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Use Architectural Influences to Guide Your Design

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

New spaces can be a great time to reset and renovate your design theme. What may have been your old-style choices may have changed over the years. Since design trends come and go, your new home can be a great place to revamp your design style. However, with hundreds of great design themes to explore, it can seem nearly impossible to select the best one for you.

If you are looking to create a new design theme, there is no better place to begin than by using your architectural influences to help guide you. Your architectural influences come down to your home’s layout, blueprint, location, and unique features. These features can be nearly impossible to change and make your home its own individual space. In fact, they are great tools to use to help create your design. Here is how you can use your architecture to create your next design theme:

Layout and Blueprint

Look at your home’s blueprint and layout. What was the intentional design for your home? Is your home Southwestern or Mid-Century Modern? These architectural layouts are designed specifically to complement their partnering interior design style. If you have an open floor plan, look for design styles that work with this. Perhaps your home is more closed sections and cozy-this may be great for design styles like Rustic or Farmhouse.


Your location is also a vital indicator of how to design your home. Where is your home located? Are you in the middle of the woods or deep in the center of a city? Do you have a beach house or reside on the side of a mountain? These can all be specific ways to help target the best design theme. Your location probably attracted you to the home you bought. Why not take more pride in your location by allowing your design theme to complement it as well.

Unique Features

Lastly, does your home have unique features? For instance, consider a circular window in a round room. This feature is not very common and is a unique feature that is specific to your home. This room may be best suited with a radial symmetrical design theme that facilitates round furnishing and décor!

Using these tactics can help you hone a design theme that is best suited for your house. Remember, interior design is a personal expression and can be creative; however, some themes work best in different applications. Pay attention to some of these tactics when designing your home.

Architectural Style

Written by creatingyourspace on . Posted in Design and Decorating

Architectural elements don’t have to look traditional. This condo home is interesting architecturally while still staying completely contemporary.

The immediate area of interest comes from the openings in the wall separating the dining area from the front entryway. The squares are evenly distributed across the wall, providing small glimpses into the room on the other side.

To add interest, some openings are painted in a contrasting color and others are filled with Plexiglas boxes holding fruit. The clear boxes leave this wall open to possibilities for a homeowner.

The other interesting architectural decision is the tile montage on the wall over the dining table. Once again, a modern perspective runs through this piece and the simple style and two-color approach provides a lot of flexibility in design. Having tile right next to the dining table almost creates a backsplash effect – with no worry about staining the art.

Other architectural elements that add personality include the luscious marble floor and the appealing door design toward the back. The black frame and glass styling once again help the space feel open while providing natural separations between functional areas.

This condo is simple and modern while still being light and inviting. Smart architectural design combines with interesting personal additions to create a beautiful space.