Designers incorporate different elements into their styles to encapsulate a completed look. There are several “ingredients” that create a successful interior. Most individuals are good at following a specific style or adding character to a room with their favorite décor. However, to have a genuine design, there will need to be a sense of harmony in all of your elements. Here are three features you may be neglecting to focus on in your design:
Texture is used to give the room a sense of depth. Every surface in your home has a level of texture. Whether smooth or rough, texture is everywhere throughout a design. Mixing and matching different textures can help create a more well-versed, balanced room. Textured ceilings, walls, flooring, and any other space you can see or touch can all have a powerful effect on the atmosphere.
Patterns are powerful in design as well. They can take a simple design and give it power and complexity by the repetitive nature. They can also provide the room with unity if you use the same pattern in different areas of the room. Similar throw pillows, area rugs, and curtains can all complement a similar pattern and give the room a sense of harmony.
Never forget to put the focus on proper lighting in your home. Ideally, natural light can be most beneficial, but it is not always an option. Try to have every room well lit to allow the space to feel more open. Bright colors can reflect light easier and make a space feel much more substantial. It is not too much to have two or three light sources in a room. Each space is created differently and finding the perfect balance for your space may be different than someone else’s.
Incorporating these elements can be easy; however, taking the time to consider how well you facilitate each can be difficult. Step back and look at your home. Decide if you are lacking in any of these categories. Remember that a quick update with some throw pillows or light fixtures can make a huge difference in the balance and overall design.