What makes designers what they are? What makes them decide on a particular décor, a certain furniture, this carpet, that coffee table? And, most importantly, what makes their interior designs different from any ordinary housewife simply trying to create a home out of a house?
Like any field of expertise, interior designing and the feat of choosing furniture for your home require basic principles. Fortunately for the clueless housewife, she doesn't have to be secret rocket scientists and she doesn't need to rush to the nearest university for a crash course in interior designing.
Unity simply means having the same motif, the same theme for a particular room in your home. For example, while trying to redecorate your living room, you decide to go with a Victorian style with the color scheme burgundy. In selecting furniture, carpets, paintings and other décor for your Victorian living room, make sure that they fit perfectly into the Victorian look. Go for plush couches with intricately carved wooden arm rests. Go for similarly-toned curtain tassels that matches thick curtains with elaborate designs. A minimalist glass coffee table or an irregularly-shaped corner lounge chair made of metal in bright blue color simply will not do in a Victorian living room. Unity of design means all items, all furniture in the room are pulled together and unified by a single theme.
Balance and Proportion
One very important element of Aesthetics and Western design is balance or proportion. This element simply means that items in a room must be well-distributed or equally and strategically placed all over the room. Avoid over-crowding one area of the room and leaving another area barren to the eyes. A good room with proper balance and proportion should have symmetry. Symmetry creates a feeling of serenity and stability in the room.
Any person can create a lovely home. With the help of these two basic elements in designing, anyone can choose a furniture design without fear of it being out of place in your new home. If you only stick to a design suited to your personality and follow these two above elements, nothing can go wrong. Choosing furniture designs according to your taste but tailoring it around these two elements will definitely make your new home a reflection of your personality.