Every year sees a new range of designs, fabrics, and other materials quickly fade into and out of popularity. It is hard to know what trends will stick. Thanks to the many interior design experts around the world, we can at least narrow down what trends are likely to remain popular all year.
Interior design is primarily important due to the time we spend inside of the many buildings that house our everyday routines. The feeling of the home, office or business setting must be one that is inviting and relaxing. It must be suitable for the functionality of the room as well as blend seamlessly with the rest of the home or office setting. Here are a few interior design tips to reinvent the beauty of home (and office) living.
Choosing the right type of material.
Every one of us uses our senses a bit differently. Some people are very bothered by certain fabrics and soothed by others. Choose leather for a durable yet soft approach to design. Choose patterns to create a busier color scheme. Each material presents its own vibe and feeling to the room.
Durability in materials is another paramount quality to examine and consider. What will be done in the room? Obviously, the fabrics chosen for a children’s bedroom would need to be much more durable than the materials selected for a home office or foyer. Think functionality!
Fixtures and accessories add a nice touch.
Fixtures and other home accessories like lighting should be carefully considered. They may seem like a small part of the room, but a beautiful faucet can tie the whole bathroom together. Currently trending, the matte black finish on fixtures and faucets seems to be the thing to follow.
These are the easiest changes to make to a home or office environment, but they are crucial to flow and functionality. Cabinet pulls, and lighting adds a comfortable level of coordination in a space and draws together the whole picture.
Decide what type of foliage to use.
When it comes to indoor foliage, keep it simple. Low-maintenance plants that will keep the air pure and the room green are preferred. Try utilizing small air plants for shelves and desktops. These plants do not need any upkeep, nor do they even need soil to grow.
Hanging, vine plants are also great for adding depth to a room. The long arms of the Boston Fern dangling effortlessly in the corner of the room will not only bring a breath of fresh air, but it will add life to the design.
The marriage of functionality and design.
To successfully design any type of interior space, there must first be a firm understanding of the marriage of functionality and design. Designers must first consider what the space will be used for before beginning the process of decorating.
High traffic areas of the home or office should be designed to serve the people who will be roaming in and out throughout the lifetime of the space. Choose durable materials and minimize clutter to begin, and never neglect the concept of usable area.