The Best Ways for Students to Approach Interior Design

by Rob Sutter
Those who have just moved into new homes may have a general idea of what they require in terms of interior design. They know that certain colors work well together and that clashing elements will stand out immediately. However, not everyone will be able to understand interior design to a tremendous extent, so help may be needed. Fortunately, those who have learned and went on to become art majors can utilize their skills for the purpose of designing homes.

In order for students to have a clearer understanding of interior design, they have to know that staying consistent with patterns and colors may not always be the best move. Yes, it's smart in terms of consistency but sometimes you want to give a room a more unique sense of character. Students who have learned from art schools in California, the Academy of Art University included; know that seemingly different patterns go surprisingly well together. It's hard to describe what this specifically entails but specialists, in this field, will pick up on matching patterns, hues, and what have you from the get-go.

If you want a smaller room to come across as larger, be mindful of the furniture that you implement. For example, if you place a twin bed in a small room, it's likely that the room itself will only appear smaller. This is where consistency may not always be best. On the flip side, setting a king-sized bed in that same room can actually make the room in question appears larger. To the untrained eye, the bed isn't large. The environment is. While budding interior designers may not believe that such a simple tip is true, all it takes is a few moments of experimentation to see how effective this truly is.

Another way to add life to your home is to go with plants. They can help to give any room a greater sense of character, especially if the room in question has white walls. You need certain elements to offset that particular shade, which means that potted green ferns can be used for the purpose of richer hues, though this isn't the extent of their usefulness. It's also important to note that plants can extract any harmful pollutants in the home and, as a result, better support healthy oxygen. To say that plants are multifaceted in any home would be an understatement.

Even though gold may come across as extravagant to many people, this is typically in scenarios where gold is too prominent. Gold doesn't have to be. If you want to incorporate this color in a more effective way, try to use lesser accents. This is especially useful in white rooms, as mentioned before, since they are more neutral. Any kind of color will immediately pop - gold being no exception - but it won't be ostentatious to the point where people will be turned off by it. Traces of gold will only complement an otherwise plain room.

What if you step into your home for the first time and are turned off by the presence of wooden floors? While they may look appealing to some homeowners, preferences can vary. Fortunately, rugs can be purchased in order to cover the wooden floors in question. However, in order to choose the best items, go with rugs that work with the rest of the room. As stated before, the rugs do not necessarily have to necessarily adhere to a certain theme but simply work well with preexisting elements. Depending on how fine you are with wooden surfaces, you will want to choose between thinner or thicker rugs.

Interior design, by and large, is subjective. As a student, you have to make decisions based on what you believe is best for any given room. With these tips set in place, your efforts will be made easier.

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