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Colour Inspirations

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WHAT COLOUR INSPIRATIONS CAN DO FOR YOUR APARTMENT.

Choosing a particular colour for your space is perhaps one of the most important design decisions you’ll have to make, from paint colour to fabrics and finishes, colours have a large effect on how your space looks and feels. Certain colours can also be used to help enhance the feeling of space, making it feel smaller or larger. Light colours, for instance, tend to feel more spacious and airy than darker tones. Whereas, warm colours typically make a small space feel even smaller and somewhat cramped. 

Choosing a colour for your apartment can be a daunting task, especially if you have no basic knowledge of colour techniques, and how they affect your interior and exterior spaces. It is important to consider how the colour to be chosen would affect the mood of the room as different colours project different temperatures, tones and shades. Warm colours tend to be more vibrant and inspires confidence, these colours are best suited for the dining and entertaining spaces as they are inviting and promote intimacy. However cooler colours, on the contrary, are often used to create a relaxed mood and bring calm to space. 

 INSPIRATIONS WHEN CHOOSING COLOURS FOR YOUR INTERNAL SPACES.

Every individual is unique and the colour choice varies according to time, space, need and taste, however, the following should serve as outlines to guide your decision. 

  • Having a colour chat would come in handy here, if that is unavailable a deep thought of what you want to achieve is important and required here, you need to decide on a particular theme to adopt (warm or cool) and then research colour schemes that best suits the description observe your furniture setup, the flooring, accessories including artwork and use them as guides to settle for colours that blend in naturally.

  • It may be worth an extra effort to explore magazines, journals and other design blogs for more colour inspiration while doing this, ensure your colour selection is in line with your personal tastes too as you are going to live with your colour choice for a while.

  • Interior design professionals recommend that you choose a colour for your room last and consider the structure, furniture and designs first. This is as a result of the fact that there is such a wide array of colors for paint and even fabrics, while with design components like flooring, the options are more limited. Should you decide to redesign your space, it would be helpful to think about the tones of your flooring material, cabinets and existing furniture before you settle for a particular color choice. You should also take into consideration the scale of your space, deciding if you want to emphasize its smaller size or project a bigger frame, making it feel bigger than it actually is.

Playing With Lightings

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In the interesting process of turning a house into a home, adding your personal touch especially when it comes to furniture, décor, paint, appliances, space and cabinets is an important step in creating that abode that is most comfortable and appealing to you. The importance of professional interior and exterior lighting cannot be overemphasized, as the light within a room is the main feature for creating that ambience, tone and atmosphere. It is important to note that each interior is unique and should be shaped according to the taste of the owner, it is, therefore, a standard requirement to tailor lightings to suit that need.

A number of techniques are available to guide you on your journey towards getting that luminous space you desire and they cut across both internal and external spaces.

LIGHTING IDEAS FOR INTERNAL SPACES

– Asides from the important role of providing better visibility interior lights play significant roles in creating the desired ambience in a space. One way to achieve this is through the use of direct lights. This ensures that the source is clearly visible and provides the required illumination. However caution must be applied to prevent a direct gaze to the eyes, rather it could be focused on specific or particular objects and floor spaces. This type of lights is best suited for reading rooms and spaces, cooking areas, kitchen, dressing tables.

– For large hallways and open floors chandeliers have proven to be best suited for these environments as they draw appealing attention while performing its important role in providing illumination. Mainly used in living rooms, lobbies, open spaces and central stairs chandeliers perform dual functions of providing lighting and beauty at the same time. With a wide variety of options, shapes, sizes and colours to choose from, chandeliers stand tall among lighting options.

– Living rooms, dining areas, bedrooms, baby cots and other areas that do not require direct lights would fare better with diffused lighting. These led strips are generally hidden with a glowing spread, visible to the eye along with dining tables, television sets, picture frames and so on. Diffused lights create a warmth, calm and soothing ambience that is required in every living area.

– To further splurge on your home décor, dim lightings also do the magic when installed in high ceiling with a dimmer control, using a wide variety of colours with tiny intensity and not the loud lights of a disco house you could be on your way to turning your space into a haven, a masterpiece of interior peace.

LIGHTING IDEAS FOR EXTERNAL SPACES

  • Exterior lights are often times viewed as a security necessity, it could, however, be blended appropriately to beautify the exterior, while still providing visibility and serving security purposes. Standing out among external lights is façade lights, these lights help bring out the beauty of the external walls, enhancing elevations and structures of road and footpaths.

  • Pools and small water pots usually placed around a property for leisure and beauty are also not left out in lighting. Adorning swimming pools with waterproof lights not only enhance lights reflections from the water at night, but it also makes the water body visible giving that visual connection with nature.

  • Landscapes, gardens and open lawns should also get its fair share of lights. In this case landscape, specific lights should be used to illuminate flowers and gardens, buried beneath surfaces, hanging on walls among other creative ideas as pleases the eye.