Some people embrace the opportunity to show off their personal style in their home, while others might have a little harder time knowing where to start. Either way, there are some basic interior design rules everyone should follow in order to create a space that's both livable and stylish. Here are three interior design rules everyone should know.
1) Avoid one stop shopping.
Even if you love the decor from a certain retailer, avoid buying all of your housewares there. Otherwise, you might end up living in a space that looks pre-packaged and lacks personality.
2) Let there be light.
Invest in a few small lamps of varying strength to set around the room. This opens up and flatters every type of space.
3) Control color.
When decorating, color plays a big role in how a room turns out. Select a dominant color that appears on large items or pieces of fabric, a secondary color for accessories like pillows or fixtures, and an accent color used in small amounts to add an unexpected freshness.
6 Basic Interior Design Rules [Suite iO]
3 Principles of Interior Design [HGTV]
The 7 Rules of Interior Design [Zillow]
Interior Design 101: 5 Rookie Mistakes You'll Never Make Again [Apartment Therapy]