Any room in your home is primarily a space within walls, floor
and a ceiling. When the structure or the apartment gets
constructed, the architect and the structural contractor has
taken all the care that it is stable and can withstand outside
natural forces like, earthquakes, heavy winds, rainfalls, etc..
Amongst all other rooms the bedroom is a space where comfort
levels have to be kept maximum. But the word comfort is a
relative term. The meaning of comfort is not just a sleep of
8 hours. A good sleep inside a bedroom is a bare minimum
expectation which can not be ignored.
But comfort varies from person to person. For someone it
feels good by just sitting in a rocking chair, sipping a cup
of coffee and enjoying good view around the house or for
someone it could be listening to good music or watching night
sky full of stars.
So when it comes to design any space many aspects come into
consideration. Design is not just arrangement of furniture,
choosing color schemes, deciding textures/finishes etc..It
has to deal with "feeling good" about the space.
Of course all these factors when used in a unique way, can
turn out to be a great design. The above mentioned "feel good"
factor comes about by selecting a "theme" based design.
When we try to look towards the empty space through a
theme, everything gets a definition and can be dealt upon
Let's see an example.
If I decide to decorate a bedroom which is empty, first I
will have to decide on a particular style to execute. If it's
my own bedroom then I must know what kind of style best suits
my personality. This choice of style will greatly influence,
the kind of furniture, color scheme, finishes I use.
Here I can go for contemporary style/oriental style/country
style. All these have a unique set of parameters right from
the layout of furniture to what diameter should I use for the
A design deals with a big view starting from furniture layout
and goes in-depth, deciding with each and every minute details
of linen. All these affect the final expression, which is
required for "feeling good". All these detailing will change
the moment to shift from your theme/style.
That's why by fragmenting the entire design process into theme
options can make the process easier and gives a direction to
start the execution of any project.
If you are designing for someone else, it's a good idea to
first know your client's likes and dislikes. I mean his
personality, his hobbies, his job profile, etc... Remember
that HE is going to use this room, it's his baby.
Of course once you start with a theme, it normally happens
that you will get more richer and creative ideas during
primary sketching process.
I hope this article was helpful.
Copyright 2005 Shrinivas Vaidya
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