WHAT’S INCLUDED IN THIS PLAN SET

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Cover Sheet, Index & Site Plan: The cover sheet features an elevation of the exterior of the house that shows approximately how the home will look when built. The index lists the order of the drawings included, with page numbers for easy reference. The site plan is a scaled footprint of the house to help determine how the home will be placed on the building site.

Wall Sections & Notes: This section shows section cuts of the exterior wall from the roof down through the foundation. These wall sections specify the home’s construction and building materials. They also show the number of stories, type of foundation and the construction of the walls. Roofing materials, insulation, floor framing, wall finishes and elevation heights are all shown and referenced.

Typical Details & Notes: This section addresses all the facets and typical details you will want to include in your home, with the exception of local building code requirements. Architectural and structural elements are detailed, including: window and door components, railings, balusters, wood stairs and headers, interior walls, interior partitions, concrete steps and footings (if applicable).

Foundation layout Plan: This sheet provides a fully dimensioned and noted foundation layout, including references to footings, pads, and support walls. For plans with a basement, additional walls and columns may be shown. Basement plans come with a floor framing layout which may be included in this section or the floor framing section, depending on the plan. *Actual structural information should be obtained by a locally licensed engineer for your specific site location.

Detailed Floor Plan: This section provides detailed floor plan drawings and descriptions of all the elements that will be included on each floor of the home. The home’s exterior footprint, openings and interior rooms are carefully dimensioned. Important features are noted including built-ins, niches and appliances. All doors and windows are identified. Typically this section also includes the square footage information.

Reflected Ceiling Plan: One of Sater home’s most distinguishable features is the highly detailed ceiling treatments. This section shows ceiling heights and treatments. It also shows the details, profiles and finishes of the ceiling treatments. Arches and soffits are also specified in this section.

Floor Framing Plans: Homes with a basement or crawl space will have a floor framing plan for the first floor. Multi-story homes will have floor framing plans for upper floors as well. The floor framing plans provide structural information such as the joist location, spacing and direction, as well as the floor heights and stair openings.

Roof Layout: The overall layout and necessary details for roof design are provided in this section. If trusses are used, we suggest using a local truss manufacturer to design your roof trusses to comply with your local codes and regulations.

Exterior Elevations: Exterior elevations are drawings that show how the finished home will approximately look. In this section, elevations of the front, rear and left and right sides of the home are shown. Exterior materials, details and heights are noted on these drawings.

Building Section & Details: This section will illustrate the important changes in the floor, ceiling and roof heights or the relationship of different floors to one another. Interior elements of rooms and areas, such as columns, arches, headers and soffits, are also discernible and easier to visualize in a cross section.

Interior Elevations: These interior elevations show the specific details and design of the kitchen, bathrooms, utility rooms, fireplaces, bookcases, built-in units and other special interior features. The interior elevations vary based on the complexity of the home.

Electrical Plan: This section shows an electrical plan that will enhance functionality and highlight the unique architectural features of the home.

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I Can’t Believe How Much Money I’ve Spent on This Home Design

I am an adult, so naturally, I at least try to be responsible about money. At the end of each month, I review my recurring expenses, consider cutting back, and then change nothing. But in recent months, in addition to regular payments to Netflix, Hulu, Uber, Amazon, Big Avocado Toast, and my 401(k) (maybe? I think?), I’ve also begun spending a sizable chunk of change on the iPhone interior-decor game Design Home.

For the uninitiated, Design Home lets you design rooms, and then other players (seemingly entirely women, based on their avatars) vote on them, which affects your overall points score as a “designer.” As many have pointed out, it’s like the part of the Sims when you design houses, except the game uses furniture from real designers, and instead of just typing “rosebud” and getting unlimited money you have to pay for the furniture out of your CitiBank savings account labeled “ANNA DO NOT SPEND — FOR EMERGENCIES ONLY.”

I swear, I never thought I would be the kind of person who makes in-game purchases on a home-design app, and I’m still grappling with what that says about me. Since I started playing about a month ago I’d guess that I’ve spent about $50, which – considering the game’s prices — is kind of a remarkable show of restraint. For example: $1.99 of real-life money will get you about $3,000 of in-game cash. While that’s enough for some very basic furniture, a really dope designer sectional can cost as much as $10,000 in Design Home dollars. Do I feel a rush of shame every time I spend $1.99 of my real money so I can purchase a virtual tufted West Elm armoire to “style a modern bedroom for an art director’s penthouse in Portland, Oregon”? Of course I do. But I’m comforted by the fact that I’m not alone.

In summer 2017 the game was already extremely popular, averaging a million daily users, but within the last year it seems to have become a favorite among people I follow elsewhere online. Audrey Gelman, the founder of The Wing, told me that so far, she’s spent $50 on Design Home and is in a group text called “Design Home Homies,” created so she and her friends can send each other their best work. “Kathy Kuo haunts my dreams,” she added, referring to one of the real-life designers who sells a lot of furniture “in game.”

Each design project comes with a charming set-up — for instance “after graduating from college, this marine biologist was thrilled to find a job right here in the area” and she wants you to “design a coastal living room for her charming seaside home.” It also comes with specific stipulations — include “five coastal items,” for example, or “pair a modern Arhaus bed with a black metal desk.” Run low on funds, and you’ll find yourself unable to fulfill the challenge or else committing unforgivable aesthetic crimes, like pairing a red tartan rug with a tie-dye pouf, because that’s all you have in your inventory. End up in this situation and you’ll be met with a lowly 3.5 star rating and your own shame spiral.
I’m not exactly sure what it is about the game that keeps me coming back for more. Maybe it’s those bizarrely evocative little micro-fictions about the rooms that let me, just for a minute, inhabit another life where I can afford nice furniture and/or real-estate. Maybe it’s images of real furniture, which the game conveniently reminds you are actually available for purchase, to have delivered to your real home, which make me feel like I’m actually learning about design and might one day put my newfound love of quilted headboards to use. Mostly, I think it’s fact that the game play is a perfect mix of creativity and strategy, simultaneously meditative and dopamine-fueled. Each room is its own unique puzzle. You get to be creative, but only within constraints (financial, rule-based, and the fact that you can only place a table exactly where the game deems a table is needed).

Here’s a room I made earlier. It’s not perfect, but I needed two orange items and I could only afford one of the cheapest orange couches the game had without ponying up another $1.99 to the Game Gods, and I’d already splurged on a $4.99 top-up to get a Cynthia Rowley floral armchair set for my last room; so it was either use the weird geometric beige rug or spend 3,500 worth of diamonds (yes, there are two currencies, don’t ask) on more appropriate carpeting. You see? Sacrifices.

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Best Small House Designs

The design was a good looking simple designed small house with some small architectural designs with line grooving and structure painting in Coimbatore , India. This type of Small House Design will be always liked by the people who has an ideas to decorate their house with simple designs to bring a brand new look. Even small graders were as done on the design.

This design is a design which is to simple but in modern architectural style. Only a certain colors are used and simple modern designs were used to highlight the small house . Hence the Small house front elevation was good in appearance and also in modern look. so this type of designs were common in metro cities in India such as Chennai , Calcutta , Bangalore, Mumbai etc

This design is the design consist of only ground floor has a good looking tiny small house design . As the design was very attractive because of its round shape grooming and metal structure. This type of Tiny Small House Design will be more expenditure due to its design. Hence this type of designs are more attractive but people won’t approach this due to its expenditure.

This is a Front design of small houses which is more simple and brings a good simple modern look. This type of Front design of small houses will be more economical low cost to design because this has only simple plane design. So more people in metro or middle developed area cities will approach this design for their house front elevation design.

This Design is a modern plane small house design which has a huge look with simple plane designs . Were this design was so simple and formal and liked by all formal middle class families. Due to this modern plane small house design low cost, all people will look forward to work with it in the field of construction. So this type of designs will be more engaged in future.

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Color Generators for Interior Color Schemes

When it comes to interior design, computers are not just for professional decorators. There are many online tools that can help amateur decorators choose hues, develop interior color schemes and even design entire rooms.

Online tools that help you choose interior colors come from many different sources, but most can be grouped into two categories: color generators and color viewers or visualizer tools. Color generators are most helpful for identifying colors and color palettes, incorporating your inputs and preferences. You can upload a photo, for example, and the tool will scan it and tell you what colors are in it.

Some online color generators let you choose colors from a color wheel. Others allow you to upload a photo or other image to develop your own color schemes. If you are looking for a way to make decorating the perfect room a little easier, try one of these great color generators.

Color palette

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ColorSnap
This fun gadget was created by Sherwin-Williams and will allow you to build a palette for any room. Upload any photo as inspiration and the tool will create a custom color palette with coordinating Sherwin-Williams paint colors. You can even create an account and save your own palettes for future use. While the idea is to find the perfect Sherwin-Williams paint color, you don’t have to be married to using this brand’s paint to enjoy playing with this fun tool.

Visualize Color
This user-friendly color tool is powered by Glidden paints. It works with an uploaded photo of your own house or a sample image already on the tool. Visualize Color allows you to virtually “paint” a room or create a palette suited specifically to your home. You can easily add color choices to a list that you can save offline and take into your local paint supply store.

Color palatte tool online
To develop a color scheme on this site, simply spin the color wheel. This site was developed to aid web designers, but it’s also a great tool for home decorators. It’s perfect if you’re hoping to create a monochrome palette. Once you find complimentary colors you love, pop them into a color-matching tool to find brands that closely resemble each shade.

Coolors.co
Colors.co is another standalone tool meant for graphic designers or home decorators. This easy-to-use website allows you to upload any image, pick a starting color and find four more matching colors to create your own palette. There are features that allow you to adjust saturation, view the colors in “color blindness” mode and more. Once you’re done, save your palette until you find the perfect shades.

Canva
Canva is another tool that allows you to upload your favorite photo from that dream vacation and create a color palette from it. Once you pick an image, you’ll get five colors that all play beautifully together. Since Canva isn’t associated with a specific company, you can match the colors to any paint brand you like.

COLOURlovers
COLOURlovers offers tools for creating color palettes and patterns, but it’s also a huge online community for design lovers around the world. If you’re struggling to find the perfect palette and you’re looking for other color lovers to weight in, this is the place for you. Explore existing color schemes or develop your own under the ​“tools” section of the site. You can even order your own creations from their store.

Colormind
If you don’t even know where to start when it comes to finding the perfect color palette, Colormind can help. This tool comes with pre-made palettes to help get your creative juices flowing. Like many other tools, you can also start from an image and match colors to the hues in the photo.

Turning Your Color Scheme Into Reality
Color palettes and designer-crafted schemes are based on color theory and are an excellent starting point for choosing your interior colors, but the true test of colors happens on your walls. The best way to really find the perfect palette is to buy some paint samples, paint them on the wall and see how they look throughout the day and night, as natural light will make colors take on different attributes.

Whether you’re picking the perfect bedroom palette or you simply want to find a few new throw pillows or accessories that match your living room’s color palette, a color generator is a great way to find inspiration and discover complementary colors you may not have thought of before.

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Next Home Bedroom Ideas

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This Custom Made Prefab Treehouse

Treehouses aren’t just for little kids and family backyards anymore—they’re for actually living in. Two friends in Switzerland decided to finally make this dream a reality, and were able to build an entire treehouse in just a few days with the help of German architecture firm Baumraum.

The treehouse in question was prefabricated in Germany before being sent to the Swiss town of Halden, near Lake Constance, for its new residents. Upon arrival, it was put together in just a few days—and it’s the perfect getaway for nature lovers. The light-filled interior offers views of the surrounding forest, and an outdoor deck makes the perfect perch for hanging outdoors.

On its website, Baumraum states that “several studies with different roof shapes, facade materials and layout variants were developed and evaluated” to create the perfect treehouse for their two clients—ultimately, a sleep black exterior was chosen with a pitched roof for the classic treehouse experience.

(including the built-in furniture) is swathed in oiled oak, giving it a calm and elegant vibe that fits perfectly with a getaway in the trees. The lofted sleeping area sits above the integrated pantry and comes equipped with a skylight, allowing the owners to look up at the starry skies at night.
Arguably the best features of the treehouse, though, are the floor to ceiling windows that look out over an orchard and down to the nearby river—what’s more relaxing than a view over running water?
If you want your very own luxury treehouse for yourself like this one, you’ll have to contact Baumraum—otherwise, you can just continue dreaming!

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How the Coronavirus Will Reshape Architecture

In 1933, the Finnish architect and designer Hugo Alvar Henrik Aalto, along with his first wife, Aino, completed the Paimio Sanatorium, a facility for the treatment of tuberculosis in southwest Finland. The building is rigidly geometric, with long walls of expansive windows wrapping its façade, light-colored rooms, and a wide roof terrace with railings like the ones on cruise ships—all the hallmarks of what we now know as modernist architect, which emerged in the twenties from the work of the Bauhaus, in Germany, and Le Corbusier, in France.

But the Aaltos’ choices of material and design weren’t just aesthetically fashionable. “The main purpose of the building is to function as a medical instrument,” Hugo would later write. Tuberculosis was one of the early twentieth century’s most pressing health concerns; each element of the Paimio was conceived to promote recovery from the disease. “The room design is deter­mined by the depleted strength of the patient, reclining in his bed,” Aalto explained. “The color of the ceiling is chosen for quietness, the light sources are outside of the patient’s field of vision, the heating is oriented toward the patient’s feet.” (The combination of cold feet and a feverish head was seen as a symptom of the disease.) Broad daylight from the windows as well as the terraces, where patients could sleep, was part of the treatment, as sun had been proved effective at killing tuberculosis bacteria. At the sanatorium, the architect itself was part of the cure.

Much of modernist architecture can be understood as a consequence of the fear of disease, a desire to eradicate dark rooms and dusty corners where bacteria lurk. Le Corbusier lifted his houses off the humid ground to avoid contamination. Adolf Loos’s ultra-boxy Villa Müller in Prague, from 1930, included a separate space in which to quarantine sick children. Architects collaborated with progressive doctors to build other sanatoriums across Europe. “Tuberculosis helped make modern architecture modern,” the Princeton professor Beatriz Colomina writes in her revisionary history “X-Ray Architecture.” The industrialized austerity of Ludwig Mies van der Rohe or Marcel Breuer “is unambiguously that of the hospital,” the empty white walls, bare floors, and clean metal fixtures are all “surfaces that, as it were, demonstrate their cleanliness.”

As extreme as the aesthetic of modernist architecture seemed in the early twentieth century, people could at least be reassured that it was safe. A character in Thomas Mann’s novella “Tristan,” from 1903, described a “long, white, rectilinear” sanatorium for lung patients: “This brightness and hardness, this cold, austere simplicity and reserved strength . . . has upon me the ultimate effect of an inward purification and rebirth.” A tuberculosis vaccine began to be used on humans in 1921, but the association between modernism and good health stuck; the austere sanatoriums were marketed as palliatives for mental illnesses, too.

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Architecture Vs. Interior Design: How Are The Two Careers Different

What can you do with an architecture degree

Every building tells a story, a story embedded in its walls, a tale told by its originators. Such stories are crafted by the intricate work of both Architects and Interior Designers.

Such people work in sync with each other to make a building and it’s indoor spaces functional, pleasant and appealing. They create spaces in our surroundings that impact our psychology and well-being.

Since both Architects and Interior Designers have a similar work profile that involves designing, people often get confused between these overlapping professions. For instance, an Architect designs the structure of a building, while an Interior Designer designs what goes inside the building.

Hence, before ambling on to any of these professions you should know the differences between them. I’ll take you through all of these differences one by one, and will also discuss how you can pursue a career in either of the two fields.

Who is an Architect?

Empty spaces built to perfection with a delicate balance between planning and execution is the work of an architect. They create new, colourful, interesting, creative spaces that light up our surroundings and don’t let boredom set in.

An Architect is a person who designs, reviews, and oversees the construction of buildings. S/he creates a structure on a given space that is both functional and pleasing to the eye at the same time. All the details that are present on the exterior of a building are the work of an Architect.

They also plan the basic structure of the building that includes the placement of rooms, kitchen, dining room, garden, and ensure that appropriate space is rewarded to them in accordance with the client’s requirements.

Who is an Interior Designer?

After a building is constructed, the responsibility of accessorizing and furnishing the empty spaces within the building lies with the Interior Designer. As the name suggests, these people design the interiors of a place and internally beautify the site in accordance with the purpose they will be used for.

For instance, if they are given the project of a house, they decide which sofas are to be kept in the drawing room, which curtains would go well with the sofa, what color scheme should be followed in the house, if any woodwork is required, where should the different furniture items be placed, which paintings would enhance the look of the house, what kind of accessories like hangings, clocks, vases, etc. are required to balance the room.

Hence, interior designers fill up the empty spaces within a building to make them complete.

 

So, as you can see, the work of Architects and Interior Designers is vastly different. Now, let’s look at the specifics of their differences one-by-one.

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Under $200 Mirrors That’ll Make Your Mantel the Star

Finding the perfect mirror for your mantel can be a challenge but landing on a piece that’s beautiful and budget-friendly? Well, that can be even trickier! Luckily, I’ve taken some of the guesswork out of your search by rounding up nine stunning mirrors in all different shapes and styles, all of which would look lovely hung above a fireplace for their light-reflecting and room-brightening qualities. Even better, they’re all under $200, so you can style out this focal area without overspending.

Eloise Carved Frame Mirror

Eloise Carved Frame Mirror (perfect mirror )
Get the classic French look without the antique shop price tag with this beautiful carved piece from Kirkland’s. The distressed white finish adds a lovely traditional touch, but you could also personalize this piece by painting it black or gold. I’m in love with the stunning Louis Philippe-inspired rounded silhouette.

Buy: Eloise Carved Frame Mirror, $139.99 from Kirkland’s

Amanti Art Framed Mirrors for Wall
Go for the gold — and bold! — with this ornate piece from Amazon. A number of different frame styles are available depending on your exact molding preferences, but they all will deliver that fancy, museum-quality gilded look for less.

Buy: Amanti Art Framed Mirrors for Wall, $219.95 $148.00 for 22-inch by 28-inch Glass Size from Amazon

Round Natural Bamboo Woven Mirror
Bring home some boho style with this natural bamboo mirror that will add a welcoming, laidback touch to any space. With its 23.5-inch diameter, it’s fairly sizable and sure to make a statement over your hearth.

Buy: Round Natural Bamboo Woven Mirror, $59.99 from World Market

Black Ornate Antique Carved Mirror
I often see brass mirrors in this style, but this piece’s black hue grabbed my attention immediately. With its budget-friendly price tag, dare I say it’s one of the best dupes for the three-foot tall Primrose Mirror in vintage black out there!

Buy: Black Ornate Antique Carved Mirror, $129.99 from Kirkland’s

Threshold French Country Wall Mirror
I’ve seen this gorgeous Target mirror all over Instagram and still can’t get enough of it. Though the style is described as French country, it could easily work in a number of types of spaces, and you could paint it a bold hue for a more modern touch. Given that it’s just $70 for such a large piece, you can do no wrong with this mirror!

Buy: Threshold French Country Wall Mirror, $70.00 from Target

Kit Round Mirror
A round mirror adds a nice contemporary touch to any room in an instant, and this one from CB2 is far from boring. I love the asymmetrical partial brass frame, which emphasizes the gentle curves of this mirror’s circular shape.

Buy: Kit 24-inch Round Mirror, $159.00 from CB2

Meron Mirror
Get funky! This intricate round mirror is full of style and personality. Though it clocks in on the higher end of my price range at $199, I couldn’t resist its cool texture and overall artistic vibe. It also comes in a natural colorway if you want it to coordinate with other rattan or cane accents in your space.

Buy: Meron Mirror, $199.00 from Article

Fluted Mirror
Fluted furniture and decor are topping my lust list right now, and you won’t want to miss out on this CB2 mirror that’s majorly on-trend and happens to be on sale for more than $100 off. If you’re looking for a subtle Art Deco vibe, this is the looking glass for your living room.
Buy: Fluted Mirror, $299.00 $189.97 from CB2

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Stone & Beam Rustic Ridged Metal Mirror
Another under $100 find I’m loving? This round piece from Amazon, which looks luxe without the high price tag. The subtle ribbed frame is extra chic and could be paired with industrial accents or more contemporary ones, too.

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Designing the rooms of a home

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When designing the rooms of a home, how does one find the right ideas to create a perfect space? The challenge lies in trying to create the right look by incorporating the perfect colours, materials and design. At homify, we make it easy by presenting photographs and tips for every room and style, whether it’s a Scandinavian kitchen or a country-style bedroom. With interior design trends changing every year, it’s vital to be aware of the latest materials, colours and styles for decorating rooms. Irrespective of the size or the layout of the room, we present ideas that can be adapted to almost any home. Whether it’s for an ultra-modern apartment in New Delhi or a country-style house in Cochin or Pune, you’re sure to find design ideas from the photographs of rooms on homify.

What are some points to consider before designing rooms?

Every room should look well put together with the ideal mix of elements. Additionally, the room should be synergistic with the overall design style of the house. Rather than placing all of one’s favourite furniture and accessories in the room, it’s essential to plan the layout of the space so that each object in the room serves the purpose or beauty or functionality. The purpose of the room will also determine the design. For example, a bedroom needs to have a bed, wardrobes and side tables. In a small bedroom, any leftover space after arranging the essential furniture can hold other elements, whether it’s a chest at the foot of the bed for pillows and throws or a dresser unit in the corner for cosmetics. Working with a professional can help to create a well-designed room where every detail looks like it has been carefully thought about.

Where can I find ideas for small rooms?

Designing small rooms comes with a completely different challenge. All the essential furniture and accessories need to be accommodated within the limited space. Therefore, practicality often takes precedence over beauty. However, by consulting an expert interior designer or architect, it’s possible to make the room look good while it serves its primary function. Space saving design is the key to designing small rooms. Building customized furniture that brings a unique look to the room is a simple solution for making a small room efficient and unique. On homify, we have photographs and tips on space-saving design for small rooms to provide inspiration.

How do I choose the right colour for my rooms?

Besides the fact that the colour should match with the overall look of the house or apartment, choosing the right tone can influence the mood and the feel of the room. In smaller rooms, using a lighter shade for the walls helps to create the effect of amplitude. Similarly, in a big room, a darker colour can make the walls appear closer, bringing cosiness to the area. The purpose for which the room is used will also play a significant role when choosing the right colour. In a bedroom, soothing tones are preferable as the room is meant for relaxation.

How do I share my ideas for a room with the professional?

At homify, we make the process simple. Just browse through the beautiful photographs on our website and save them to an ideabook.

What type of flooring is ideal for Indian homes?

Besides the purpose of the room and its location, the budget is a determinant of the type of floor for a house. For bathrooms and kitchens, easy to clean and moisture-resistant ceramic tiles might be the best choice whereas, for living rooms and bedrooms, wood or natural stone can bring in a cosier or earthier feel. The local climate should be considered before choosing the flooring for the room. In coastal cities such as Mumbai or Chennai, wood might not be the best choice for the flooring as it will absorb moisture from rain splashing in from the balconies, causing it to rot over time. While natural stone brings a sophisticated look to a living room, it requires coating regularly to make it moisture-resistant. Otherwise, it can absorb spills and get stained easily. Ceramic is by far the most maintenance-free option for flooring in Indian homes.

Nowadays, ceramic tiles come in a range of designs, including some that resemble wood. They are also economical as they start at around INR 25 per square feet and go up to INR 180 per square feet for designer printed tiles. A professional will advise you on the pros and cons of each type of flooring, after considering your budget and lifestyle, to make it easier to choose the right type.

What are the popular styles for decorating rooms?

When decorating a home, you should choose a style with which you are comfortable as you will have to live with it for years. While choosing a theme to run across all the rooms of the house is essential to create a unified look, it’s not necessary that every room should be the same. By playing around with colours, textures and materials, it is possible to create a unique look for each room without deviating from the overall style.

Classic rooms

Classic rooms are the picture of elegance. Usually, they are composed of light colours and textures with exquisite furnishings, exotic accessories or stunning paintings creating a highlight in the room. It’s not uncommon to find a classic room with picture lights that put the focus on the artworks on the wall or spotlights on accessories. While lighter shades are more characteristic of the classic style, one can use a bolder shade on a feature wall to break the monotony.

Eclectic rooms

The choice of colours, patterns and even furniture styles can clash in this style without seeming out of place. Classic accessories can be placed beside modern or chic paintings even within the same room.

Modern rooms

The modern style is a popular choice in most urban areas, especially for apartments. However, it might not be for every homeowner, especially those with young children as the glass, sharp edges and light colours aren’t child-friendly. This style is popular for kitchens as the metal finishes are low maintenance and easy to clean. Additionally, the use of white and neutral shades can make a small kitchen appear bigger than it is.

Scandinavian style

When it comes to implementing the Scandinavian style, the idea is to make an impression without using too many elements. Besides neutral colours with a few splashes of brighter contrasting tones, a few carefully chosen pieces of furniture that are functional and stylish complete the look.

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