Interior Design Q & A

The only thing that doesn’t change in life is change itself. Don’t let this scare you; it’s really quite simple, throughout history humankind has changed a lot. Since technology always changes, style should change with it. People want their living areas to reflect changes in their lives. When your daughter was five, she might have liked her princess wallpaper, but now that she’s 16, she’s changed her mind. Interior designs these days don’t incorporate much of the shiny chrome so popular in the ’80s. This article discusses changing trends in design and how they can be applied to your living space.

In what ways does design affect my life?

Really take in your surroundings. Notice the color of the walls. What kind of windows are there? What kind of floor coverings does the room have? Identifying these elements in your living space, in essence, reveals exactly how you are impacted by interior design. Some designs give a homey feel, while others make rooms elegant. An interior designer has the ability to change a space in such a way that it leaves a lasting impression on someone. Even the simple act of painting a wall can affect the mood and productivity of a person. Home and office decor have profound effects on people everyday.

Do certain rooms benefit more from redecorating than others?

Every room will benefit from interior design. Even too-small spaces can be made to look practical and gorgeous. Many an owner of a single room loft has found themselves baffled by the lack of clearly defined and separate living spaces, and in search of ideas about how to use all of their open space. Using design techniques, an interior designer is able to create defined living areas while maximizing storage. If your bathroom is tiny, a designer can help you redo the space so that it appears larger and much brighter. The end result would be an impression that the space is much larger than it is, even though it is merely an optical illusion.

Can architecture affect interior design in any way?

You will find that a space’s interior design is tremendously influenced by its architecture. It might not be obvious at first, but upon closer inspection of the subtle arches, doorways and moldings, it will become evident how the architecture has affected the total design. The work and styles of today’s interior designers reflect the tremendous influence they’ve felt from notable architects across American history. Modern design styles and techniques are well-served by their tradition of clean lines and form.

How can I learn more about interior design?

You can learn about interior design by reading magazines. Many different magazines offer tips for interior design for any room, large or small. These magazines provide “before” and “after” pictures of rooms that underwent makeovers. You can also learn about interior design online; there are several websites with useful design tips.

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