Interior design takes a keen eye for style and color schemes. Whereas one might be design close to look nice on someone’s body, an interior designer is working with a much larger canvas, a house. They have to be away of multiple factors that bring the house atmosphere to a place where the homeowners are aesthetically comfortable. “House Beautiful” has a list of tips to increase the aesthetics to a house to make it more appeasing to the eye. In this blog post, I will list a couple these tips as well as my own take on them.
The first tip is to add extra pillows to the main couch. A couch with one pair of pillows looks a bit skimpy. Two pairs of pillows with contrasting colors and patterns can really liven up the couch area. Also, tucking your throw blankets and pillows give the couch a cleaner more inviting look. In this way, the couch almost becomes the bed where “making the couch,” adds a sense of cleanliness and order to the new day. Another living room tip is to add skirts to your couch and living room chairs. This makes them seem grounded and really puts a finishing touch on the living room furniture.
Next is a tip for the bedroom. Adding a bigger bed area to the bedroom will make the entire bedroom look bigger. Raising the bed with a bed frame and adding a large headboard will make the room appear bigger. The bed is the main focus of the bedroom, so the bigger the bed with accessories is, the grander the bedroom feels. Another trick for the bedroom is to layer the lighting. Having multiple ambiance options only gives the bedroom a multifaceted functionality. The bedroom should consist of a reading lighting and a more ambiance lighting for general bedroom use.
Moving to the bathroom, adding a real rug instead of a bathmat can really enhance the aesthetics of a bathroom. Rugs are meant to withstand much more wear and tare than some wet feet. Bathmats tend to be smaller in size, giving the bathroom less of a home feel.
You can see the rest of the interior designing tips on House Beautiful’s website here.