5 interior design rules that never go out of style
Décor trends may come and go, but these golden rules are forever…
A home is a truly precious thing. Your home is where you go to escape the pressures and stresses of daily life; a place to unwind and recuperate at the end of the day. But in order to get the most out of your home, you need to find an interior design that really speaks to you.
Knowing where to start with great interior design can be difficult, especially when seasonal trends and styles come and go so quickly. However, there are some décor commandments which have no expiration date. Here are our 5 golden rules for timelessly beautiful interior design.
Wall art is the perfect way to bring personality
Even in a neutral space, there are many ways to inject some fun and personality into the room’s design. One of the most effective ways to do this is with wall art. Not only are there endless possibilities when it comes to wall art, but it’s also a great way to spruce up the look of a room without taking up precious floor space.
Get personal with your wall art, expressing your own interests and passions. Find pieces that speak to you on an emotional level, as this will help your home truly feel like your own.
Floor-to-ceiling curtains create amazing optical illusions
Curtains are one of the most useful tools at your disposal when it comes to making your rooms look bigger and airier. If your room suffers from small windows, consider floor-to-ceiling curtains as a way to mimic the feeling of large windows and high ceilings. Hanging light curtains across the entire length of an otherwise boring wall is also a cost-effective and impactful way to add drama to the space.
Furniture can be both pretty and practical
The images of interior settings we see online and in magazines are so often decked out with the latest sleek and modern furniture pieces – designs that look great but are unlikely to stand the test of time in the average family home. However, the best furniture is both fashionable and functional. Through smart decision-making and careful planning, you can get the best of both worlds with your interior design. For example, upholstery materials like leather always look glamorous and are also extremely easy to clean.
Table tops should be decorated using the rule of three
The human eye is naturally drawn to items in groups of three, as it gives a sense of both diversity and balance — one central item, one to the left and one to the right. So when it comes to surfaces and table tops, use this rule as your guide. From bottles to plants to ornaments, grouping your décor in threes will help you create a personal, interesting space without creating clutter.
Accent walls are a stunning way to draw focus
Every room should have a focal point, bringing drama and order in equal measure. One of the most ‘simple yet effective’ means of drawing focus is with a feature wall. This should be the main wall in the space; the one you see first when you step into the room. Whether it’s a dramatic printed wallpaper or a single block of bold colour, an accent wall brings personality to even small spaces without feeling overwhelming, as you can keep the rest of the room largely neutral.