A pivotal figure in popularizing theories of interior design to the middle class was the architect Owen Jones, one of the most influential design theorists of the nineteenth century. Jones’ first project was his most important—in 1851, he was responsible for not only the decoration of Joseph Paxton’s gigantic Crystal Palace for the Great Exhibition but also the arrangement of the exhibits within. He chose a controversial palette of red, yellow, and blue for the interior ironwork and, despite initial negative publicity in the newspapers, was eventually unveiled by Queen Victoria to much critical acclaim. His most significant publication was The Grammar of Ornament (1856), in which Jones formulated 37 key principles of interior design and decoration.
CARPET ON THE CARPET. One large carpet in a room may look a bit old-fashioned. But such a non-standard decor method as placing several small rugs on it will enliven the atmosphere. We recommend paying attention to models with large patterns or embroidery. LEAVE SPACE FOR MANEUVERS. As practice shows, to fully plan the upcoming purchases of decor and strictly adhere to this plan is an almost impossible task. Therefore, it is better to leave a little free space, which will take the fruits of impulsive purchases. WANT TO CHOOSE A STYLE FOR A DECOR - TAKE A LOOK AT THE CLOTHES OF THE HOUSING HOUSES. One of the ways that professionals use to choose the style and concept of decoration is to pay attention to the casual clothes of the owners of the house. This will tell a lot about their personal preferences and help decorate the space so that customers like it.
BIG AND SMALL IN ONE ROOM. The rules of scale, according to which the sizes of objects should correspond to the area of the room, have not been canceled. But in order for the situation to acquire character and expressiveness, it is worth a little to move away from its strict observance. One or two large objects in a small room will contribute to a visual increase in space. "YES" TO LACQUARIAN SHELVES. Shelves of intricate shapes can decorate the interior. But if you put books, figurines and other little things on them, then in general such a composition will look overloaded. Therefore, if you plan to use the shelves for their intended purpose, it is better to dwell on concise models. For example, on hanging shelves without a stand. TEXTILE SETS MOOD. If the design of the room does not produce the expected effect emotionally, then change the textiles in it. This is the most affordable way to change the atmosphere of a living space. NEUTRAL DARK TONES - "CHAMELEONS". At first glance, neutral saturated tones, for example, dark gray, look boring. But in fact, with different lighting, they change color. So, dark gray in the morning will appear bluish, and at sunset it will have a purple hue.
QUIET BEDROOM DRAWING. To decorate the entire living space with multilayer textile structures is redundant. But in the bedroom, draperies will be appropriate. They not only create a relaxing atmosphere, but also have good noise and light absorbing properties. SUCCESSFUL DUET OF MODERNITY AND VINTAGE. The combination of things with history and recently bought in the store will benefit the interior. But in order for such combinations to look harmonious, choose which items in the room will be more - old or new. Combining them in equal amounts is not a good idea. PICTURES OR POSTERS - AT THE LEVEL OF VIEW. The optimal height for placing paintings or posters is at the height of the eye, that is, approximately 1.6 m from the floor. If a group of images is placed on the wall, then at the level of view it is worth hanging the central element of such a decorative composition. SUDDENING ELEMENT FOR REVITALIZING A SITUATION. To the interior was not monotonous, it is worth introducing an element of surprise into it. It may be some details that are invisible during a cursory inspection of the living space. For example, the back side of the cabinet doors is brightly painted with the restrained color of the remaining visible surface. An original print, the details of which can be viewed only at close range, the upholstery of the sofa has an unusual texture ... There can be many options.