What interior style should you choose for your future apartment or house? At first glance, everything is quite simple – you just need to find out what the owners’ preferences are. Yes, of course, stylistic preferences play an important role. But for the interior to be relevant, emotionally comfortable and easy to use, it is worth paying attention to several other factors.
In this article, we will tell you what you should pay attention to when choosing the interior in which you will live.
Think about what you like.
Visualization is the first step on the way to your ideal interior. Before contacting a designer, we recommend that you study interior design websites and online publications on interior design as much as possible, see what trends are currently in fashion, how they differ from each other, what characteristic features they have.
For those photos of interiors that you like, save them in a separate folder on your computer or another device. You may like a photo of the room as a whole or some individual details, such as a bedside table, a certain sofa or bar counter, a combination of colors, etc.
We recommend that you look not just at beautiful interiors around the world, but choose some rooms that are similar to yours in terms of size, windows, etc. It makes sense to look at the beautiful interiors of huge country houses – it’s beautiful, interesting, it’s inspiring, but you need to understand that if you’re currently planning to renovate a city three-room apartment, it’s better to look at interiors that are more similar in theme, and vice versa.
After collecting such information, open the folder with saved interiors: we are sure that you will quickly see which style you gravitate towards.
Having selected a sufficient amount of such a plan of material in advance, it will be easier for you to tell the designer about how you see your future apartment or house, and what atmosphere you would like to achieve in it.
Budget to invest in the new interior
To solve this issue, it will be easiest for you to consult a designer.
As a rule, classic styles are the most expensive, and one of the cheapest is the Scandinavian style in the interior.
But here, too, everything depends on the selected materials, brands of furniture, etc. Therefore, the same style in different configurations can cost differently.
This is the case, for example, with modern styles, which our company specializes in: we always consider and offer customers several options for an estimate, so that you can choose the option that is more acceptable and convenient for them.
Interior for an apartment where several people live
If you do not live alone, then before choosing a style, it is better to have a joint conversation and choose the option that everyone will like. Of course, sometimes it is difficult to combine everything that different people like in one style, but here, too, joint viewing of visualizations of different interiors can help.
If you still cannot agree, then again, we recommend that you contact the sacramento custom home builder, tell him about which options you have a choice between, which elements of this or that style cause you disputes. Most likely, a real specialist will be able to offer you some interesting middle options that will suit both sides of the dispute.
It is very important that every member of your family likes the interior, because including this, the atmosphere of your home is made up.
How to choose an interior for another person?
If you decide to make repairs not for yourself, but one of your relatives or friends, then try to find out first what they like and what kind of interior they dream of for themselves. This can also be done with the help of visualizations of various interior styles on the Internet or in special magazines.
What interior is better to choose for business?
When designing an interior for a cafe, restaurant, apartment for rent, hotel, etc. you need, first of all, to think about who your target audience is, what these people like, and what they expect to see when they come to you.
In our practice, we quite often encounter one serious mistake in this matter, when the customer makes an interior, for example, for a cafe or restaurant, based only on his taste preferences, without first finding out what his future visitors like.
In the future, due to such imprudence, the restaurant may seem unprofitable and bring in less income than it would if a study of the preferences of the target audience had been conducted and the interior design would have been developed on its basis.
The connection between the architecture of the building and your interior
Good design is harmony, it is beautiful outside and inside. It probably doesn’t make much sense to make heavy Greek bas-reliefs or use the Rococo style while living in a modern apartment complex. Most likely, such an interior may seem vulgar.
In the same way, living in a palazzo in Venice, we expect to see a certain style in the interior, and we will be very surprised if the windows with stained glass are suddenly replaced by standard double-glazed windows.
This does not mean that if your apartment is located in an old building, then only baroque or classical styles will suit you. Of course, you can play on the contrast and, preserving the atmosphere of the old house, create an interior in a modern style.
And in the same way, those of you who live in modern residential complexes, but are great connoisseurs of the classic style, can make interiors for yourself in it. It is possible and even necessary to play on contrasts, it can turn out very interesting and beautiful, if professionals will act and harmony and beauty will be observed in everything.