Lifestyle : Fashion Rules That Apply to Interior Design. #interiordesign #fashion

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Even though it might seem at first that the fashion industry has nothing to do with the world of interior design, there are certainly a few things these two industries have in common. Even though not too obvious, these two industries are actively shaping and influencing each other. If you’re not exactly sure how they are connected, we are about to present you some of the major common points.
Statement pieces
In both industries, statement pieces play a major role. Therefore, you should never shy away from investing a bit more in them. Just like a good leather jacket is worth investing in, try to find an equal counterpart in the interior design. It can be anything ranging from an elaborate chandelier to a stunning vintage dresser – the point is that this piece should be chosen carefully, it requires a bit bigger investment, but you’ll be able to enjoy it for many years to come. Besides, this will be the “it” piece that reflects your personality, so when choosing it, choose something that speaks to you on multiple levels.
Forget all about the uniformed look
Just like the uniformed looks are dreaded in the fashion industry, they should be avoided at all costs in the interior design as well. The days of matchy-matchy are, thankfully, way behind us and the era of combining clothing items that seemingly don’t go together and creating a unique fashion look is upon us. So, be bold in the interior design as well, as combining furniture pieces from different time periods, of different quality and looks can result in some of the best-looking interiors.
Have an emergency repair kit on hand
Every girl knows just how annoying a torn stocking can be, and as the universe would want it, it usually tends to happen it the most awkward situations. So, just like you’d have an emergency stocking repair kit or a brand-new pair of stockings in your bag, you should also make sure you have an emergency action plan in place when it comes to your interior. Therefore, make sure you always have a phone number of a reliable emergency electrician, locksmith and plumber on your speed dial to remedy the crisis as soon and as efficient as possible.
Pay attention to fabrics
Just like you wouldn’t wear a woolen sweater on a beach, you shouldn’t overwhelm your interior design with heavy materials and season-inappropriate fabrics. What that means is that that knit blanket really has no place on your sofa during summer. Besides, various throws, table covers and pillows allow you to play with your interior design throughout the year. For summer, choose light fabrics and bright colors, but tone them down as the winter approaches, and replace the light fabric with warmer, cozier ones.
Less truly is more
The golden rule of conveying your message in a clear and concise way should be followed in both fashion and the interior design. So, as Coco Chanel would say: “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off”. The same should be applied to your interior – avoid creating a visual mess by overstuffing your rooms with furniture and decorative pieces. Rather, put together a digestible style by organizing and grouping decor elements and creating visual breaks. This will not only look elegant, but it will also exude sophistication and luxury.

These were, of course, only some of the ways these two industries are influencing one another. Therefore, the next time you find yourself thinking about redoing your interior, open your closet first in search of inspiration and try to translate your favorite fashion pieces into your new interior design. Besides, is there a better way to make your interior truly yours than to decorate it by using elements of your personal style as inspiration? No, we don’t think there is.

Cooper Klein is a full-time dad and an occasional traveler. He’s interested in real estate and interior design. In order to spend more time with his family, Cooper decided to take a break, and he’s currently working from home as a blogger for several online magazines.

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