Design Your Home to Improve It, or to Sell It!

Posted in Real Estate on September 7th, 2020

Whether you are selling your home, or it needs an upgrade, the way in which we decorate it can mean a lot. Interior design is characterized by the arrangement of internal space with the combination of materials, colors and lighting, to serve a certain type of life (private, professional or public) and in accordance with techniques and aesthetic rules.

These are often chosen by the type and style of the house. For example if it is a French country house, the interior may reflect that. If it is a tudor mansion, you may choose to go with high beams and wooden floors. Either way, you need to look at a house design that is going to wow people.

The decoration is directly influenced by the lifestyle of people and lifestyles influenced in turn by the climate. Therefore, the harsher the climate, the more important the house: the corner with the fireplace, the carpet and the heavy curtains emphasize the “warmth” of the interiors of northern Europe, while the marble, the light fabrics and the large windows harmonize with the light of the Mediterranean countries. However a new concept is now floating around too, minimalism. The  aesthetic  minimalists focus on appearance. The houses have “bare”, white walls and very little furniture. They may have many objects, like most of us, but they are careful not to expose them to public view.  The essential minimalists on the other, have as little as possible. They have decided how much they can do simply with the basics. They are not materialistic and are not particularly interested in shopping. If they really need to buy something, they make sure that their new acquisition will be of excellent quality and will be able to stand the test of time. This design is something that is still being played around with to this day and is associated with certain Scandanavian designs.

Balance in Decoration

Balance is the number one mistake that almost everyone makes when it comes to interior design. Some people put too many small things in a room, thus filling the room and not giving the eye a place to focus. While others put too many large, bulky items in a room, thus reducing the space. The secret of the right balance is a mixture of different shapes, heights and sizes. If there is only one thing to hire a decorator is help with proportions and balance. You can turn any wall of your home into your own personal art gallery. Everyone should have some form of art in their home – whether it is a rare oil painting or a painting from your child’s preschool days. Share these memories with everyone.

History Has Changed Our Perceptions…

The history of interior design is inextricably linked with the history of Art, the influence of Gothic architecture on furniture, Moorish art on Spanish decor, Dutch painting of the 16th and 17th centuries on tapestries. And to come closer, Art Nouveau developed an intricate and sophisticated decoration, cubism loaded the furniture with its sharpened volumes, pop art brought to our walls the decoration with cartoons and the abstract forms of modern furniture.

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