Home Interior Decor Guide

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1. Interior Design Style

The first step to decorating should be to select an interior design style for your home. This will promote the design principle of unity and harmony, thinking of the entire home with a unifying theme or style. It can be as simple as choosing casual instead of formal or traditional instead of contemporary. From there, you and your designer can refine it to a more specific style or a combination of a few.

2. Balance

Balance is another principle—distributing the visual weight in a room. You can do it symmetrically, as is common in traditional interiors, or with asymmetrical balance as seen in casual interiors.

3. Focal Point

Within each room there should be a focal point. In a living room, it could be the fireplace or a piece of art. It sets itself apart by scale, color, or texture.

4. Contrast / Variety

Contrast and variety add visual interest to a room. Keep rhythm in mind with repeating elements of the same color, texture, or pattern, and a progression of sizes or colors.

5. Color

Choosing a color palette is an essential part of interior design. While you could have a different style and color scheme in each room, often you will want to tie the whole dwelling together. Consider the right colors for a small room as well as colors and patterns for a large room.

6. Patterns

Mixing patterns in home decor is one of the more advanced parts of interior design. Patterns do not have to match, but they need to complement and coordinate with each other. This is done by considering color, size, and scale.

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