How to achieve a CASUAL Interior

In interior design, the ambiance means the statement of a room. It’s the feeling it evokes when you enter it and what it says about the people who live there. Achieving ambiance is a matter of personal expression and I am one of those people who believe that there isn’t really a right or wrong in decorating.

Although a casual scheme looks easy going, it requires the same planning as the most formal settings. In order to achieve this look, here’s what you need to take into consideration:

 

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1. Comfort.
The very essence of casual living is comfort. Does the furniture feel good to sit on, to walk over, to touch?

 

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2. Harmony.
Statement piece and heirlooms are acceptable as long as they  fit in naturally and blend in well, instead of looking too self-conscious.

 

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3. Easy to live with
Furniture that seems too demanding is not comfortable. So instead of “sit up straight” chairs, opt for a nice pair of sling chairs that are visually inviting to sit back and relax.

 

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4. Calming Neutral Colors
Colors can deeply affect your mood, so choose soft hues that are soothing to the eyes and the psyche, instead of bolder ones that are likely to agitate and stress you.

 

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5. Casual Materials.
Over elegant materials and furniture are not casual. But you can still get away with a Louis XVI armchair upholstered in a bright cotton instead of the formal velvet damask.

 

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6. Low Maintenance.
If you have to worry about a certain piece of furniture all the time, you will never be able to relax around it. So opt instead for easy-care fabric, and materials that are not affected by household hazards. This include low maintenance plants as well.

 

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7. Natural materials.
Exposed wood beams, concrete and raw surfaces, growing greens, natural light, … Anything that adds a nonchalant charm to the scheme.

Happy decorating!
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