It is time again to think about redecorating your home. Thankfully, you have this article at your disposal! The following tips will help you to bring out the best in your home. Keep reading to learn some essential interior design tips.
A great interior design tip is to start going to more yard sales and thrift stores. You’d be amazed at some of the unique things that you can find at these avenues versus the typical places like Ikea. You might come across a great end table or beautifully decorated vase.
Look for innovative ways to add storage and organization to your home. You can use decorative baskets to organize papers and things that tend to invade every room of the house. It is difficult to relax in a home that is disorderly. A well-organized home will give you a sense of peace when you relax after a hard day.
There was a time when the world of interior design was the stomping ground of the chosen few, those with years of training and hours upon hours of practical, hands-on experience. These days, however, anyone can successfully tackle a home design project with stellar results. This article offers great advice for getting started.
Investing in some great art is a valuable interior design tip. You may not have considered art before, or may not care for it. However, one good painting or print can really pull a room together. A nice painting can give your room a focal point where you can begin to decorate around it.
When considering an interior-design project you should think about starting in the most popular room of the house. Interior design can be both a lot of work and cost a lot as well. If you want to get the most out of your work and money, you should decorate the room that you will enjoy the most first.
If you’re tired of staring at the same old walls in your home lately, consider interior decorating! Giving any room in your house a make-over can be fun, rewarding and even economically efficient. Consider the following tips to help you plan, prepare and produce your home decorating ideas with style.
When choosing a color palette for your room, use no more than three colors. When decorating, follow the 60-30-10 rule. 60% of the room should be a dominant color, 30% a secondary color, and 10% an accent color. More than 3 colors can make the room start to look busy.
When designing for contemporary and modern spaces, integrate textures into the materials in the room. If the furniture and fixtures are heavy on smooth materials, such as glass, smooth plastics, metal and polished wood, add some textured materials to bring out details that will catch the eyes and create a more interesting space.
Interior design isn’t hard and doesn’t require years of professional expertise in order to help you design your home. Simple steps and ideas can already have you thinking and acting like a pro. The article below focuses on some of the great ways that you can use interior design to your home’s advantage!
If you decide to use an interior designer, communicate your goals and budget to them. Professional designers often have ambitious plans. Sometimes those plans clash with the homeowner’s taste or their pocketbook. Don’t be timid. If what the interior designer suggests doesn’t fit your goals, tell them. You are the one who has to live with the designer’s choices.
Whenever you are choosing wall colors for a room that doesn’t have a lot of natural light in it, it is wise to choose lighter, natural colors. A lighter colored wall will distribute light around a room more evenly given the room a brighter look than if you used dark or bright colors.
For some people, interior design is something that comes quite naturally. For others, it is something that they think is better left for those who are naturals at it. The following guide will assist those who have difficulties and give inspiration to those with natural skills in this area.
Before beginning your interior design project, consider your budget. There are many different ways to go about completing one project, and if you know your budget, you will have a better idea about where to start. Consider the cost of supplies and labor, and then develop a budget that works for you.
Use mirrors when decorating your home. Mirrors can be very handy, especially if you live in a small space. A mirror on one or two walls isn’t just convenient for fixing your hair on the go. They can also give the illusion of more space. One strategically placed mirror can do wonders for opening up a room.
If you want to save the world, but chose a frivolous degree, what grad studies would you pursue?
Frivolous degree being a BFA in Interior Design (Something I enjoy and worked very hard to get…but sometimes feels useless in the face of a chaotic world)
Current interests/things that infuriate me….global politics, human rights crisis’, woman’s rights, lack of common sense when it comes to these things, ETC
If you were in my shoes….what would be your next move?
We’re thinking along the same lines Tucden! I am getting my TEFL certification this upcoming January Looking forward to working abroad, wishing I had more to offer though!
I need to know perspective on this letter, is there a certain perspective?
WOW..is this laying it on the line or what?
The lady who wrote this letter is Pam Foster of Pamela Foster and
Associates in Atlanta. She’s been in business since 1980
doing interior design and home planning……. Read it!
“Are we fighting a war on terror or aren’t we? Was it or was it not
started by Islamic people who brought it to our shores on September
11, 2001? Were people from all over the world, mostly Americans,
not brutally murdered that day, in downtown Manhattan, across the
Potomac from our nation’s capitol and in a field in Pennsylvania?
Did nearly three thousand men, women and children die a horrible,
burning or crushing death that day, or didn’t they?
And I’m supposed to care that a copy of the Koran was “desecrated”
when an overworked American soldier kicked it or got it wet? Well, I
don’t. I don’t care at all.
I’ll start caring when Osama bin Laden turns himself in and repents
for incinerating all those innocent people on 9/11. I’ll care about
the Koran when the fanatics in the Middle East start caring about
the Holy Bible, the mere possession of which is a crime in Saudi Arabia.
I’ll care when Abu Musab al-Zarqawi tells the world he is sorry for
hacking off Nick Berg’s head while Berg screamed through his
gurgling slashed throat.
I’ll care when the cowardly so-called “insurgents” in Iraq come out
and fight like men instead of disrespecting their own religion by
hiding in mosques.
I’ll care when the mindless zealots who blow themselves up in search
of nirvana care about the innocent children within range of their
I’ll care when the American media stops pretending that their First
Amendment liberties are somehow derived from international law
instead of the United States Constitution’s Bill of Rights.
In the meantime, when I hear a story about a brave marine roughing
up an Iraqi terrorist to obtain information, know this:
I don’t care.
When I see a fuzzy photo of a pile of naked Iraqi prisoners
who have been humiliated in what amounts to a college-hazing
incident, rest assured that I don’t care. When I see a wounded
terrorist get shot in the head when he
is told not to move because he might be booby-trapped, you
can take it to the bank that
I don’t care.
When I hear that a prisoner, who was issued a Koran and a prayer
mat, and fed “special” food that is paid for by my tax dollars, is
complaining that his holy book is being “mishandled,” you can
absolutely believe in your heart of hearts that
>>> I don’t care.
And oh, by the way, I’ve noticed that sometimes it’s spelled “Koran”
and other times “Quran.” Well, Jimmy Crack Corn and —- you guessed
it – - -
I don’t care ! ! ! ! !
–”Some people spend an entire lifetime wondering if they made a
difference in the world. But, the Marines don’t have that problem.”
I have another quote that I would like to add AND…I hope you
forward this such as I have.
“If we ever forget that we’re One Nation Under God, then
we will be a nation gone under.” also by… Ronald Reagan
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What is the best college for Interior Design?
I want to be an interior designer, but I don’t know what college to go to!
There are several schools that claim to be the best, but there is not a #1 best school that everyone can agree on (there are many really good schools). Make sure you check out the requirements for being an interior designer in your state. Many states will require you to attend schools that are certified. This may help:
what other courses in art and design are there?
Other than graphic design and interior design what other courses are there. Any other art related courses will do too. =)
Go to the NYU (New York Univ) website,, and search under programs of study and requirements. You will find lots of things you never knew about.(graphic arts, interior design, art history etc.)
I plan on moving to NY in Sept 2010 and need advice for a single female to live.?
I will have my degree in interior design ….I need to know were are some reasonable places to live that are not to far from the city I would like to stay within 45 min. ANy suggestions…I know i am early but would like to get a head start