Interior design plays a key role in its functionalities and is given attention all over the world. It brings you in touch with beauty, relaxation and modernism and allows a person to learn about the space and making things around them look in an open minded view. It is getting unique importance as people are looking for more stylish and attractive designs. Interior design is much more than it may seem at first glance. It’s not just about choosing colours, lighting, and furniture as it is also about improving their way of living. “Don’t renovate space, transform them”, transforming the place with good designs is a better idea then renovating as it can be costly.
Hiring a designer’s gain helpful information due to their studies, work atmosphere, creative thinking, complete the task in a much smaller amount of time and they give special attention to details. They are trained to help clients choose designs according to their lifestyle and are capable of transforming a tiny apartment into a cosy residence with enough space by making the right choice about design. They look through all the details right from small to big, such as interior elevations, lighting plans, furniture plans, material specifications, cost effective fixtures, “time is money” savings and schedules are all equally important. The best interior designers are really expensive; it’s still cheaper then tearing down the walls or building the new ones. These are few important aspects of interior designing
Balance: The word itself tells us that the objects in a room should have balanced arrangement. Too many objects in a single place will make it look unbalanced. The designers consider use of radial, symmetric or asymmetric balance while designing.
Emphasis: Refers to the focal point. This is very important as it naturally draws attention and a room can have more than one area of emphasis depending on the use.
Unity: Making use of a similar element throughout the space. You could probably repeat patters, colour or wall papers. There must be unity between everything in the room which gives a real purpose for being there.
I have always found people sitting in salons, receptions of doctors, dentists and offices in general reading a magazine, but pause to admire the page with beautiful interiors. It’s human nature to admire, appreciate and desire to have and live in a home where the interiors just match up to your desire.
The best part of working on the interiors of your home is that you can start at any time and it does not have to be the entire house. Although, if you are moving into a new home you might want to work on the interiors of the whole house before you move in. But in general for most of us it is about just working on a wall to one room at a time. At times it simply comes down to just painting the interior walls with the excuse of cleaning or festivities.
With the growth in tech industry that is enhancing easiness to almost every aspect of human life, home interiors could not be very far. With the new tech gadgets that are available in the market all the way from making kitchen life easier and quick to helping out with the daily running at home.
Some of my personal favourites are the smart kitchen, the temperature control on your phone the light dimmer. The days of having open switch boards are more seemly of a decade old. It’s now about safer homes with technology used to control lights and switches. Of course, with this one does not have to worry about baby proofing the house. The soft toys with the nanny cam to keep an eye on your child and the way they are being taken care. The automated curtain drawer which can be synched with your alarm clock can be a great way to keep you consistent for your workout regime. After all, with the sun shining bright in your face it can get difficult to fall asleep again.
With these simple home gadgets becoming a part of our daily lifestyle, I did realise that they still blend in to the mesmerising beauty of your home interiors straight from your living room to kitchen to bedroom including your child’s room with baby monitors. Must say these gadgets not only make life comfortable and easy but also add to the sense of style with a new age touch.
When, we design interiors for our homes, we do not go with a theme that say, it should be Indian folk style, Scandinavian or French Country style. There can be several reasons for it, to begin with it is hard to maintain and if the entire house has that theme, it can get quite boring to live in after a while. You don’t feel the need to have that scenic perfection that tends to fade, as if you are constantly living in a hotel. No doubt, these themed interiors do have a certain appealing effect on us. There are certain restaurants we often tend to visit not just because of good food, but mostly because the interiors are comfortable, classy, everything is proper and meticulously kept to perfection with the theme. It’s this artistic work that plays on the human psychology and gives a good feeling. Just like a vacation, everything about the hotel room or the holiday home that was perfect and you had a wonderful time.
Themed homes can be difficult to maintain and have a monotonous effect on us. Although, we don’t go with specific themes, what makes home interiors fun, special and exciting is that to our sub conscious mind it is all themed in a certain way. It can be contemporary, traditional, modern, but in gestures of maybe just a wall in the living room or a bedroom.
Our Kitchens can have a certain theme, but there are always going to be more cutleries and kitchenware that do not blend in but needed. So, in this journey of creating something new, perhaps with a theme in mind that can give your home a refreshing look for a longer time.
It comes with small steps- it can be your balcony, you can have the Tuscan themed balcony. It sure will add as an excellent feature to your home. You can create the French Country Style theme bedroom wall that has soft colour with portraits or painting above the headboard or a popular favourite now is the black and white contemporary styled His ‘n’ Her bathrooms. Each one has its own theme and yet, there is a truth to the individuality to the interiors of your house that has been crafted into your home.
So, if you are looking for a refreshing touch to the interiors of your home, try this trend of themed walls. It might just be what you are looking for.
There was a time when people referred to interiors with the artistic taste of the woman of the house. Over time, it became more about mirroring a lifestyle and keeping up with the trend. No doubt, in that bargain we got some very good interior designs for our homes. But it is the day and age where it is more about comfort and style in the right blend. It can be a simple bachelor pad which is not only comfortable for the person living in but also speaks of a classic sense of style or displays the urban lifestyle of a workaholic man.
With all the new designs for each season, most of us love our houses, bachelor pads, apartments, condos to look stylish in every season be it summer, winter or monsoon. But as a working girl, as much as I would love my house to look meticulously stylish, my concern would be more on, will I be able to maintain it with my busy schedule. None of us would want to spend consistently on cleaning and maintenance.
To keep all these concerns as a priority I did find myself looking into some basic yet interesting new designs of wardrobe for my bedroom and cabinets for my kitchen. Basically, it was the simple new rug in my living room and the new set of cushion covers that are good to make a style statement all year round but also give my room a whole new look and feel within the budget.
So, if you are looking to style up your home and have comfort, budget and style as the outline of this change then remember, it’s these small, stylish changes that can make your house feel like home. Simple designs always tend to redefine comfort and style.