Saturday, June 25, 2011
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Reality television has completely revolutionized the interior decoration industry. There are now numerous shows on renovation and design, with most of them emphasizing the home. However, most people believe the term interior decoration is synonymous with interior design. Interior design evolved from interior decoration, but it is far more complex. Those in interior design actually look at the building and things like building codes where decorators mainly decorate.
Since there are many home renovation shows on television now, you often associate interior designers with working in the home. There are numerous opportunities to do this in the field of interior design. Some designers actually may get specialized certification in fields like kitchen design or bathroom design. However, there are other areas an interior designer can work in. Many work in the commercial realm with specializations in things like retail design or workspace design. Those with an architect degree can also focus on the interior architecture of the space you are looking to design.
If you were hiring someone to renovate your home, an interior decorator would typically be cheaper, but they wouldn't be able to do as much with your space. A designer could completely change your environment in a theme or style. They also work with you to make sure you get exactly what you want in the project. They strive to make sure you are completely happy with their work.
Using computers in interior design has also completely revolutionized the industry. While interior designers still travel quite a bit, a lot of travel has been eliminated by the use of virtual makeovers on the computer. Designers can now use the computer to show their clients their vision of the project without ever touching the space. Doing it this way saves time, money, and hassle so the client gets exactly what they want. They can actually see the designer's vision themselves before it is done, and they can put their feedback in so they can make any changes before the project is actually started.
Tuesday, June 14, 2011
Redecorating your bedroom is an exciting and fun process. You get to put on your creative hat and give your bedroom a brand new look. One of the things that you need to consider when redecorating your bedroom is the new furniture that will grace the finished room. Many people have difficulties when it comes to choosing the right furniture. However, choosing the right furniture is not as difficult as you think it is. In this article, let me share with you a few tips that will make the whole thing easier.
Before you get the new furniture, spend some time to plan some DIY. Getting everything you require is boring. It is always better to DIY some things in your bedroom to reflect your personality. The first thing that you should consider is to choose a new color for your bedroom.
A general rule of thumb when it comes to choosing color is to select something that you like. If you prefer a warm and cozy feel to your room, choose a darker color. However, if you room is small, you should choose a lighter color because smaller rooms do not really benefit from darker color. If you are someone who loves the sun and outdoor activities, you can consider orange and lime green. Once you have chosen an ideal color, paint your room yourself. If you are artistic enough, you can even do some paint drawings at a little corner of your room.
Next, it is time to choose your furniture. Before you head down to the furniture shop, determine the theme that you want to set for your new bedroom. Are you going for something retro? Or are you a technology lover and want to make your room the next Googleplex? Once you have identified the theme, think about where you will want everything to be placed before you purchase what you required. Make sure that you measure the size and every corner of your bedroom before you head down to the furniture shop. You will need the measurements in order to get something with the right size.
The most important thing about DIY design is to really know what you want before you start purchasing furniture and painting the room. With proper planning, you can rest assured that everything will fall into places and be absolutely satisfied with your brand new bedroom. If you do not have the time to DIY and still want to redecorate your bedroom, you can always look for an interior design firm online.
Sunday, June 12, 2011
A great room to start with is the bedroom because of the simplicity that most sleeping spaces have when it comes to furniture. Most bedroom home interiors have a bed, a few sets of drawers, perhaps a dressing table and a TV. Starting in a small room that most people don't see will allow you to wet your feet and practice designing the room before making purchases. Once you have your bedroom completed you will have the burst of confidence necessary to move on to bigger, more public rooms.
Moving into a new home, or redecorating an old one can be a stressful experience. Work on your layouts and plans one room at a time, utilize color wheels and always make sure to double check your measurements just in case. If you take it room by room and work out your full design before purchasing anything major, you will find it's not so bad having to do your own home interiors.