Decorating a house is never easy. You have a huge amount of space that needs to be encompassed within a single theme, and yet each of your rooms need to have a distinct personality to them so that your house has its own individual character. At the same time, you need to think of functionality as well. Each of the rooms you design should be capable of fulfilling the function it is meant to serve. So how does one go about achieving this mix of individualism and functionality when it comes to interior designing? Let’s look at some of the pointers for Residential Interior Designers ideas for all the rooms.
Select a Theme You can either have separate themes for all your rooms or a single theme that flows through your entire house and each room can be a variation on the same. Using separate themes, gives you more scope for designing your interiors and you can play around a bit with colours and accessories. At the same time, having a single theme for the entire house is also not a bad idea. In fact, it can be more challenging and fun to do up your house this way.
Designing for Function A bedroom is meant for sleeping, a living room for visitors and guests, a den is where you put up your entertainment unit and home theatre system and can also blast the music out loud. Each room in your house has a specific function and when you decorate them do keep this function in mind, then you can be sure of doing a good job. For instance:
In your Bedroom, you need to have colours that soothe and help you relax. The furniture should be minimal with a huge emphasis on comfort. Choose a bed that fits your room requirements and allows you to keep your traffic pathways clean and clear. It is really annoying to have a bedroom where you need to jump over the bed to get to the other side of the room! For decorative purposes, you can use the walls or the bedroom area behind the headboard. Stencils and wall paper are a great idea for bedrooms and you can choose from neutral greys to calm soothing blues for the room colour.
In Living Room, you can have furniture that is more utilitarian. For instance, a coffee table with nested stools or poufs can serve as both seating as well as decorative elements. You can also utilise the wall spaces carefully and put up souvenirs and pictures that you would like to proudly display to anyone who comes in.
In Kitchen, the emphasis is on function and utility. So, no matter how great a kitchen design looks on paper, if it does not fit into your home, then, there is absolutely no reason why you should buy it. An important thing to keep in mind when buying kitchen is the Work triangle. This is the triangular space that is created between the hob, the sink, and the fridge or storage space. For an ideal kitchen, this space is equidistant from each corner creating an isosceles triangle. This way you can reach anything you want while cooking without having too much chaos in your chef’s area.
Similarly, when you are designing your den or your entertainment area, you need to bear in mind the comfort factor and the best possible utilisation of space. Of course, you do not want to be watching your favourite movies while sitting on hard couches, so choose your seating options only after a lot of planning and careful selection. You also have to keep your seating organised in such a way that everyone in the room gets a clear view of the TV. There can be a lot of wires and other fixings in this room, so when you buy an entertainment unit, it is advised that you look for something that has hidden nooks for all these electrical fixings. That way you can keep the fixtures away from your line of sight.
Adding a little whim to the mix Home décor has no set rules. Some of the most beautiful homes in the world are the ones where the décor rules have been turned over their heads in a beautiful fashion. So do not get stymied by the expert talk. Add a little quirkiness to your home décor style and see how it makes your home glow!