Jul 12, 2007 12:34 pm
I'm planning to renovate my house and I need some ideas. Which one is cool, to have a colorful interior design so that the atmoshpere would somehow be lively and happy or shall i go with the natural look trend which is more ralaxing and homey according to this Interior Design Trend article that i've read? Thanx.
Re: Interior design theme2
Jul 12, 2007 12:47 pm
To me - interior design for living should be personal.
It may be alright to have some areas bright & lively - but for say, bedrooms - I'd want a feel that is more relaxing and calming because bedrooms are meant for sleeping.
You have to live with it in the end!
Our current plan is to go with something very neutral and laid back, and add "intensity" through accessories like curtains, cushions, furniture etc. Plus - it allows you to change the room if you change your mood without having to repaint (and I love any opportunity to shop!)
Re: Interior design theme3
Jul 13, 2007 10:18 am
Twinkle, stonecutter1309 is right.
Before I give any advice to me clients I spend a short amount of time with them, either in their new home, renovated home or my office.
Which way you go depends on the persons personally, surroundings and family situations.
This is a hard question to answer on a forum, not knowing you, makes it even harder.
Number rule……don’t always follow or listen to the latest trends, they may not be for you, and more than likely they will outdate before you get your hair done again.
Follow you own likes and dislikes…..not everyone else’s.
Create a space that fits into YOUR lifestyle and family situation.
I hope this has helped!
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Re: Interior design theme5
Jul 13, 2007 5:28 pm
Hi Twinkle -
I do tend to agree with stonecutter - your home is your personal gallery to exhibit all your favourite things - and for you to express yourself and feel inspired.
In saying that there is one major thing to consider - do you plan to stay there for a long time or are you planning to sell it again in the near future? If you are planning to sell again in the near furture you are safer to create a more neutral haven that will appeal to a larger group of potential buyers when you sell.
Also another good exercise to do - which I have asked a recent client to do - is to flip through a few interior magazines and without thinking about it too much, cut out images that appeal to you - when you have 10 -15, lay them out on the floor and try to spot the similarities between them - this will help you recognise whether more neutral schemes are catching your eye, or whether you like the more dramatic interiors.
Hope this helps.
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