Confused about what color to paint the wall with? Afraid of making the wrong choice when it comes to interior designing? We have rounded up the best secrets, known only to industry professionals, to help move past the beginner’s level. Everyone wants to live in a space that reflects their personality, feels like a home, and is functional. Here’s how to achieve that:
#1 – Stay Consistent
There is a common myth out there mixing different styles rarely pays off, but that’s not the case. As long as you ensure that the color palette you have chosen as a base works with all the additional pieces you are trying to incorporate. We recommend working with three to four colors. They don’t need to be an exact match, but being of the same color family helps. It looks consistent, well-thought-out, and helps nail the overall ambiance.
#2 – Create a Map on the Gallery Wall
How many times have you hammered in a nail only to change your mind about the positioning of the object you were going to hang on the wall? It happens to the best of us! You can avoid this by mapping out your gallery wall by paper cutouts. It helps you visualize and arrange the wall hangings before you actually start hanging them up.
#3 – Create a Focus Point
The trick is to create an area or corner that instantly attracts attention – a focal point. It draws you into the room and helps to set the tone for the rest of the space. Once you have this figured out, everything else will fall into place.
For example, for a modern farmhouse, there can be a statement fireplace, which can be further elevated with decorative art pieces, pictures, candelabra, or mirror(s). There is also the alternative of creating a focal point out of the artwork and integrating the accentuating colors throughout the room.
#4 – Mix Up the Textures
It’s quite easy to lose track while shopping for how the different textures are going to go together. Either all the textures end up similar or much too diverse to look cohesive. There is nothing wrong with a matchy-matchy look, but it tends to look one-dimensional.
Incorporating different textures and matching roughness with softness helps you achieve the “professionally designed” look. It adds character, layers, lends depth and interest to the space.
#5 – Don’t Forget to Personalize
You will breathe a new life into the décor if it mirrors your personality and vibe. Unless you add the much-required personal touches, the space will never feel like a cozy home. Your house should always be an extension of yourself – that’s what makes it individual and unique. Not everything needs to happen at once; just remember to add in a part of yourself as you go through life.
Adventurous travel, moments, memorable pictures, a beautiful bookshelf, or just a gorgeous vase with your favorite flowers, anything that makes the area feel like home works!