The success of your home’s design depends on the balance that you create. The basics of good design include balance, proportion, pattern/texture, contrast, harmony, and rhythm. Once you know how these key elements work together, you’ll be able to design your space in such a way that it won’t only be beautiful, but functional and comfortable, too.
There are two ways to create balance when it comes to luxury home decor: Symmetrical and Asymmetrical design. Symmetrical design is where everything is in perfect balance. With this design, there’s two of everything, or there are items mirrored in the room. For example, you place one chair exactly opposite of another one. While this design creates balance, it can make your room look static and lack energy or any visual interest. The asymmetrical design is when you want to create that interest. Many experienced home designers use asymmetry for this purpose. Objects tend to balance well because you judge them based on their visual weight instead of pairings. For example, you may place a large sofa on one side of the room. You balance it by placing two large, overstuffed chairs, a floor lamp behind, and an accent table in the middle. These pieces balance the sofa visually regardless of their shapes and sizes. This design will work because of the balance in the asymmetrical furniture layout.
When choosing how to spend a budget for an interior it’s important to think about which parts of it are the statement pieces and deserve that extra bit of money spending on them. Items that often deserve that extra bit of spending include
By mixing these with everyday piece items such as vases, coasters or artwork you are able to create a high-end look. Antique shops are often a great place to start when looking for secondary everyday pieces.F
One of the most important things that you need to consider when home decorating is the scale. If you proportion your home correctly, then it will feel welcoming. Otherwise, it will only feel crowded and unfriendly. The trick here is to match the pieces in terms of their scale. For example, you’ll need a large end table or coffee table for a large overstuffed sofa. If you don’t use proportions, the accents will disappear because the sofa will only dwarf them proportionally. The best way to use proportions correctly is to look for home furniture in the other rooms that will better fit with the focal pieces in your home.
Our eyes can pick up specific patterns as they move about a room. Patterns are grouped, so if they don’t fit, it creates conflict in your mind, which compromises the appearance of the space. An example of a pattern is a combination of a stripe piece of fabric which contains a blue color, on a blue-colored wall. Pattern and texture are important when it comes to luxury home decor to achieve a designer home look. You need to pick one or two primary textures or patterns, and then vary them within the color palette you created for your home.
Imagine being inside a white room with a white carpet and white furniture. It’s boring, right? When it comes to home decorating, you shouldn’t forget the concept of contrast. Contrast helps draw your eyes around a room through the intelligent use of colors. Using bold colors will create energy while using muted shades in complimentary tones will create calmness. The more you create contrast in home decorating, the easier it is for your eyes to follow the design you intended for the room. Use colors and contrast to move visually from one space to another.
All the successful interiors are designed with a focal point. Don’t be limited to thinking that the TV has to be the focal point in your living room. A focal point can take the form in many guises such as
A piece of artwork in the living room
A fish tank
A headboard in the bedroom
Don’t add more than one focal point per room. If you were to add several focal points then this would make them compete with each other and would be distracting. You can have 2 components that make up a single focal point, for example, a large mantlepiece with some cleverly placed lighting can compliment each other and together create a unified focal point.
Have you already heard three or more singers sing different parts of a song, and sound amazing together? If so, then you already have an idea hat harmony is. You can use the same concept of harmony for when you’re decorating your home. You can use different designs, different colors, and different proportions and then combine them to create a new look you’ve never seen before. This is just like the new notes that different singers create when they sing different parts. With harmony, you know your home is already complete. It will have a look that will not have the same harmonic feel to it if you remove one element. Once you have achieved harmony, then you’ve already achieved your design goals.
You can say that creating contrast using dark and light tones is effective. But then, it can also create boredom. To make sure your home is connected, you should remember rhythm. Rhythm pertains to the use of specific patterns, colors, themes, or textures throughout the room. Simply pick a couple of main colors and then repeat them in various ways in your fabrics, accents, and paint scheme.
These are the key elements that can help you achieve that designer home look you’ve always wanted for your home. The next step is for you to shop for luxury home decor options that will fit every personal style from coastal to traditional to contemporary to old-world designs.
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