3 Powerful Interior Design Rules That Can Transform Your Home

Beautiful homes don’t just happen!

They are a process of evolution and transformation. It is often the brainstorming and the ideas that are generated through it that slowly help in giving a particular ‘look’ to your sweet abode.


Well, you may think that only a pro could design your house like the one you see on television and in magazines. Or you may think that the well-dressed and the beautifully-styled properties that you see in the showrooms are actually unattainable. But this all is a myth! Whether you are a pro or simply someone looking forward to transforming your home, bearing a 3-step simple formula of Interior Designing will guide you and give you the ‘look’ that you are desiring.

That is why we bring to you the following 3 basic design rules to turn your property from drab to fabulous and which can be applied to any house.

1. The 10-30-60 rule


You must pay attention to the colors and the overall color scheme. This is because what colors you choose and the combinations you would go with will affect how you will eventually play with the other interior decoration ideas.  First, select your desired color palette. Then focus on what role they will play in your overall scheme.

So simply said, you need to choose a dominant color, a secondary color, and an accent color. The dominant color should cover about 60 percent of the room. It should be reasonably neutral. And it will be used more specifically for your walls and floor coverings. The secondary color is usually bolder and can be used for furniture pieces. It should cover 30 percent of the room. The accent color is in your cushions, rugs, throws, and decor. The accent color should be in your cushions, accessories, and rugs etc.… and this should make up the remaining 10 percent.

Adhere to the 10-30-60 rule which is about creating the perfect color palette. This makes the house look not only bright and colorful but also gives it an ornamental look. Teamed with color-coded accessories, your house will stand out on its own.


Using a lighter shade as your dominant color will also enable your house to look big and bright. There are many ways to choose your hues. However, be it a single color or a contrastive, color shade combination, the 10-30-60 rule will definitely add a charm to your interior decoration.

Also, remember that every room in the house has a focal point. This point is the most emphasized and eye-catching feature of that room. Some instances of the focal point in your room could be an art-piece hung over a fireplace, or a particular piece of furniture, or perhaps a specific wall that stands out from the rest of the walls. In short, the focal point must be something that draws your attention the moment you walk into the room. Arranging the rest of the room around the focal point would ensure that the remarkable feature of your room remains outstanding.

2. The Odd-Number Rule


Once you have chosen your palette, it is time to define your accessories. The easiest way to choose your accessories is with the odd-number rule. Purposefully styling surfaces and grouping accent pieces is a very important part of house decoration. This is where the odd-number rule comes handy.

Odd-numbered groupings create a unique visual interest. In particular, three is an ideal number for a grouping. You can also opt for one, five, or even seven and so forth. But too less looks too simple and too many might end up giving you the cluttered look. Therefore the odd number 3 looks imperfectly perfect and add to the appeal of your chosen color shades.


When choosing your items, go for different items to create visual interest but make sure to tie them in a common thread to tie them together. Look for creative ways to create a story using decorative items. Perhaps it could be similar color shades or some running theme around them.

3. Less is More


When it comes to decorating your house, always remember that you need not to fill in each and every nook and corner of the place to make it look ‘good’. As the saying goes, less is indeed more!

What interior decorators call as ‘negative space’ is actually the area that is empty and is not ‘filled in’. Usually, this would be the white area on your walls and the space between furniture. Many of us are tempted to fill the empty spaces between the furniture and decorative items, but try to leave some space there. Leave parts of your walls also bare. This gives the rooms a well-decorated ideal and spacious place.

According to Better Homes and Gardens, people should leave parts of their walls bare as it ensures a breathing space for furniture. Also, the room looks more curated and less chaotic.

A great example of giving a minimal look to your room is to take inspiration from the Japanese style of interior designing. The traditional Japanese Zen philosophy believes in the simplicity and naturalness of the minimalist architecture and design. This is the same philosophy that they employ in their architecture and interiors. Some of the essential elements of this popular design are the lines, form, space, light, and materials. But the great value of this style provides more space and allows harmony between the interior and exterior. Japanese minimalist interiors are very much elegant and aesthetic and they provide a pleasant space experience.

The same rule applies to your garage. Now it is time to declutter your house and your garage. Make your garage a spacious look. Use creative methods to make it more user-friendly.


By using the above 3 rules to decorate your home will ultimately lead to a transformed new look and also give a subtle elegance that no one could resist. For those of you who still think that interior decoration is a daunting time, then do not hesitate to rope in experts who could help and guide you. Realtors at Keller Williams Miami is synonymous with excellence in client service. Buying or selling your home or simply to build up your resources for the ultimate look is what they specialize in. So now, no more living in the clutter! Here’s to beautiful designs and transformed homes!                                

Author Bio:

Harold Camaya

She is a blogger who loves to write in different verticals. She co-authored Supercharge Organic Traffic: A popular course focusing on Organic Traffic for E-commerce.. Her hobbies are traveling and reading.

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