Well it’s certainly not the case across the board with all prospective and current homeowners in the entire world, but generally there tends to be some gravitation away from the white picket-fenced home deep in suburbia more towards multi-functional, dynamic living spaces which are closer to the city’s CBD and all that comes with that location.
Fortunately the preference scales appear to be well balanced in that regard, with those who prefer living in suburbia with big gardens and a bit of seclusion generally accounting for a lot fewer people than those who prefer the city vibe and the ample opportunity city living gives them to meet and hang with a lot of people. Either way, whether you prefer suburbia or if the city vibe is more up your alley, one thing that appears to be common among all modern living spaces is the new-age dynamism they all seem to depict.
Interior spaces are becoming more functional, with the most modern of contemporary-styled buildings demonstrating more of a loft-like layout. This gives you as a homeowner a variety of options for inspiration from blogs that talk about ideas for designing your loft as well as loft-like rooms. These types of layouts are a progression from what used to be the very popular open-plan concept instead of explicitly sectioned-off rooms which appeared to be completely isolated from each other. Even some of the older homes in suburbia are having their interior walls knocked down along with structural adjustments to open up the interiors for more open-plan living.
Wherever it is you’re enjoying your new-age, dynamic home interior space however, decorating it can prove to be quite tricky if you don’t know the basics of loft-style interior decor. Naturally some of your spaces still need to be sectioned off properly, like your fitted bedroom perhaps and definitely the toilet and/or bathroom(s), but otherwise the basics of loft-style interior decor require one to section off each portion of the open space to clearly define each of the functions of each of those spaces. However, it needs to be done in a rather subtle way that takes nothing away from the singular, overall style of the interior space as a whole.
The boundary separating the kitchen from the living area for example would probably be clear for anyone to see and so in this instance, one colour could very well be continuously used for the kitchen and the main living area. The kitchen boundary might be defined by a mini-bar or breakfast sitting area, for instance, but it’s almost always a physical barrier which can be seen quite clearly.
For those areas which aren’t separated from the main living space through physical or clearly identifiable boundaries, however, doing so through your interior decorating efforts poses a bit of a challenge, but a challenge you hopefully relish nonetheless. The expertise of an interior designer, someone potentially similar to Helen Coulston can also be employed. They can assist with the proper use of furniture, colour schemes, and other design elements to create the illusion of separate areas even in a single open space. This can help to create a more organized, unified, and aesthetically pleasing living space.
Conceptually, it’s simply a matter of using various shades of the same colour to define those boundaries in a nice, soft manner. Alternatively, you can select a two-tone theme for the overall colour scheme of your interior space and then define the internal boundaries through the alternation of those two main colours. A dominant colour goes well with a softer one always, unless of course you’re explicitly aiming for the colour-blocking effect, in which case two or even all three primary colours will do just fine.