Given the fact that we are living busy times and are constantly connected to the outside world, creating a sanctuary in your home has never been more important. It’s not about the material aspect of it, it's about the energy that flows within.
When we talk about harmony in design, we are referring to a fundamental principle of design and the proper handling of a room’s energy to create a pleasant space. A space where there is this feeling of connection where you could actually feel that you belong and that the space belongs to you.
A harmonious home will help you disconnect and take time to breathe.
1. The reality of your space
You should be aware of your space. Depending on how much room you have, you’ll need to choose elements for optimal functionality and adapt the decoration based on the area you have. The size of the furniture should be appropriate and also the amount of the furniture you incorporate into each room.
2. Avoid overcrowding
It’s important not to overcrowd a space and leave room to breathe. This can also give a space more depth and make it not feel as small. We recommend considering this aspect since it will directly influence the aesthetic you hope to achieve. Therefore, you can opt for a minimalist decoration, which is perfect for small spaces. This will help you avoid overcrowding a small room
3. Balance of objects
You can create balance by properly distributing objects throughout the room. To achieve this balance, you’ll also need to manage empty areas. When considering where to place your furniture, consider the distribution of unoccupied space so that it looks beautiful and it’s comfortable to move around in the room. The balance of elements is important. In addition to furniture placement, also consider combining and contrasting shapes, colours, and textures. The contrast enriches the design and makes it more interesting. This is another principle of interior design that is very important to take into account when making decorative combinations.
4. Go for natural and organic materials
Choose colours and patterns that make you happy, that resonate with you. Cool tones, like grays and blues, will calm everything down, whereas warmer colours, like reds and yellows, will create a snuggly and welcoming vibe. When combining patterns, a core color will help these to connect and reduce clashing.
We recommend using a mixture of textures to give personality and style to your home. By combining natural fabric textiles, different patterns, plants, wooden features, and accessories in your space you will have a room with more personality and depth.
The combination of similar features with different pops creates a unique design harmony in the decoration. You create a rhythm with some repetition, whether through colours, lines, or shapes, and then also add variety to break up the monotony.
As we’ve seen, design harmony is created by considering space, shapes, lighting, colours, and textures in a way that they create balance. However, this doesn’t mean that every room in your house should have the same layout. You want some differentiation between rooms, but a general aesthetic that creates the same character throughout your house.
6. The importance of lighting
Lighting makes a big difference in the way a space is perceived. The idea is to have natural light and take it into account when placing furniture, colours and objects. We recommend that you look for lighting that makes you feel comfortable. Dimmers are the best because by controlling the amount of light at a given moment and space, you can create a different feeling in the room depending on the situation
In the end, your home is your sanctuary, a center for your family and friends. It keeps you warm, dry, and safe. Your home is the place where you have family dinners, catching up, and shareisa stories. No matter how you define your family, your home is the place where everyone comes together and for this reason, OM Editions is truly grateful to be able to help you create a harmonious, one-to-one home.
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