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Divide and Define Space

However large or small the spaces are you want to transform or create, you may have several questions. Perhaps you want to learn how to divide and define living space. You may wonder how to open up space without having large, undefined living areas. Whatever your budget, there are temporary and longer-term interior design and decorating solutions. Here are some inspirational tips to guide you in your quest for creating interesting spaces. If you want to purposefully divide and define space, it will take some practical thinking and planning…

Space Planning and Light

Space Planning and Light

The direction of light affects space planning and the placement of art, furniture and other objects. For example, direct, late afternoon sunlight glaring on the television or computer screen is not ideal. However, this type of light can also be beneficial in creating dramatic shadow effects. Artificial light can neutralise this sort of light if the shadows impose on your tasks. Light unlocks the awareness and perception of space. A lighter space just seems more open and expansive. Light is a very powerful tool. To clarify, we can totally transform the feeling of a space by changing the colour, intensity and placement of light. We tend to think of lighting in terms of artificial light. However, it is important to optimally utilise natural light. Above all, we need to exploit it in terms of practical use and to acknowledge the beauty of a space.

Space Planning Savvy

Savvy Space Planning

There are even more clever space-saving hacks and space optimisation solutions you can try. Learn how to be more space-savvy.

Space planning is to strategize how you will optimally utilise an area and its available space. This entails the distribution, separations, arrangement, and organisation of objects to accommodate certain requirements. Consider the occupancy, functional and spatial purposes.

Savvy Small Spaces

Create a Sense of Spaciousness

You can create an illusion of spaciousness. While attaining unity of scale and by deciding to purposely under scale or overscale a room’s furnishings, this is possible. Expressly, under scaling allows for more stuff to be contained within a scheme. Equally, over-scaling can generate a feeling of expansiveness and make a living space seem greater.


Small Space Interior Design

Space encompasses all elements into one entity. Greater space is considered a luxury, you are lucky to have it, but I tell you, you are not unlucky if you don’t.


Decorate on a Budget

Interior Decorating on a tight budget? How can you get solutions to those problems? By asking the right questions. The ones at the top are a good start, so kudos to you for starting to ask questions – this means you are looking for solutions, and you will find it! Costly mistakes can be avoided with proper planning because it prevents poor performance, right?

Interior Decorating with Pink Different Pink Tones

Decorate with Pink – 17 Pinks for Interiors

There are a lot of different pinks you can choose from, depending on what you want to achieve. How many different versions of pink are there? A lot! Below are seventeen different pinks with short descriptions on how they can be applied in interior spaces.

Knowing Color Properties and Harmonies of Colour

Understanding Colour

Know and understand how colour works. Learn more about the properties and harmonies of colour. + COLOUR PALETTES!

Modern Rustic Country Interior Design Style

Rustic Country

How to get a modern rustic country look. A rustic, countryside sophistication is typical of this look. Some furnishings are bought at flea markets and antique shops because of the primitive historical connection. To attain an up-to-date, rustic interior you can blend elements of Contemporary design with Rustic design to sidestep a log cabin looking home.

Eclectic Interior Design Decorating

Eclectic Living

Eclectic interior design does not mean merely tossing together anything. The style depends on design in terms of colour, pattern, texture, form, arrangement, rhythm, etc. This is necessary to make a space look and feel like an integrated whole. A typical characteristic of Eclectic style is the assembly of fabrics. One can combine solids, patterned, textured or all of them, but it has to make sense.