule : Follow the 60-30-10 colour guide
Blending colours in a home is not as easy as it seems, as many people do not know what colours to use in specific positions. This explains why interior designers decided to formulate another rule; the 60-30-10 rule.It refers to the use of a 60% focal colour on large furniture in your space such as walls and carpets. It equally involves a 30% use of secondary colour on smaller furniture like windows and pillows and an accent colour of 10% on other smaller objects like lamps and smaller art. Thiscreativity brings out a perfect blend of colours into a space. No specified number of colours is specified to be incorporated in a single space. This leaves one in suspense as to what solution to seek in overcoming the rule.
Outdated rule : The need to match all wood stains
Some interior designers do not see the need to match wooden furniture. While some hold that wood doesn’t need to match, othersbelieve the contrary and consider it as cheap and outdated. Despite the dichotomy surrounding this concept, mixing woods gives a touch of class and desired finishing. It should be noted that when wall colours and other decorative art are well placed, all wood finishes fall in place.