By Camille Devost. Home Design. Published at Wednesday, May 16th, 2018 - 09:28:13 AM.
Add an accent wall. To drastically change the look and feel of a room without spending a lot of money, paint an accent wall, advises Todd W. G. Corder, the founder of Deja vu Decor. “A pop of color will instantly draw the eye and is a great way to liven up a room with no more than the cost of a can of paint.
Your long term goals. What is your intention in buying or building a home? Do you plan to stay in it for decades or do you wish to sell it? If you want to sell, you need to design the home as an investment. So, the design should adhere to the standards of the neighborhood and should have elements that increase the value of a home. For example, you can think of installing granite countertops because they are more luxurious and durable than marble. You can also consider hard wood flooring because it enhances the value of your home tremendously.
Hues Play a Huge Role. Consider the interior surfaces of your home – wall colors, woods, ceilings, flooring, cabinets – the color tones of these are responsible for creating a welcoming atmosphere in the winter…or not. Architect Catherine Call, owner of Blue Sky Studio, notes: "Some people like to feel cozy so they use a lot of warm earthy colors, and the golden glow can extend that feeling of sunset.
Whichever look you decide on, this is one area where balance makes all the difference. Make sure you have a relatively simple background, meaning one with muted colors and simple materials so you make it easy for shape to take center stage. Contrast is one of interior design’s fundamental principles. It’s a designer’s secret weapon for ensuring a room draws the eye while still seeming cohesive. The key is knowing where — and how — to use it correctly. We have the scoop on the importance of contrast, as well as the tips you need to make your next project a success. Keep this post in your back pocket. Your interiors will thank you.
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