In a very strong sense, the interior design of your home is the extension of your personal style. Your unique approach to colors, textures, patterns, and accessories. After all, if you can spend hours building the perfect wardrobe people will immediately associate with you as a person. Why should you let your home’s interior be any different? Ladies, it’s time you bridged the gap between personal fashion statements and home decor in order to create a space that truly resonates with your mind, body, and soul.
It doesn’t matter if you’re a homeowner looking to imbue the setting with that warm, homey vibe, or if you’re a city pad dweller looking to bring in some much-needed metropolitan chic into the mix. Fashion can help you build the interior of your dreams. Let’s take a look at the essential tips you can directly take from your personal style into your interior design.
First things first, much like a winning ensemble, a modern decor line is not only functional and comprised of sustainable, eco-friendly materials and accessories. It is also elegant and simple in its essence. You see, what makes a striking wardrobe so unique is its simplicity and that effortless yet amazing look that seems as if it was put together on the go.
So naturally, every room in the interior needs to be functional, organized, and clutter-free in order to let the overarching design truly come to life. What does this overarching design entail, you ask? Let’s start with the foundation before moving on to the accessories and focal points that will define the space.
In order to accessorize and accentuate later on with ease, you first want to build a foundation in the interior that will, just like when a beautiful beige blouse gives a vibrant jacket the chance to truly make a statement, allow the space to come to life. The foundation should always serve as the perfect backdrop for something grander. You want to skip the striking hues and stick to a neutral color palette.
Hues such as pure white and all off-whites, elegant grey and even charcoal can all bring that up-scale vibe into the mix. You have the freedom here to set the stage to your liking. Keep in mind, though, that whites and off-whites also do an amazing job at helping natural and artificial lighting permeate the interior with ease.
Just like when you put a finishing touch on a perfect business outfit or a casual summer night out ensemble, you want your interior to boast a striking yet simple decor line that emphasizes a few key focal points throughout. When building an outfit, for instance, these would be your earrings, or a colorful necklace with a pendant gracing that short black dress you adore.
To achieve this look in your home, you want to go one room at a time. So for instance, a fabric bed frame would be a great focal point in the bedroom, while the bathroom could truly become a spa-like oasis with a cool freestanding bath positioned in the center. Likewise, the living room should enjoy a colorful seating area, complete with a vibrant rug underneath. The kitchen could offer aesthetics and functionality with an island as a striking focal point. To make all of this work, though, you will need to come up with your ideal color palette and choose the right fabrics.
Now that you have a neutral backdrop in place and you have envisioned a focal point in every room, it’s time to decide on the color palette. How it all fits together with the selected fabrics, before moving on to texture and layering. Don’t worry, all of this so far might seem like a lot of work, but in the end it will be worth the effort. Plus, it’s fun!
So first off, think along the lines of pastels and bright hues that will complement the foundation and enrich every setting in your home. You can even play with patterns and opt to paint an accent wall in the bedroom, or any other room for that matter, boasting a beautiful floral pattern or a stripe design. Following the same mindset, think of fabrics as a way to accentuate and energize the place, so consider everything from velvet, lace, silk, all the way to plush sheepskin (faux only, ladies) and more.
Finally, you can complete the design with a bit of smart layering to truly give the interior that organized, yet vivacious feel – which is consequently the way you should complete your every ensemble. Layering is an art form in its own right, but it’s not difficult to master, you only need to examine the look objectively, and figure out the areas that need to come to life just a little bit more. To that end, consider adding natural elements throughout, layer books and candles on every coffee table, and let plenty of plush pillows and colorful throws grace every sofa and armchair.
Fashion and interior design are deeply connected, and there is really no reason why you shouldn’t bring your personal style into the interior as well. With these tips in mind, go ahead and create the interior that will steal the heart of every guest, and make everyone fall in love with the design much like they would fall in love with your every outfit.