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How Fashion Influences Interior Design

Fashion is a world of colour, styles and creativity. The fashion pieces and accessories designed every season makes me feel so grateful that innovation never dies.

For as long as I can remember, I have had an interest in fashion and interior design. I am so enthralled by the beauty and creativity in interior design. As I flipped through fashion and home magazines, I noticed something phenomenal:  The fashion trends and the trends of interior design were almost the same.

 

 

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It’s so fascinating how fashion and interior design have so much in common in terms of what’s trending and what’s not. They meet at a tangent on several occasions.

It’s hard to believe how fashion can influence interior design. Here are some reasons to explain the relationship between fashion and interior design.

 

The seasons dictate the trends

Just the way we divide the year into seasons, in the fashion industry the year is divided into 4 different seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn or fall. Fashion designers draw their inspiration from these seasons. They get ideas from the changes in weather, the colours outside and how people behave during those seasons.

Fashion designers pour their ideas into their sketches which then come to life on the runway. In the same way, interior decorators also get inspired by what they see around them. As the season changes so do their design ideas to suit the changes they see outside. They recreate what they see outside in the rooms they decorate.

 

 

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Inspiration from social media

Everything is on social media these days. People generally engage with pictures better than they do with written content. That’s why you see more people upload all sorts of pictures, most especially what they or other people wear, for everyone to consume.

What this means is that as you or any other person uploads pictures of outfits on social media, you are showcasing a fashion designer’s creation. In fact, many fashion designers upload their creations on social media for their fans to appreciate.

Just the same way you’re on social media there are thousands of interior designers there as well. These interior designers get inspired by what people wear and what’s trending in fashion and try to recreate this in their work.

 

Style personified

I can confidently say that the first source of inspiration for many creatives is people. When you observe people, you notice the way they dress and the way they live their lives. We express ourselves in the way we dress. This is how we speak our mood or how our activities will be like.

Fashion designers try to capture the possible moods, our beliefs and concerns in the outfits they design. Consequently, when interior designers watch us express ourselves in our outfits, they pick up what we try to communicate and mirror them in the homes. with the furniture and in the arrangements.

 

Do you agree with the fact that fashion influences interior design? Please share your thoughts in the comments section below.

Thanks for stopping by.

 

 

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Summer Decorating Tips

Summer is a beautiful season. It’s one of my favourite seasons of the year. The holidays, jolly sunshine, the cheery mood and friendly warmth always makes me happy. I guess the lovely season has prompted this Summer Decorating Tips post.

Simple interior decorating tips can bring in any season you desire into your home or your office. The trick is to add little reminders of the season. For this post, I am focusing on the current summer season.

 

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Here are some summer decorating tips that you can start implementing right away –

 

Flowers or Floral print pillows

What if your home had blooming flowers all the time? Having real life flowers is always charming, and it is one of the best ways to ensure your home decor is seasonal. Another easy way to bring the summer into your home is to get floral print pillows.

Such pillows are excellent as summer decor as the warm colours of summer brings in this feel of summer. Get floral pillows that have a mix of orange, yellow and warm red. Such colours are excellent for depicting the summer vibe.

 

Bring in ‘em stripes

Aside from flowers and floral prints, stripes make a good pattern to decorate the house with. Striped throw pillows, striped table cloths and even striped wallpaper create a very lovely summer mood. Unlike floral prints, stripes are quite sober yet fun.

Remember to create some contrast. If you’re going to have striped wallpaper then you don’t have to cover all 4 walls. Stick to half or just one side.

 

Shaded string lights

Summer is a season of fun, warmth and family gatherings. Shaded string lights that are arranged in the garden or on the porch bring about a very playful feel. Everywhere is kept bright as the warm light from the shaded string lights line the sitting area outside. This inspires family dinners in the garden, where you’ll enjoy nature and the beauty of summer night.

The best way to go about this is using a string of shaded lights and arranging them along a porch or over the length of a shade where you know you can set a table where people can seat around for dinner. That creates the perfect ambience for the summer season.

 

Rearrange the room to focus on the windows

Here is my last summer decorating tip. Rearrange the room to focus on the windows if you can. This allows for more light to flow in.

 

What do you think of these summer decorating tips? Do you have any tried and tested tip to share? Please sound off in the comments section.

5 Ways to Add Some Luxury to your Bedroom

Ever looked at your bedroom and wondered how to make it look as luxurious and stylish as half the rooms on your favourite Pinterest board? Over time, it’s common for your bedroom to feel dull, boring and in desperate need of an update, but figuring out the best way to transform your bedroom often feels like a mammoth task. If you want to give your room an update but need some quick inspiration, have a read of these easy tips to help give your space a sophisticated, luxurious makeover in no time.

 

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Think about lighting

The type of lighting you use can have a big impact on the appearance of your bedroom. Ditch your worn out light shade for some chic hanging lights or tasteful chandeliers to easily insert some glamour into any room. As for bedside lamps, consider wall lights as a more sophisticated alternative, with the added bonus of being cord free which is a great way to keep the bedroom looking minimal, and minimise the appearance of clutter.

 

Consider your bed

The bed is typically the focal point of any bedroom, meaning you should pay special attention to the frame and bedding used. Investing in a 6ft Divan bed is the perfect way to add some luxury to your room, with simple yet stylish designs, and space to store all your bits and bobs to avoid clutter. Go for bedding in beautiful colours and designs, and pay special attention to layering up your bed with soft throws and lots of cushions. They might be a pain to rearrange each morning, but the results are well worth it!

 

Optimise your space

 Making your bedroom look bigger can be a good way to give it that hotel room feel, and is easier to achieve than you’d think. Placing a large mirror across from the opposite of the room can work wonders, creating the illusion of more space in an instant! The colours you use in your room can also play a factor. Try painting your walls in light shades such as white, grey or beige, and then opt for a darker colour for the ceiling to create the illusion of higher ceilings by drawing the attention upwards.

 

Find some statement pieces

While you don’t want to over clutter your bedroom with too much furniture, it’s definitely worth hunting down some perfect key pieces to bring everything together. A stylish rug, bedside cabinet and chair with a bold colour or pattern are just a few items that can easily give your room a quick update. A beautiful piece of framed artwork should also not go amiss, being the perfect way to add personality and character.

 

Add some florals

Once the majority of the room has been transformed, create some final finishing touches with a selection of beautiful bouquets. Flowers are a lovely way to decorate your home, and give you the chance to get creative in arranging your bouquets just how you like them! Place florals in elegant vases on bedside tables, dressing tables or shelves for a really easy, quick and cost-effective way to spruce up your space.

 

 

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How do you add some luxury to your bedroom? Please share your tips below.

 

 

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