Interior design and decor is the art and science of accentuating the interior of any building by improving and enhancing its interiors with an aim to bring about its transformation into an aesthetically pleasing, functionally efficient and emotionally appealing visual delight. The essence of any Interior decor, be it bohemian, shabby chic, traditional, urban modern or eclectic; will always be about the people and the way they live it. Interior design in its real sense is about the realities of what makes for a civilized, attractive and meaningful environment without bothering about the current trend. The only rule to be borne in mind while talking Interior Decor is that there is none and as aptly stated by a certain someone "the best design projects are the ones where people broke the rules."
Grandeur and over the top decor is a thing of the past as living spaces are more cramped leaving little to no scope for a traditional layout. Modern décor is a lot more practical and balanced. One can add individual touches in the form of a live plant here, a faux hedge there, brassy antiques or creative photographs to bring a specific character while keeping the overall vibe simple when considering space of a more personal nature. For example, the decor for the bedroom might be more laid back and comfortable compared to the professional and business-like setting one might expect to see in a working den or the office/ study. Adding a contemporary flair, which is easy on the eyes and big on comfort into any home becomes effortless with the element of a useful or practical approach towards the setup.
Playing around with dramatic curtains, monochromatic looks, layered bedding and daybeds, creative headboards and different lighting options coupled with artwork and a comforting color palette one can achieve awe-inspiring creative wonders in the bedroom.
Carry your style home. Let your abode reflect your personality and stay true to your individuality. With all your interests, quirks and eccentricities combined; preserved and showcased in the sanctuary of your house. Designers need to be knowledgeable about human preferences and patterns, client behavior and inclinations which in turn may influence their designs. Decor durability and the look and feel of the use of statement pieces can enhance the mood of any room. One can use their treasure trove of collections, family heirlooms or even smaller home accessories such as ceramics and tableware to add a touch of drama.
Economic factors including availability, budgeting, affordability and strategizing. No matter how majestic and grand you might have envisioned your dream house to be in your mind; with pertinent factors like material and labor availability; and pressing matters of the high cost of labor and materials including pricey statement pieces, affordability becomes a challenge and will undoubtedly put a dampener on ones’ spirit. Planning and budget allocation n advance serve well in the long run.
Accessories, Fixtures and Statement Pieces. While dealing with interior components design and detailing which includes choice of wallpapers, upholstery- color, pattern and texture, light fixtures, artwork, custom furniture, bathroom fixtures, cabinetry, millwork, faux ceilings, floor patterning and textiles one has to bear in mind the existing site conditions, economics, ergonomics, cultural factors and influences of the setting on its inhabitants. Some opt for full looks, monochromatic hues, religious bits or merely quirky collectibles to combat monotony and add a hint of character.
Planning and Design Analysis. The design process which includes preliminary design, the design of the schematics, development of the schematics and design analysis are the basic steps one might think of adopting before starting. Visual representation types and aids like bubble diagrams, square footage allocations, stacking/zoning diagrams, block plans, adjacency matrices/charts are available for smooth transitioning of concept to actual models.
Space planning and aesthetic modifications are usually categorized and implemented under non-load bearing interior construction as per the principles of design and architecture. Proper upkeep and preservation of art and architecture, as well as certain fixtures, are all subject to several environmental factors, accidental mishaps and basic requirements like proper ventilation, availability of natural light and lighting conditions, sustainability, the air quality indoors and energy conservation. Checks to see if the indoors are more suitable for live plants or the low maintenance artificial ones like a faux hedge or a lush.
Internal and External Signage. Be mindful of the space. One must have a clear mental picture and be well aware of the direction towards which the available space is headed. Environmental graphics and signage are used for assistance in the particular case. For example, designers have to know about where to place signage, so that people can navigate their way through space, like a storefront or a larger professional setting.
Knowledge of color principles, hues and palette combinations in collaboration with a strong comprehension of architectural styles, item placements, and colors. Theories and systems elaborating personal environment need to help one in the selection and application of decorative elements. A green environment has become the recent rising trend, with many people are preferring to fill up their personal spaces with greenery to counteract and cope with their demanding busy urban lives. Houseplants, terrariums, faux hedge, artificial ponds/ water gardens, and miniature lawns bring a certain freshness and tranquillity to living spaces helping one feel closer to nature.
In keeping with the trends, every new year delivers an exciting selection of interior design ideas to be incorporated into the home; with oversized art pieces, flamboyant wallpapers, quirky fabric patterns, elaborate woodwork, and patterned ceilings being the latest craze among the urban folk. Green interiors are also the rage and on its way to becoming a significant trend, especially posh velvet in attractive shades of green, and beryl shades in particular. Whether it is an assortment of home add-on or a specific interior designing style, there is always an array of trends which can be enjoyed by one and all. Thinking outside the box and experimentation gives a useful insight into how one can effectively and easily freshen up their interiors.