In interior design there are basic principles that can be applied in any type of space to achieve harmonious and comfortable environments. You will find here the four most important ones for you to put into practice when decorating your environments.
The first is the balance, between the elements there is a visual balance, it prevents one side from looking and feeling
more overloaded than the other. To achieve this more effectively, there is a rule of three or odd numbers that help to maintain balance and are much more dynamic and attractive than even. This is because the human eye is forced to move more and makes for a more engaging viewing experience.
The second principle is movement, the ideal is to use different scales, sizes, lighting and shapes; the next principle is scale and proportion, it is about the size and visual weight of the elements in relation to the size of your space and between them; and the last, but not least, are the details: they are the most significant, they are the ones that talk about you, your personality, your hobbies, ancestors and tell stories. The details are always the personal stamp, do not forget it.
Taking these principles into account, we are going to start talking about different tips to accessorize environments such as the living room.
Lighting: It is important to have at least two light sources, one general and one accent. The general light can be the one that comes naturally through your window, and the accent light can be generated by a floor or ceiling lamp. The ceiling lamps in the living room can be directed towards the sofa; In dining rooms, hanging lamps should be 70 cm from the surface of the dining room and can be complemented with table lamps on buffets or auxiliary tables.
Cushions: You can combine the cushions in different ways:
-A smooth texture with a striking print: combine a neutral element such as a smooth texture with a print that stands out.
Similar patterns or textures: you should use some that are similar to each other, you can vary the size of the pattern, but making sure it is on the same motif.
Geometric Designs: Geometric designs can be combined with each other using the same color.
Wall decoration: Regarding the composition of pictures, these basic keys that you can apply should be taken into account.
When grouping pictures you must follow an aesthetic line based on color, shapes or concept. The important thing in this case, regardless of the pieces chosen, is the composition and the organization.
Always leave a reasonable space between them, without putting them too close to each other. The smaller the squares, the smaller the distance between them; and the larger the squares, the greater the distance that separates them.
Before hanging on the wall, visualize that your composition follows a shape, such as square, rectangular, circular, asymmetric or symmetrical and within this shape distribute the material with which you will work.
Mirrors: mirrors are a timeless, practical, decorative element that help us to increase the feeling of depth and light in environments. For example, if your intention is to multiply the light and give a feeling of spaciousness, you can place a mirror in a small, dark room.
A composition of mirrors of different sizes and shapes will help you create a focus of attention in a piece that you want to highlight. For example, on a console, a buffet or a bed.
Mirrors, no matter how small, create points of light wherever they are. Accompany them with glass or metal objects to accentuate this effect.
Tips to accessorize coffee tables, auxiliary tables and entertainment centers: here it is important to apply the rule of three or odd to maintain balance. You can use several decorative elements to achieve a nice coffee table, the idea is always to have an element that gives you hierarchy such as a tall vase or a decorative figure, accompanied by a lower and intermediate element such as a portrait and finish with one more element. small as a candle.
This accessorization is defined by the size of the table, if you have large tables you can add elements that tell a story and that are part of a personal taste such as books, old cameras or something inherited. In auxiliary tables that are smaller, you can replace the vase with a table lamp accompanied by a plant or a decorative figure according to the style of each environment.
Plants: plants in addition to adding color and warmth to spaces, give the feeling of being permanently connected with nature, which is something that we are needing a lot in this time of isolation and staying at home.
Organizers: they are your best ally to keep everything in order. You can use a tray to put your perfumes next to a candle or decoration, a chest to store the jewels or even a bowl to put your keys or everything that is left “out there”. ⠀ Coat racks are also a good option to organize everyday items like bags.
Comfort: the room must of course be one of the most comfortable places in your house, this can be achieved with sheets, duvets or bedspreads that make a good contrast with the tone of the walls and are complemented with the colors of the accessories that you use in walls, a good blanket and decorative pillows will help you make your bed feel more comfortable and cozy.
Mirrors: Look for a mirror that is not only functional, but also looks like art. Having a mirror is great in small rooms because they give the feeling that there is more space. Try not to put it in front of your bed.
Personalization: again, a quality that we must always create. Your room is your personal space and it should reflect it. Display your books, your art, your achievements, what inspires you. On your shelves put reminders of what moves you and makes you feel at home.