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Getting the right interior design

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Making a statement in your Toronto home takes little more than imagination and an inspired design. As easy as that sounds, for some, conjuring up a powerful interior design can be difficult. However, by breaking down beautiful rooms, you will see that they all follow some very basic principals – and if you follow those same rules, you can achieve interior design brilliance in your own home as well.
Balance is one of the most important aspects of any interior design. There are three kinds of balance to know about – symmetrical, which is used to create formal settings; asymmetrical, which is used to create informal settings; radial, which is where you have one focal point from which the rest of the design radiates outward. Deciding on the kind of room you want, will help you decide on the kind of balance you want to achieve.
In interior design, rhythm is created when a same element is repeated or picked-up throughout the home. Using such repeated design elements – whether it is a colour, an image or a theme, creates a cohesive flow throughout the home that will better reflect the overall design and will help move your eye around a room easily.
Focal Point
A good room design will have a focal point or place of particular interest – otherwise the design might seem scattered and disjointed. It doesn’t need to be big statement piece, such as a fireplace, but can simply be something as seemingly innocuous as a collection of pictures on a wall or a bold window treatment – essentially something that stands out and that will draw your eye.
Proportion and Scale
Proportion and scale refer to the size of the smallest object in relation to the largest object. Some proportions are more pleasing than others and your eye will instantly tell you if something is off. In this case, we all have an innate sense of what is proportional to a space.
Creating harmony is one of the key goals of any good interior design. Having something that unifies the overall theme is important to keep in mind as it will affect your choice of furniture down to the accessories you select.
Colour is the feel-good element of your design. Whether you want it to be upbeat and breezy, stately and elegant or vivid and inviting, colour will make all of the difference in the world. When selecting your palate be sure to select a main colour around which you can then pull different themes.
Incorporating all of the above basics into your interior design will yield beautiful results – regardless of whether you’ve ever designed an interior space or not.


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