Nate Berkus once said “Your home should tell the story of who you are, and be a collection of what you love.” While designing a house is never an easy job but sometimes this is just the thing you need to keep your peace. While every space should follow its own unique design but there are a few ‘golden’ design rules that should be kept in mind to make your home a place of peace.
Bring in the Harmony
While it’s important that a house’s interior’s have a certain edge but you’ll realize that a more subtle palette of three or four colours and hues will work better, and you should opt for the restrained shades rather than a full on colour clash. This will give your house a sophisticated vibe as against the funky vibe. This will be a perfect example of blending beautiful hues, and go on to prove that neutral doesn’t only signify boring.
Bring in the Balance
When designing your home space it is very important that you keep in mind the element of balance. Care must be taken to distribute the weight and scale of your pieces so it doesn’t look cluttered and makes sense. For instance if the highlight of your space is a low sofa then you need to draw attention to it. Avoid putting something equally low next to it instead use a floor lamp or whack a piece of art up on the wall or the easiest- a tall skinny mirror.
Remember aligning visual balance
In home design visual balance doesn’t always come from everything in harmony. Sometimes, to add a character to a space you need to follow the ‘yin and yang’ of the space. Add contrasting textures so that your space doesn’t look flat. Create friction by picking opposing materials and textures. Whatever interior are you going for, you need a complete kernel of it’s opposite to make it look extraordinaire`. Add formal to boho, industrial with glam and mix upscale with downscale and you have your desired result.
Add Focus to the space
As many notable interior designers will tell you, you need a strong focal point for your room i.e. something that is the centre of attention. However, we say why 1? Have at least 3 focal points in a room. We completely agree with Juan Montoya’s words that: “A room should never allow the eye to settle in one place. It should smile at you and create fantasy.” This will ensure that your eye will alight and dance around the space and be mesmerised and not know where to look and make for a super intriguing space.
Follow these intrinsic design rules i.e. focus, balance, harmony and some quirk.This is the key for creating comfortable and beautiful spaces. Don’t forget different rhythms to make the space look amazing.