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When you’re deciding on the interior design of your home, it’s important to create a space that you’re comfortable with and that increases the value of your home. Attractive interior design requires balance, cohesion, and an understanding of the elements that go into a space. Knowing how to achieve what you want without sacrificing aesthetically pleasing design requires research and exploration that ultimately furthers your understanding of style.

Timeless, not trendy

Current trends don’t necessarily possess lasting value and incorporating what’s hot now can backfire when it becomes outdated in a few months. The kitchen is a room where following design trends is especially unwise as they represent a big investment in your home’s value. Stainless steel appliances were extremely popular at one time, but the appeal of a restaurant style kitchen faded and some homeowners found the industrial feel overpowering. Choose appliances that work well with all styles of kitchen design to avoid having to change them out when a new paint color, cabinet finish, or flooring material is required. Custom made cabinets that provide ample storage are a wise investment, as the need for space never goes out of style.

Better quality over higher quantity

No matter the size of the home, having few items of good quality is always better than having numerous items of questionable construction. Filling every room to the brim with furnishings and accessories that won’t last is a temporary and often unattractive solution to combating a bland space. Instead, take the time to select quality pieces that enhance the design of your home. If necessary, save up for more expensive elements instead of settling for what’s currently within your range of possibilities. Learning your interior design style happens over time and allows you to focus on what’s most important in a cohesive space.

Details matter

It’s easy to focus on designing the big spaces such as kitchens, bathrooms, and bedrooms that you forget other key elements in your home. For example, a stairway in the home possesses impressive design potential. Staircases sometimes seem to be merely functional elements instead of fashionable ones, which is unwise because they always capture attention. Transforming a staircase is as simple as adding color via paint or tiles to wooden risers or carpeting stair treads with a geometric pattern. An intricate railing or banister invites the eye upward and gives stairs a grand feeling. Storage is another detail that matters in the value of a home. Everyone needs room for their stuff and staircases tie into this aspect with the potential for under-stairway storage closets or shelves.

Layers of light

The right lighting makes all the difference in the interior design of a home. Make the most of your windows with stunning window treatments that extend from floor to ceiling and when pulled back, flood the room with natural light. Incorporate elements of task, ambient, accent, and decorative light to eliminate harsh shadows, add artistic touches, create work areas, and soften the look of a room.

Color sensibility

The idea of a neutral color scheme for walls and flooring sounds restrictive at first, but the right accessories add personality to a space without compromising the visual appeal and resale value. Dress up neutral paint and wallpaper colors with bold window treatments as a way to achieve the look of an accent wall without the permanence of paint. Adorn neutral colored wood flooring with textured and patterned area rugs that brighten the room and cushion the feet.

It’s possible to create interior design that balances personal and monetary value when you use your imagination while following timeless style guidelines.

Speak to a design consultant today. Call 410-561-2331 or email info@alexblankfabrics.com.

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