Beginner’s tip for interiors

Beginner’s tip for interiors
Picture that lovely home you saw in the magazine for home interiors with perfectly picked furniture and colors that accentuated every nook and corner, with the lovely lighting that just lifted the whole ambience to another level. There is a designer inside every one of us who aims at achieving that look for our own house, but seldom do things add up quite as we had imagined. Here are some tips on how you can learn to perfect this art.
Read up
Interior designing is a whole field by itself and people spend a lot of time understanding the dynamics of design. So you might want to read up on some books that throw light into the nuances of design. Some of the books that you could refer to are:
* Love your Home: A Beginner’s Guide to Interior Design – Lucy Smith
* Living Modern: The Sourcebook of Contemporary Interiors – Richard Powers and Phyllis Richardson
* Domino: The Book of Decorating: A Room-by-Room Guide to Creating a Home That Makes You Happy – Deborah
* Decorate: 1000 Design Ideas for Every Room in Your Home – Holly Becker & Joanna Copestick
Use space effectively
This is a cardinal rule when it comes to decorating. The more innovatively planned hidden storage you have, the more minimalistic and elegant your house will look, allowing space for the furniture, art work and lighting to really stand out.
Show off your collectibles
That ancient vase that you bought off the flea market, those bone china tea cups and those rustic clay pots are not meant to be hidden. Flaunt them and draw attention to them using focus lighting. Your home will have an instant art gallery feel.
Play with colors
Although neutral shades look great and are an extremely versatile choice for your house walls, it can look a bit drab if not mixed up with some brightly colored elements in the room. Experiment with bright colored cushions or a table cover to break the monotony and add some spunk.
Mirror on the wall
When in doubt, use mirrors. Mirrors are a great design element in your room with multiple benefits. They make your room look bigger, look elegant, brighten up a room and can be used as decorative pieces when used innovatively.
Read up for more creative ideas and before you know it, your house could look like one of those magazine ads.