Interior decoration: 4 basic rules

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How to properly arrange vases, pick up paintings, combine accessories in the interior? Tips from a professional decorator, a leading teacher of the International Design School (IDS).

1. “Rhyme” objects.

The first and most important rule of interior decoration is the combination of some elements with others, which is “rhyme”. Selecting different paintings, vases, sofa cushions, etc., think about combining them with any interior object by color, shape or texture. For example, try to apply for curtains, sofa cushions and chairs or very similar fabric or the same but with different textures. Sofa cushions are good to “rhyme” with the paintings above the sofa – choose a picture so that it contains the color of the sofa cushions. It is not necessary to select an object by color one in one, enough that the colors were very similar in tone.

2. Use two or three colors

When designing open shelves or racks it is desirable to limit the number of colors used. To design composition in a single style, use two or three colors. In addition, the overall tone of the collection on the shelves should be combined with the color of the room. As for the color of the shelves themselves, it is better to give preference to neutral – black or white. It should be noted that a different color of the shelves will also participate in the composition – and at least one of the objects in the composition should repeat this color for “rhyme” (see paragraph 1).

3. Play the invoices.

When creating monochrome or achromatic interiors, always use a variety of textures. Without textures, a monochrome interior looks boring. Here the principle of “three-components” will help you: combine at least three different textures in one interior, such as glossy, matt and volumetric.

4. use an odd number of ornaments.

If you use several ornaments in your interior, make sure that the number of odd ornaments is odd. An even number of ornaments is more difficult to combine into a single image because of the peculiarities of perception. In the case of a combination of several ornaments, one of them should be larger or take up the largest area. Ornaments should be different in size.