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No matter what it is in life, be that training our skills for our career, choosing to dress well, or renovating a house, we find that embracing the strengths and leveling off weaknesses is a smart way to go about things.
Interior design principles follow this logic, too. In order to get the best out of a space, and a room, which will always have fixed limitations and parameters to work within, it’s essential for us to make decisions according to the strengths of that room.
This is why we tend to keep furniture light in small rooms, for example, or why we use mirrors to enhance natural light in a room that suffers from a lack of it. In this post, then, we’ll discuss a few further measures for discovering the particular design strengths of a room, and how your decorative decisions can work in tandem with that.
After all, you don’t need to be a qualified or overly insightful interior designer to help a room look absolutely beautiful. With that in mind, let’s consider:
Utilities That Should Be Preserved
It’s a healthy idea to think of the utilities that can be preserved in a property, and what exactly it is you hope to achieve with them. For instance, perhaps a chimney and fireplace were blocked up by an old owner of the house, and now you wish to unblock that and potentially allow a wood burner to begin functioning again. What a great way to add value to a room, and all it took was preserving a utility well.
Unique Room Principles
Certain rooms have their own charm, and the essential capacity of an interior designer involves leveraging that properly. If you can achieve that, then you’re so much more likely to generate a worthwhile outcome.
For instance – perhaps the balcony space of a room can be properly cleaned, the fence restored, and the window frames replaced to create even more navigable room. Maybe the space has tall ceilings, perhaps for hanging some intensive and bulky light fixtures that shout elegance and indulgence. Perhaps preserving the oaken beams inlaid into the ceiling of an old house could do it. You get to make those decisions.
Custom Design Necessities
It might be that while the room is competent and just as lovely as it needs to be, the furnishing and fixtures you put in place will have the greatest effect in the long run. Having custom sofas made, or designing your own curtains or implementing custom blinds may be able to help you make the most of the navigable space in a corner room, for instance, allowing you to utilize an area you may have otherwise written off as too big, too small, or too oddly shaped to use effectively. This kind of visionary thinking is what helps someone become a capable interior designer, regardless of how professional they might be in their outlook.
With this approach, you’re sure to decide upon the given strengths of a particular room.