In the world of Home Design, we all know that a beautifully styled home makes an enjoyable home. Just take a look at some of the brilliantly styled homes for famous classic tv shows, such as Family Affair, The Brady Bunch, Father Knows Best and I Love Lucy. Even modern tv shows such as Seinfeld, Will & Grace, Scandal, Nashville, Modern Family, Revenge, Downton Abbey, Grace & Frankie and The House of Cards showcase how a beautifully styled home, makes for great tv enjoyment, both on and off screen.
Now most of us mere mortals, do not have the Interior Design Budgets of the tv set designers. We have realistic budgets that we need to make work within our lifestyle. That being said, designing a stylish home can be challenging and overwhelming, especially when you don’t know where to start. Being a typical homeowner, wanting to create a beautiful and comfy place that reflects your personality, does not have to be overwhelming or perplexing, if you take tried and true approaches to style and design.
Design inspiration can literally be found, just about anywhere – from your wardrobe, pages of a traditional decor magazine or online magazine, in a museum, a park or even a movie or tv show. However, you cannot just hope that your randomly arranged items will turn out the way you imagined it, without putting some thought and planning into the design layout. There are some basic design principles that you must follow, regardless of your design style: classic, shabby-chic, neo-classical, Victorian, Southwest, Bohemian or even modern style. [Read more…]