At Butterley Barn Interiors we have a team of experienced Interior Designers that support you every step of the way.
We offer a free in-studio advice service, where you can bring along scrapbooks, pictures and ideas and our design team will help point you in the right direction.
Whether you are looking for a total interior overhaul or simply some cushions to match a particular window dressing, we are always very happy to advise.
The impact of texture in any room should never be underestimated. Everything from fabrics and furniture to decorative accessories bring different textures into your space.
Texture can be used to enhance a room’s features or provide added dimension. For example, in a small dark room, furnishings with smooth shiny finishes will impart a reflective quality and give the space a sense of natural light. Conversely, in a bright, large room, rough textures will help balance the excess of natural light.
Along with light, colour is the key element of interior design. It is used to create aesthetically pleasing combinations and also works on a psychological level.
Colours can literally transform a home. A dark, depressing space becomes bright and cheerful by adding bright or light colours. Colour can also create specific moods and looks. For example, using cool and neutral colours convey peace and tranquility, conversely bold and vivid colours create attitude and energy.
The element of pattern works in conjunction with colour. It is used in interior design to add life and interest to the furnishings in a room. Similar to texture, pattern brings interest to flat surfaces.
Patterns are created by using repetitive designs in fabrics, rugs, paints and wallpaper. Just think how dull a room would be without pattern.
The term form is used interchangeably with “shape”. Form produces distinct effects by using the principles of interior architecture.
For example, a long dining room table in a rectangular room creates a sense of harmony. Add a series of round pendant fixtures above the table and you have achieved contrast and a sense of balance.