The A-Z of Interior Designing - Sania
Updated: Dec 13, 2021
New to interior designing? And want to get an easy get to start guide on building your dream space? We have got you covered. From the details to the bigger picture to upgrade your state of living. Here are 26 terms to get you familiar with the art of building spaces that inspire and enhance experience.
A is for Art work
Art pieces can transform your spaces magically. Anything ranging from portraits, landscapes, to sculptures add a touch of luxury and complexity. The art piece can either complement your theme or be in stark contrast to it to stand out.
B is for Black
Black is a classic colour, as much as it is seen as boring and usual. Carefully placing elements with the colour black ties up the room in almost every situation. Whenever in doubt, choosing the colour black can save the space.
C is for Console tables
Plain old TV units can become common and repetitive. Try to make the console table an ancient piece. It saves the effort of finding multiple pieces and also is a prime example of utility with style.
D is for Details
Details are important in the grand scheme of designing the house. Every carving, every texture sets the mood for the space. Paying attention to every detail, will create an output where you love each element.
E for Elevated
Take basic pieces and furniture and add a modern edge to it. Making it a blend of classic and modern style.
F for Focal point
Make sure each room and corner has something that your eyes set on while first entering the room. It should be the main attraction of the room and get people talking.
G for Gallery Wall
Gallery walls are a great way to utilise the gallery space while not making it over crowded and busy. Hanging pictures and posters that add value to your life and also serve as a source of inspiration whenever you walk past them, and is a great way to don your walls.
H for Hospitable
A home should feel comfortable to live in. In pursuit of great design and style the comfort shouldn’t be compromised. Before designing your dream home, envision how you use your house and which corners need special attention. Try imagining how your completely furnished house will serve you to make it hospitable for you and others.
I is for (first) Impressions
First impression is a lasting impression, keep in mind that your entrance shouldn’t be neglected while decorating your home. Entrances should be designed in a way that makes people and yourself welcomed and invited.
J for Jewellery
No, it doesn’t refer to the jewellery you wear. We are talking about the jewellery of your home. The nobs of the drawers, handles of cabinets all dazzle your spaces just like jewellery does.
K is for Kitchen
While designing your home don’t pay less attention to the kitchen, just because it is hidden from the guests. Open kitchen or not it should be treated equally with furnishings that make your cooking experience much more smoother and interesting,
L is for Lighting
A beautifully designed house only shines and shows its full glory when it is sufficiently lit up. Never make the mistake of blocking a natural source of light, instead get creative with it to make it functional. Additionally if there aren’t enough light sources add lighting where the details of the house or the focus points are highlighted.
M is for Mixing
Don’t confine yourself to one style and pattern throughout the room. Sometimes mixing patterns, colours, and textures creates a unique combination, unlike any other. The best way to nail mixing is by using one main base element (colour, texture, or pattern) that is used most across the room and having secondary and tertiary elements that are used in medium and small scale.
N is for Nuances
A slight transition of colours, designs, shapes can break the monotony and can make a captivating room. Playing with the intensities can be a simple little thing that gives the impression of a well thought out plan.
O is for Ottomans
Ottomans add a European touch and are multifunctional as a seating as well as a side table. They come in a plethora of sizes, shapes, designs and are a must statement piece.
P is for Paint
Walls take up most of the vertical space, and choosing the right colour can be a task. There are multiple versions of the same colour, with different tones, saturations, and vibrance.
Q is for Quilt
Adding a quilt or a patterned rug is a small and simple addition that can elevate the feeling of warmth and make your space more alluring.
R is for Reflections
Mirrors are the cheat code for making your spaces twice as big. Mirrors also amplify the already beautifully done interior.
S is for Shapes
A secret hack to make your house more interesting is adding different shapes to keep the eyes engaged while glancing over the room.
T is for Texture
Textures like jute, fur, linen bring about their unique texture and add an element of surprise.
U is for Uniqueness
Going through websites and recreating the same design will not only lack the aspect of personalisation, but also make it feel boring and general. Try to collect a few different designs and pick out features of them to create your very own personalised space.
V is for Velvet
Adding a velvety touch to either your couch, curtains, or your pillows can exponentially increase the comfort of your room and give it a royal touch.
W is for Well-appointed
A well-appointed house is one that is designed with high-end furnishings and outstanding execution of interior design. Something that Spaces alive promises every time.
X is for eXperiment.
Don’t be apprehensive to think out of the box and give your house an unorthodox makeover. Your house is your space, like a blank canvas to show your creativity.
Y is for You
Never feel like you need to follow the trends to have the best designed house. Trends come and go but you are going to be living in the space and it is important to keep in mind your personal style and individuality while crafting your perfect home.
Z is for Zeal/Zen
Your space should either create a zeal and energise you or make you feel relaxed. Having the mood set for your space is very important considering the function of the room and the people who will use it.