Thorstein Veblen warned against the conspicuous consumption of the materialistic society with The Theory of the Leisure Class (1899); Richard Gregg coined the term “voluntary simplicity” in The Value of Voluntary Simplicity (1936). From the 1920s, a number of modern authors articulated both the theory and practice of living simply, among them Gandhian Richard Gregg, economists Ralph Borsodi and Scott Nearing, anthropologist-poet Gary Snyder, and utopian fiction writer Ernest Callenbach. E. F. Schumacher argued against the notion that “bigger is better” in Small Is Beautiful (1973); and Duane Elgin continued the promotion of the simple life in Voluntary Simplicity (1981). The Australian academic Ted Trainer practices and writes about simplicity, and established The Simplicity Institute at Pigface Point, some 20 km from the University of New South Wales to which it is attached. A secular set of nine values was developed with the Ethify Yourself project in Austria, having a simplified life style in mind and accompanied by an online book (2011). In the United States voluntary simplicity started to garner more public exposure through a movement in the late 1990s around a popular “simplicity” book, The Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs. Around the same time, minimalism (a similar movement) started to also show its light into the public eye.
FREEDOM OF THE CENTRAL PART OF THE TABLE. Huge bouquets standing in the central part of the table most often look disharmonious, and also make communication between people who eat food difficult. A massive vase with large flowers is best replaced with a wicker basket or a decorative pot with several flowering plants. . INTERIOR AND DECOR - FOR RESIDENTS OF THE HOUSE, NOT FOR THE DECORATOR. If home improvement is done by professionals, it is important that at the end of the work the owners do not have the feeling that they are in someone else's home. Therefore, the owner’s desires are a priority, and the decorator’s task is to find an acceptable and aesthetic form for them. CONVENIENCE OF FURNITURE IS MOST IMPORTANT TO ITS AESTHETICS. Furniture, perfect from the point of view of design, but inconvenient - according to the professional, is of poor quality. No matter how beautiful a thing would be, but if it does not cope with its function, it is better to refuse it.
FIND A SOURCE OF INSPIRATION FOR DECORATION. When choosing the direction in which to move, choosing a decor, we recommend that you forget the concept of "style". A more reasonable step would be to search for sources of inspiration, images that I would like to see in the interior. Ideas can be gleaned from paintings, films, music. For example, a room decorated in the spirit of the famous film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" will look interesting. "CORRECT" CURTAINS - WITH WEIGHTLIGHTS AND TEN. In order for the curtains to form beautiful folds, braid should be sewn in their upper part, and weighting agents should be located in the lower part. The lining for curtains will not be superfluous: it provides excellent sound insulation and prevents them from fading under sunlight. THE COMBINATION OF BLACK AND WHITE WHICH SHOULD BE TAKEN CARE. White is considered one of the most versatile in the interior color palette. In many ways, this opinion also exists due to the wide range of its compatibility with other colors. But professional decorators are wary of black and white color duets. This maximum contrast combination looks too sharp for living space. An exception are paintings in a black frame on a white wall, which unobtrusively add graphic art to the interior. IMPORTANCE OF THE VISUAL ROOM CENTER. One of the key tasks a professional decorator faces is determining the visual center of the room. This is the point on which the gaze is concentrated first. For example, a large mirror, an unusual piece of furniture, or a lamp can act as a visual center. A room with a visual center looks more harmonious and orderly than not having it.
QUIET BEDROOM DRAWING. To decorate the entire living space with multilayer textile structures is redundant. But in the bedroom, draperies will be appropriate. They not only create a relaxing atmosphere, but also have good noise and light absorbing properties. LIVING FLOWERS ARE ALWAYS RELEVANT. Living plants in pots or flower bouquets are a win-win decor for any room, regardless of its style and purpose. Even a single flower in a tall glass vase will create a pleasant atmosphere. PRINCIPLE OF SWING FOR FURNITURE SETTING. High furniture in the interior should be adjacent to the lower, so that the view slides up and down, as if along the path of the swing. By the way, this principle is also relevant for small interior details, for example, decor. If things of the same size are placed nearby, then the interior will seem overloaded in some areas and empty in others. WINDOW DECOR FOR RULES. Competent window decoration is able to cope not only with aesthetic, but also with practical tasks. So, if you hang the cornice 5-10 cm above the window opening, then visually the height of the window will increase. In a similar way, you can increase the width of the opening. To do this, choose a cornice, the length of which on each side of the window is 10-25 cm longer than necessary. Such techniques will not only increase the window, but also visually make the room more spacious and brighter.