If you have trouble understanding the basics of interior designing in their regular terms, then how about taking the role of a make-up artist? The two genres are quite similar, you see. While the make-up artist uses the face as a canvas, the designer uses the space. However, the basics are the one and the same. So further, we’ll be taking a look at how you can be the make-up artist of your own home interior designs!
1. A fresh base
It all starts, as it always does, with a fresh coat of base/foundation to smoothen out your canvas. When you translate this into interior designing, the first step is creating a nice, light base that you can further embellish by using other design techniques on later. Therefore, the base color you choose for your interior design has to be the lightest so it can bring out the best of other colors later.
2. Some nice highlighting
Highlighting is used to emphasize the wider parts of a space before contouring. It’s inherently light, and when you translate this into interior designing context, you’ll have to do the highlighting in medium-toned colors. These may include shades from the neutral palate like beige, grey, tan, pastels and more. This is because you can later accentuate them with darker hues.
3. Fancy the contouring
Contouring is all about emphasizing all those natural curves even more. When you do contouring for your interior designs, you’re working with the darkest shades of your color palate. You cannot use them excessively. In fact, they are only used to highlight the softer tones hat you have used before.
4. Accentuating features
Just like the eye-liner, shadows and lipstick are used to accentuate these the base, highlights and contouring, you can similarly spruce up your interior designing by using splashes of bright and jewel-toned colors to ramp up the contrast. The closet organization and accessorizing is a good example of them. You can achieve similar results with the help of fully accessorized bookshelves and more.
5. Finishing up with a blush of light
Just like stroke of blush is necessary on the cheeks for a finishing touch, similarly good lighting is a key element of the finishing touches in an interior design. It’s your job to determine which fixture would look best where, and what temperature of light can accentuate your interiors fully.