With 2018 coming to close and 2019 rushing in, it’s not a bad idea to think about design projects for your home. Lots of homeowners have these projects on the backs of their minds so why not dedicate some resources to getting it done? If you’re thinking about doing some interior design work, try these four tips to help you out.

First Impression

One of the most important concepts to understand in interior design is the first impression. When guests walk in from the front door, what is the first thing they see? First impressions play a huge role in building effectiveness in your design, so you want to make sure that the first impression, the first thing people see when they walk, is picture perfect.

Symmetry

A good general idea is to look for symmetry. That doesn’t mean that every room should have an exact mirror point, but that they are balanced. So for example, if you took all the of objects on the left side of the room and you take all the objects on the right side of the room, would the scale be even? Or would it tip towards one side? Try your best to make sure that each side has an equal amount of eye-catching stuff.

Busy vs. open

This is an important concept when talking about floors or walls. Do you want the design to be busy? Or do you want it to be more open? For example, grated tiles, brick, or wallpaper? Busy. There’s a lot going on in those intricate designs. But one color paint is open.

A good rule to follow is to use open designs in smaller spaces to make them seem bigger, and busier designs in larger spaces to give them more focus.

Be Smart with Paint

Paint is valuable but not just for your walls. Of course, the color of your walls is crucial, but save some of that paint. It might make a great accent around your mirrors or windows to create more color contrasts.

Alternatively, lots of homes have something to hide. If you have something like an exposed pipe, you can paint it the same color as your wall to give a camouflage effect. It will be noticeable, obviously, but it then fits the room and even creates an attractive urban atmosphere.

With the right design, you can make any space look attractive!