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THE ART OF SPACE
By Mary Cook
sing various elements
LIGHT AND LIGHTING – Light can
to have a room that is
can elevate moods and calm nerves.
of design allows you
functional and balanced.
Apply these seven insider tips to any interior design project that
you are working on. They will save you stress, time and money, and most importantly make you look like a professional.
OBJECTIVE – Develop a real
understanding of the project. What are your personal goals? What
impression do you want the room to make? What is your budget? Answering such questions and
defining your objective are key. FUNCTION AND LIVABILITY –
Determine the function of your
space. Is it a living room? Dining room? Bedroom? Deciding
on the function of the space impacts how you design the space to be liveable.
SCALE AND PROPORTION – Size, and how the sizes of objects work together, are what add grace and
balance to a room. Choose pieces that will complement each other, and not overcrowd.
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expand or contract your space. It
Think about the quantity, placement, colour, and type of light needed,
as well as the flexibility that you will need to support and enhance your function. Light is fun, play with it.
COLOR – Color can subdue or ignite a room. It can add formality and
sophistication, or create a relaxed
and casual atmosphere and improve the room’s functionality. Be fearless when it comes to color.
PATTERN AND TEXTURE – The spices of interior design, pattern and texture enhance any room. They
take your surroundings to
a higher level of quality and impact. Experiment with simple or ornate patterns and add some natural
textures for warmth. It will not take
long to find what works for the space. SIGNIFICANT AND RELEVANT
ORNAMENTS – The art on the walls
and the accessories chosen are the final layers to the Art of Space. These pieces should have significant meaning and
beauty, as they will enhance the mental
and emotional engagement of a space.
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