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The Hidden Secrets of Exceptional Interior Design

Known only to a few of the experts.

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Some people have a natural talent for design and can put a room together effortlessly. The rest of us aren’t so lucky. While we’d love to run our every idea past an interior designer, we’re mostly left with browsing Pinterest and consulting our intuition before making any changes to our homes. But, taking the time to learn the secrets of interior design can put novices in the same league as the pros.

Pay attention to scale

Scale is an important element in interior design. Getting it wrong can throw off the whole room. Scale refers to the size of the room and the objects within it and how they all relate to one another. So, every piece of furniture should be exactly the right size for the space. Oversized furniture in a small room makes it look cramped and dark. And small furniture in a spacious room makes it feel cold and empty. To get the scale right, only buy new furniture once you’ve really become familiar with the space and how you use it. You’ll then be ready to choose exactly the right furniture. Alternatively, an interior designer can provide expert advice on what looks best for your home. Consulting a professional lets you create an interior you love with much less hassle involved. 

Balancing act

Achieving good balance in a room ensures it looks good and flows well. Forms, colors, and textures should be introduced to create a feeling of equilibrium. For example, laying dark flooring in a room that already has a dark ceiling will make it feel smaller than it really is. Instead, the room could be balanced with light flooring. Alternatively, a room with only lighter surfaces may not look quite right. If you don’t want to change the flooring or walls, the room could be balanced with the simple addition of furnishings like solution-dyed nylon carpet, cushions, and drapes in bold or dark shades.

Embrace imperfection 

Interior design becomes less stressful and more enjoyable when you accept your home is never going to be perfect. It’s all too easy to get caught up in endless to-do lists, planning, measuring, and purchasing. But, design is primarily an art above all else. Flaws and imperfections end up being a source of beauty. Besides, your tastes and expectations change over time and your interiors will naturally evolve too. It’s often the inevitable revisions and tweaks which end up creating standout features.  

Decorating your home can be a daunting prospect. But by knowing these exceptional interior design secrets, you’ll be able to make a success of your future home projects. 

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