Tips For Interior Decoration
As our faces are different, so are our imaginations ( borrowed that from my grandma’s praying habit), with an active imagination you may be passionate about sophisticated designs, might want to keep things simple and transparent might want to spoil your beautiful Mrs. with expensive colors and comfort, whatever your intentions, there’s a color to match every man’s pride.
The cool and calm vibe, music enhancing colors, sensual euphoria, spooky aura, etc., of a room, cannot be overemphasized in painting and decoration.
Where there’s a lot to consider, we’ll just focus on:
Choosing a color; in choosing a color for interior decoration you should be knowledgeable in colors- primary, secondary and tertiary colors, and even have good taste and active imagination for color combination. You might want to choose different colors for each room in your house.
Each room serves a different purpose and so, you can’t paint the playroom with the same color you paint your movie room; to the former brilliance is of the essence, and the latter, warmth, and color of private mien. When choosing a color, consider the function of that room, its degree of lighting- very much reflected by colors, its need for space- also associated with color.
For coolness and calm, colors like blue, green, and a light shade of purple, or even lilac are good representatives. These colors are ideal for the bedroom, work office, and drawing-room. Green is rejuvenating, giving a nature-like feel. A splash of green (forest green) on the wall and placement of potted plants at different corners of the room, gives off a natural vibe.
To get a warm setting especially for your room, you could use a red (ox-blood if so classified), Brown or Orange paint for the walls. These colors are good to be used for playrooms and kitchen too or for creative spaces.
White colors have a neutral and open feel. It can be used for any room but with appropriate decors, if mystery and maturity aren’t your stuff. Black colours fill the room with mystery and its thickness and degree of luster can create a gloomy ambiance; but white and black are elaborate colors among others and offer clarity to a room.
It is important to note that the level of fill or saturation big a color defines three (3) properties of a room:
- Space (Volume of accommodation)
- Options (to decorate)
In painting, if single colors seem too boring and serious, either or all of these three (3) methods can provide that satisfaction:
- Mixing colors (these are usually to get a secondary or tertiary color)
- Offsetting/layering/masking (creating layers of colors outwards from thick to surface light colors
If indecision is a momentary trait, try combining your most preferred color with another, but making your most preferred dominant. In combining colors, a warm and cool color could go together like yellow and purple, a cool light shade of pink and lilac or yellow-green.
- Making patterns on the wall; while painting, you could also make creative patterns on the wall, draw common shapes like a heart, triangle, rhombus or come up with something creative depending on the depth of your imagination. Brush color splashes could count as design too, but with a sense of uniformity. Geometric lines count too, if you’re fond of space and distance and have Einstein for a role model. Graffitis on the wall are indicative of rebellion and selective independence.
- Selecting and placing furniture; placing all furniture against the wall often creates an empty zone in the middle of the room. Why not try something else, Keep them a bit far from the wall and a little together so that when having a discussion with visitors, it doesn’t give room for awkward and distant conversation. While placing the furniture, ensure they do not obstruct anything else in the room like the fire place or a beautiful picture flower frame.
Furniture colors and designs are there to create balance- try fitting a round nut in a square hole. Throw pillows are good companions on an empty chair as well as better companions for visitors when discussion topics have been exhausted.
There’s no limit to listing the possibilities of a well-decorated home, paintings, flowers, collectibles, architecture, etc. It all depends on the power of your imagination.