By Roelf Nel

Balancing your décor ideas

With life being so busy, between career demands, family commitments, friendships, healthier lifestyles, decorating may not be the top priority. With the time demand for decorating and its maintenance, it is no wonder some people look for a quick and practical solution. Even in this situation, personality is indispensable. The choice of material, furniture, accessories, and the right colours are great allies for those who want to make the interior environment more elegant and reflecting “the home owner’s way of being.”

Harmony and quality

The main concept in a design project for a home is defined in just one word: harmony. Harmony among the styles and elements that will be used, such as colour, fabrics, fabric textures and the right lighting. These elements either can increase the perceived value of your design project or, if used incorrectly, can ruin it completely.

For example, you can set a modern architecture concept of interior design and mix the environments that you have with some classic pieces; or you can set a classic architecture concept of interior design and mix the environments with some contemporary elements. However, it is necessary to be careful.

If you cannot hire a professional designer, it is very important that you know how to get a good quality design concept. The key is to avoid the use of too many colourful elements and strong colours. According to many interior designers “It is almost impossible to go wrong using only one colour tone in the environment.”

But what is the meaning of matching in an interior design project?
Interior design is like fashion: everything can be used according to the taste of each person. There are not too many rules. The first principle is to start from the architectural style of the house, after which the interior design can be defined.

For instance, it is worthless to have a contemporary house and use many classic elements inside its environments. You have to follow the style of the house. However, you can have one or two older pieces in a modern residence bringing a beautiful combination to the decoration.


Visit our Pinterest account and explore the many boards we have created on design. Whether is it selecting colour, artwork, French Country, Tuscan or other design ideas. We have gathered some great ideas, which may inspire you to get a new look for your home.

If you are ready to build your new home contact us for a consultation and discover the talented architects who can make your dream a reality.

By Roelf Nel

Functional Décor Ideas

With the year ending soon, most of us are ready for our summer break. You may want to make some changes to your home, but do not have that much energy for a complete make-over. Here are a few functional ideas for home décor that are easy to apply to any room and create an instant fresh look.

Set up a nice desk and chair to pay bills and enable correspondence. A round table with two chairs makes an excellent spot for coffee and conversation. Visit our Home office Pinterest Board for more inspiring ideas.

Rugs are a great way to break up a room and add warmth to cold floors like marble, travertine, and hard wood. Gets some great ideas at our Pinterest Board on Area Rugs.

If you have kids, give them a place to play games with a round game table and comfy chairs. We all need a playroom – find some fun ideas at our Pinterest Playroom Board.

Chaise lounge sofas add sophistication to a room and provide a comfortable place to lay back and relax.

A sofa chair, accompanied by a lamp and side table, makes a wonderful reading corner where you can relax with your favourite drink.

Dividing screens are good for separating big open areas.

For a modern look, open shelving in a dark glossy finish is sure to add the touch you desire. This is also a great way to divide a room or loft area.

Define a walking path to innately separate areas and identify spaces.

Artwork acts both as an accessory and a focal point. Place your art in a spot where you’ll be able to appreciate it from most angles of the room. The Décor with Art Pinterest Board is loaded with great artwork ideas.

Cross-link furniture in different layouts and combinations to give a new look to any room.

Set up seating in a way that conversational groups can be created, instead of spreading out furniture that will result in loud, messy get-togethers. Find some creative ideas at our Living room Pinterest Board

Creating a homey, functional environment is easy and yields positive results toward achieving a more balanced lifestyle. If you can designate individual areas of your house for specific purposes, it will be easier to live in comfort and harmony.

As this year wraps up, we hope you have found some inspiring ideas on the Blog and Pinterest Boards that will stimulate your creative juices to transform your home. Wishing you a very Happy Holiday Season.

Balancing your décor ideas
Functional Décor Ideas