Having trouble redesigning your room? Consider expert advice from a well-known professional interior designer might help, here is what he had to say:
Being a perfectionist is good but trying to make everything special is not right as for one thing to stand out others should be in the background supporting it.
Select a piece and design everything around it
Selecting a center of attention is very important as once you have identified it you can easily maneuver things around it. For instance you have selected a very finely crafted set of Victoria chair. You can place it near a corner with a delicate yet classic styled lamp and walls should have alight color so as to bring out the craftsmanship used in the Victoria chair. Japanese calligraphy is hanged on the walls of restaurants with simple lamps to create the ambiance of and old Japanese dojo making it not only attractive but also the ambiance is very soothing as it makes to take your mind off the hustle and bustle of life.
Try to find the hidden quality of things
Designing is not just about spending a lot of money, it’s about generating an ambiance that attracts and catches the eyes of the viewer. Look for things that make the overall impact better. Simple and low cost items can be combined to create a master piece. Almost everything is reusable if you have the will and the imagination to do so. We have seen portraits made out of grains, pulses, mirrors etc. one can make ornaments out of old t shirt.
Keep it simple
“Simple is Good” trying to design everything makes it loose its appeal. Using house hold stuff instead of ornaments is the creative and intelligent ti ng to do. Family photos forming a collage on stairs ways looks very simple yet very catchy but using simple frames makes it look even better. Rocking chair near the window looks very artistic. Various music instruments are restored in their original form and used as decorative items.
Something things that seams boring don’t have to remain boring
An old dusty violin may seem to be boring but if used properly can look like a master piece. One has to be very creative to develop an idea that is attractive yet cost effective. Designer use a variety of old furniture and merge it in the new environment by making a few adjustments. And chest that might seem boring in its original form can look very amazing if you clean it up and make a theme around it like a pirate theme or a retro theme. An old vase can be repainted in to the color scheme of the room and converted into usable part of the room. Old gramophone are refurbished and kept as a decorative piece in offices and homes. People use old dialling phones in office to give it a retro look. Book shelves are redesigned to make them look vibrant. Restaurants that serve Mexican food sometime make their waiters dress in traditional clothes.
Good design doesn’t necessarily have to be expensive it’s the variety and balance that make it good. All that glitters is not gold. Cohesion with in varies items makes the whole set of items functional and active. There are people who don’t see the quality instead they only look at the brand name. I have seen Old t-shirts are stitched together to make beautiful bed sheets. Straws are coupled together to make pictures. Items brought from Ikea are transformed into various forms to match the design of the house and office. Stuff toys are arranged in sequence in the kid’s room making the room very attractive. In the same way, faux stone PaneLs can be used instead of real stone to get a attractive look.