Interior design will change instantly a space and your everyday mood. Whether you like it simple or even a maximalist decoration, you’ll always need something as a reference. This ultimate interior design guide has everything you need to know in order for you to change your whole home decor. Let yourself be inspired!
“The essence of interior design will always be about people and how they live. It is about the realities of what makes for an attractive, civilized, meaningful environment, not about fashion or what’s in or what’s out. This is not an easy job.”
– Albert Hadley
The first step for you to improve your home decor is to establish a budget. It’s your choice of how much you are willing to spend to create the decoration of your dreams. And sometimes you don’t need to spend that much, especially when you want to go minimalistic.
Determining materials and finishes for the space will always make a difference in the end, so make sure you’ll choose high-quality materials so your home decor can be durable, but go for items with a timeless style. We want spaces that live longer, right?
Keep in mind that unexpected issues can always arise, so allow some money for this as well.
Pick Up A Style
After or even during the budget planning, you need to get to know all the styles and understand which ones do you like the most. The amount of interior design’s styles is huge but these are some of them:
- Maximalism: a mix of textures and patterns – an aesthetic of excess, where more is more;
- Boho: a free-spirited combination of elements in order to create diversity;
- Scandinavian: spaces with cozy and comfortable components with a clean and simple design;
- Minimalist: less is more – the main philosophy of this style. The use of furniture and decorative items is minimum;
- Industrial: a strong aesthetic with a natural flow and elements, mixing modern farmhouse’s details and contemporary touches.
Find A Professional
When a style is chosen, it’s time for you to find a professional that will help you. You can find some of them in our Meet The World’s Best 10 Interior Designers Article or you can reach your friends and family to help you out finding the perfect one.
Make A Plan
If you want to do it solo, selecting a color palette is the way to go. It will make a huge impact on every aspect of your interior design.
You will need colors that work well together and that complement the finishes of your home, and you need to start thinking of where you will need to put these colors. On the statement sofa? On the walls?
The 60-30-10 rule can do some of the work for you:
- 60% of the room should be the dominant color – on the focal point of the space;
- 30% should be the secondary color – which will complement the dominant color;
- 10% should be an accent color – your details’ decor.
Make a plan of the disposal of your house and start thinking about which decorative items do you want to pick and which furniture categories will be the winners.
It’s time for the furniture.
You will find thousands of pieces of furniture online but our advice is to choose the one that offers specialized and personalized customer service. This way, you’ll have the help you need to buy the perfect furniture items for your home.
If you’re looking for craftsmanship and high-quality materials, Domkapa is your solution. We hold a tremendous passion for detailed stitching, presenting several similarities to the haute-couture philosophy focused on the value of a “made by hand”.
We’re sure that you will find the perfect pieces for your home with us and we’re here to show you how.
Finally, the interior design world works with five concepts that you need to keep in mind:
The visual weight of your decorative items needs to be well-balanced. Colorful or large furniture may seem heavier than small furniture with neutral tones.
We found a rhythm when we hear a repetitive beat, right? But rhythm is not only for the music world! When it comes to interior design, rhythm is needed in order to create a cohesive space.
Bring rhythm to your room by repeating colors, patterns, or even finishes and materials.
Try to create emphasis with statement pieces or decorative items for a focal point in the space. A fireplace or even a different sofa will do wonders.
This focal point will be the first thing you will notice when you enter the room and it will help you to decor the rest of it.
Visual interest through the combination of contrast and variety is the way to go. It will help you to turn your space not so boring. This is the step where you can inject your personality and your taste through colors, fabrics, and materials.
Charles Eames once said “The details are not the details. They make the design.” and we couldn’t agree more. Details will have a huge impact on your space! An upholstered hanger with a shelf, an armchair with an egg shape… It’s up to you!
“Design is thinking made visual.”
– Saul Bass
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