Design and art differ in their purposes. Art enables the artist to express themselves just to express themselves, even if it doesn’t seem relative or meaningful to others. Some consider it useless. Andy Warhol believes that anything that is useless is an art form. It seems to be symbolic and is only done to be done. But for some, that’s seen as the beauty of it. However, this is subjective to some.
On the other hand, when design is considered, design has a purpose in its use and is of practical importance. It brings to life the vision of the needs of others for functionality and furnishing of their space. Design is therefore seen as a craft, talent, service, but is not a self-service or self-expression of the designer who is on site to bring the customer’s vision to life.
The beautiful design of your own living space not only ensures that it functions relatively well, but also allows for a mood to be created and shows the personality of the family that lives in the house. Success in creating your own interior design takes into account function, mood and personality, which are very important elements.
Before you start painting and rearranging things, it’s time to think about family and your life. Browse through magazines for ideas to inspire you and collect photos of ideas or spaces that you find appealing and that have some things you might want to try for yourself.
Gather things you like in your home that you like and enjoy, which also gives a sense of joy and comfort. They also offer great ideas for color schemes and an indication of the type of mood you want to create in the atmosphere of your home.
This is how a well-planned and decorated living area begins.
Now we come to the discussion of needs and functions.
Good design always makes good design
Now that we can see the difference between art and design, we can get into the details that make up good design. Good design has to be useful. Usefulness should also encompass what is attractive as effectively usable. Good design doesn’t have to be complicated to understand: it also takes into account people’s purposes and uses – in other words, the need for functionality for the person using the space.
In terms of form and function when decorating
In terms of decoration, form and function are certainly equally important. The rooms should reflect the personality and passions of the family while helping you and your family to live, work and relax.
A room can look like heaven, but it may not work well for your family. It will then be an incoherent disaster and even appear uninviting and useless for various needs.
You have to ask yourself how a room should appear. Would you like it to be cheerful, formal, dramatic, or something else? Take into account who will be using the space, e.g. B. Adults, children, or both. You need to know if your room is going to be used as a busy workspace, a place to relax, a place to entertain, etc.
Types of fabrics to use
You need to know if you want brocade or silk. These species should be avoided if you have children and pets. It makes more sense to use materials that are washable, usable and have a long lifespan. You will surely agree that you are too busy to worry about every spill and stain. Life is too short for so much fuss. Wait until the children are grown up in your all-white living room and use uncomplicated seat covers and cushions that do not have animal hair.
The inclusion of smart places
If you want a more formal tone, you can achieve this goal by using deep colors, textures and even patterns. Curtains should reach just above the floor instead of gathering in many cascades on the floor so as not to seduce children and pets.
Note that paintings, framed art, and watercolors add a nice feel to any room and can be placed high enough so that they are not covered with fingerprints and stains. It is a good idea to display collectibles on shelves or built-ins so they don’t get damaged. This requires that they be out of the reach of harm.
Entertainment devices and cabinets provide features for adults and children. The top can be for parents and a lower shelf or two can be for kids to store some games, toys, and story books.
In terms of entertainment
Wonder who will be watching TV. If more than two people are present, a sofa and chair will not be enough for the room. In addition to a sofa and some chairs, you’ll find pillows for extra seating on the floor and even kid-sized rockers, which is very inviting for a small child.
Many side tables make a good fashion statement for snacks and drinks. Use foldable ones when your space is limited. Get a solid coffee table nearby, as people like to rest their feet on it and place other less solid parts in other areas of the house where feet won’t bother them. Tables made of laminate or lacquered are not damaged by wet glasses.
In terms of the heart of the house – the kitchen
Probably you or someone else in the house cooks. When you cook dinner you may also want to be able to take care of the children doing their homework. Various work areas, two sinks, and clear hallways ensure decent efficiency. An island is great for a cook and for people who want to gather in the kitchen.
The same amount of thought should be given in every room that includes the bathroom. If the bathroom is used by all family members, careful planning is really important. In addition to implementing the right materials, you’ll also want to include plenty of storage space for towels and other items.
Two sinks, a bathtub, separate shower and toilet in its own enclosed space make your bathroom area well suited for your busy family.
Create a sanctuary in your bedroom
Luxury shines when a master suite has its own bathroom. However, every bedroom is truly a lovely retreat if done right in terms of design, furnishings and functionality. Some ideas are a good bed to rest, a sofa or chair to relax in while reading, good lighting for reading or using the computer, a window with a nice view, and other things you like and need. Make sure you include what you like.
When there is no dining room
Some rooms need to be multi-purpose rooms. A dining area can be created by placing a folding table on one side of the living room. When the coming, move the table away from the wall and set up some chairs or some benches to sit on. Put a sofa in an office that pulls out into a bed to turn it into a guest room when needed.
If space is tight, you can use a combo corner table and desk and hang some shelves for maximum use of space. And so that your office chair matches your sofa, you can create protective covers for your sofa and your office chair from the same fabric.
Looking for someone special, a unique element or a specific color
Look for paints and color brochures, as well as decoration magazines and books. Make sure you are included in these furniture catalogs and product manufacturers’ websites.
Visit designer model houses and Bauhaus houses – and even look around your garden for inspiring ideas. Decorators have realized for some time that even a sunflower can provide inspiration for a beautiful space.
In terms of mood
The feeling of a room is the mood of the atmosphere, which is achieved through the choice of color, furniture style, the extent of texture and pattern use, as well as the inclusion of the selected accessories. Since there is definitely so much to consider to create the mood, creating a theme through a selected piece can make the process pretty fun.
Something else to consider
It is imperative to do your research before meeting with an interior designer or decorator. You need to know what your space should be like and what purpose it will be used for. Decide what you need help with and how much you need that help, what you need and what your budget is.
Be sure to speak to the interior designer or decorator at the beginning of your project, as their service costs can rise quite quickly. Make sure you choose a person who suits your style. It is wise to browse portfolios and then you will see if you like what they did and if you could live in your house if it looks like it or if you couldn’t. There is a big difference between liking something and actually being able to live there.