On The Inside

Almost everyone I know loves a creative interior space. The design and nature of the place you live, school, work, dine, etc. have been proven time and again to affect your mental processing speed, concentration, tranquility, and quality of output. In that regard, it is crucial to have an appropriately designed interior for maximum comfort and productivity. In this blog, I chose to highlight some common points experienced by
my clients that how design has great impact on our day-to-day lives whether it maybe a bathroom corner or a cozy balcony sit-out & some key notes to remember while designing a space small or big.

I will be highlighting 3 primitive aspects on which the readers are going to gain & learn for designing any living space and some easy solutions for most asked problems.

Creating Ambience

Some of the best advice I can give you is not to overdo one particular effect. A standing floor lamp, for instance, can have a striking aesthetic if it’s isolated from other lighting features, looming in a corner of the living room. The same wouldn’t be true if two floor lamps were flanking an armchair, or if a bare bulb was glimmering overhead.

Image Courtesy : Zuiver Metal Bow Floor Lamp

While creating a desired mood placement and balance of materials used in a space is important. Bright lighting is essential when you’re tucking into food, playing a game or reading the paper on an afternoon. But on the other hand, catching up with friends or unwinding on a night you will probably crave for calmer lights. So, using the right light fixture or dimmable LEDs is an efficient way to create any ambience desired just on your fingertips.

Texture adds visual interest to a room. It creates depth and introduces an element of design that is appealing to our senses, both visual and tactile. When combined with a décor application as substantial as window treatments, the impact on a space is significant and also helps in breaking the monotony when added the right color required to a wall or fabric of a master chair in a particular area for an eye catchy effect.

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Comfort

Comfort for me is a stage of physical ease from the constraint. The thing about comfort and style is that they both are subjective. In an ideal world, you would never have to choose between comfort and style when shopping for the items to fill your space. However, that is unfortunately not always the case and we have to prioritize. Essentially it boils down to choosing comfort where you need it the most.

Make comfort a priority when it comes to overtly functional items like furniture to lounge on, flooring that feels good on your feet, and textiles. Budget is also a factor to consider. As you prioritize on keeping comfortable items around for the long haul, take that into consideration while shopping for larger price tags, so you can be sure to get your money’s worth.

Comfort for me is a stage of physical ease from the constraint.

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Other main issue faced by people is storage. And here is when functionality comes in picture. As the urbanization increases so does the availability of spaces has come under limitations. Hence, sleek furniture leads to multifunctional, modern loo, staggering aesthetic, invisible storage & adaptability. We often come to a point in life where the graph of storage capacity always increases and is difficult to maintain the achieved interiors of a particular area. For instance, in a living room opting for a stool which has multifunctional properties such as invisible storage, which also can be turned into a coffee table would make a lot of difference.

Eco-friendly Interior Designing

Still and all, it is important to talk and take preventions on this topic as a responsible citizen which on the contrary has immense impact on the health of the environment, we live in. Using eco-friendly materials and hacks when it comes to shopping the best for your space will benefit you with low maintenance cost, better air quality, energy efficiency, better waste management and less exposure to toxic material.

Switching to earthy wall arts, DIY frames, utilizing and promoting use of bamboo in designs everywhere possible as bamboo has high level of growth rate and can be cut off ensuring its roots for regrowth are few of many ways to go ecofriendly. Emphasizing on use of indoor plants which is a very good remedy and also creates focal point with its charms and is also a quick mood changer. Eco-paint and modular furniture are also great ways to go green on your space.

Interiors, Styling and Décor

Interior Styling is basically about playing dress-up with your room, rejuvenating same space after a period of time while expressing your taste & keeping it functional and productive. Since trends tend to change rather quickly, it makes sense to keep your stylistic choices to items that have a lower price tag. That way, if you find yourself itching to give the room a makeover in just a few years, you’ll be able to switch out items like pictures, handmade crafts and throw pillows in order to create a new look without breaking the bank.

Creating a new colour scheme to suit the space or enhancing existing arches in the space or making an object a focal point for instance, an appealing centre table or a sofa with vibrant texture and colour scheme of a room while keeping other objects around it subtle is an easy and an excellent way to keep things minimal, low maintenance, functional and yet artistic. With that said wallpapers, wall art paintings on an empty wall behind the bed in a semi vintage-modern look with appropriate colour scheme is a great way to experiment with interiors and decor.

As a designer I would always make functionality as a priority because how seamless and outstanding the furniture and aesthetics are it won’t make any sense if it is not functionally thoroughly operative. What inspires my designs is small detailing in functionality and working effortlessly when it comes to achieving goals within the deadlines and fulfilling client’s needs.

As a designer I would always make functionality as a priority because how seamless and outstanding the furniture and aesthetics are it won’t make any sense if it is not functionally thoroughly operative.

First and foremost, the thing to do when you meet a client is to start understanding them. It is most important to acknowledge their functionality as to how often he/she is going to be home, client’s profession, their likes/dislikes, to design accordingly which can be executed with good communication skills. For this, we both needs be on the same page. Your client needs to like you no matter what. Because designing and executing your imagination takes time, it doesn’t happen overnight. It almost requires 6, 8 months or a year to hand over a full-flashed project and in this process your client needs to trust you and till the end the time, bond between both the sides is irreplaceable and worth the time.

I hope you find this blog helpful, if so do follow my key notes to make a difference and for more inspiration and new trends about decor, lifestyle and fashion please follow my Instagram page @ontheinsidee_saaee . I’ll be posting stuff about decor hacks, landscaping tips, my interior work, trendy fashion, promoting positive lifestyle and what not.

15 Comments
  1. Love how u incorporated comfort and functionality. These days everybody is into aesthetics and forget that the main motive to innovate space is to get minimal,yet functional decor.
    Will also try to subsumed more ecofriendly items in my house.
    Luv & more power to u Saee.

  2. Love how u incorporated comfort and functionality. These days everybody is into aesthetics and forget that the main motive to innovate space is to get minimal,yet functional decor.
    Will also try to subsume more ecofriendly items in my house.

  3. Wonderful ideas shared by the young budding professional Saaee Bhosale! Enjoyed reading. Liked very much. Will think of implimenting in near future!
    Mrs Smita Pingale Pune.

  4. Loved the line👍🏻
    “Comfort for me is a stage of physical ease from the constraint.”
    it
    explains
    The whole article with an Ease
    whether,

    a it’s functionality
    and design and storage married together ,
    b.
    the ease that someone do understands the budget and the Need to get beautiful changes in the ambience with even a small price tag .
    C
    The irreplaceable bond which is a genuine compliment for the hard work which is done to create magic .

    Keep up the good work
    Keep sharing
    😊

  5. Remarkable blog by Saee. It’s an art of understanding our clients requirements and make it happen with our imagination. All the best Saae and Team. Rock on the world with your ideas

  6. Remarkable blog by Saee. It’s an art of understanding our clients requirements and make it happen with our imagination. All the best Saae and Team. Rock on the world with your ideas n passion.

  7. Very nice and very very deeply and micro level thoughts regarding useful infrastructure and micro level design homes appliance God bless you and keep it up……………

  8. Congratulations Sae beta..u deserve it ..god bless you..with tons of Love

  9. Congratulations Saee beta..you deserve it..god bless you..
    With tons of Love…

  10. This literally sums up all one needs to know while doing up their home or even a small space. Resonates the fact that one’s house is a reflect of their mind or their way of thinking.

  11. Comprehensive review of topic.,
    Will help many people decide the factors That should be taken into account so as to make interiors user friendly , functional .
    It is a must read who is planning a interior design.

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