Simple Tips To Help You Solve Your Interior Design Dilemmas

The world of interior design is a very beautiful place, where creativity and originality can open a lot of doors and where there’s always something that can be improved and optimized. An interior designer’s work never ends and sometimes this can be a curse. However, most of the time this never ending stream of ideas is what keeps designers going. Being able to constantly learn and discover new things is always refreshing, fun and interesting.

Signs that say you should be an interior designer

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Not everyone is meant to be an interior design. Knowing what it takes and what it means to be a designer can help you figure out whether you need professional help with your home projects or whether you have a good chance of being successful all by yourself. For example, if you’re aware that several different prints and patterns can coexist harmoniously and you know how to work with them, you have a pretty good chance of making it in this domain. Check out this crazy combination. Could you come up with something similar?

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Another sign that you should become an interior designer can be your obsession with details, like these beautiful natural curiosities all gathered on a shelf. Little things like these can be the key to turning a space from common and boring to outstanding and exquisite. In most cases, it’s the little things that matter the most when decorating a space. Beauty is in the details that make a space feel like home.

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If you often find yourself rearranging furniture around the house, then maybe you have an eye for great design. Have a look at all these furniture pieces and accessories. In how many ways do you think you can arrange them so you create an interior design that’s inviting, comfortable, pleasant and eye-catching all at the same time? There are plenty of ways in which you can go wrong when decorating a space but even more ways in which you can be successful.

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Ever look at a chandelier or lamp and instantly imagine a whole room around it, with furniture, colors and everything it needs? That’s usually the sign of a creative mind and creativity is very important in the world of interior design. Isn’t this Ochre chandelier beautiful? It would definitely look marvelous above a minimalist dining table, in a room with dark-colored accent walls, natural textures and the occasion touch of color.

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An interior designer knows how to mix and match various forms and shapes to make the most of their unique particularities Similarly, it’s important to know colors and fabrics and to always highlight their special characteristics by using them in various interesting combinations and by playing with contrasts. Keep in mind that each interior design is unique and needs to reflect certain aspects so simply copying something is not the way to go.

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Useful tips every decorator should know

Like we mentioned in the beginning, an interior designer never stops growing and never stops learning. Tips and ideas are always welcomed so we thought we might offer you some. Let’s start by saying that, if you plan on decorating your own space, you need to find your own style. Borrowing someone else’s won’t make the space feel like home. So surround yourself with items that represent you, that have a story to tell.

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You can never have too many cushions, especially not when you’re decorating a very simple and neutral sofa or armchair. The cushions are often what gives character to a room, what makes it look comfortable, inviting and cozy. But cushions are just one of the many things you can use as accent pieces for a room. You can also explore other options and to find new and ingenious ways in which to use them. Always try to push your own boundaries and to experiment.{Image from egoparis}.

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Never underestimate DIY projects. They’re often what makes a space look unique, what allows it to be enjoyable. Since we just mentioned cushions and how great they are, consider making your own accent cushions. There are so many great designs and ideas you can explore. You can have them customized in an infinity of ways, using colors, textures, various fabrics, stencils, painting techniques and lots of other tricks.

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When decorating a space in your home, focus on you and your lifestyle and not only on the final look. If you’re the type that enjoys friendly gatherings and having people over for drinks, board game nights or simply for chatting and spending time together, focus on comfort and on providing suitable seating options for everyone. A large sectional can often solve the problem. You can complement it with individual chairs, poufs, floor pillows and other things.

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Following the latest trends is rarely a good idea when decorating a space. A much better idea is to be yourself and to use timeless pieces and things that you love and that make you happy. This way you’ll still love your home the next year and the year after that, long after trends have come and died. So if you live a certain color or fabric or a style which is not fashionable at the moment, just go for it and forget about what’s trendy.

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Pair plain colors with interesting fabrics or with patterned pieces. This way you’s establish a nice balance between all the elements and you’ll create harmony. The resulting interior design will be charmingly simply but definitely not lacking character, style and uniqueness. This combination often defined luxurious designs so always try to get the best combo.

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Oversized accessories often make a room more interesting. This can be applied to a lot of things, including artwork, light fixtures, furniture and numerous decorations. A large painting displayed on one of the walls in your living room will create an interesting focal point for the space. You can use this strategy to direct the attention toward key elements and parts of the room. For example, display an oversized pendant lamp above the dining table to draw the attention to that specific spot, diminishing the visual impact of everything else around.

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The best source of inspiration for just about anything is nature. You can always find inspiration in the beautiful colors of a flowery field, the tranquility of a forest or the wonderful textures found everywhere around. You can bring some of that beauty inside your home by using materials such as wood mixed with earthy colors and organic patterns.

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Chairs are more important than you think. They can define the style of a space. For example, a very simple dining table can be complemented by a series of colorful and interesting-looking chairs and this will make the whole room stand out. Similarly, the armchairs and accent chairs you use in the living room can set the mood. A beanbag chair will create a very casual and cozy ambiance while a more traditional design will add elegance to the space.

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Always decorate with functionality and practicality in mind. There are no definitive rules when it comes to that. Each space is different and unique and each person has their own style and ideas. A space can be functional and practical in a lot of ways. The key can be in the materials chosen, the colors and textures used, the way in which furniture is arranged or the choice of three small tables instead of a large coffee table for the living room.