4 Tips On How To Choose An Aesthetic For Your Interior
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Interior design has changed a lot over the years because people care so much for the vibe of the place where they live.
No matter the time period or the place, our ancestors always cared for their homes’ design. Everyone had different views on it and thus every culture had its own unique aesthetic appreciation.
Even now when we think of exploring space, we need to think about interior design. Sure, we can live in rockets that have our minimal needs covered, but that is not what life is about. Did you know that researchers stationed in the Antarctic suffer great mental stress because they are surrounded by desolate land without much beauty?
So, interior design is important for everyone, and it is important for your everyday life. Designing an interior is both exciting, but also sometimes very stressful due to a lot of factors. Luckily, it does not have to be this way, with these 4 tips, you will be able to choose the right design for you.
1. Your style
There is no correct interior design just like there is no correct aesthetic, there is only what you like looking at. In order to choose the right furniture and other items for your interior, you need to know what you like.
Of course, there are styling mistakes you can make when designing an interior. But the risk is worth it, trust me! What is the point of decorating a home in a way you do not like in the first place? If you make a mistake, just use it as a lesson to see all the different styles that exist before you make the final decision. You can always return or resell your furniture.
Still, it is not necessary to start shooting completely blindly though. Think if your general aesthetic taste. Do you like modern approaches, or do you like specific history-fused interior designs like cottagecore? There are a lot of trends right now, but there are also a lot of forgotten trends that you may like.
Pink writing table / Cottagecore
Art deco is a really beautiful interior design that many people have forgotten about. Or, how about some minimalism or Soviet-era brutalist designs? Maybe you like more oriental interiors, how about some Japanese elements?
Interior by Konstantin Entalcev
2. Keep it coherent
No matter which style you prefer, it is important to stick to that design and be coherent. There is nothing worse than making an interior that does not make any sense because it is just a mix of everything.
Matching different styles can be a good choice, but it needs to be done very carefully for it to work. If you just mix different styles because you like certain pieces but others do not, it can lose the whole vibe. Before you opt for a certain style, make sure that you can get everything you need for the entire interior.
3. Small details
Big pieces are an integral part of an interior, there is no doubt about that. However, to make your design stand out, it is important to take care of the small details.
The small details are sometimes the key components of the entire composition. Think about matching colors, is it better for the couch to match the carpet or the table? If you have a painting hanging, what kind of frame would be the best match for the rest of the interior?
You chose some wonderful pieces for your interior, but what about lighting? Lighting has an integral part in the perception of the entire room.
Light is important for both the pieces of the entire picture, but also the entire vibe you get in the room. Besides light, the smell is another important part of every living space. Being in a room is much different than looking at it from a picture, you want to think about the whole experience.
4. Step by step
Great interiors are not made overnight, it takes time to make a beautiful living space. You should not rush the entire process just because you are impatient to see it in front of you. Rushing the process can only bring mistakes and errors in your design flow. It will make an unnecessary fog in your vision that you will regret later when it is all done. Be patient and look for the things you want to see, not just the things that you find in one go.
These 4 tips were chosen because a lot of people forget to think about these key concepts. A lot of young and enthusiastic designers are quick to think about advanced topics without covering the basics. If you are tasked with designing an interior, chances are that others tried tricking you into the same trap. With these 4 tips, you will get a solid grip on what choosing a design is all about.
You will be able to foresee the mistakes that others make and not repeat them with your interior. You can not think about the advanced topics of the design unless you cover the basics. That path only leads to mistakes and regrets later in life, but this will not be the case with your design choice.