New spaces can be a great time to reset and renovate your design theme. What may have been your old-style choices may have changed over the years. Since design trends come and go, your new home or newly designed home can be a great place to revamp your design style. However, with hundreds of great design themes to explore, it can seem nearly impossible to select the best one for you.
If you are looking to create a new design theme, there is no better place to begin than by using your architectural influences to help guide you. Your home’s architectural influences include your home’s layout, blueprint, location, and unique features. These features are foundational and make your home its own individual, unique space. In fact, these architectural elements are great tools to use to help create your design. Here is how you can use your architecture to create your next design theme:
Layout and Blueprint
Look at your home’s blueprint and layout. What was the intentional design for your home? Is your home Southwestern or Mid-Century Modern? These architectural layouts are designed specifically to complement their partnering interior design style. If you have an open floor plan, look for design styles that work with this. Perhaps your home has more closed spaces and feels intimate and cozy lending itself to other design styles.
Your location is also a vital indicator of how to design your home. Where is your home located? Are you in the middle of the woods or deep in the center of a city? Do you have a beach house or reside on the side of a mountain? These can all be specific ways to help target the best design theme. Your location probably attracted you to the home you bought. Why not take more pride in your location by allowing your design theme to complement it as well.
Lastly, does your home have unique features? For instance, consider a circular window in a round room. This feature is not very common and is a unique feature that is specific to your home. This room may be best suited with a radial symmetrical design theme that facilitates round furnishing and d�cor! Does your home have high ceilings and huge windows that let in a lot of light?
Using these tactics can help you hone a design theme that is best suited for your house. Remember, interior design is a personal expression and can be creative; however, some themes work best in different applications. Start with your favorite architectural element and see where it takes you. Pay attention to some of these tactics when designing your home and you’ll feel more connected to your new design style.