Note the way the color, furniture and lighting all complement one another.
There are three elements of your home design that are, for lack of a better term, the “it” factors: furniture, color and lighting.
Furniture as we’ve mentioned before is both the traffic cop and the welcoming host of your home. It directs the flow of movement throughout a space yet also welcomes visitors to sit down and relax. An efficient furniture lay-out is paramount to successful interior design. And it doesn’t hurt if the furniture looks nice, too.
Color sets the mood and the tone of your home. While your furniture welcomes visitors and directs their movements, the color of your home will direct their eyes and their emotions. Different colors produce different responses and will determine how guests (and you) feel upon entering a room. For a more detailed explanation of the relationship between color and mood, read this article from Freshome.
Lighting is a somewhat mysterious element that holds an exciting power over the previous two factors. Lighting, obviously, needs to be coordinated with color, but it should also be a factor when choosing furniture, too.
When you buy furniture and pick colors for your home, consider all the sources of lighting that will be present in your home throughout the day, from the natural light of your windows and sky lights to your favorite lamp(s). Different levels of light can easily alter the perception and mood of a room, so be sure to coordinate your room’s lighting with its color and furniture layout.
These three elements are linked together and intertwined with one another. A great home design rests upon a proper balance between each of the three elements. They mingle and mix together to create the perfect design, visually linking the room’s elements to form the proper “feel” or “tone” for a space.
How do you feel about these three design factors? How do you employ them in your home design?
Pictured Above: The Scarlett Entertainment Center Wall Unit