Re-design your home implementing these modern design principles

Re-design your home implementing these modern design principles

They aren’t a fixed set of rules that govern the laws of interior design; on the contrary every design principle has been made to be broken given the fact that your first aware of what these modern design principles are and how they impact the end result of a decor scheme. Professional interior decor is all about implementing these principles in one form or the other and experimenting and breaking these rules improvising and adapting to achieve the desired end result. Here are some of the most popular tips and tricks that you can incorporate into your next redesign project.

Mixing textures: textures come into play in a decor scheme to add accents and balance to the room. This can be achieved by canning filler elements such as rugs, accent cushions etc. texture can also be used by mixing and matching materials such as wood and metal or even rattan with weaved fabric.

Layered lighting: layered lighting helps in adding a dimension in the room and also helps in elevating the mood of any space. To achieve the right amount of light in the room plan to have multiple light sources and not limiting it to only overhead lights depending on the space available in the room. Floor lamps, pendant lamps or even table lamps can nicely be placed at empty corners to enhance the glow of the room.

Taking a chance with accessories:   Not everyone would be prepared to go bold by adding statement making accessories to the room, however, adding a few timeless elements, or even classic pieces will help in adding vibrancy to the space.

 

Measuring your space: before you make any buying decision on a favorite piece of furniture be sure to size for it space and also which picturise how it will work in relation to the other existing pieces in the room.

 

Expert Advice: Essential Tips for Designing the Kitchen

Expert Advice: Essential Tips for Designing the Kitchen

Modern kitchens have achieved plenty of sophistication from the traditional kitchen mainly due to the fact that the modern kitchen is much more than just a place to only prepare a meal. Today the kitchen is an extension of the living area and for most households it is a space to meet each other and also socialize. Inside of being tiny spaces kitchens have evolved into being a space that is warm and inviting. With the right planning you too can create a space that meets your liking’s, ultra-functional and also a space that your family can enjoy being in.

Cooking spaces are planned are the kitchen work triangle that consist of the sink, the refrigerator and stove. These basic kitchen essential must be placed in the form of a triangle not more that 7-8 feet apart to facilitate ease in access an functionality. Plan your cooking space with at least two counter-tops; the first around the sink area and the other to function as a work surface. If you entertain guests in the kitchen, an additional countertop space would be required inorder to serve a meal. Plan to have at least one window in the cookery, ideally two, to allow natural light to enter and keep the kitchen fresh.

For artificial lighting, it is important that during the planning phases you identify where the countertops and stove would be placed and sufficiently light those areas. Storage is another aspect of the design plan; not only is adequate storage space a must, storage needs be sized correctly to fit crockery in easily and also be able to store larger pots and pans.