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Interior decoration is clearly the topic where you can give free rein to your imagination. And people constantly want to see new interiors and decor around them.
These natural desires attract new ideas, but what about old patterns? It can easily turn out that what was once considered outdated and unfashionable suddenly becomes stylish and modern. Any self-respecting decorator directly claims that the rules are needed to break them.
Thus, all rigidly written design requirements simply crumble to dust. After all, they are no longer a reference point for professionals, but many people still prefer to believe the old dogmas, considering them solid and indestructible.
Small rooms should be decorated in pale neutral colors or painted in white. Previously, the generally accepted opinion was that due to the white or pale shade of the walls, you can make the space visually larger than it really is. But this statement is only partly true. The scale of the room and its dimensions have much more connection with the shape and scale of the furniture than with the color of the walls. It is also important how and where the items are. Those who want to maintain the comfort and compactness of their room should try new interior options. After all, even a small area can be made hospitable and comfortable. And adding color on the walls, in accessories and even bedding will help with this. This way you can “warm up” a small space.
Small rooms should be furnished with small furniture. This seems logical, but it is actually a stupid myth. If in an already small room to place also tight small-sized furniture, then the illusion of a toy dollhouse will be created. Such a frivolous perception of one's own home will not give rise to the feeling that it is a solid fortress, a cozy shelter, a warm hearth. In a small bedroom it is not at all necessary to place a double bed, because it can eat up the whole place. But if this option is acceptable, then why abandon it right away? Rather than filling your room with numerous small items, it is better to put a couple of large-scale items. With their help, the room will look more solid and larger. In places where space is clearly limited, you should think about the style of the furniture and its functionality at the same time. For example, although a wardrobe will take up more space than a chest of drawers, it will spend space much more efficiently. And at the foot of the bed, you can place a couple of vintage-looking chests. This way the room will retain its classic features and become more elegant. And to store things in such chests in an original and effective way.
When decorating a room, you must adhere to a set of rules. Before you start decorating your space, you must immediately abandon this harmful delusion. As we have already said, designers believe that rules can and should be broken in this area. Naturally, a certain amount of care is needed so that the room being equipped does not lose its appearance and state. And when decorating your own home, you must rely primarily on personal tastes and ideas about what is generally considered comfortable and stylish. It is worth considering that this, in fact, should be the only rule, because you yourself will probably live in the house, and not the very critics from design magazines or friends with the "right" taste. So it's worth choosing furniture that you like and using colors that give you positive feelings. Do not be afraid to display objects of your hobby, crafts in the most conspicuous place. Anyone can be resourceful and original when decorating their home. As a result, a person's dwelling should best reflect his tastes and interests.
In dark rooms, the space seems smaller than it really is. Dark rooms can very well add warmth and texture and size. These shades give a sense of sophistication, style and some kind of drama. It is worth considering the fact that dark walls can perfectly act as a canvas for further work. If you hang a work of art on it, then the emphasis will be much more pronounced than on a similar work on an ordinary white wall. It is worth repeating again that the color of the walls does not particularly affect the visual sense of the space, here the furniture placed inside is much more important. It is worth choosing it correctly, in proportion to the size of the room, and then the walls can already be painted in any color you wish. And so that the room does not lose its volume, it should be kept open. Rooms often lose space if they are crowded and closed.
With darker ceilings, the room becomes shorter and overall smaller. This myth is related to the previous one, but again it is not completely true. Colorful ceilings can bring size and texture to a room. Such ceilings can emphasize the zest of the room, make the space more complex or sophisticated. If in a small space, walls or furniture are made in lighter colors than a dark ceiling, this can create strange effects. In other situations, a painted ceiling should not spoil the feel of the room by making it short or shallow. Those who are seriously worried about their space, who will seem small and dull, can be advised to bring decorative mirrors into it. With their help, reflections of the walls will be created and additional light sources will appear.
Do not mix prints with patterns. Who said you can't do this? Sometimes there is no better way to add personality, texture and color to a room. Combining dissimilar elements in the same space can lead to interesting results. It turns out that bright textures, paintings, rugs and floral prints with stripes are quite combined. But in order for the conceived to be implemented successfully, it is necessary to adhere to a pre-selected color scheme. And depending on the palette, whether blue or gray, pink or green, you can mix patterns and fabrics.
It is worth sticking to a single focal point. Everyone knows that our world is clearly not one-dimensional and heterogeneous. Likewise, our dwellings cannot be tied to a single dimension and center. There are four walls in any living space, but who said that a designer is obliged to stick to only one of them as a starting point? Who said that one of the parts or zones is less important than the central one. Why is it necessary to focus on an old painting or a fireplace and nothing else? All interesting items deserve to be in the center of attention. If each wall has its own focal point, then we will not only add texture to the room and give it an extra dimension, but also reward it with our individuality and sense of style.
We must adhere to a single style. Matching to one thing in interior design is like getting someone to do one hobby. People are multifaceted creatures, therefore, their homes should also be like that, or at least get a chance for it. What should a traveler who has interesting artifacts from China, Japan, France and Greece do? Or a fan of art who is equally dear to the western and eastern directions. Trying to get a person to stick to one direction is just as ridiculous in the end as the desire to force him to live within a limited and narrowly focused space. And what, in fact, are good reasons to avoid combining different styles? It has been noticed that Japanese sculpture looks great with classical French or antique. Mixing, merging, and superimposing different styles in a home will add versatility and layering to your home. What better way to express your own taste and make your home truly unique?
In any space, the sofa should be made the focal point of the space. It is worth remembering that any space is unique and should not be tied to a sofa. It may not have anything to do with the rest of the design at all. Perhaps the most important piece of furniture in a home is the dining table, souvenir cabinet, or bookshelves. The sofa can play this role on a par with others, but not better than everyone else. It is worth making a choice of a center based on your own home and lifestyle. For example, for a young and active family, it is foolish to focus on the sofa, on which no one will lie for a long time. So why make it the center then? And instead of a sofa, you can put a much more practical and fashionable couch. Often, a large dining table is chosen as the focal point, at which the whole family can gather.
Vintage furniture must not be painted. What such a ban is based on remains unclear. Recycling of old furniture or upcycling is becoming more and more popular today. This is the best way to revive things that have already become obsolete, to give them new life. Moreover, it is also simply environmentally friendly. And repainting old vintage furniture allows you to use a shard from the past, giving it a modern touch.
Dining chairs and tables must match. We often hear from designers that it is necessary to correlate the fabric with which the chairs are upholstered and the materials of the table itself. But this is absolute fiction! For your chairs and tables, you can use absolutely any and varied textures and styles. But at the same time, one should not forget about the general color solutions, choosing nevertheless a dark or light wood. If you mix elements from a different shade of wood, then you can dilute it with a single color seat cushions, or made of the same type of fabric. You just need to create a texture so that it doesn't ripple in the eyes.
There is a refrigerator for demonstration of children's art items. You can often see how parents use magnets to attach funny works of children to the refrigerator. But isn't it worth giving more to children's creativity? Why not create a children's art studio or even a gallery right on the wall? And the child himself will be interested in it, and for the space, such a solution will be fresh. People sometimes rack their brains trying to decorate their home with something bright, colorful. In fact, you can leave it at the mercy of children's imagination and colors.
We must leave the spaces. Indeed, white space is alarming. And although the gaps seem empty, gray, faceless, these places can be presented as corners of tranquility. As mentioned, personality and textures are essential elements for creating lush spaces. The same white color has many shades. So when decorating a white room, you can consider several shades of this color, which will keep the room warm and depth. The walls can be given an ivory color, the bed linen can be left snow white, and the other elements can be given dark white tones. All in a complex it will give a feeling of calmness and serenity. But white doesn't have to be cold and sterile either.
We must try to give up rugs. Yes, wall hangings are a thing of the past, like the entire Soviet Union. But this does not mean that it is now essential to give up these warm and beautiful products. Plus, carpets are a great way to add texture and color to your home floors. Layering carpets adds warmth to the room. They soften wood floors and make walls deeper and more textured. Carpets seem to connect all pieces of furniture together with the room, creating a harmonious complex. But like any other fabric, while staying within the chosen color scheme, you can safely experiment with models, textures and layers.
Each room should refer to a single primary color. Indeed, it is possible to add a little basic color to every room, but who said that this is necessary? If you use different shades and tones of the same color, you can provide a good variety. Textures can generally act in such a way that there is no need to dilute them with color. If you want to stick to one tone, just adding another color to the composition will create a sense of texture and depth. Otherwise, blindly following this myth will make the space too one-dimensional and flat.