Decorating 101 – Interior Design Basics

If you weren’t born with the ability to imagine a room complete with furniture placement, wall hangings, and rug and accent choices, it is something you can develop and hone over time. Learn the basics of home decorating, including design principles, decorating styles, and answers to decorating challenges. 

Interior Design Compared With Interior Decorating

Interior design and interior decorating are often mistaken for the same thing, but the terms are not completely interchangeable. Interior design is a profession that requires specific schooling and formal training, including space planning, furniture design, and architecture. An interior decorator does not have that formal training and focuses on the aesthetics and the surface appearance of a space. Who you would hire depends on whether you have any structural work or space planning to be done or you need someone to plan the decor only.

Elements of Decor

Balance is another principle—distributing the visual weight

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76 Awesome Home Exterior Design Ideas (PICTURES)

Welcome to our massive image gallery with 76 pictures of home exterior designs. When I was younger, I would spend hours driving around neighborhoods to just watch various house architectures and how people built and decorated their houses on the outside. It was kind of a hobby!! So it occurred to me to create this gallery post for people that share the same love for home architecture with me.

Exterior Home Design Ideas

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The following home exteriors include diverse ideas in siding material, exterior painting colors, architectures and styles that will cater for any taste. You will find big and small houses, luxury buildings, great front gardens and landscaping decorations, various front entrance garage, different roof materials and designs etc.

We hope you will like our gallery and we are sure that some pictures and home designs will make you stop in your tracks!!

two-storey house with gable roofs

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1.1) Contest refunds – Contest refunds – Contest holder/Client is eligible for and can request a full 100% refund in respect of a contest if: (a) He/She requests a refund in writing using their registered email id (“Refund Request”);(b) He/She has not selected a winning work from the designs submitted (if any). It does not matter if the Contest holder/Client has signed the Design Transfer Agreement or not. Once the Contest holder/Client has selected a winner they waive their rights for a refund and thus can no longer ask for any refunds. ;(c) The contest is not a guaranteed contest; and(d) The refund request is made within 60 days of launching the relevant contest.(e) He/She has signed the Non-Use and Indemnity Certificate.

1.2) Graphic Design Services Refund – If you’re not happy with how the job went, you can raise a dispute. Disputes will be fairly judged

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15 Interior Design Tips For The Best First Impression

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Creating inspiring interior design that makes a good first impression on guests is something that every homeowner wants as it’s a nice feeling to hear the oohs and aahs of your guests as they admire your home’s impressive interior design.

To help you make a killer interior design impression, here are 13 ways you can impress guests with brilliant interior design, including tips from Décor Aid interior designers.

Hang Interesting Pendant Lights

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Lighting can make or break even the best interior design. If you want to impress guests with thrilling home interior design, be sure to get lighting right. Pendant lamps are the best choice of lighting for a modern home interior. But when it comes to pendant lights, make sure you choose something that has an extraordinary, unusual design – one that calls attention and can trigger visual focus upward.

Adopt An Open Plan Design

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If you want to

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19 Best Home Design and Decorating Apps

Looking for the perfect vintage chair? Want to envision what a new paint color would look like in your space, without getting out the rollers? Need a floor plan for your home? Whip out your smartphone. From shopping and color planning to measuring and arranging, there’s a home design app for nearly every step of the process. Now you really have no excuse to put off that renovation. Read on to discover 19 apps that will help you design a room or house from from start to finish.

SHOPPING HOME DESIGN APPS

Anyone who has ever tried to find the absolute perfect piece for a room knows that navigating all the options can be exhausting. But these apps will put a wide selection of antique, vintage, and new furnishings right at your fingertips—and thanks to new augmented-reality technology, many will let you see how the pieces would look in your

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Kitchen Design Basics

A cramped, poorly designed, and outdated kitchen makes even the most enthusiastic of cooks avoid the room. On the other hand, a thoughtful remodel can make a kitchen not only functional but also enjoyable to be in, whether you’re cooking dinner on a weeknight or hosting a party for the holidays.

Before you take the plunge and embark on a kitchen remodel, think about what your dream kitchen looks like. Even if your budget does not extend to a total gut job, you can incorporate simple design tweaks that rearrange the space based on how you use it.

Whether your kitchen measures 100 square feet, the benchmark size noted by most cabinet manufacturers, or 440 square feet, the higher end of a kitchen size in a new build, certain kitchen design basics hold true.

Basic Layouts

Small kitchen remodels might not touch the layout of a kitchen, but larger renovations

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Principles of interior design

It is important to emphasize that interior design is a specialized branch of architecture or environmental design; it is equally important to keep in mind that no specialized branch in any field would be very meaningful if practiced out of context. The best buildings and the best interiors are those in which there is no obvious disparity between the many elements that make up the totality. Among these elements are the structural aspects of a building, the site planning, the landscaping, the furniture, and the architectural graphics (signs), as well as the interior details. Indeed, there are many examples of distinguished buildings and interiors that were created and coordinated by one guiding hand.

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Because of the technological complexity of contemporary planning and building, it is no longer possible for a single

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Interior Design vs. Interior Decorating

So you’ve decided to make a few changes at home, and you realize that you’re going to need a bit of help. You begin looking for possible services and find that some professionals describe their work as interior design while others are interior decorators. Suddenly you’re faced with new questions, namely, “What’s the difference?” And more importantly, “Which one do I need?”

Interior design and interior decorating are often mistaken as the same thing, but the terms are not completely interchangeable. There are many similarities between the two jobs—so many, in fact, that opinions vary on exactly where to draw the distinction. There are also more than a few differences between the professions—some subtle, some significant. As you decide which kind of help you need when planning changes in your home, it will help to understand the differences between professional designers and decorators—their schooling, the credentialing, their services, and their

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Free Kitchen Design Software – Home Stratosphere

Is this easy kitchen design software? Can beginners use it?

Yes and yes.  It’s very easy to use and beginners who have never designed anything can use it.  That said, design itself takes time to learn so while the software is easy, design isn’t.

Does the kitchen software include different counter and cabinet configurations?

Yes, you can create pretty much any cabinet and counter configuration you wish along with many different surfaces and styles to choose from.

Does the software offer different kitchen lighting to experiment with?

Yes, the lighting options are extensive including pendant lights, recessed, track, ceiling and lamps.

Can I add the usual major appliances to my designs?

Yes, you can incorporate every major appliance into your kitchen design as well as many common small appliances.

Can I design a kitchen island with the software?

Absolutely. In fact, the sky is the limit when it comes to

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7 Best Online Interior Design Services

 

A full-blown trend to stay, online interior design services are transforming the way we access interior design help. It’s the magic combination of professional design guidance, affordable prices, plus an easy and quick process that is attractive to people everywhere.

These and so many wonderful experiences with our online design team, have encouraged a closer look at the best online interior design services out there. Here’s our round-up of the top 7 in the industry!

Fpuner Designs, E-Design Style Board

SERVICE: Known to spruce up traditional style with luxurious fun prints and bold color pops and design, Pfuner online interior design services are useful for those who appreciate custom materials and furniture, and design boards as guides. After sending measurements, photos, inspiration images, a questionnaire, and paying the full fee upfront, the designer-client communication happens via email. Clients receive two initial style boards and one revision of the chosen style.

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