Guides To Interior DesignWritten by Rosemary Leake
These days, finding advice or guides to interior design is a quick and easy task. Are you looking to design that ‘dream room’, one that you have kept vision of for up teen years and never acted upon? Maybe you’re a professional who is interested in livening up their career situation by delving into world of creative design. Or perhaps, a certain recent event in your life such as a marriage or even arrival of a new baby has led you to undertake this mission. Whatever reason, if you are new to interior design scene, it is advisable that you dip your toe into water before you lunge in. By this, I mean that very idea that you are reading this article and in search of guides to interior design is a terrific sign!
To get things off on right track, you will want to further your mission by seeking out and finding, reading, listening to, as many guides to interior design a possible. You will likely find this type of information in style magazines, catalogs, books, advice from distinguished designers, even home and garden television shows! The truth is, advice on this subject is relatively easy to find. Keep in mind, however, that just because guides to interior design are easy to find does not make advice found practical or even sound. The best way to weather wealth of information available and to gain most helpful knowledge in question is to gather information from a wide variety of sources and weigh it all with/against each other.
Not quite sure what I mean? For example, you might find articles in magazines specifically focused toward guides to interior design and design challenges presented by different spaces. If you are feeling especially motivated, buy magazines that are based solely on interior design issues and markets. If you find articles that you consider to be especially helpful, cut them out and collect them in a folder or paste them into a book that is dedicated exclusively to content related to guides to interior design. This may seem slightly overzealous but in long run, more educated on subject you are, more likely you are to excel in your undertaking of it. A word of advice: if you are taking your information primarily from magazines, be sure not to use out of date issues for your main content. An article or two is okay and even helpful in guiding you towards long time established or traditional design perspectives. However, keep in mind that interior design is based upon newest and most popular trends in our society and many times non-traditional trends tend to fade away within five years or so.
Interior Design For ChildrenWritten by Rosemary Leake
Interior design for children is one of most fun, delightful aspects of business if you ask me. It is so fun because children are limitless as far as their creativity and imaginations are concerned. Whenever planning interior design for children, be sure to involve children in planning and-if you feel very brave, implementation of your designs.
A good beginning point or theme for interior design for children is to start with any favorite activity or toy or even character of child’s interest. Remember that many items of interest to children are topics that will change with time so try to take advantage of these interests and favorites with accessories and changes that will be easy to replace in future as their interests and needs change. If a child has an interest or a particular activity that they are very enthused about and they have a special request that would make design very special to them, go for it as long as parents are as enthusiastic as child is. Also, forewarn them of any possible headaches they might experience changing it in future when it comes time to redesign space in order to accommodate child’s changing needs.
When choosing your color plan or schemes remember that interior design for children offers you unique opportunities to use bold or bright colors that would usually not be ideal for use in adult surroundings. Along same lines, certain areas of room would be more ergonomic to use as focal points then would in an adult’s atmosphere. For example, a chalkboard or toy box might capture a child’s attention more so then would a table or seating arrangement.
Another aspect of design that will vary from adult tastes when planning interior design for children would be accessories that will be used to highlight and accentuate key features. Toys and collectibles make wonderful objects to use in this application. However, many times toys that are placed on display or for decoration are toys that child would enjoy much more by being able to play with it rather then it actually being on display. You can solve this dilemma by either using old, unused toys that no longer captivate child’s interests or even by purchasing duplicates and allowing them to actually use one version of toy and letting them know that others are ‘for looking only’.