Three Basic Design Principles You Can Use to Redesign Your Home

Home makeoverRedesigning your home is definitely a fun project. It’s a great way to refresh and reinvigorate your home. And, depending on the size and layout of each room, you can change their function or even recreate them for multiple purposes.

Worried that you’re not that artistically inclined to pull it off? No frets! By understanding a few basic interior design principles, you can redesign your home in the most pleasing way possible. Here are some suggestions from

Focal point. The focal point refers to the most emphasized feature in a room. It could be a window or a chimney, for example. Some rooms may not have one, but you can easily create a focal point in any room—hanging chandeliers in your living room or entryway, painting one wall of a room with a different color, or putting up an artwork, for example.

Harmony. To create harmony, follow the odd numbers’ rule. Similar to photography’s rule of thirds, using odd numbers for décor is the way to create harmony and visual interest. For example, when using candles as room décor, use about three pieces with varying heights; when hanging photo frames, try using various sizes to create an interesting look. Focus on having a running theme among your décor, like color, to ensure that they would blend well together.

Negative space. While you might be tempted to fill every nook and cranny of your home, you should think about creating some negative space like leaving a blank wall, for example. Negative spaces help bring clarity and purpose to a room’s design. Consider this: you hang a beautiful rug on a wall and around it are smaller golden décor pieces. Looking at it, the little pieces also catch your eye and you lose focus on the rug. The blank space around it serves as a highlighter for your focal point.