Interior Design Basics

You can tell a lot about an individual by the way they decorate their room and/or house. And that is why decor is exceptionally important to me. I enjoy using decor to make my living space appear classy and to reflect my personality, so when someone enters my space they automatically know what type of person I am.

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If decor did not exist then my space would just be an empty white box which does not describe myself at all. Furthermore, I find myself searching through antique shops frequently because I am an old soul at heart and enjoy vintage decor. It is these vintage pieces that make my room enjoyable for myself and enlightens my mood as soon as I see them. Therefore, decor is exceptionally important to me because of its reflection of my personality as well as enjoying its presence in my space.

 

Fluctuating feelings of excitement and anxiety fill up inside of me as I mentally and emotionally prepare myself to start my junior year of undergrad. My sister and my mother help me unpack the car and before I know it, they leave and I am left to decorate all by myself. In that moment of solitude and seclusion, I realized just how much the decor of this room would be impactful to my spiritual well-being.

The regular cliche posters of movies and musicians would not suffice. I needed to make sure my room, my space, my domain showed where I had been, where I am, and where I am going. In a few days I looked up, and my room had turned into a shrine to my experiences. It was an altar to memories. It had become the ultimate dedication to my most cherished life events.

 

My semester abroad had now manifested itself into a bedpost and desk covered in pictures of desert excursions in Morocco, the landscape of Paris from the top of the Eiffel, the side streets of bustling downtown Barcelona, and the familiar walls of the kitchen in the house I’ve known my for my entire life. Then I look up and see the album covers of 12 inch vinyls that my father would play and miss him and wonder if the decor of his Upper Room is just as spectacular.

 

Then as I leave to go see my friends I take one last glance at the vision board that sits on the wall above my headboard. It’s filled with train and plane tickets from my travels, menus from restaurants with food foreign to my palette and an array of miscellaneous pieces of paper that all have their own unique meanings. I let out a satisfied sigh before closing the door.

The decor of one’s space should be reflective of who they are. It should illustrate their personality. It should provide a look into their culture. Most importantly, it should make them feel at home, no matter what corner of the world they might be in.

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Interior Designer

The best way to explain a particular profession or discipline is to ask what the professional does, so we should ask ourselves: What does an Interior Designer do?

The answer cannot be simpler; an Interior Designer designs residential spaces, commercial premises, gastronomic spaces, spaces for work such as office design or spaces for leisure, such as hotel design. Also, it performs space facilities and stands selling goods or services in trade shows or shopping.

He realizes his Interiorism covering the decoration of the interiors; he is qualified to design objects of simple decoration and furniture, personalizing the spaces according to the different styles required by his clients.

The 5 Trends In The Interior Design Of 2018

The interior decoration will be full of contrasts between simplicity and future. Know the main trends

The interior design will be full of contrasts between simplicity and the future this year, always in line with the goal of solving some challenge of society and to personalize the furniture and spaces to create a unique, functional and true to our style, says VOX Furniture, a European brand that arrived in Mexico in the final stretch of last year and that exposes the five trends in interior design that will prevail this year. 

  1. Design thinking

After finding the perfect place to live, the next step is to decorate it and give it a style of its own, which reflects the tastes and personality of those who inhabit it without forgetting the importance of the functionality of the furniture. The new design era aims at functional furniture that solves problems of modern people, such as space, order, and personalization of them. Therefore, “Design Thinking” will be one of the trends in interior design this year.

  1. Nature

Materials such as terracotta and cork aim to displace the industrial style in 2018; however, in the choice of furniture, the preference will be for natural woods in light tones that resemble a place of relaxation, simplicity, and modernity. The wood will be present in unexpected places, such as ceilings and walls, becoming a key element to give a stylized touch to the spaces of the house.

  1. Simplicity

This does not mean boring, but quite the opposite. The straight and geometric lines such as squares, rectangles, and neutral colors will be the protagonists of homes that want to reflect order, elegance, and modernity at the same time.

  1. Pantone’s

The neutral tones in furniture and walls, such as white, sand, beige, gray and terracotta, will be the main Pantone in interior design. To go one step further, we recommend adding a touch of color in bright tones, for example blue, red, saffron, oak, yellow or vibrant pink. Also, complements with metallic elements in gold to give contrast and degree of luxury to space.

  1. Phrases

In 2017 the walls that simulated a blackboard were the perfect canvases to share the menu, creativity or an expression to start the day right. Now, the trend is a little more personal, with phrases in pictures, pillows or small places that seek to be the center of attention, without becoming ostentatious.