Interior Design Rules to help you create your own Dream House

Last Updated on November 3, 2021 by Kravelv

Are you familiar with the fundamentals of interior design? Essential elements like proportions and choosing suitable furniture for your room are necessary to note before designing your home.

Not once have you come across several shots of before and after home renovations; could be in Pinterest, Instagram, or Magazines. Though it looks easy, it is an outcome of lots of creativity and processes to develop an attractive appearance.

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However, if you want to create your own dream house, you don’t have to worry. Below are various rules you can follow:

Create Space for your Sofas

For your living room to be comfortable, consider style and practicalities. You don’t want a coffee table that is too far from the sofa or too close that your legs have to squeeze in, do you? Ensure there’s a space of an average of 45cm between your sofas and the central coffee table.

Besides, ensure your coffee table does not overwhelm the room. The proportions should be about a third less the sofa length.

Add Big Furniture Pieces

Most homeowners make the mistake of adding too many small pieces in one room. If your room is full of leggy tables and chairs and many tiny knick-knacks, it will appear cluttered and confusing.

To look tidy, ensure your room is well mixed. Include a large couch, a slender armchair with curved legs, and some skirted club seats if the space is ample. This makes the room appear balanced – not bulky or spindly.

If your apartment is small, you can have one large furniture piece, such as bar leaner tables.  A combination of both small and big items and accessories enhances your home’s interior design.

Use at most three Colors or Shades

Now that you know the kind of design you want for your home; you need to develop a color scheme. This role is the most challenging. Color is confidential, and it brings about inspiring moods.

Ensure your color choice excites you when revamping your home’s interior look. You can check out the boards that inspire you – what colors are more prominent in your saved images?

It would be best to mix three shades or colors: the primary wall color, another color for significant accents like chairs and couches. And the third shade for smaller items, including knick-knacks, pillows, and flowers.

Don’t forget the light you bring into your home influences the color. Additionally, you can use the floor to ceiling windows to improve your interiors and create shade.

Choose a Unique Piece for every Room

Something is fascinating about having a hero piece in every room. It could be a bold colored furniture piece, a work of art, or a beautiful rug, something that will catch guests’ attention as soon as they get into the room.

The unique piece aims to capture the limelight. Something you fell in love with when you set your eyes on it, and you’re willing to spend extra coins to get it. If your conspicuous piece is bold in color, try using it hints for a consistent appearance.

Use Decorative Bowls, Baskets and Trays

As a designer, you can’t ignore the importance of baskets, trays, and decorative bowls in your home. You can use them to store loose accessories and arrange your collections.  For a glamorous look, add a flashy gold tray on your ottoman, side table, or coffee table.

You can then place a beautiful candle on the tray, a bowl of beautiful stones, or a few books. Though such views often seem senseless, they are essential for a layered decorated style.

If you’re into rustic appearances, you can try woven baskets. Besides their decorative and fabulous look, they help ensure your house is tidy. You can use them to keep perfumes and other tiny accessories.

Feign the Height

Ensure you settle for low-profile coffee tables and sofas if your ceilings are low to create a height illusion. To create a relaxed environment, you can mix different heights by installing tall and slim bookshelves that draw the eyes upward.

Also, ensure you paint the same color on the skirting boards, ceiling, and walls to create an extra space illusion. This will hide the lines showing the end of the wall and the beginning of the ceiling.

Decorate Every Room with Flowers

You must have noticed that there are flowers in almost all rooms on your inspiration board. Live plants, floral arrangements, and other items such as shells and vases enhance your home’s decoration final touches.

There is a wide range of easy-to-maintain plants that you can buy for your home. You need to distinguish the real ones from the counterfeit ones that will not serve you for a short period.

If you don’t like plants and flowers, you can place feathers and twigs in a big urn. The natural arrangement will bring about a final touch that screams interior design.

Get a Perfect Artwork and Hang it accordingly

Do you know that artwork that brings a smile to your face? Get it for your dream house, but don’t hang it too high. Ensure it has a human scale, preferable at eye level, about 145cm from the floor to the art center.

You can hang it near a lamp or above a side table to create an intimate feeling for a smaller picture.


No doubt, you will create a beautiful dream house with these interior design rules. You can check Mymove and Pinterest and confidently settle for one that captivates you to get more ideas.

It doesn’t matter if you like a vintage style or a rustic style; with these tips, you can add beautiful and unique touches to your house.

Kravelv is a full time digital marketer and part time furniture and cabinet maker. During his free time he would like to create something out of recycled woods, this varies from toys, furnitures plant boxes etc. Follow him on Twitter | Pinterest | Facebook