15 myths interior decoration
Recently, the designer community has developed certain rules of decorating the premises, which are considered binding by all who aspire to create the perfect home space. And all is good, but the fashion on decor and traditions of interior design - things are unstable, having a tendency to change, improve and attract new ideas. In the end, the fashion often is the fact that until recently were considered outdated and tasteless, and the motto of every self-respecting decorator that rules exist to be broken, which once again confirms the theory of the illegality of any of the requirements of the design. In this regard, I would like to consider the key myths in this area, which has long ceased to be benchmarks in the world of interior design, but in which people are still willing to believe and focus on them, though it is not an ultimate truth. 1. A small room should be exclusively white or be registered in pale, neutral colours. It was once thought that white or pale space can make a small room appear more spacious than it actually is. And although this is partly true, the size and scale of the room have less in common with the wall color and more to do with proportions and shapes of furniture in the room, its placement. So if You want to maintain a sense of comfort and compactness of the room - feel free to do it. There is nothing wrong in a little room that is welcoming and comfortable. Adding color on the walls, bedding or accessories can significantly heat up the small space. 2. A small room should be furnished with compact furniture. This is the most stupid of all the myths. Small furniture in your small space will create a sense of a Dollhouse, a toy space and frivolous, distracting from the idea that this house is a fortress, a safe shelter, home-reliable hearth. Small bedroom does not necessarily have a double bed, especially if it will take it all, but at the same time, if you can accommodate a double bed in it, then why not do it? Instead fill the room with several small items of furniture installed in it one or two large-scale subject matter can make the room visually larger and more impressive. Where space is very limited, you should take into account the style and functionality of furniture at the same time. For example, the closet will obviously require more space than a dresser, but he will distribute the space rationally. At the same time, old vintage pair of chests at the foot of the bed will add a classic look to the bathroom, giving it elegance and will be an original storage space. 3. When designing your bathroom, you must comply with all of the "rules"!. This is a huge misconception that we should drop before you start decorating your space. The rules in this area exist only for them with taste and panache to break! Of course, if it doesn't reflect the most detrimental to the condition and appearance of the equip room. When decorating your home should be guided by a personal idea of what is stylish and comfortable. And this should be rule number one, because you have to live for you and only you, not the critics trendy design magazines and even your numerous guests with refined taste. Therefore, choose furniture that you like, use colors that make you feel good, don't be afraid to put in the most conspicuous place items own collectibles, show resourcefulness and originality in the design of their housing. In the end, your home should be a reflection of your own tastes and preferences!The fourth myth. Dark rooms tend to make the space smaller than it is deleteme room completely able to add to the interior warmth, texture and size. They can convey a sense of sophistication, charm and drama. Dark walls can be a wonderful canvas to work with. A work of art hanging on the dark wall, focuses on much more attention than a similar masterpiece on standard white wall. Again, the color of your walls to a much lesser extent, reducing the visual space than the placement and size of the furniture located in dark walls. Pick the furniture in proportion to the room - and then worry about the color of the walls is not necessary, vicesima them in any that exists, the shade or color. By the way, to create and maintain the impression of the volume of the room, to keep it open, because, as a rule, the room seem smaller when they are close and crowded. 3. Dark ceilings can make the room smaller. As in the previous statement, this is partly true, but not quite. Colorful ceiling can add texture, dimension and drama to the room. They can bring ideas to the complexity or the whim of the space, to emphasize its flavor. In the small space of the wall or the furniture is made in lighter shades than dark ceiling, can give a strange effect. But in other situations painted ceiling should not make your room visually smaller or short. However, if you are worried about your space, it will seem small or short, or not bright enough, you can always add decorative mirrors to reflect the walls and create additional sources of light. 6. You should never mix prints and print. But why not? Sometimes it turns out that there is no better way to add color, texture and infuse your own individuality into the room, except by combining diverse elements under one roof. Yes, stripes, floral prints, patterns, plaids, and vivid texture can perfectly live together! To conceived was implemented successfully, you should stick to your chosen color palette. Whether you work with blue and grey hues, pink and greenish or black and white, you can mix absolutely any fabric and patterns. 7. Stick to one focal point. The world, as we know, is not one-dimensional. Not one-dimensional and space in our houses and apartments. Every living space has four walls, why the designer must choose the starting or Central point only one of them? Why is the Bay window should be more or less important than the fireplace? Or why this role should be assigned to Picasso, inherited from my grandmother, but nothing else more. Windows, fireplace and great works of art - all worthy of being in the middle of it. Assigning each of the walls of your own coordinating center you will not only add texture and an extra dimension to your apartment, you are adding your own individuality and sense of style in this room. 8. Stick to one style. We are multi-faceted and, therefore, our homes should also have the opportunity to be. What to do, for example, if you are a traveler and collected artifacts from Greece, China, Japan and France? Or if You are interested in Eastern and Western art? To tell you to stick to one style - so sacrilegious as to force the person to live within a narrow, limited space. Moreover, there is no reason to avoid combining different styles. For example, Japanese sculpture may well coexist with the antique or classic French. Blending, merging or overlapping of different styles gives your home a layered feeling and, perhaps, this is the best way to incorporate your own sense of style and to give their home a unique look. 10. Coordination centre of any space is devalue space unique and long-suffering sofa can be absolutely nothing to do with it. Perhaps the most important piece of furniture in your home is your dining table. Or bookshelves. Or the old Cabinet with Souvenirs. And maybe... a cozy sofa! Actually, this fact depends on your house and your life. For example, a young and active family is unlikely to spend much time lounging on the couch, so why is she needs to do the subject the center of their lives! The couch could be replaced by more practical and fashionable couch today. And for someone important large and comfortable dining table as a focal point. Here it is - to each his own. 10. It is impossible to paint vintage furniture. Why not? Recycling or Upcycling furniture are becoming more and more popular. It is environmentally friendly and the best way to breathe new life into something old and past its. Repainting vintage furniture is the perfect way to add a modern touch to the shard from the past. 11. Dining tables and chairs must fit each of dragodan that upholstered chairs, and the materials from which made the tables must match each other... nonsense! You can include completely different styles and textures for your chairs and tables in the kitchen and dining room. Nevertheless, it should stick to common colors, and choose light or dark wood. However, it is possible to blend elements of dark and light wood, but to dilute their pads for the seat are made from the same type of fabric or painted in a single color. The goal is to create a texture without causing dizziness! 12. To showcase the masterpieces of children's creativity refrigerator. Of course, if You have a child, it would be too primitive to post his picture using the magnets on the fridge. Children's art worthy of a greater. The creation of the Studio or gallery child art directly on the wall - will be a good experience for the child and a bold demonstration of the solution space. Sometimes there is no better way to add color, delight and fantasy in the dismal housing, as by means of bright colors and a child's imagination. 13. Spaces are uninteresting. White space is always alarming is the fact. Spaces may seem gray, empty and devoid of individuality, but they can be surprisingly quiet. As we noted above, texture and personality are key to creating a lush spaces of their own homes. There are many shades of white, so when choosing the design of the white room, we always try to use multiple shades of that color, so as not to deprive the room depth and warmth. Walls are ivory, white linens, sofas with elements of the darker shades of white can evoke a sense of calm and serenity. White, however, should not be too sterile and cold. 14. Limit the use of mats. Although the time wall hangings passed, it does not mean that I now need everywhere to abandon this warm blessings of civilization. Moreover, carpets are a great way to add color and texture to the floors in the room. Layering rugs can add a sense of warmth to the room. They can soften hardwood floors and add depth and texture to walls. Carpets can tie pieces of furniture and living room together in one Alliance. As is the case with any other type of fabric, as long as you stay within your color scheme, you can experiment with layers, patterns and textures in a most daring manner. 15. Each room needs to use one primary color. You can add a little of the base color in each room, but it certainly does not mean that it should be made mandatory. If you use one color in various shades and tones can be achieved with enough variety and texture can and do act in such a way that the necessity of diluting their color disappears as such. If you were to stick to just one tone, you can add to the composition a little bit of another color to create a sense of depth and texture, otherwise your space may feel too flat and one-dimensional.