In Home interior design we focus on the livability of a private dwelling house. Architects design houses and apartments, we turn them into individual homes. As this type of design is very specific for individual situations, the needs and wants of the individual families are paramount in home interior design. The best designed homes are those that involve the interior designer from the initial planning stage. Otherwise we also work on remodeling of an existing structure. It is often a very involving process that may take months to fine-tune and create a space with the vision of the client. Home interior decoration takes a much shorter time. It could take a day or two, a week or so, depending on the scope of work.
Many a time, the Kenyan last minute thing,
clients come to us with orders for home interior decor at a week's or even
days' notice like it's an emergency. This is because they have visitors coming
shortly. My experience shows that probably for the majority of Kenyans the
aspect of how our home looks to other people is more important than how it
looks to us. We have no problem with one wanting to make their homes inviting for
guests, that they can feel proud of and at the same time make them feel comfortable.
We have not disappointed such clients.
One of the best solutions for a quick fix decorative transformation of a home is wallpaper and ceiling paper, cornices
and ceiling center piece medallions, and maybe a change or curtains to
match. With a bit more time we could
also quickly fix the flooring with carpet tiles or wall to wall carpet.
Wallpaper will not only spice up a room with patterns, it also has a few other
tricks up its sleeve. Depending on the design and texture of the materials that go into making it, wallpaper
can alter how we perceive spaciousness, height, breadth, light levels and
movement and can create a sense of cohesiveness — or isolation — in a room.
Interior design for a new home
The starting point is to think on how you are going to use the rooms. How many family members and guests would be in the room at any given time – thus you going to find out how many seating spaces you need. What are the activities you prefer doing… watching TV, reading, playing board games, playing with kids – that way you will know what storage options you need, whether you need book shelves and a reading table or conversation area by the fireplace.
The next step is space planning, drafting your room! to scale. We measure your room, then draw it on graph paper. We draft your furniture pieces, cut them out and play with the layout. These helps us come up with the furniture layout we we present to you in a drawing or in 3d form for your input and or approval.
The last stage is the color scheme, either painting or wallpaper or a combination of both. We through your house noting which spaces can seen from each room. We use the floor plan to keep track.
Adjoining rooms are part of this, but you may be able to see quite a bit farther — down a hall and into the kitchen, for instance. These notes will form the basis of the whole-house color scheme.
There are several ways to go about the color scheme. We may start by picking a color for the biggest, most centrally located room.This will most likely be your living room or kitchen, and it's a great place to start working on your whole-house palette.
Decorating all the walls of a room in a home in the same color or pattern it creates harmony but can be a bit plain. By picking out one wall and giving it a different, bolder color and texture, or 3d optical illusion, you can change the mood of a room or highlight a particular feature.
We us feature walls often when the rest of the room is decorated with a fairly neutral color. We pick a wall in the room and paint it a different color, or wallpaper it with a bold pattern, creating a feature.
We use a feature wall also to create a more defined space in an open-plan area. If you have children we might create a play area with children's wallpaper such as spider-man or Frozen.
Living room interior decoration becomes a higher
priority when the room’s importance is recognized. The living room is so
important is because it’s the primary social space in the home, whether it’s in
a loft, a studio apartment, a duplex, a single family home, or a mansion.
The location of the living room within the home
floor layout itself plays a key role in the level of comfort and positive flow
of energy, natural light and fresh air.
The ideal living room location
is close enough to the outdoors that fresh, positive energy can vent in and out and flow freely, creating a healthful, restorative social space.
If your living room benefits from a beautiful landscape view, layout the furniture in such a way that the view can be appreciated from all
parts of the living room. Consider hanging a mirror so that it reflects the
landscape for those who, seated, may not be able to view the landscape. A natural view is a sure way to enhance the positive energy of a space.
decor is more than just a series of rules to follow; it’s mostly about the
spatial arrangement to enhance the overall look and feel of the space. It’s the
overall vibe that makes great interior decoration.
In the living room (and, frankly,
any space trying to incorporate restfulness, comfortable, and safe
ambiance), clutter will be avoided at all costs. Messiness, clutter, and other
untidy distractions serve to bring about a sense of discomfort.
Your bedroom interior design should be comfy. Did
you know on average we spend 8 hours a day sleeping or a third of our lives in
the bedroom. Even though the bedroom is a private space that will be seen by
far fewer people than your sitting room or kitchen, it should be an equally
stylish sanctuary. When redecorating our homes, let not priority go to the
public spaces only, while the private rooms get the cold a shoulder. Bedrooms
quickly fall on the list of spaces to work on someday, which is ironic given
that a good night's sleep is vital for every human being to survive and this is
where we spend the largest portion of our lives.
If you have given your bedrooms interior decor a
cold shoulder in your home, it may be time to correct the situation. Our days
are full of demands, so what could be more beneficial than a peaceful haven in
which to rejuvenate at the end of the day?
Whether you want a traditional design or an
exotic retreat, we have enough bedroom decorating ideas to create the room of
your dreams. Best of all, you don’t need a complete remodel to bring new life
to your bedroom, something as simple as well-placed art, bold wallpaper, or
even a fresh coat of paint can make a space stand out.
As a dining room is a room for consuming food it
makes sense to locate it adjacent to the kitchen for convenience in serving.
There are generally two design types of dining rooms, functional or casual and
formal. Modern casual dining rooms are increasing sharing space with the
kitchen or living room and are wide open. Even separate casual dining rooms
tend to have open doorways, instead of close-able doors. Formal dining rooms are
much fancier in nature.
Formal dining rooms tend to be completely
separate rooms with doors to further sequester them from the rest of the house.
The purpose of a formal dining room is for elegant dinners and classy social
gatherings such as black tie dinners for your community's upper echelon. As
such, the formal dining room may not be much used and therefore you can as well
design it for other uses when it is not in use as a for dining purposes.