In the world of interior design, there may be trends but if you look hard enough you will find a trend that suits you. That's because, in today's more open society, we are much more in tune with people's ideas of personal expression. The only thing holding you back from a great interior design is your own imagination. You need to feel more confident about your own instincts and just go with what you like.
We have so many more choices these days when it comes to dressing our interiors. Fabrics come in a multitude of materials, colors stretch across the spectrum for just about every season and furniture and curtains, blinds and floor coverings all come in such a wide choice it can be difficult to choose sometimes.
To simplify the decoration of a room think of what purpose the room serves and what time of day it will be mostly used. Think about how light will play its part in the room – whether it will be predominantly daylight or will the room be used mostly at night where artificial light will be the main source. All these factors will have an influence over what you decide to put in your room.
Start with one of your favorite colors. This could be something as daring as red or deep blue, or even orange. But if you're going to make a statement, you need to not be afraid. Picking a strong color and using it profusely in a room can work as long as you apply a few simple rules:
Don't be over-fussy with patterns. Choose fabrics that contain a pattern the same color as the background fabric, where the grain lays a different way - such as damask. The fabric is a great place to start with color but if you're going for the indulgent look, don't skimp on great fabric.
So you see, a room can be dramatic and romantic, opulent, indulgent yet still simple enough to be practical. Don't be afraid to go bold and don't be afraid to use strong colors. Just remember not to overdo different patterns and to play around with lighting, maybe trying different lamps etc, until you find the look you love. Designing the perfect home is a challenge, but should really come from your heart and creativity. Stepping outside your box or comfort zone can be a great way to start…even if you end up reigning yourself back to your more comfortable place.
Hopefully, you found these tips to be of help, but, as always, if you get stuck or just need some help, I am only a phone call or email away!