100 All You Need to Know To Get Your Dreams' Home (part1)
Are you planning to make your home any soon?! do you need to renew your interior design?! so, here a 100 tips included all you need to know to get a perfect home!! NO MORE NO LESS!!
1- Art that's hung too high.If all your art is hung within a couple feet of the ceiling, you might be a high hanger. The trouble with this is that no one can see your art without craning their neck. Also, it just looks weird.you want your pieces to be at eye level — this will make your place feel comfortable and human scaled.
2- Art that's too small.
Lots of people think about color when they're buying art, but not scale. That 24" wide print is going to look pretty silly swimming in the wide expanse of wall above your eight foot long sofa. Compare the scale of the art to the scale of things around it. A smaller piece that would look just fine hanging over a toilet or bar cart may look strange positioned behind a dining table or hanging by itself on a long wall.
3- A rug that's too small for the space.
We know — large rugs can get really expensive. But a rug that's too small can leave a room feeling bizarre, disjointed, and unfinished.
4- Furniture that's the wrong scale for your space.
The oversized pieces that you find in modern furniture stores may look great in a newer home with 12 foot ceilings, but in an older house or apartment with a more modest scale, newer furniture can look strangely Dali-esque, as if the whole room is slowly shrinking. Conversely, smaller, more delicate pieces may be swallowed by cavernous spaces. Pay attention to the scale of your space. And before you bring in any new furniture, measure, measure, measure! It may be helpful to make an outline (with paper, or tape on the floor) of a piece you're thinking about buying, to get an idea of how it will fit into your space.
5. Thinking of lighting as an afterthought.
Lamps and overhead lights aren't just accessories, little things to layer on after you're done designing a space. Lighting, in fact, is everything, and poor lighting can make a space unattractive or even uncomfortable to be in. Every room needs a few different light sources: at the very least, an overhead light, and a few smaller lamps for cozier occasions.
6-Considering color but not texture.
When many people decorate, they put lots of thought into the colors in a particular room, and don't think about texture at all. This can result in a room where the colors seem over the top, but the space as a whole is a bit dull and flat.Every room needs a little bit of texture to make it interesting
7- Trying to make everything match.
Thinking everything in your home has to come from a matched set, or that all your furniture has to be the exact same shade of walnut, or designed in the same decade, may lead to your home looking a little blah (or a little like the set for a period film).Mix it up! A few vintage pieces can add texture and personality to a modern interior, and vice versa. Focus less on what 'matches' and instead think about what 'goes'. Put two pieces next to each other and think: do I like the way this looks? If so, go for it.
8- Forgetting that furniture is for people.
Has this happened to you? You go to a friend's house, and the host suggests that you retire to the living room for cocktails. You sit down, only to realize that you can't possibly have a conversation with the other people in the room, who are marooned on a sofa that's anchored to the opposite wall, fifteen feet away.Try not to let the shape of a room dictate how you arrange your furniture. Instead, think about how you plan to use the space. If you're trying to create a conversational grouping, none of the seating in the group should be farther than eight feet away than any of the other seats. Don't be afraid to float sofas or chairs away from walls.
9- Too much kitchen counter clutter
It doesn't quite seem like this would fall under "design," but it does if clutter on your counters takes away from your room looking good. Figure out how many items you'd like to hide, and eliminate older things you don't use by donating them. Make room in your cabinets or drawers and declutter your counter to make your kitchen feel calmer (and maybe even larger). You don't have to clear things off completely, but even a small reduction in counter top clutter will help a lot.
10- Bad furniture and/or seating arrangement.
Is your living room rocking a pushed-against-the-wall look? Or do your guests have to shout to hear each other across the room? Does your bedroom feel tiny because of how you've laid out your furniture? Working on how you arrange your furniture is free and can have a huge impact.
11- Too much clutter on tabletops.
Take a hard look at your tabletop decor and vignettes and consider scaling them back. You don't have to get rid of any fun accessories — just grab a small box to store excess items in so you can switch your vignettes up when you get tired of them.
12- Bookcases not thoughtfully curated or styled.
Take a little time out of your weekend to make those shelves look good! An unruly bookcase can have a disorganized effect on an entire room, so decide on a look you like and whip those shelves into shape.
13- Bad lighting locations.
Take a look at your lighting and see whether it needs to be rearranged to balance the light throughout a room (usually three or four points around a room is perfect) or if you need better task lighting in the places you actually work. Don't be afraid to shop around your house to find lamps to re-place, or even to come up with creative mounting solutions.
14- Achieve visual balance.
If you've heard someone say something like "there's too much visual weight" in one side a room, they're definitely not talking about how many actual pounds there are. But making sure that one side of a room doesn't look "heavier" than the other — say by having multiple bulky pieces or a dark color contrasted with a side that lacks furniture or color — will make the entire room feel balanced all around.
15-Add more symmetry.
Symmetry is a natural way to create the sense of order in a space — it will take care of visual balance but also create a rhythm that the eyes can pick up on. An easy way to make more symmetry is to invest in the idea of multiples, and have them match across a room or side-by-side. Curtains are a great way to create the look of symmetry. Matching chairs or a set of two couches can, too. Find a room's center line and consider repeating matching elements across it — you'll find that the room starts to make visual sense and feel more harmonious.
16-Include plenty of negative space.
Too many design elements covering every visual surface can be tiring to be around — and to look at. It can feel chaotic. So intentionally leave room for the eyes to rest on negative space, or space that doesn't have a lot of design elements going on.
17-Carry the eye through the space smoothly.
By connecting the design elements in your space visually using common characteristics, you allow the eye to move through your space smoothly, without jumping around. It doesn't mean everything has to be matchy-matchy, but a room full of elements that connect to one another somehow visually will have a bit more harmony than one that is full of a lot of different looking elements that don't seem to relate to each other at all.
18-Ground seating arrangements.
Actually it's not just seating arrangements that need grounding visually. You should really make sure there aren't too many design elements — furniture pieces, chairs, plants — that are kind of floating off on their own. That trick can certainly be eye-catching and sometimes just the thing a weird spot in a corner or a wall needs. But in general, harmonious spaces are ones where everything feels connected and cohesive. So use rugs to connect seating arrangements together. Connect far away design elements by layering throughout the space. Don't let anything feel like its tethered away from the reality of your home's design.
19-Make sure most items have a purpose.
One unusual way to achieve more design harmony (not to mention keep it clear of clutter) is to simply have a reason for items in your home. By having a purpose for the elements you bring into your space, you will connect them to the rest of the things in your home, and that will create some harmony. The story that comes from each item and your home in full will be translated visually. A space full of meaning will naturally have more harmony to you.
20-Find a good spot.
Seems obvious, yet sometimes I spot a great vignette in a corner of a room that no one can see, almost wasted. Pick a spot with visibility, on a surface of a furniture piece you love and want to enhance. And not every surface in your space needs a carefully crafted vignette, either. In fact you definitely don't want every surface to; your room could get too cluttered that way. Find a spot that won't be a focal point in the room but will complement the rest of the room's style.
21-Feature items of multiple heights and layers.
Unless you want to look like a store, don't use only things of a uniform height and line them up in a row. Common objects that go in vignettes like books, lamps, art, candles and collectibles should be at different heights, and you want to layer the way your arrange them; don't be afraid to let your vignette spread out in all directions.
22- Add something alive (not necessary but nice).
You don't have to add a plant to every tabletop vignette, but you certainly add some zest when you do. Regarding the above suggestion to add varying heights and layers, leafy plants are great for that. But you don't have to go big; a small succulent, an air plant or even a dried arrangement can add life to a vignette.
23-Add a light source (not necessary but nice).
Another lovely option for a vignette is a light source like a lamp or candle. But feel free to get creative and use a string of lights if you'd like. Adding a light source can help warm up a vignette as well as call attention to it in a dark room.
24-Fill it with meaningful stuff you love.
You know how you can sometimes tell when someone's just thrown any art up on a wall? You can get the same feeling from a tabletop arrangement. The best vignettes grow with time as you add on little things you find and stumble across. They also avoid being too matchy-matchy that way, too. For an authentic room, fill your vignettes with things you love.
25-Don't let them get too cluttered or too sparse.
You don't want a vignette that's too cluttered and you don't want a vignette that's too empty. The trick of course, is tailoring that advice to your tastes. If you desire a bohemian look with lots of energy, you might let your vignette have a handful (or two) of objects. But if you have a minimal and modern design, even three objects in a vignette could seem to cluttered.
Similarly, you want to pay attention to the spacing of your items when you arrange your vignette. Items spaced too far apart might just seem like you didn't clear your tabletop off properly, whereas too close together could come off really busy. Feel out your sweet spot.