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9 Live Elements to add life to your Interior Design

9 Live Elements to add life to your Interior Design

In a calm quiet family, who charges up the evenings or the Family events? They are those magnetic people, who bring in the flavor of energy, laughter & joy with their spontaneity & positive charismatic persona.

Just the same way, there are specific elements in Interior Design which hold the power to add that dynamic character & charm to a decently designed Interior space. Following are 9 most influential elements from the long list.

sunlight at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Playful Sunshine
  • 1. Sunlight – The most dynamic of all live Elements is sunlight. When Sunlight penetrates deep into an Interior space, it imparts warmth, charm, brightness & positivity to the ambiance. Its ever changing reflection due to the Sun Path also adds the element of interest.
greenery at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Charm of Greenery
  • 2. Live Plants – They bring in the needed pleasing sight, element of growth & prosperity to the space. They swing with the breeze; they grow a bit every day & the colorful flowers if present, as cherry on the cake. Live plants can just absorb all the toxic energy in the vicinity & add to the freshness.
candles at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Candles lit the world around…
  • 3. Candles – That needed trinket of glamour is added to a mundane Interior space, through a flame of candle. It is also significant as it represents the element of FIRE which is one of the constituting factors in nature.
water at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Splashes that add life
  • 4. Water – Water in its purest form, flowing or stagnant has the quality to absorb the vibrations & attract attention. It can pacify the discomfort in seconds with its cooling quality. Tickling the sense of hearing, flowing water transposes the surrounding into a natural setting of a flowing cascade of water.
mirror at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
“Mirror ..Mirror.. Tell it all”
  • 5. Mirror – Mirrors tend to multiply the appearance of space. They also multiply light, movement if any & the beauty around. Brown or grey mirrors add the needed glamour with their use in Interiors.
arte fact at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Shadows speak louder..
  • 6. 3D Murals – We normally tend to buy artifacts or murals for their face value. But to me, what appeals the most is the play of shadow that it casts on the walls & the floor around, with ever changing shapes & patterns.
bells at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Auspicious association
windchime at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
The chanting tree…
  • 7. Wind Chimes – They awaken the sense of hearing & make the presence of wind significant. The ringing sound of the brass bell outside our temples or churches which is loud yet soothing brings us in the present with its long & deep reverberations. Thick & thin brass bells, earthen bells, steel or glass bells, all have distinctly identifiable sounds that can be chosen according to the space around & quantum of breeze. But they might be a point of irritation for extreme peace lovers.
aroma at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Fragrance full of life
  • 8. Incense Sticks or Aroma Diffuses – Available in a variety of fragrances, these also use essential oils for the therapeutic value that stimulates brain & relaxes body. As they arouse the sense of smell & sight both, using natural flowers is also a beautiful way of achieving the needed value. Camphor also carries strong fragrance & medicinal value.
abstract painting at Excel Interior Design Institute nagpur
Re Interpret…
  • 9. Abstract Art pieces – Abstract art compels the viewer to interpret it in his own way, thus engrossing the onlooker completely. The best are the ones, which can be interpreted in a different manner, every time you look at them with a different mood. This according to me a wonderful method of forgetting the world & there by meditating.
Role of an Interior Designer in this Pinterest Era

Role of an Interior Designer in this Pinterest Era

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Interior Design is a field of creating a comfortable environment & not just decorating spaces.

Pinterest & parallel photo galleries have been very meticulously designed and have evolved to flood the viewer with very interesting ideas. What happens when these ideas start taking literal forms? During such duplications we miss out on many aspect. A few of them have been mentioned below:

  1. Suitability of Design for the available space – In a effort to stretch or juxtapose the design with site constraints, it misses out on the proportions and there by total effect.
  2. Budget in Hand – If we end up compromising on a few corner details, material selection etc to curtail budget & still think “its very close”, the effect is lost.
  3. Client behavior – Life of the surface finish depends on the habits & temperaments of the users, weather effect on the surface etc. All of these factors decide the wear n tear of the surface which eventually governs the life after few years of completion of the work.

Hence the role of a designer here is to judge the client first for his choices, sense of colour & related comfort, choice of intricacy & most importantly the unrevealed actual budget. A detailed analysis of the gallery picked image needs to be done before the commitment for its replication is made.

Many times the designs are worked out with darker finishes, a lot of wood components, etc. The fact that they are developed for cooler climatic conditions and with an abundance of wood in the region needs to be considered. This is one amongst the several factors which are responsible for the shorter shelf life of these duplicated designs.

To sum up, client’s comfort, need of lasting finish & apt aesthetics needs to be blended in a perfect interior design solution.  Selecting the right look & feel Designs when collaborated with the Experience & Wisdom of an Interior Designer can only bring the desired results for the client.