Smart ideas for everyday life


Are you getting tired of your living space? You don’t need to make radical changes to glam it up! Knowing a few interior design basics and principles can come with a great effect on the appearance and feel of a room. There are 4 basic principles all interior designers keep in mind when working their magic on a home:

Mass, or how your stuff consumes space
Form, the general shape of any object or how objects work together
Color, the inventor of illusion and producer of moods
Line, the implied direction of elements
If you’re not sure what these suggest in functional terms, never fear: we’ve consolidated those 4 straight forward interior design tips into easy-to-practice advice to help transforming your space fiscally and fairly quickly.

1. Mass: Organization with impact
Possessing many objects in a room can be exhausting on the eye. Clutter also influences us mentally.

The solution? Package up your stuff in chic cupboards and shelving. Built in is ideal if you have the room and resources, but if not, opt for units that accommodate the rest of your decor, or re-paint whatever you find to do so.

2. Form: Add plants
A room doesn’t sense quite right if it’s too crowded (see point 1) – or if there are lots of empty, untouched spaces. Whether you’re a minimalist at the core or not, you can add to your space with a very fundamental object that purifies your air, doesn’t cost much, and lends a touch of elegance to your home: plants. If you don’t have green fingers, think about arranging cut flowers every week or so, or purchase plants that are easy to care for, such as snake plants. Make sure you consider the light and humidity in a room before making a purchase – the plant won’t flourish unless it’s residing in the correct environment.

3. Color: Use it where you can
Sure, paint is an evident way to include some color to a room – but keep in mind how certain colors affect emotions. Yellow and orange are cheerful, while green and brown are grounding, blue is mellow and pink is intimate. Metallics lend a touch of beauty and glamor, while matte color textures in paint are more homelike – just ensure you use an eco-friendly paint. You don’t need to repaint a room – you can additionally just add a color pop from a main component of furniture. But if you wish to really make a mood impact in a room, go for a dramatic wallpaper.

4. Line: Incorporate the unexpected
All-linear decoration can be dull and suggest a absence of creativity. Instead, get creative with your decor and use an object unconventionally. There is no limitation to the possibilities here: think, drums used as side tables, a cushion-filled, carved out bathtub used as a couch, or fluorescent lamps used as decorative objects, for example. But the unanticipated isn’t just about using elements in an interesting way; it could be about merging eras and designs.