Handicrafts themselves always contain beauty and sophistication, material and spiritual values, even if you have many expensive and luxurious items, but when they are arranged not so harmoniously overall, it can lead to negative impacts on both aesthetics and functionality in the interior of the house.
Have you ever felt annoyed by a sophisticated vintage carved cabinet standing alone in a modern room with an aluminum and glass frame? With a little bit of comment and observation, you will know why it is arranged like that, convenient or not, beautiful or not, suitable or not. It’s all about choosing and arranging fine handicrafts or not, and in my opinion in the house a little different from the hotel restaurant, can be proactive in decorating with handicrafts based on some the following criteria:
- Origin and type: Pure wood or bamboo and rattan products will be better suited than squeezing into copper, cast iron, and steel. Handmade ceramic pots will have a common voice in the space of the same system (for example, an old house or a rustic house). Even in some spaces such as the altar room, the Dong Ky wooden cabinet will be very suitable for the Bat Trang and Phu Lang ceramics, but it is difficult to display Bau Truc pottery, which requires both source consistency and the product’s regional origin.
- Materials and proportions: Objects that lack in proportion to space such as a salon that is too big in a small living room, an adult bed for a children’s room or vice versa … all obstruct the space and the user always sees insecurity, out of place with those items, even though they are beautiful. Soft accessories such as pillows, sheets, lampshades, etc., too, always require to choose commensurate with the area of use that comes with them, for example pillows corresponding to chairs, towels worthy of tables or curtains in harmony with the door.
- Shape and details: Objects with many sharp angles that cause danger, objects with special shapes (for example, twisted tree-stump furniture, which is only suitable for the garden, not in the bedroom. ), dangerous objects (e.g. low ceiling fan, stove next to the stove …) should be considered. Some handicrafts originating from the West are only suitable for display on the fireplace or with classic interior details in the respective home format.
I think that owning a few precious pots, rare statues, is similar to one person who likes to play hi-tech stereos and the other loves to collect expensive designer items, we can not decide who is more fashionable or not. But when arranging their collection in the interior space, those items begin to have a degree of interaction, so light makes the space more beautiful or ugly, and even heavier, dominates the space, creating discomfort for both enjoyers and owners.
From being the owner of handicrafts, I can become “miserable” because of them, depending on them if I do not know how to display and use them in my space. Besides, a house to live in is not a store, exhibition or museum, handicraft items must have a life of objects, closely related to the furniture and the space around them.
I think it is necessary to pay attention to some principles such as synchronization, relationship and emphasis to select and arrange handicrafts that are scientific and cultural.
Synchronous arrangement always helps to unify the interior style, according to the concept of East Asia dividing the five elements, the wooden attribute items will be the group of wood, rattan, bamboo, fabric, paper and carpet. in the same space will be in harmony, as we see a Japanese-style tea ceremony room, most of the furniture belongs to the above mentioned carpentry group.
Designers need to have general knowledge about the art disciplines, need to know more “relatives” in architecture and interior decoration such as photography, painting, sculpture, collecting, handicrafts … and the mind is calm enough not to deviate, not to be eager to assemble pieces of tricks, but to know how to use handicrafts as an important component in the interior space. adequate and good aesthetics.
Relationship arrangement means choosing items according to the function and interaction with each other. For example, the dining room, the bedroom, the objects should have a gentle and soft form, the texture is also related to the natural softness, avoid using a lot of cold or reflective metal that makes it difficult to eat and sleep. The living room needs superficial and stable looks, it will prefer the corresponding group of objects, fine art items with majestic sparkles,…
And finally, the arrangement should be emphasized to make it stand out. For example, the dining room should pay attention to the wall that looks from the dining table as a decorative point. If there is a picture, decorative shelf or a vivid and delicious floral-leaf relief, it will enhance the value. space. But creating an emphasis of course also needs to know moderation and still lie in the rules of synchronization and relationships stated.
Many people who have newly built houses do not know how to decorate or decorate because they find attractive handicrafts when they go out to the shop, but when they look at their home space, they do not know where to start.
I also know a few friends who collect a lot of sophisticated handicrafts, but it also is a very … hard work for them, because taking care and maintaining the whole collection is not easy. Oil bought by friends or gifted by friends, or diligently made by themselves, they all meet in common that they can be cared for and cherish aesthetic values. Take care first, then share later, not to put things in to show off, but simply the need to touch and contemplate, live with shapes, colors, materials … as natural must have seen happiness already.
I believe that when people know how to appreciate beautiful objects, handicrafts, or at least know how to cherish the objects and blocks created from the hand, creativity has established an attitude of respect in a cultural way with living spaces. The material details are then the first, basic, perspective, perception of art and architecture, of creation, which is consciously absorbed knowledge.
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