Tricks for Making a Dark Room Brighter

Tricks for Making a Dark Room Brighter Home is the place where you should feel happy, relaxed and free. However, sometimes your home can make you feel sad and depressed. There can be several reasons for that, including small confined spaces, clutter and, of course, poor lighting. There is a strong relationship between darkness and depression, and several scientific studies pointed out that when you are not receiving enough light, your mood becomes worse. If you are not willing to allow your room to make you feel sad, you should do your best to make it brighter. Here are several ways you can make that happen.

Opt for light colors

One way to beat the darkness is by adding light. If your room doesn’t have enough natural light, you should do your best to make it brighter by choosing white or neutral hues. You can make your room reflect more light by opting for glossy instead of matte paint colors.

Limit the use of accent colors

A neutral palette is usually enriched with accent hues. However, you shouldn’t go crazy with too many different conspicuous colors. Choose one or two shades and incorporate them through details, like accessories and smaller furniture pieces. A great way to add accent without going overboard with colors is to use metallic shades.

Introduce more natural light

If you can, let more natural light in. Up-sizing your windows may seem too extreme and expensive, but it is very rewarding. Also, if there is anything blocking the sun (e.g. a large tree), try to get rid of it (trimming). Installing skylights is never a bad idea, either.

Layer the lighting

If you think a single overhead bulb is enough to light up an entire room (regardless of its size), you couldn’t be more wrong. Positioning several perimeter lights around the room will make the space look more natural and pleasant.

Change your light bulbs

The amount of light sources in a room isn’t the only thing defining the brightness; the type of sources plays an important role as well. Besides making the room look darker, incandescent light bulbs are never-ending energy hogs. Switching to LED lighting solutions will benefit both your room and your electricity bill.

Use mirrors

Mirrors are reflective objects which means they instantly increase the amount of light in a room. If you want to get the most of them, you should position them on the opposite side of light sources (light bulbs, windows, lamps…). You can use several smaller mirrors or opt for placing a large one across an entire wall. Also, think about combining mirrors with shiny metal frames that will help reflect the light and illuminate the room even further.

Get rid of bulky furniture

A big boxy coffee table and a sofa that shows no legs are not your dark room’s best friends. In fact, they are adding significant visual weight to the space, making it appear darker and even more cluttered. Lighter tones, exposed legs, open shelving and acrylic furniture will make the room appear bigger and brighter. Built-in features, such as niche shelves and walk-in closets can be very helpful. Manufacturers of wardrobe doors in Brisbane often combine the mirror effect with space-saving walk-in features to get as much room and light as possible.

Go for minimalism

Did you know that one of the most popular interior design movements of today is Japandi, a blend of Asian and Scandinavian decor, both of which are characterized by minimalism? Embrace this trend, and purge the clutter, organize your space with multi-functional furniture and minimalist accessories. You will eliminate the cave-like feeling dark rooms usually reflect and make it visually lighter.

When knocking down walls isn’t an option, these eight solutions can be just what you need to increase the amount of light in your dark room, and make it a source of happiness and positive mood.

Idea authored by Molly Milson

Wardrobe Interior Design

An organised wardrobe means organised living. Mostly morning rush can become easy if everything in our wardrobe has place for itself. From ironed shirts, trousers, belts, ties, saris, frocks, handkerchiefs or even our favorite perfume has an allocated place we can save a lot of time and energy.

An intelligent interior design focuses not only on form but function also. Other than shelves and hangers there are different hardware and accessories that can make our wardrobe interiors sophisticated and stylish viz- pull down hanger rods, push open and soft closing mechanism for drawers and doors, automatic light for convenience, drawer organizer and so on. Hence the interior planning of a wardrobe is equally very important as compared to the exterior elevation and looks.

However wardrobe interior designing is a subject in itself and many world famous companies focuses on the efficiency of the wardrobe design i.e. without doors, with doors, hinged doors or sliding, etc. to ensure that the function of this type of storage for day to day living remains simple, comfortable and sense of great living.

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Window Seating

There is always something special about having seating around the window and the love for window seating is not new. The idea of sitting by a window is always exciting whether you want to enjoy reading a book or having a chat or just spending sometime alone.

Now with time, as the living spaces are becoming smaller, we also have to use our spaces in the best possible way and window seating is a perfect example. We can make it more interesting by creating storage below, besides or even above the seating. This storage can be used to store books, shoes, newspapers  and so on depending on where the seating is!  Best thing this cozy nook compliments all styles of interior design- classical, contemporary, eclectic, retro, name it! Including a cozy window seating in a room will also become a design element to fulfill the functional needs of the room.

A professional interior designer can support in planning the living room or bedroom window spaces for a cozy, comfortable and spacious seating with storage for efficient living.

Future home interior design

Looking into 21st century it is evident that evolution of design, engineering, technology, lifestyle, etc. is very fast and thus it is also sure that the construction, architecture and interior designing sectors will also see a surge in demand for futuristic space planning and execution.

Therefore a future home interior design will need to include additional design parameters like advanced interior layout planning, enhanced electrical and plumbing planning, convertible furniture’s for multi-purpose use to save both space and money, control & automation of important or all home devices or appliances, efficient lighting system with the use of natural and lighting systems, easy or self maintainable design elements, efficient and portable waste management for nature friendliness, and many more…

The topic of future home or future commercial spaces interior design may need look into individual customer’s needs and lifestyle for a futuristic and enhanced usages of spaces.

Also each of these additional design parameters are a topic in itself to provide detailed information and approach on planning and execution, I will try to write about these in detail to explain how to achieve a optimal interior design for a comfortable, functional, easy to maintain lifestyle. For more information, you can also drop an email to us at [email protected] or call +91 8884190867

Smart home appliances

We are progressing towards smart living with intelligent home devices for optimal comfort, safety, efficiency in day to day living.

Let’s explore the list of basic smart home appliances or devices –

  • Smart lighting control based on movement, light quantity, timer on-off switch, etc
  • Smart electricity meter and control unit
  • Temperature controlled HVAC system
  • Voice/Biometric controlled door
  • Rain sensing windows or sky lights
  • Geo-location/Geo-fence controlled lighting
  • Smart security activate/deactivate system
  • List is endless
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Home automation is showing great potential in improving the quality of living, however there has to be a fine limitation in adding automation at home, appliances and devices. These needs to be planned, consulted and designed by expert professionals from this industry.

Future Home Technologies

Global technology companies are exploring possibilities with future home market. Today internet has become commonly available to everyone and an inevitable part of everyone’s life, and thus technology companies are exploring possibilities with it to create innovative products and services to offer for future homes.

Let’s look at what are the different scenarios for a future home and how it can be addressed with new and smart technology products and services.

1. Smart electrical switches and lights
2. Smart electricity consumption measurement and control
3. Advanced home monitoring for increased safety & security
4. Advanced home automation using IoT concept
5. Many more

As of today we stand at the start of this shift in the way we design & plan a space i.e. house, flat, building, society, etc. and we will experience new ways of comfort, safety and living.

Smart switches for lights

Smart switches relate to anything with the automation of switching it on/off. How about controlling a light and turning ON automatically when somebody enters the room or when the room is occupied. Vice-versa turning the lights or switches OFF when not in use.

Smart electricity metering and control

Use of smart lights & switches will optimize energy consumption and will build an efficient electricity control system for energy saving.

The idea for smart home or home automation will get popular with interior designing and decoration, as this brings simplicity, safety and efficiency to any space.

Waste management in a house

A good waste management for any size of house will be important in coming years. It’s becoming difficult to dispose residential waste by local municipal bodies and therefore there is an expectation to take responsibility by every individual houses to segregate the waste into recyclable and non-recyclable materials, install portable waste processing units, etc. If an efficient planning of waste management is done during design phase of the house then it will make the house good for a convenient and clean living space.

There are many advantages of having waste management in a house and can be implemented from various solutions available in the market. Few obvious benefits of waste management are waste segregation, power from waste, environment friendliness, health benefits, etc.

Technology and solutions around waste management is evolving everyday and will be available in wide variants and options for all sizes of individual living spaces. For an expert advise on these topics, you can write to us at [email protected].

Low maintenance home interior

Domestic help is becoming rare and expensive and hence low maintenance home interior is becoming popular. A low maintenance home interior is a house setup which provides a comfortable living with minimal maintenance for lighting, home appliances, painting, cleaning, washing, cooking, etc.

Let’s look at what are the possible options to create a low maintenance and efficient home interior.

  1. Interior design to ensure minimum possibility of dust or dirt accumulation, minimal design yet functional interior for maximum possible open space, use of self cleaning mechanism or robots, etc. great planning and design for a convenient waste disposal system.
  2. Use of long lasting light bulbs like LEDs will ensure low maintenance for a long duration.
  3. Right choice of paints for both interior and exterior, washable paints in the high traffic areas for families with kids and pets will protect from an early repainting.
  4. Empowering home interiors with good combination of home appliances based on residents lifestyle will allow easy home activities like washing, drying, cooking.
  5. Maintenance is not limited to above only, it is also to protect the house and home interior for long from termites, corrosion and other agents.

In order to plan a low maintenance house and its interior design will depend on the residents, their lifestyle and their daily living needs. It is an exhaustive activity and a proper study may be needed for both architectural and interior designs. If you want to hire us to plan your home interior, send your requirements to [email protected].

Healthy home décor

An interior design for a house which provides a healthy home interior. Very often seen that there are poor cross ventilation, low lighting, clean air issues,  in many houses which leads to poor quality living and hence unhealthy life. However, by means of some good interior design and smart setting up the interior work of the house, one can improve the healthy living condition in the house.

What are the important features to make a healthy home interior? Good breathing spaces, sufficient natural lighting, cross ventilation, good air quality, eco-friendly materials & products, others. An interior designers may consider combination of above features while doing the interior designing of a house to ensure that it is a healthy home decor.

To retain maximum breathing spaces, the interior design should avoid extensive false ceiling or no false ceiling to save from lowering the ceiling height.

Avoiding dark and heavy curtains to restrict natural lighting in the house. If it is an independent house or a villa, then a good source of natural lighting can be from the correct positioning of windows and use of skylights during architectural designs.

It is known that we have heavy pollution in metro cities and chances of indoor pollution very high which can lead to a unhealthy living. Therefore home solutions to eradicate indoor pollution and improving breathing air quality will give a healthy home.

Use of eco-friendly and chemical free home decor materials and products, which will minimise any chance of having unhealthy materials and products in your home interior.

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Future Home Designs

The pace at which the technology is evolving and becoming an integral part of our life, it is obvious that many new age engineering and technology will be a part of future home designs for a better living.

Everyday around the world, researchers are looking for ways to introduce new technologies in designing, planning and building of the house and its interiors. Few interesting information I thought to share with home design enthusiasts, “what may be next” in house exterior and interior designs.

Next generation house exterior and interior design will have some important elements to make a self sustained house for all its requirements.

1. A house capable to generate electricity on its own using different methods i.e. solar energy, wind energy, energy through waste, etc. It will depend on which one is suitable to include while planning and building the house based on different geographical regions and climatic condition.

Some solar energy companies providing home electricity solutions by means of solar panels are Tata Solar, India goes solar, Su-Kam. Some more technical info on home solar energy for bangalore can be found at Solarmango.

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2. Underground water and municipal water supply will become rare in urban localities. Use of portable water treatment plants for individual homes to process and reuse the water for the day to day use will be an important element of the future house designs. Find some company links to understand more on water treatment methods and cost for portable drinking water treatment plant, sewage treatment plant article, home water treatment systems.

3. An efficient waste management system for individual houses for waste disposal with or without generating energy. It is evident that in the future there will be huge demand for formal waste management within each house units and recycle it to multiple utilities and make it 100% recyclable.

4. Advanced home control systems to control and manage electric consumption, water consumption, based on usage and requirements of the residents.

5. New age climate control system of the house to personalize the temperature and air based on individual’s preference and health condition.

6. An advanced security and access control systems based on self identification of the residents and workers for different rooms or areas of the house for a highly secure living.

The future home design requirements list will grow with time. If you wish to consult us for your home design or advanced home interior designs, send us your query.