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Tips on enhancing the Aesthetics of Your Interior Design Projects

Interior design of stylish living room

If you’re undertaking an interior design project, giving your aesthetics a boost can help you create the perfect space. You can do this in a range of ways like adding designer radiators, choosing your favourite colour palette, or even experimenting with texture. We’ll take a closer look at how you can enhance your interior design below.

Figure out what you don’t like

Before you can dive into your interior design projects, figuring out what you don’t like is essential, this way, you can work towards what you do like! This will be different for everyone – maybe you simply can’t stand looking at big, bold prints that draw your eye, or maybe you think they’re over the top, or just too loud. Maybe you dislike a certain colour, or maybe it’s the type of furniture that you don’t like. Narrow down what you wouldn’t include in your interior design project to help you to create the perfect room decorated in a style that you love. You might be surprised how much pinpointing what you don’t like can benefit your designs.

Interior designer choosing colour for project
Interior designer choosing colour for project

Play with Colour

One of the easiest ways to enhance the aesthetics of a room is by playing with colour. The colour scheme of a room can greatly impact the overall feel of the space. For example, a room with cool colours such as blue and green will feel calm and relaxing, while a room with warm colours such as red and orange will feel energizing and inviting. When choosing a colour scheme for a room, consider the function of the space and the overall style you’re trying to achieve.

Add Texture

Another way to enhance the aesthetics of a room is by adding texture. Textures can be added through a variety of materials such as fabrics, rugs, and wall coverings. They can also be added through the use of different textures in furniture, such as a rough-hewn wooden table or a plush velvet couch. Adding texture can add depth and interest to a room and can also make a space feel more inviting and comfortable.

Use Lighting to Your Advantage

Lighting can greatly impact the overall feel of a space. The right lighting can enhance the aesthetics of a room and make it feel more inviting and comfortable. Consider using a combination of ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a well-lit space. Ambient lighting provides overall illumination, task lighting is used for specific tasks such as reading or cooking, and accent lighting is used to highlight specific features in a room.

Interior design of living room
Interior design of living room

Incorporate Nature

One of the easiest ways to enhance the aesthetics of a room is by incorporating nature. This can be done through the use of plants, flowers, and natural materials such as wood and stone. Incorporating nature into a space can make it feel more inviting and comfortable and can also add a sense of tranquillity.

Experiment with Furniture Arrangement

The furniture arrangement in a room can greatly impact the overall feel of the space. Experimenting with different furniture arrangements can help you find the best layout for the room. Consider the function of the room and the flow of traffic when arranging furniture.

Consider Scale and Proportion

When designing a room, it is important to consider the scale and proportion of the space. The scale and proportion of the room should be in balance with the furniture and accessories. A room that is too large with oversized furniture can feel cold and uninviting, while a room that is too small with tiny furniture can feel cramped and uncomfortable.

 

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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