Like any field of expertise, interior designing and the feat of choosing furniture for your home require basic principles. Fortunately for the clueless housewife, she doesn't have to be secret rocket scientists and she doesn't need to rush to the nearest university for a crash course in interior designing. These basic principles, tips and guides are as easy as 1-2-3.
Unity simply means having the same motif, the same theme for a particular room in your home. For example, while trying to redecorate your living room, you decide to go with a Victorian style with the color scheme burgundy. In selecting furniture, carpets, paintings and other décor for your Victorian living room, make sure that they fit perfectly into the Victorian look. Go for plush couches with intricately carved wooden arm rests. Go for similarly-toned curtain tassels that matches thick curtains with elaborate designs. A minimalist glass coffee table or an irregularly-shaped corner lounge chair made of metal in bright blue color simply will not do in a Victorian living room. Unity of design means all items, all furniture in the room are pulled together and unified by a single theme.
Balance and Proportion
One very important element of Aesthetics and Western design is balance or proportion. This element simply means that items in a room must be well-distributed or equally and strategically placed all over the room. Avoid over-crowding one area of the room and leaving another area barren to the eyes. A good room with proper balance and proportion should have symmetry. Symmetry creates a feeling of serenity and stability in the room.
Any person can create a lovely home. With the help of these two basic elements in designing, anyone can choose a furniture design without fear of it being out of place in your new home. If you only stick to a design suited to your personality and follow these two above elements, nothing can go wrong. Choosing furniture designs according to your taste but tailoring it around these two elements will definitely make your new home a reflection of your personality.
Home is where the heart is, and it should be a place that is your haven, your personal space of comfort and security. With the right living room design this is certainly something that you can easily accomplish. While we all have different tastes and style interests, that doesn't mean that you cannot easily create a beautiful home.
What's your Style?
The furniture design that is chosen is the most important factor in creating the ambiance that you desire at your home. The chosen pieces should reflect the colors and the styles that you like. Remember, once you've chosen the furniture design you must keep color-coordinated to ensure the living room looks its absolute best. Warm colors are best suited for the living room, which can include red, gold, orange and yellow.
Before you begin the process of designing your living room it is important that you have some sort of idea of what you're looking for. Are you looking for a living room that speaks in high value or do you prefer something comfortable and quaint? Do you like modern styles or prefer the tried and true styles of yesterday? Once you've decided this you can continue on to making the actual selection.
Find your Inspiration
Choosing the best living room design is much easier when you have inspiration. Since there are so many possibilities and so many creations possible, you can easily lose yourself in the choices. Rather than allow this to happen, turn to the many sources that can help make the process easier. This includes interior designers, style guide books and of course the Internet.