Traditional Interior Design

Written by Rosemary Leake


Traditional interior design encompasses a great variety of elements in a home. Fromrepparttar ceilings torepparttar 141319 floor; includingrepparttar 141320 trim,repparttar 141321 wall finishes--allrepparttar 141322 way torepparttar 141323 window treatments andrepparttar 141324 furniture.

The careful designer must focus attention on each of these items in order to createrepparttar 141325 ideal design. Lighting, wall treatments, flooring, and furniture are all fundamental steps in creating a smooth design. Each of these elements should tie in carefully withrepparttar 141326 last, creating an interchanging staircase of design. Theme, color, texture, and placement arerepparttar 141327 tools with which you are to design this delicate stairway.

Themes of traditional interior design vary from traditional to modernistic, from eclectic to yes--even retro. The decision of theme should (in my opinion) be left entirely up torepparttar 141328 individual homeowner or business owner. Each person has a message they would like to convey torepparttar 141329 world through their space. It is your job, asrepparttar 141330 designer, to listen to their wants and needs and to develop a solution that suits them perfectly.

Ifrepparttar 141331 client is having difficulty in assessing his or her design needs, provide them catalogs or magazines to browse through. Traditional interior design is a concept that is simple and everyone should be able to understand. After browsing through magazines and determining what appeals to them visually, it would be a good idea to ask them about their lifestyle needs.

Most clients with children will definitely need to keeprepparttar 141332 cost modest of their furniture. Ifrepparttar 141333 person is active socially and plans on entertaining, you will want to be sure to organize any recreational spaces in a way that is ideal for that type of entertaining.

Oncerepparttar 141334 basic theme has been decided upon,repparttar 141335 next major set of choices will be what colors to base those themes on. I always advise clients that it is better to fitrepparttar 141336 color withrepparttar 141337 space thanrepparttar 141338 person in this situation. Does that sound unfair?

Many clients will associate their first color selection with their favorite color. A favorite color and wall paint sometimes donít mix very well. Traditional interior design motivatesrepparttar 141339 color choices more towards colors that matchrepparttar 141340 roomís needs. This is so because very often you will find that even if a client is less then enthusiastic aboutrepparttar 141341 color selection, afterrepparttar 141342 room has been painted and they have hadrepparttar 141343 chance to see it, they change their minds quickly.

Try to offer this type of solution to your client in an encouraging, helpful way rather then with a know-it-all attitude. If they are still not very enthusiastic, try to show them pictures of similar colors in catalogs to give them a better feel of how it will look. Catalogs and magazines are an endless resource for things like this because it offers people a little insight into how designs play out.

All right, you have a theme in mind and a palette of colors to work from. Whatís next in traditional interior design?

Learning Interior Design

Written by Rosemary Leake


Learning interior design can be a simple or complicated task depending on a wide variety of factors including exposure, ability, creativity, and willingness to learn. This article is dedicated to explainingrepparttar basic elements that interior design is based upon so that you will haverepparttar 141318 ability to go out and research these elements on your own in order to advance you ability and perspective ofrepparttar 141319 interior design world.

Lets begin with a few suggestions of where to properly conduct your research. A good beginning point for all of those interior design newbies would be television shows dedicated torepparttar 141320 subject, books, magazines, other interior design professionals, ect.

Another resource that you have an unlimited exposure to that doesnít cost you anything but time and focus are your eyes. Your eyes are wonderful tools for learning interior design and successful application of it. They are such terrific tools because eyes arerepparttar 141321 ears ofrepparttar 141322 interior design symphony. They possessrepparttar 141323 ability to look upon any element of design and transmit information to your brain concerningrepparttar 141324 colors indicated inrepparttar 141325 design, textures, layout, and whether or notrepparttar 141326 overall effect is pleasing.

If you can masterrepparttar 141327 ability of viewing a particular setting or scenario and delving from itrepparttar 141328 key elements of its visual success, you are enormous steps forward in your journey of learning interior design.

Find an example of a design setting that is pleasant or pleasing to you. This can be located in a book, magazine, or even in real-life. Close your eyes. Now open them. What do you look at first? The first item that your eyes focused upon is considered to be your focal point.

In television discussions or magazine articles it is sometimes wrongfully alluded to that there is one appointed (byrepparttar 141329 designer, of course!) focal point. This is simply untrue. For every person that viewsrepparttar 141330 room, that person offers a unique perspective.

One person might gaze intently atrepparttar 141331 fireplace due torepparttar 141332 warmth and secure nature of that design element. Another might focus uponrepparttar 141333 sofa. Yet another person might elevate towardsrepparttar 141334 remote control (ha!).

The point is, is thatrepparttar 141335 focal point of a room isrepparttar 141336 area ofrepparttar 141337 room that demands your attention upon arrival in it and generally you base your placement of activities that take place in that room onrepparttar 141338 locationrepparttar 141339 that focal point. This isrepparttar 141340 reason why so much strategic planning is normally based onrepparttar 141341 focal points of a room when designingrepparttar 141342 creative outlay ofrepparttar 141343 room. This is why your fundamental understanding ofrepparttar 141344 focal points of a room is dramatically instrumental in learning interior design.

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