Creating unity and harmony in a space.
When undertaking interior design, you need to look at the building as a whole. Do not consider each room to be separate but to be part of a larger room that is connected via halls, stairs and doors. When thinking this way you should aim to link all of the rooms together in a fluid and continuous style and a fantastic way to achieve this is with the use of colour.
Color can be selected in a set of 3 to four tones, and varying shades of those tones can be utilised in each room throughout the building. By doing this you introduce each room to the next and keep a common theme throughout that helps create an identity for the building as a whole. If you prefer to stick to single shades in each room, then try to build a connection by introducing separate tones to the woodwork or window frames, therefore, bringing each room together.
Contrast is important.
Contrast is found everywhere you look and is also a major player when it comes to design. To utilise contrast you can use 2 opposing colours or shapes to create the effect. Think of traditional contrast colours such as black and white, or red and green. They hold a pleasing aesthetic that is almost comforting to the eye while creating interest.
The use of contrast, especially with colour can liven up a space and give it a modern sleek feel. Be careful with how you place contrasting pieces and colours as it can also cause a room to feel busy and disorganised. A great example of how to add some contrast to a space would be cushion covers and curtains in contrasting shades to the main colour scheme.
Focal points make or break a space.
When it comes to interior design the most well-known objective is the focal point. A focal point is what makes a room have interest and removes boredom from the space. In fact, every well-designed space should have one or more focal points to add interest to it. Depending on the size of the space you are working with, a great example of some focal points would be a brick fireplace, a large flat screen TV or a feature wall.
A focal point should aim to draw the eye to it by creating interest, but should not dominate the eye line, this is why feature walls work so well. If every wall were to be heavily decorated in a striking pattern, then there would be nothing that specifically draws the eye to it. A feature wall is one wall decorated in a more extravagant and bold style that complement the 3 other plainer walls of the room. The focal point is also the most fun part of interior design and is when you get to create something a little bit more unique that gives a space its main identity.
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