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What are the basics of Interior Design?

Knowing the basic of Interior design can set up your entire room to make it look great, well-designed and in order. You can also have the ability to imagine a room where you can develop and decorate it with the appropriate furniture, wall hangings, carpet and layouts. Furthermore, learning the basics of interior design will help you gain tips of knowledge about design principles, decoration styles and answers to your decoration and styling challenges.  

At the end of the day, it is not only your room that will look great, You will also feel great! You only need to understand some basic design principles to achieve this effect at home. By combining this knowledge with practical experiments, you can embark on the path of creating a beautiful home. 

Focal point 

 Create a natural and eye-catching focal point in each room. Before making any major decisions about the actual space layout or furniture placement, choose the wall that will be the focal point of the room. This does not mean that you want to paint a wall in another color

. The focus is on fireplaces, large artwork, feature walls with oak plywood or painted siding, window walls with floor-to-ceiling curtains, or anything else that requires attention. Selecting the focal point/functional wall will determine the location of the furniture accordingly. Your furniture, then, helps to focus on the eyes. (In other words, there is no need to worry about focusing all the furniture or blocking the view of the functional wall.) 

Moreover, every room needs to be focused. Artworks, fireplaces, comfortable sofas, etc. are interesting and beautiful works that will attract the attention of the audience. Be careful not to disembark here. When there are too many focal points in a living space, it will start to feel overwhelmed and lose focus. 

Living Room Interior Design 3D - Free image on Pixabay

Patterns and styles 

Mixed patterns in home decoration are one of the luxurious parts of interior design. The patterns do not have to match, but they must complement each other and be adjusted. This is done by considering color, size and proportions. Choosing the interior design style first will help maintain the organization and concentration of the space.

You can choose various decoration styles, including shabby, Tuscan, mid-century modern, industrial, and Scandinavian. Most of them have their own design elements, color or palette panes, floor plans, and even mural styles. Learn about many styles, including current design trends, and taste your favorite styles and decoration ideas. 

Loft by Shenzhen Super Normal Interior Design | Charly W. Karl | Flickr

Color 

Choosing a color for paint can be scary, but there are some simple tips to help you choose. Whenever you see paint swatches for the first time, check them in the paint room. If you look down rather than directly at the color swatch, the appearance of the color may change significantly if it is not parallel to the wall with the light.

If you want to paint bold and true colors (not just neutral), it is a good idea to mute them. Highly saturated colors will make the walls more saturated. The choice of color palette is an important part of interior design. Different rooms can use different styles and colors, but in many cases, you will need to connect the entire area.   

Accent Pieces - Available at Interior Design House | Flickr

Balance 

In design, balance creates a sense of equilibrium. This is about equalizing or estimating the visual weight of all objects. Balance can be achieved not only through shape, but also through color, pattern and texture. In order to maintain balance in any room, it is necessary to disperse the visual weight and accent of the furniture.

Consider scale (large and small items), texture (hard and soft items), and position (height, position under the eyes, and position on the left and right sides). Note that the subtle shadows of a space can create a complete and balanced room. 

The design of the room is all about visual balance. If you prefer symmetrical (two lights on either side of the dressing table) or asymmetrical (artwork on the side opposite to the lights), then all of these will balance the visual weight. Imagine of a seesaw.

Both sides of the seesaw need equal weight to maintain balance. If you put a lot of heavy furniture on one side of the room and only the small chair on the other side of the room, the tendency is the balance will began to break. If there are many trees on one side of the room, some tree features are also needed on the other side to balance the visual weight.  Check out some free designing tips here.