Thus far, you have learned many crucial tips and tricks in the design industry, but you are not done yet. Knowing all the components is one thing but being able to apply them is critical in being a well-rounded interior designer. As you progress through The ABC’s of Design series, make sure to keep in mind how you can apply these ideas throughout in your own personal space. It can be helpful to pause and take a look at your space as you read each technique.
As a continuation of the blog series, we are going to discuss The ABC’s of Design: Q-T. Let’s take a look!
Q | Question
Think about everything that goes into your home’s design. Even an eclectic design theme has boundaries. Before starting a project, ask yourself, what colors do I want? What is my focal point and purpose for the room? Modern design or maybe past trends? What is my design theme? Never start a project without having a general idea of where it is going. Research and pin ideas that you would like to replicate in your home and mimic your favorite designs. However, do not let your design be a free-for-all. You will want to ask specific questions and set guidelines before diving into your design.
R | Repetition
The power of repetition is a timeless gesture that has been used throughout literature, health, science, art, and even design. Nothing brings unity and a point across like repetition in a home. Matching patterned curtains with identical or complimentary patterned throw pillows can add a sense of unity to the room. Using repetition in your home is an ideal way to make a statement and enhance the visual aesthetics of your space.
S | Sixty-Thirty-Ten Rule
This rule of thumb is a great one to have in your back pocket for designing. The sixty-thirty-ten rule is referencing to the percentages of colors to implicate into a room. Choosing three colors is an ideal place to start. Find the three colors you want to have in your space and you will divide it into a primary color (60%), your secondary color (30%), and your accent color (10%). This will help make stronger contrast and a more direct feel of color purpose in your home.
T | Theme
There are hundreds upon hundreds of design themes to use today. You can go contemporary, rustic, modern, antique, eclectic, or industrial. With endless amounts of ideas to choose from and even more subcategories, you have your work cut out to find one. Look around and decide what themes you would like to incorporate into your home. Be cognitive if you change themes room by room that they do not feel obtrusive to one another. Themes are a great way to design your house, and they can set you on a direct path with guidelines when decorating your home.
Some of these powerful tools are great to always have on hand when designing a space. Premeditated theming and colors are some of the most essential tools to have in your collection of tricks. Check out our last post of The ABC’s of Design series to know all the tricks to master design.