Interior Design 101: 6 Tips for Beginners

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For someone who is just getting started in the field of interior design, it can be overwhelming. There are so many options, brands, and styles to choose from that it can take months to find the perfect one for you. Whether your goal is to make your home more comfortable for yourself or to work as a professional designer, these six tips are essential for beginners.

1. Proper Use Of Photography

Many people believe that abstract photography is only for artists, but it can also be a handy tool in interior design. Abstract photography landscape art pieces can give a room life and space. It can help tie the room together and be a talking piece when guests come over. 

It can also assist you in making design decisions by displaying what will not work and what will. If you're considering an abstract art piece or abstract wallpaper for your home decor project, this technique will come in handy.

2. Start With The Basics

It can be challenging to find your style when you are just starting in interior design. A simple tip is, to begin with, the fundamentals. What other colors you need to include in your plan will be determined by the walls and furniture colors. If you have a lot of warm orange tones on your walls, for example, cool blues or greens as accents for picture frames, lamps, vases, and other items would look fantastic.

On the other hand, darker browns might be better than accent items if you go all neutral shades like taupe and grays. These foundational pieces must work well together, so stay away from clashing color schemes at first.

3. Add Some Greenery

Interior designers frequently state that adding plants and flowers to a space makes it feel alive and makes it feel airier. The bright colors of the foliage help to make the room feel less claustrophobic and oppressive. Cacti and succulents are good choices because they require little maintenance. If you live in a cold-weather climate, consider incorporating evergreens into your design scheme to make your home feel welcoming all year.

Plants in the interior make the space appear more open and welcoming. They also give any interior design scheme a much-needed breath of fresh air.

  1. Choose Neutral Furniture Pieces

If you're just getting started in interior design, starting with neutral-colored furniture can be an excellent place to start. White and black, for example, are neutral colors that will go with any style of decorating you do in the future. They also serve as a blank canvas for your creativity, which can assist you in getting started and feeling confident in your work.

The best part is that they compliment any outfit! You won't have to worry about clashing colors or styles because neutral furniture complements various design styles, from country living rooms to modern bedrooms. Besides, neutral colors are less likely to go out of style because they are easier to match with accessories and other items you may own.

5. Always Remember That Less Is More

When creating a good design for your home or office, remember that less is more. When you use too many colors and patterns in a room, it will feel cluttered and chaotic, which most people want when they redesign their space. Choose one accent color and use it sparingly throughout the room to tie everything together instead of going overboard with color choices.

Instead of wall-to-wall carpeting, you can use different textures, such as fur throws on chairs or natural fiber rugs. These small details will add just the right amount of variety without being overwhelming.

6. Consider Using Mirrors Strategically To Make A Small Room Look Bigger

Mirrors are one of the most effective ways to make a small space appear larger. When designing their rooms, it is critical for beginners in interior design to keep this in mind. Depending on the space, you can use mirrors vertically or horizontally.

They can also get positioned at an angle to give the impression of more space than you have. If your bedroom has no windows and faces outward, mirrors are handy (windows would allow natural light).

Whether you're new to interior design or just looking for some inspiration, above are six tips that will make your home beautiful. With these ideas in mind, grab a notebook and start sketching out the perfect space for yourself.

Author's Bio: Sierra Powell

Sierra Powell graduated from the University of Oklahoma with a major in Mass Communications and a minor in Writing. When she's not writing, she loves to cook, sew, and go hiking with her dogs.

 

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