EACH ROOM IS A SPACE FOR A SPECIFIC PURPOSE. In the process of decorating, it is important to remember that any room is a shell of space and time, designed to achieve a specific goal. Decor, like design, should fit this space - match the way people live in it.
MORE LIFE THAN JEWELERY. Decorating a room, it is better to remember that the end result that you should strive for is not a beautiful picture for a magazine, but a space where a high quality of life will be ensured.
CHOOSE ONE OF THREE PRINCIPLES OF FURNITURE SETUP. Everyone knows that it is better to refuse to place furniture along the walls. But what are the alternatives? The first option is a symmetrical arrangement, that is, around a certain point in the room (for example, the center of a room or window). The second is asymmetric, that is, not amenable to logic. The third is a circular arrangement, which differs from symmetrical in that the reference point may be a minor interior detail. For example, a chandelier or drawing on the carpet.
A pivotal figure in popularizing theories of interior design to the middle class was the architect Owen Jones, one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. Jones’ first project was his most important—in 1851, he was responsible for not only the decoration of Joseph Paxton’s gigantic Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition but also the arrangement of the exhibits within. He chose a controversial palette of red, yellow, and blue for the interior ironwork and, despite initial negative publicity in the newspapers, was eventually unveiled by Queen Victoria to much critical acclaim. His most significant publication was The Grammar of Ornament (1856), in which Jones formulated 37 key principles of interior design and decoration.
DISCLAIMER OF AGGRESSIVE FORMS AND COLORS. Most professional decorators are of the opinion that the main and necessary characteristics of a living space are comfort and a relaxing atmosphere. It is better to create a corner of calm in the house than to opt for aggressive shapes and colors.
ROUGH TEXTURES - UNIVERSAL UTILIZERS. If the room does not seem cozy enough, then for sure it lacks decor with a complex rough texture. It can be wicker baskets, a knitted blanket, a fur rug, a lamp with many faces.
PEDESTAL OF HONOR FOR THE DECOR. In order to enliven a decorative composition, try to raise several objects, its components, over others. For example, on the dressing table, part of the bottles can be put in a tall fruit vase. Such a simple technique, which is often used by professional decorators, will give the interior depth and volume.
DARK WINDOWS FOR CREATING AN EFFECTIVE CONTRAST. Dark window frames - an interior solution that is perceived as bold and non-standard. Such a simple technique can transform the living space, creating an unobtrusive contrast with other interior items. Pay attention to the frames of purple, dark gray and black.