Home décor is strongly influenced by individual choices, but selecting the right combination is equally important. A well-designed interior can provide a strong foundation for your home's décor. Whether it's a new house or the one you already have. Include a suitable colour scheme, accentuate a particular space by giving your walls a texture, or appropriately attribute the furniture and curtain patterns as even small changes can have a big impact on improving the atmosphere in your home.

Home décor does not have to be expensive to look luxurious; a combination of creative ideas can result in fresh and inspiring home décor. Before transforming the colour wheel, consider these stimulating ideas for your home's interior design.

THE ART OF FURNITURE SELECTION

Vintage

A great way to give your home a timeless appearance is to incorporate vintage items that you have inherited from friends or family or that you have found at a nearby flea market. Trends are fascinating, but vintage is timeless.

Mirrors

Go big with the mirrors. A mirror bounces light back into the room, enhancing and enlarging it in contrast to the artwork that tends to draw you in. An effective alternative to a window is a mirror on the wall. When it comes to mirrors, the bigger the better, as long as it is not larger than the surface it is hanging from.

Rugs

When choosing area rugs, remember that too big is preferable to very small. Too little will make it look out of place. A large rug can spill into other areas while still feeling acceptable. A large rug can be cut down, but a small one cannot be stretched. When choosing a rug for a seating area, make sure that at least the front legs of all pieces are sitting on it.

Natural materials

Invest in natural-materials-based furniture and decor. If you're unsure of where to spend money, a reclaimed wood dining table, a side table with a marble top, or a rattan shelf are a few options. These items will last for years to come and can be used repeatedly in various settings. Natural materials are strong and can withstand a lot of wear and tear, so they will last a long time if maintained properly.

Clutter-free space

Showcasing artefacts can be fascinating, but clutter destroys a space. Choose furniture with storage, such as side tables, armoires, or other case pieces, and maximise available closet space. Having places to put things away is essential. Small, attractive boxes keep things organised on the nightstands. Alternatively, investing in a few pretty baskets to keep things tidy always keeps a space refreshed.

A GUIDE TO WALL COLOR SELECTION

The colour of the room changes depending on the light that enters it at different times of the day. To avoid painting a room in a colour that looks good on the chart but looks bad on the walls, always paints a large piece of paper, and tape it to one of the walls in the room you want to paint. Then examine it at various times of the day, such as in the morning, afternoon, and evening, to ensure that it feels good to you at all times.

Neutrals

Neutrals and textures will always be timeless choices when it comes to decorating or choosing paint colours. These neutral colours will make your space spring to fruition when paired with dark accents. Since colour trends change every few years, try incorporating colour through artwork and accessories.

Monochrome

Do not whitewash your ceilings. Use a monochromatic colour scheme to give a space an ambience within itself. When the white is removed, the stark contrast between the walls is reduced, and even bold colours become more subtle.

Wallpaper

Wallpaper is an excellent way to add colour and pattern to even the most confined spaces. Due to its confinement, it has a subtle visual impact that isn't overpowering. Now that there are so many stunning peels and stick options, even renters can take advantage of wallpaper's wonderful benefits! You could also try a sizable piece of art with striking colour and pattern if wallpaper seems like too much of an investment.

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ART COLLECTION AND SELECTION

You can order pieces from your favourite artists. Many people are intimidated to undertake a piece because they believe it is only for the wealthy but so many emerging artists love the opportunity to work one on one with a collector to create exquisite work. If you don't ask, you'll never know if it fits into your budget.

My most valuable decorating advice is to start collecting art as soon as possible. You will always have walls that can serve as a blank canvas to showcase pieces that tell your story, no matter where you live. Always hang a series of artwork at eye level, leaving no more than a few inches between each piece.

Additionally, art need not be expensive! Invest in artworks and artists from your community art exhibitions, ceramic studios, and screen printers. A space feels pleasant and bigger when it is less cluttered. Space has a sense of liveliness and flexibility when it is edited and kept to a minimum.Scale is everything; mastering the art of balancing furniture sizes in space, from the ideal sofa size to the height of a cabinet or size of a mirror, are essential skills. Spatial planning is a key component of interior design, ensuring that all of the furnishings, rugs, lighting fixtures and accessories are the right size and that there is enough space to move around. You should always have a pocket tape measure and a measurement booklet with you if you like collecting items over time from flea markets or antique shops.

About Author

Ar. Manish Dikshit, having graduated from VIT’s PVP College of Architecture, Ar. Manish Dikshit started Architectural career under the tutelage of internationally recognized Architect, Hafeez Contractor. Fervour interest and sincerity of understanding complexities of Architecture and Design allowed him to work on large-scale projects ranging from sprawling townships to urban scale master plans. Spearheaded by Ar. Dikshit, AUM Architects has completed over 450 projects, for eminent clientele spanning across 10 countries including UAE, Singapore, and Spain, which has led them to be titled as a leading consultant in Interior Design and Architectural services globally. 

Aum Architects believes in giving design excellence, service efficiency and responsiveness with a strong commitment towards every project regardless of its scale. This ethos of integrity now reflects as core values of this firm. From designing kindergartens to townships; residences to hospitality; Manish’s hard work and vehement efforts have created award-winning designs establishing AUM Architects as a celebrated Architecture and Design Firm not only in India but Internationally. The diverse design endeavours they are pursuing have further strengthened their belief in the capabilities of Indian Architecture and Interior Design fraternity. An adaptive style of design has led Ar. Manish Dikshit to be featured between 100 Top Design Luminaires by iDecorama Magazine and amongst 50 Phenomenal Architects and Interior Designers by Interiors and Décor. He has also been acknowledged for his works in various international magazines including the International Polish Magazine – SRWO, Canada Homes. His projects have been featured in AD, Inside Outside, India Today Homes, Ideal Home & Gardens etc. 

He has been a speaker at various platforms including Archid awards 2019, SIA Mumbai 2019, Design Dialogues 2019, Designworx 2019, DTalks at FOAID 2019, Siemens Kitchen, IDAC Expo 2019 & 2020. Also, he has been an eminent invitee at Design Dekko, India Design Symposium, Home and Design Trends D/CODE.

He is recently honoured with Creative Excellence in Architecture & Interior Design Award by Society Interiors and World Architecture Award 2020.

Manish considers discourse of Architectural and Design education to the masses is prodigious importance. He has made a conscious effort towards Architectural Communications, by cataloguing every project in detail, imparting his knowledge and experiences at various world architectural events, lectures in eminent Architecture and Design institutions and AUM Architects YouTube channel.

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