Interior design principles 5: detail

If you think about interior design you will soon come to realise that it covers a vast amount of topics, which can range from utilising simple colour schemes, furniture, layout and intricate architectural design. Interior design does not stop there, the various topics can be broken down even more when you consider historical issues and if you take into account a global scale, you will know that design is also particular to different countries.

If you're thinking about decorating a room in your house, you will do well to just sit back and reflect for a moment, on exactly what it is that you want to achieve. Do you want a theme or a mood created in the room? Or are you just happy to give the room a lick of paint and basically just freshen it up? Of course these days most people are on a budget, but that does not mean you cannot create a room that speaks volumes about your personality and character, interior design is really only limited to your imagination.

Colour and the use of it is perhaps is one of the most important considerations, in whatever design or theme you are using. This not only applies to the interior of your house but also the exterior, with the use colour you will be able to point out certain architectural features and details of your home. Perhaps you have a house that was actually built over100 years ago, if that is the case, your house will have features from that time. The rooms will be very different in size and design to the modern houses that are being constructed today.

If you take a moment to think about it many new homes and apartments today have hardwood flooring or laminate flooring and the overall feel of the home is a contemporary one. Unless in certain circumstances, you will have to furnish the house yourself, and perhaps one of the easiest ways to do that is to go on the Internet and look at the various websites that have home furnishings. For example, you will be able to get curtain material and you will notice that wholesale fabric will be a lot cheaper. You don't have to stop there either, as a lot of your other soft furnishings will be able to the bought online, such as rugs, cushions and throws. All of these are part of the import details that turn a house into a home.

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