“A home is a place to share, create, and nourish the best in each of us as individuals and as a family. Design is one of the finest means to accomplish this.”-Eve Robinson
You might have thought of the elements in fashion and interior design as two separate and different concepts coming from different realms.
But from an interior decorator’s perspective, a home’s design can be largely inspired by principles and standards borrowed from fashion. Upon closer inspection, the design aspects and concepts of both fashion and interior design are not too far off and in this regard, fashion has played a clever muse to the interiors of many homes.
After all, there is so much to be gleaned from dressing well and stylishly insomuch that we can apply the same guidelines in decorating our homes. Like fashion and style, your home should reflect your individual perspective and should only be filled with the things you love and gravitate towards. Your home’s interiors should portray a very personal point of view to the extent that your personality is demonstrated by the culminating effect of each design aspects.In any case, if you wish to spark the dialogue of a space, it would be very much helpful to take a few fashion rules and principles in mind. You might be surprised at just how well it works. So, if you are planning on redesigning the interiors of your condominium for sale in Quezon City or elsewhere, here are a few fashion tips to keep in mind:
For a long time now, fashion experts have staunchly decreed that layering is a pivotal technique in fashion. The trick is to create visual interest, dimension and play up your silhouettes with the clever use of multiple sartorial items. In the same regard, this style technique can be applied on interior decorating as well. Keep in mind that when it comes to layering, color and pattern are key elements. Take a gander at your space and then establish the base. From there, you can add two pieces of solid or small-scale prints and a touch of one larger-scale traditional print. In doing so, you will allow the eye to keep moving in the room while keeping things fresh and riveting.
Texture is key
The texture is another aspect in fashion that can be well-applied in interior design. This tactile approach allows you to enhance your home’s overall visual appeal by playing on the varying weights and textures of various furnishings. Do this by layering in different fabrics that vary in weight and textures. Of course, go beyond that and bring the texture to the walls by using different materials such as a chubby woven basket or grasscloth. Your options are virtually limitless, what you do with it, however, is up to you.
Take it easy
Much like how fashion tells you not to overdo it, so should you in your endeavor of home decorating. Fashion tells us that if we wish to go bold in one area, we should choose to be subtle in the next lest we look like an over-adorned Christmas tree. In the same regard, you might want to leave it to the professionals and stylists to cover your room in endless bold statement patterns. Sure, they look great but just how well are they applied? Remember, interior design is not only about making a statement; it is making each design element work seamlessly and cohesively. Be a little meticulous with your design picks and know what works and what would clash.
Mix and match
One of the excellent approaches in fashionably dressing up that does work is the art of mixing and matching pieces. In this regard, you need to have a good eye on which pieces would work and which would clash. In fashion, pretty much anything can be paired with a white pair of sneakers insomuch that it would make for a playful ensemble when donned with a flowy floral dress. With this in mind, think of how you can work casual pieces in formal spaces and vice versa. Incorporate an element that is totally unexpected to make the room a little more interesting and to give it life as well. It might be a little unconventional, but these unexpected additions would create an element of surprise and interest to what would have otherwise been bland spaces.
Never Ignore Comfort and Function
Sure, it might be easy to get caught up on a particular dress just because it looks nice on the rack. But does it really work well with your body type? Are you able to walk confidently in it? The same questions should be applied when shopping around for furniture pieces. The couch might look nice and would very much look great once placed in your living room, but is it comfortable to sit on? Is it functional enough to meet your needs? If the answer is in the negative, you might want to choose a more suitable couch.