Have you ever walked into someone’s house or perhaps a hotel or showroom and the decor just jumps out at you immediately, making a serious and lasting impression on you? Hotel lobbies or reception areas make for some of those interior spaces which are specifically targeted to deliver that wow-factor, but a lot of money is usually spent in order to get it just right. In the case of hotels, it’s perfectly understandable because guests probably never want to feel like they spent a lot of money to lay their heads in a place that’s not all too different from what they have at home.
With the likes of contemporary style interior specialists such as Moleta Munro however, that wow-factor which was previously the preserve of hoteliers is basically available to anyone with a keen eye for contemporary interior styling. So while the jobs of interior designers employed or contracted by hotels may appear to be under threat, as an individual you can also do up your interiors in such as way that they make a serious style statement. There are just a few key elements to focus on — elements which make some interior stylists look like geniuses with their seemingly inherent ability to just induce that wow-factor with every new interior they design.
Two Colours per Space
If you take a proper look at any interior space which makes a real lasting impression, you’ll notice one trick a lot of people tend to be missing. That’s limiting the use of colours to just a couple of them, in general. It’s almost like what web designers do with the colour scheme of the websites they develop, including some of the stock images they make use of. What you do is have a base colour, which is usually a little bit softer than the other colour you’ll be using, so you’ll have something like a grey or silver base (walls, rugs, furniture, etc) and then have a brighter colour to complement that base, like a yellow or even brown, perhaps. The matching colours don’t have to be an exact match, but generally two colours induce that illusive wow-factor a lot of people seem to struggle to put together.
Use Smaller Pieces
The days when you’d have an entire dining or living room suite with a table and wall unit to match are over with. Smaller furniture pieces are much better (style-wise) and easier to work with than big and bulky ones, which leads us to the final contributory factor to achieving that lasting impression; limiting pieces to one or two of each.
Only One or Two (Maximum Two) of Each
Quite simply, this means that you don’t for example buy a complete set of couches, but rather buy only one or a maximum of two, to be complemented with couches of different designs and styles (but perhaps the same colour) so as to complete the “set”. That’s essentially what gives the contemporary look its power — each piece in a sense tells its own story as opposed to the repetition that comes with complete sets.