Interior design trends come and go, but there are some rules around interior design that have stood the test of time. From starting with a a clear idea of the size of the space you have to work with, start with a simple layout of quality furniture pieces that have both style and function. Use wall decorations, different levels of lighting and a mix of textures for soft furnishings to give your room interest. Finally, if the room has a cluttered feel, remove some of the pieces.
- A key component to any decorating scheme is to measure first, both to ensure furniture fits and to allow for movement and circulation.
- After starting with an inventory of the space, its walls and floor, create a simple floor plan and start with basic pieces that can be added to later.
- Go for multi-functional pieces, because while style is good, function is imperative to make a house a home.
“While design is ever-changing and trends come and go, there are key guidelines in the industry that hold true.”