When it comes to redecorating your home, but don’t have enough budget to hire the professionals to do for you. — Having the same problem? — Ah…I think you may need to read the secrets of do-it-yourself home decorating below.
Actually, there are some basic interior design principles you may need to consider to make your room look more fabulous. In addition, you also need to consider color, texture, light, and other specific elements, but for now…better get started with the basic principles that will make a greater impact to your place.
Make sure that the arrangement of furniture fit the style of your furnishings. The mood of the room is unified. For example, if you decide to go for a minimalist & modern look, you should always keep your space clutter-free.
However, harmony doesn’t expel the chance for contrast. Using opposing elements like modern and traditional items can also be successful when done in equal parts.
Same as establishing harmony, balance is all about arranging furniture pieces in a way that’s pleasing to the eye. Centering (like the way you hang photo frames) is the fundamental trick that should come along with distributing the visual weight of all furniture and decor accessories throughout the space evenly. You should arrange the elements of the room to provide the equilibrium.
Every room needs a ‘point of interest’ – the area that naturally draws the eyes when you enter. In case your room has no built-in focal point, you may create one by using a large or an unusual piece of furniture. Whether it’s an existing focal point or a chosen one, you need to emphasize the area with arranging the items around it. Furthermore, you can also use emphasis to divert the eye from an ugly existing focal point by placing vivid colors or visually interesting items away from the area.
It should be about creating the repetition and contrast of a visual pattern in order to achieve the best visual interest by grouping the same color or shape in space. The purpose is to draw the guests’ interest to the focal point of the room, and then attract the eye to other elements.
Scale compares the size or dimension of one object to another to the space in which it is placed. To prevent your room out of scale, you need to take the sizes of objects into consideration when purchasing. The heights and weights of your furniture should be relative to the size of your room. This relates to the proportion of objects as well.