Dos & Don’ts For Good Interiors

Whether you are building a new home, renovating your old space or simply revamping your interiors, doing up a space is a time consuming and expensive job. So in order to make the most of your time and funds, it is a good idea to consult a professional. However, if you don’t have access to one, fret not as we’ve got you covered! Architect and interior designer Rajiv Goyal, owner of Art Livings, a leading interior and architectural brand from Delhi, shares some do’s and don’ts for good interiors. Take a look!

1.    While doing up a room, ALWAYS start making an approximate layout and matching the sizes of your desired or existing furniture with the layout. Investing in furniture is an expensive proposition and should be done wisely.
2.    Choose your colour scheme wisely. A dark wall facing the windows is much better than a dark wall on the same wall as windows. The colour will never get picked up as an accent.
3.    Never play with pattern on pattern unless you have the expertise to combine them. Else try choosing one pattern and combining it with classic stripes or checks in complementing colours for a striking look which is a good alternative to pattern on pattern.
4.    Choose fabrics which sustain well your usage on any furniture. I don’t recommend extremely synthetic fabrics unless it's a very cold climate. Invest in good quality fabrics for upholstered furniture since they cannot be changed often and cost a lot to do so.
5.    Curtains in a small room are a NO! Instead have good fabric blinds. Curtains add volume to a space and make it appear more filled up. 
6.    Always plan well on  your lighting for creating the best ambience. Task lighting planned well in a space helps a lot for this. Or employing dimmers allows creating various moods.   -inputs given to Niharika