Know Everything About Interior Decorating - How To Choose The Right
right paint color in interior design or decorating may seem like a
difficult decision. The difficulty for most usually has to do with
where to start.
While it would
be nice to just hire a whole team of painters and decorators and do
it all at once, for most of us it's just not practical. Not to worry,
help is here.
where to start in selecting a paint color, fabric color or any other
interior decorating feature, we have developed a few key points to
review that will help guide you to your decision.
- A home is a refuge, a personal space that you should feel
comfortable in and it should be decorated to match your personal
style and not someone else.
But what is
your personal style. What types of colors and patterns make you feel
comfortable, energetic, romantic, calm and peaceful. A good place to
look is in your wardrobe or closet. Look at the colors and textures
of the clothes
you wear. Most people purchase designer
clothes because they like them and look good in them. Your
selection of colors and decorating should be with the same idea in mind.
clothes, textures and patterns that make you feel good and translate
them into your decorating.
Often the architecture of a room or home will dictate how it should
be decorated. For example a wall that is 2 stories tall in the a
central room may not be suitable for wallpaper but is perfect for
painting. A cosy corner or other features in your home can be and
should be accentuated. Use your imagination and let the architecture inspire.
Formal Areas -
One school of thought is to decorate the formal areas like living
room and dining
room of the house first. The idea is to start with one to three
central colors and then select one and expand upon it in the other
rooms of your house. Although this is a proven method of decorating,
we believe better results come from taking this same concept and
applying it to the room where you will spend most of your time.
Have - You probably already have a favourite sofa, couch or chair. If
this is the case, select your favourite piece of furniture and use
its colors to decorate the rest of the room.
Wheel - Further on in this guide, there is an entire section on the
Color Wheel. It is a valuable tool when selecting the colors for your project.
- Many professional decorators
use the 60-30-10 rule when selecting colors, furniture,
window shades, and more. It basically is this: 60 percent of a
dominate color, 30 percent of a secondary color, and 10 percent of an
accent color. When applied to other features, it could be: 60 percent
of the dominate color will be the wall, 30 percent of an accent is furniture,
and 10 percent may be rugs,
plants, or window