Interior Design Basics

Article Highlight: Family Room vs. Living Room

The different rooms used as places a family can gather and for entertaining visitors are known as living rooms, great rooms, dens, drawing rooms and sitting rooms. Each may have different purposes and design styles. Keep reading »

Browse Topics in Interior Design Basics

Interior Design Basics

Well begun is half done, and it's always easier to start off right than to fix a mistake down the road. This is especially true for interior design, where one mistake can ruin an entire room and send your budget through the roof. Avoiding errors is as simple as knowing some of the basics of interior decorating. It's easier than you might think!

Colors, Balance and Mood

One of the simplest interior design projects you can undertake is coordinating colors in your home to give the desired mood. A living room can be cool, modern and contemporary with sleek black furniture and stark white walls. You can also have a rustic theme and incorporate browns, greens and a daring splash of burgundy here and there. Color schemes help give a room personality and are the most basic and integral part of designing any room.

Tips from the Ground Up

Sometimes a few challenges arise in your decorating that you must learn to overcome, such as creating the perfect office hideaway in a small space in your house. Organizing gorgeous rooms can also be a challenge if you're on a tight budget, so a little creativity is in order.

If you educate yourself well before setting out to change your home, you'll find the process of interior design and decorating is a much more enjoyable one. Be creative, let your flair run free. Make your home your favorite place to be!

Interior Design Basics