Cracking the Design Code

Posted by Chris Lu on

Who wants to have the designer look in their home? It might seem daunting to most people but you just need to know what to look for. Designers use these seven tips to create a well curated home that has a balance of style and personality.

ONE FOCAL POINT

Each room has one focal point to draw your eye once you enter the room. It can be a built in detail, furniture or artwork. This is very important.

GO ORGANIC

Elements such as plants, branches, shells or natural fibres add life to interiors. Try putting plants in corners to soften the right angles.

MAKE IT PERSONAL

What's a home without personal items that you love or evidence of experiences? Surround yourself with things that you love. You can't go wrong here.

MAKE A STATEMENT

Design classics like the Eames lounge chair or Mutto Cloud sofa are timeless and add style. You don't need a lot and only get pieces you love. Avoid replicas because originals will have much more meaning and last longer.

DO THE UNEXPECTED

Allow yourself to have some weird or unexpected pieces to add personality to your space. Your space doesn't need to be perfect.

EMPTY SPACES

Resist decorating every empty space. An empty space can make just as much impact.

TEXTURE

Create a multilayered look using different elements such as marble, metal, fabric, timber and leather. If there are too many smooth surfaces the space will feel cold. Too much the other way and you lose a feeling of serenity.