Interior design styling 101

When it comes to styling and decorating our homes, most of us are just guided with intuition and taste. Okay, and maybe with a bit of Pinterest and Instagram inspiration. But have you ever wondered if there are any rules for styling and decorating? If so, then continue reading because there are.


Keep in mind: 


  • Repetition

When you walk into a room, it should give you the right visual experience. You can achieve it by repeating colors, patterns, or shapes. For example, if your living room walls are painted in light beige, then your rug should also be in this color.

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  • Balance

Adds the room the feeling of calmness. This principle is all about the distribution of visual weight. Balance can either be symmetrical or asymmetrical. The first mentioned can be achieved if you imagine the center of the room and then distribute all the elements equally on either side of the center. It should be mirrored. A center could be a painting on the wall or a dining table. On the other hand, asymmetrical balance occurs when the two sides aren’t the same and yet they still seem balanced.

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  • Harmony

It’s important to unite all the elements in one room. It can have a big influence on our moods and emotions. All components should complement each other to make it feel right and complete. You know you did a good job when you know there is the right amount of scale, proportion, and balance. 

Have you noticed that all Humdakin products share the same design? Now you know why. We don’t want to disrupt the harmony of your home.

  • Scale

You work with scale when you choose the size of frames or the height of dining chairs and how you place them in the room. Scale defines the relationship between 2 or more objects and how the size one object relates to the other one but also the space in general.

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  • Proportion

When you work with proportion, you focus on the ration or the relationship between individual parts which form the whole thing. How it goes together and makes you feel. So you look at structures, colors, size, patterns. 


Styling and interior design allow you to express yourself and only the sky is the limit. In the end, it’s all about feeling safe and sound in your home.