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Homestyler Design Award 2020

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Overview:

In 2020, the sudden outbreak of the epidemic has changed our social relationship. Commercial space is developing in a more rational direction as more attention is paid to appropriate social distance; the rising home office needs force family space to consider not only the functionality of work and residence, but also the emotional expression of family members. So what trend will the design take after the adjustment of the relationship between people and space?



Homestyler Design Award (HSDA) is the annual design contest of Homestyler that opens to all the designers and design enthusiasts worldwide. As the first year of contest, HSDA 2020 would like to address a rethinking for what designers could do to adapt to these changes after the epidemic. The contest has two subcategories – Residential and Commcial. Come and submit your innovative design work! Just click to Register Now!


Important dates:

Registration & Submission:10.15 – 11.15

Preliminary Selection:11.15 – 11.25

Jury Evaluation & Ranking: 11.25- 12.5

Winner Announcement:12.5 – 12.10


Awards:

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Prizes:

For both Residential/Commercial sub-categories, the prize for winners would be:

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Submission Guideline:

1. To register your entry to the HSDA competition, plese click the "Register Now" button on this contest page, leave your contact information and agree to our Intellectual Property Right.

2. After successfully submit your registration form, please use Homestyler Floor Planner to create your design and renders. After finishing your design, please go to "Edit Project" under "My design" tab.

3. After finish editing your project, please add either the hashtag #HSDA2020Residential or the hashtag #HSDA2020Commercial in front of your project name in order to submit your design to the preliminary selection pool.

4. Please be aware that your project needs to be set as public in order to enter the award ranking.

5. If your work passes preliminary selection, it will show up in Gallery and your registration email address will also receive a notification email. Afterwards, you could share your project and call for vote, and the final number of "likes" will be an inportant ranking criteria.

6. During your participation, feel free to contact "Homestyeler.contest@service.alibaba.com" if you have any question.


Submission Requirements:

1. Please choose one subcatagory – residential or commercial – to create and submit your design. The design style is not limited.

2. One same work shall only enter one subcatagory.

3. Each participator is allowed submit multiple works, but if your work has already been featured, you need to open your design and use "save as" function to duplicate your design and submit it after you modifying according to submission requirements.

4. Entries which are not original will be disqualified whenever once sufficient evidence is found.

5. Work must be submited in Homestyler Project format, and shall contain at least:

    a) one Floorplan

    b) one Panorama

    c) at least one Ultra HD or 4K render for each room/space

    d) an overall description of your design

Intellectual Property Right:

1.   The Participator shall guarantee that all the submitted work(s) must be original, each Participator shall guarantee to have full and complete intellectual rights to all the submitted works. If same works are submitted by different authors, the one which is submitted first shall prevail. Any infringement or allegation of infringement of intellectual property rights, including but not limited to patent, trademark, design copyright and/or ownership and other rights, shall be the sole responsibility of the participant and have nothing to do with the Organizer (homestyler.com and its operator, the same meaning below) and its affiliates.

2.   The organizer has right of exhibition, publishing and publicizing all entries in the competition, on condition that the author's name or Homestyler ID was referenced along with the work. As to winning works, the participants should not transfer, publish and make it in other exhibitions and/or competition, unless the organizer authorizes by written.

3.   Entries which are not original will be disqualified whenever once any evidence is found. Any related legal disputes arising therefrom shall be borne by the Participator himself.

4.   Organizing committee of competition – Topping Homestyler (Shanghai) Technology Co. Ltd reserves the right of final explanation.


Reminder: 

Please read above rules in cautions before participating in the competition. If you do not agree the above rules, please do not participate the Competition. Your act of submitting any work in the competition related website pages shall be deemed to be your consent to the above rules.

Registration for HSDA: 

Click Register Now to submit your registration! Hurry up!


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Rendering Basics and Frequent Problems

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Introduction to the Rendering Interface:

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Tips:

To move the view more conveniently, please learn to use the shortcuts:

Q/E to elevate or lower the camera

W/S (or left/right button on keyboard) to move forwards and backwards

A/D (or up/down button on keyboard) to move leftwards and rightwards

[*This also works in design interface in 3D view mode.]

Below are FAQs and common solutions of Rendering:

1. The glass is rendered deformed. What should I do? 

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  • If the glass model is from public model library, feel free to contact us and please send us the screenshot of the item, including the name and brand.  

  • However, if it's a personal model, there are two reasons for this situation. The corresponding solutions are as follows:

     a. Please increase the thickness of the glass appropriately in 3Ds Max.
      b. The normal direction of the glass model is reversed, please correct the normal in
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2. Narrowed FOV due to small room space. 

Switch to Camera Settings, turn on clipping, and set the clipping depth according to your need.

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3. How to adjust the environment brightness?

Click the edit panel to modify brightness or adjust rotation horizontally of the environment.

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4. The light is not illuminating or there is halo around it. (As shown below)  

Solution: Please check whether the light overlaps with the wall or suspended ceiling. If so, please make some adjustments and render it again.  
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5. Why is it completely black when viewing rendered images?

Solution: Please go to the upper right small window of the rendering environment and check if the camera lens is inside the wall or door. As shown below:
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6. The glass door of the cabinet looks like mirror after rendering. 

Reason: The light in and out of the cabinet vary considerably which cause the illusion of stronger reflection.

Solution: Please consider adding light in the cabinet to fill up the gap, and render it again.  

7. Why am I unable to view details of rendered images?

Solution: Please try to clear the cached files of your browser:  

Chrome browser- Settings- Privacy and security- Clear browsing data- Click "Cached images and files"- Clear data
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8. The color of the model is different before and after rendering. 

Solution: Please open the Gamma/LUT correction in 3Ds Max and set the Gamma value to: 2.2, then export the model and upload it to Homestyler again.

9. Personal uploaded model is entirely black after rendering. What do I do?

Solution: Please check whether the normal of the model is reversed in 3Ds Max. If it's reversed, correct it then export the model and upload it to Homestyler again.

10. The size of the model differed before and after rendering.

Reason: Incorrect model unit setting

Solution: a. Personal model: Modify the unit of the model in the System Unit Setup in 3Ds Max (as shown below)

              b. Public model: Please feel free to contact us and send us the screenshot of the item, including the name and catalog.  

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11. The rendered images are blurry.

Please wait until the image is fully loaded, which depends on your internet connection (5 -10 sec). Or you could download the image to view it~
In addition, the maximum magnification of the image is 4 times. The image will be a little blurred if you zoom in to view it.


12. Extra light/black pieces/color block appeared in the rendered image.  

Certain models usually are not working properly, so you need to find out and replace them. There are two reference ways as follows:

1. If it's normal with previous rendered image, then check the new added or replaced models after that. Check related models in turn, and the corresponding images—if everything works fine after a certain model was deleted or hidden, then please delete or replace this one.

2. Start from the room where seems to have the issue. First, clear all the models in the room, and render it to see if it's normal now. If there is no problem, then it means the model in question is in this room. Second, delete the remaining models in batches, and check corresponding images. The same as last one, if everything works fine after a certain model was deleted or hidden, then please delete or replace this one. 

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(example for extra light)

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(color block)

13. Black/gray shadows appear in the rendered image.

The light (especially virtual light) overlaps with the wall or suspended ceiling, please adjust location of the light.

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14. The light in the mirror is not illuminating.

Under customized lighting, select corresponding light and tick 'Enable Highlight'. 

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15. How to adjust camera FOV and view clipping before rendering panorama? 

When rendering the panorama, camera FOV is fixed at 90°, and the clipping is also a fixed value, so these two options cannot be adjusted.

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16. How to remove watermark?

We have Pro membership and Master membership. The paid membership functions include watermark removal.

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17. It's totally blank/failed to load after entering 'Edit Image' function. 

It may happen if 3D engine of the browser crashed, you can close the browser and reopen it.

18. I can't open a panorama and it prompts that the browser doesn't support WebGL.

It may happen if 3D engine of the browser crashed, you can close the browser and reopen it.

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19. What should I do if my rendering request was denied?

  • First, please check if your other designs can be rendered. If they can be submitted for rendering, then it means your network is normal.  

  • Please save the design, copy the floorplan link before closing the current page. Open the design in a new tab to see if it can be submitted.

  • If it still doesn't work, please feel free to contact us and send your floorplan link to us(click File and Share the Project, then copy the url from there), make sure to set it as public so that we can access and help you out.  

20. How to remove bright spots that appear on the wall, floor or model surfaces?

Solution: Please check the light source. If it's a light model, please switch off the corresponding light through customized lighting.

But if it's ambient light, please adjust the reflection to 1% from 'Environment- edit panel'.  

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【If none of above FAQ solves your problem, please contact us through email: homestyler-support@service.alibaba.com

FAQ about the New Homestyler V3.0 and membership

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[11/16/2020 updated]

1.  The limited-time free trial period shall ends on the 16th November. The site will not be shut down for maintenance but you might encounter minor instability. All your designs will be saved safely under your account.

2.  After the free-trial period, HD and Ultra renders are going to cost Homestyler points, and 4K render shall be limited to paid function (as well as watermark removal and render editor). All other functions, from floor planning, to the free use of 50,000+ models, to creating unlimited projects and  generating unlimited standard rendering, shall remain accessible for all users.

3.  Please be aware that the rendering function in the old version shall be limited afterwards. You could still do designs under old version but cannot render. (However, all your old designs will not disappear and you could convert it into new versrion anytime later.)

4.  We decided to remove the limitation on 2D model/texture upload. All users could upload unlimited 2D models and up to 100 3D models, and paid users get to expand the volume.

5.  For Homestyler Design Award 2020, we will open the preliminary selection on the 16th, Nov but we decide to prolong the design submission period to the end of November. (The number of Ultras/4Ks will not be our judging criteria.)

6.  For Membership specific questions:


  • The price and membership content can be found on the Pricing page: www.homestyler.com/int/pricing

  • The redeemable digital code for membership shall be purchased through the HS official e-shop on aliexpress.com and the codes can be redeemed on the Pricing page (scroll down to the bottom).

  • You could redeem several subscriptions at the same time. If you redeem multiple memberships of the same type, your subscription period shall prolong additively according to the number of memberships you redeemed.

  • If you redeem different types of memberships at one time, the one that is more superior shall come into effective immediately and advancely, followed by the membership period that is less premium. For example, if you are already a Pro member and you redeem a Master membership, your subscription shall be upgraded to Master immediately, and the rest days of your Pro membership shall be effective once your Master membership expires).

  • Paid members also gets 5 points each day for signing in.

  • For all Homesytler users (no matter with paid membership or not), the daily upper limit of rendering for each account shall not exceed 300 renders, which includes renders of all resolutions except for speed preview. And the maximum simultaneous rendering task shall be no more than 5 for all users.

[10/15/2020 updated]

1. Limited time free trial and render limits:

For the new version, we would limit some advanced functions to paid members only like 4K render, Render editor and watermark removal. But we will remain the rest functions accesible for all users, allowing thorough and comlete 3D interior design from creating rooms, dragging furniture from massive model library and HD/UltraHD renderings (some may cost Homestyler points).

We are glad to offer a limited-time free trial for all users now and during this period (2020.10.15-2020.11.16), each user could have up to 20 UltraHD renders and 10 4K renders per day, for free and even do no deduct your HS points! 


2. Design conversion:

In order to use Homestyler V3.0, you would need to convert your design into new version. Due to the huge amount of conversion tasks, there may be queueing problems. Hence we recommend you to submit the conversion task when you are not occupied and only convert the ones that you need to work on.

– Once the conversion is done, the new design will show up in "My Design" with the name of "V2_xxx".

– To avoid queueing, each design is allowed to be converted once per day no matter succeeded or not. In case the conversion fails, you could convert it tomorrow by re-entering the design.

– After you click on ok to convert, you will be led to a blank initial design interface. You would need to open the corresponding coverted design to start modifying.

3. Model Conversion:  

Since we have upgraded the model processing function and revised the modeling requirements, all personal models would need to be re-processed in order to be used in the new version, and some old models will fail to be converted. If the conversion fails, the models will disappear when being rendered in the new version. Please check the cause of failure for upload, revise the model according to the new modeling requirements and upload them again.



4. Export Product List:

The new version does not support product list export for the moment. We will upgrade the function as soon as we can. If needed, you could use the export function under the old version by cliking on the "Back to V1" button on upper right corner of the design interface.



5. Language:

The new version only support English for the first stage. However, you could use Chrome browser's translation function. Follow the instructions to open the function and the browser could translate in design interface for you (tutorial link: https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/173424).

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6. Left-click:

To better adapt to most designing habbit, we have switched the "model edit" function from right-click to left-click. If you would like to replace the model/ replace material / flip / delete /duplicate the furniture, please left-click the item and select the corresponding function.



7. Tutorials:

We have uploaded some basic tutorials for the new version on the website ("Learn" from the top navigation bar). More advanced tutorials will be coming soon.

(Tutorial link:

https://www.homestyler.com/int/learn/video)


8. Highlighted updates:


New Design Features

  1. Upgrade render resolution to 4K.

  2. Add "Speed Preview" which generates a referenced rendered effect in as fast as 3-8 seconds.

  3. Add "Customized Modeling" design function that allows you to create basic geometric shapes, building structures like a 2nd floor slate, a spiral staircase or a sunken ground, or even a furniture.

  4. Single doors can be "Opened" by left clicking the door and click "Open".

  5. Add "Edit" function for rendered images that allows you to adjust exposure, saturation, white balance on renders as a whole, or even on every specific surfaces without having to re-render.

  6. Support adding background music, setting appointment & contact infos with Panorama URL.

Optimization of General Features

  1. Upgrade CAD import version to 2018

  2. Upgrade Export DWG version to 2018

  3. Upgrade 3D model upload version to 2020

  4. Update a more comprehensive texture catalog

  5. Expand the range of models that support "replace material"

  6. Enriched the model library to 50,000+, all for free

  7. Add more patterns for customized "tile flooring"

  8. Support endless scrolldown when browsing in model library

Specific Updates on Rendering

  1. Add intelligent light templates in days and nights.

  2. Update more options of 360 degree HDRI environment/background in both day and night.

  3. Allow adjustment on the brightness and rotation angle of environment images.

  4. Support uploading your own HDRI environment images.

  5. Upgrade sunlight settings with softness and auto position.

  6. Add intensity setting for Color Bleeding and Ambient Occlusion.

  7. Add more options of spotlight, allowing a more customized lighting set-ups.

  8. Allow hightlight and color setting for each light source.

  9. Enhance the rendered effect on shadows, allowing the render to be more natural.

Homestyler’s Virtual Staging and 3D Design Service is coming!!! Get Magnificent Images with Low Cost!!

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What we've learned from our users:

I’m just a small business owner who strives to sell my products through Instagram. I need fantastic pictures of my furniture, but I have no photographer, no camera, no photo studio; not to mention all other tools like soft light and reflective umbrella. How can I get great pictures for my Instagram posts with low costs?”  

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I’m a hardworking real estate agent, but no matter how hard I tried, it’s hard to sell rooms when they’re vacant. Also, due to the pandemic, it’s hard to make a deal with my clients because they complained about not being able to imagine what the room will look like.

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Homestyler’s 3D design services can definitely help you! 


For Furniture Retailers:

If you give us a single piece of furniture model, we can help you better promote the product by creating a tailored virtual scene and bringing best visualization of it. And even if you do not have the 3D model on hands, we could also build it for you. 

For Real Estate Agents:

Simply give us the floor plan and photos of your vacant property, we can help re-build the room precisely in 3D and decorate it in various trending styles, and thereby help sell the property faster with our high-resolution renders.

For Homeowners:

A floor plan and a few photos, along with pictures of your desirable styles would be enough for our professional designers to provide customized interior design and the final real-to-life renders to show you the possibility of how your home, no matter a new or a remodeled one. You could even have a virtual tour within your dream home.

Let’s take a look at how amazing Homestyler’s 3D designs are!

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And the amazing thing is: All these pictures are not real!! They are Homestyler’s 3D virtual designs and people will have no doubts that some of these real-to-life pictures come from interior design magazines.


So why does virtual 3D design stand out? 

 Pysical scene set-up & Photo-shooting

Versus

Virtual 3D design & Home staging 


1 Photo-shooting Site

Real Photos: For furniture seller, renting or building the real photography site not only generates high cost, it also provides you with the cookie-cutter renderings due to the limitation of physic site. For real estate, the renting fee of furniture and home décor is usually expensive and time-consuming.

Virtual Staging: For furniture seller, there is no cost for site, no limitation for background designs and furniture combinations! For real estate, there is no need to rent furniture and décor at all!

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2 Transportation

Real Photos: There’s uncontrollable logistic cost and you can’t guarantee that there’s no damages to the furniture during the transportation. 

Virtual Staging: Zero cost on transportation, no need to mail/rent furniture and easy to make thousands of furniture combination in a limited time.

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3 Human-hour input

Real Photos: Need at least five people to conduct cross-team collaboration, operation and communication which is not cost effective.

Virtual Staging: Homestyler team will do everything for you!

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4 Efficiency

Real Photos: It would usually take 15-30 days or even longer for furniture preparation, transportation, photo shooting, photo post-process to finally get the pictures ready.

Virtual Staging: After fully communicated through your needs and requirements on design needs, it normally takes us 2-5 days to deliver high-quality renders.

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5 Sales Stimulation

Furthermore, according to Home Staging Report 2019 from Home Staging Association UK&Ireland, for both real estate agents and developers, there are significant improvement to their sales when they use virtual staging for marketing. Properties with professional photos get more viewings than vacant room. Homebuyers also spend more time viewing a home that’s staged. A staged home not only sells faster, it also increased the offer value to a noticeable amount.

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But why homestyler?

Because, we have

– professional designer team who are ready to satisfy your diverse needs

– almost a million Décor choices allows unlimited trending styles and furniture combination

– ultra photo-realistic and high-resolution renders which you can’t even tell virtual or real


With the cost of manpower, transportation and time significantly reduced, most importantly, you get the high-quality service you deserved!!! Feel free to contact us consulting about your 3D design needs through: homestyler.business@service.alibaba.com 

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Great Color Combinations make Additions to your Interior Design

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In this week's course, we are going to talk about color match from professional prospective. Here is the color trend report released from WGSN  (formerly Worth Global Style Network), a trend forcasting company. Hope this article can provide you some inspiration.

Neo-Mint | Purist Blue | Cassis | Cantaloupe | Mellow Yellow

01 Neo Mint

There is some natural power in mint green, a neutral color with a light blue tint in green, which is somewhat similar to avocado green. It shows a refreshing feeling of summer while in winter it can bring you a bright surprise.

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Design by Yi Yang                                                       

Color matching skills:

Match with white: This is the most error-free combination, you can adjust the ratio of the two colors.

Mint green can also lay in the combination of other colors with white tones.

Match with wood color: This is the most secure color match for a space that is relatively low-key and peaceful. It looks more restrained and subtle, but it still has vitality

Match with light green or black: The same color system gives the vision a sense of coordination, and the black tone adds a visual impact.

Match with gray or pale yellow: The color saturation is very harmonious with a retro nostalgia.

 

02 Purist Blue

The color, as it is called, is the "authentic" seawater color, which has a comfortable and pleasant charm and a natural fresh feeling. It is a soft neutral tone that blends light blue, green, and gray, which is lighter than dark blue and more stable than light blue.

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Design by Hanyu Design                                                 

Color matching skills:

Match with dusty rose and pale hay: The combination of the three has an eye-catching effect, while improving vitality, it also expresses a soft and intimate feeling.

Match with lilac purple, bean green and orange: While enriching the space color, it can create a free and open living atmosphere.

Match with beige or white: This is a more subtle and soft combination, generally does not go wrong.

Match with bright yellow: Create a fresh and retro mix and match, but we need to pay attention to the proportion of colors.

 

03 Cassis

The color of blackcurrant purple comes with a mature sense of stability and retro elegance. Blackcurrant is one of the raw materials for making wine, and if you want to use the blackcurrant purple undertone for home decoration, elegant accessories are what you need.

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Design by Sanwei Dengdu                                   

Color matching skills:

Match with lavender and pink: The harmony of the same color system adds a touch of sweetness to the sense of elegance.

Match with black: This is a very accent color as purple and black are both luxurious and high-end, therefore the combination of the two looks more elegant and luxurious.

Match with white: Makes the potential dull of purple disappear, instead, it becomes elegant and soft.

Match with Blue: Purple and blue are adjacent colors, their brightness is also very close while the contrast is relatively soft. The mysterious and dreamlike purple paired with blue with a sense of technology shows the feeling of fashion.

 

04 Cantaloupe

The color that girls might fall in love at first glance, like the color of coral orange with a bit of pink tone, the lively color looks particularly fresh. The combination of space can bring a romantic and playful feeling. Its temperament is closest to that of summer. In winter, it can create a comfortable warmth.

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Design by Zhilin Gao                                       

Color matching skills:

Match with wood color: The same color system not only has no sense of conflict, but also highlights the texture of the wood home, making the whole combination softer.

Match with black, white and grey: As a warm color, melon orange has a decorative effect, and adjusts the coldness of those colors.

Match with Metal: The icy metal iron furniture is harmoniously combined with warm colors, which is not only fashionable, but also melon orange is livelier together with metallic colors.

Match with transitional colors red and pink: The transition between the same color system is a harmonious color matching method. More intense red, orange, and cooler pink can form the gradient of the same color system.

 

05 Mellow Yellow

The ancient golden color is bright but not exaggerating, the color is lighter and can create an elegant feeling expresses more in content and high-end texture. The popularity is not to be underestimated, from exquisite retro design, small and cute fashion embellishment can bring you a stylish sense of surprise. What's more, the retro trend in recent years has given more space for retro ancient gold.

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Design by TikTok Tamhuiyuan                                    

Color matching skills:

Match with white, light gray and black: Stable style, so retro gold looks more high-end and shows the lapse of time.

Match with beige, caramel, beige and brown: The same color system shows a layer of elegance.

Match with pink hue: The pink and gold colors are very good match. If you control the ratio, you will definitely play a wonderful reaction.

Match with blue: The appearance of ancient gold will definitely become the finishing touch, giving visual impact, suitable for modern style.

7 Kinds of Decorative Paintings Vivify Your Blank Wall

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When it comes to home decoration, paintings make a huge difference. It not only contributes to the aesthetics of your home, but also shows the personality of the home owner.

The choice between art and the overall matching can be difficult. In order to find the best artwork for your dream home, here are some suggestions and these 7 types of paintings could definitely make your wall cooler in 2020.

01 Sketch and Abstract Art

If you are a loyal pursuer of minimalism and leisure style, the abstract art style of sketches could give your home a modern, stylish and cool atmosphere.

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02 Geometric Shapes

Geometric patterns are becoming more and more popular. The inspiration came from the style of the 1970s and is a way of expressing abstract art. It is very versatile and can be displayed in any type of rooms, especially retro or minimalist rooms.

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If you want to pick one geometric pattern painting, take a glance at the nostalgic color tone of 1970s. The color schemes of brown and terracotta, or a neutral tone, are both good choices.

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03 Creative Words

Creative words and their short explanations are becoming common in residential homes, especially in bed, sofa or dining areas. In addition to looking cool, they are positively suggestive and optimistic, and they keep reminding you of what you value most in your life.

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04 Paint Strokes

If you don't want the theme of your painting to be too obvious, you could choose artistic paintings with paint strokes which are suitable for a variety of home scenes. Either modern, Nordic, or Japanese style could be adapted to express a free and easy-going atmosphere.

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05 Line Art

If you haven’t got at least one line art framed photo, please buy one! It is the most versatile thing that can be hung on a wall.

It is extremely artistic, subtle and full of vitality. It won’t bore you in any case, and it will make your room look contemporary and subtly dreamlike.

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06 Escape From Reality

The growing pressure in work and life makes us want to escape from the reality once in a while. As a result, landscapes drawn in the sunset-inspired colors of the seventies and the earth tones of those dreamy times are very popular in 2020.

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07 Nudity Sketch

Similar to line art, nudity sketches are now up-to-date and trending. The combination of these abstract sketches with line art and cool abstract framed pictures could make any room so artistic.

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Top Design Trends of 2020

According to trend forecasters, "if the last few years were defined by sweet pinks and brass fixtures, 2020 will shift into a slightly more subdued gear." With sustainability might be top of mind, strong geometric forms, neutral hues, organic shapes and natural tones are elements that can be expected to see in designs this year.

Simple Luxuries

The idea of "home-as-sanctuary" will be stronger than ever in 2020, which represents a kind of calm, pared-back, warm minimalism that Gemma Riberti, head of interiors at WGSN Lifestyle & Interiors, describes as “lived-in yet refined.”

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Design by Kylie Smiley, Rooftop Cocktail Barhttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5daa54881b318d5f949dcf6b

Amped-Up Neutrals

Neutrals – off-whites, tinted grays, earthy ochres, and tactile beiges – are often relegated to the background. This year, however,  neutrals are coming back, reconnecting with nature and authenticity. Just as Ellen Sideri says, the CEO of ESP Trendlab, "We see a transition into gorgeous warm neutrals that cleanse the palate and hint at the reemergence of tradition.”

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Design by Kylie Smiley, tropics retreat, https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5dce2b001b318d5f949eb595

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Design by Kristen 10,Baxter Luxury Suite,https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5d80221b2e408f798788f171

Japanese Influences

With the trend toward soothing minimalism,  the Japanese aesthetic is regarded to be a strong presence in 2020. “These looks are always present in some way, but periodically, they are energized as a trend,” says Michelle Lamb, editorial director at The Trend Curve. “Natural materials, used in simple forms, reinforce a feeling of purity that is at the core of this style.”

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Design by jeremy cristobalFilipino inspired condohttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5d8b251b1b318d5f949d124c

Natural Selection

Connecting with nature can never be out-of-date, and it is easy to do with homewares. Experts suggest thinking about botanical prints, lush greens, and replications of wood grains and stone veinings for pillows, rugs, and upholstery, along with delicate wild flora and fauna motifs in homewares.

“Look for organic structures in lighting with creative bases like metal and/or wood,” says Nancy Fire, creative director of Design Works International. “Tinted glass in handblown style allows imperfect shapes to take center stage, and organic substrates like rope, raffia, twine, and string are important because they bring a natural vibe into any interior space.”

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Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Casa vacacional con patio en Ibiza, https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5dbb22f31b318d5f949e3b67

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Design by SvetlySveva,come una voltahttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5dcc3e512e408f79878acbd39.jpg

Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Casa vacacional con patio en Ibizahttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5dbb22f31b318d5f949e3b67

Geometry Lessons

Kai Chow, creative director at Doneger, predicts that interiors will also be influenced by modernism, which represents by bold colors and clean-cut lines. It will fuse into “industry and craft, vintage and contemporary, high and low tech, color and geometry,” including recurring circle, rectangle, and stripe motifs. 

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Design by Valeri Sandro,appartamento quadrilocalehttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5c81ba942e408f62a5b5406f

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Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Baño tropical, https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5d8ba51f1b318d5f949d16c6


Source:  

https://www.architecturaldigest.com/story/top-design-trends-of-2020

Color of the Year 2020: PANTONE Classic Blue

On December 4, 2019, Pantone, the authoritative color agency, announced the 2020 representative color –  PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue  and officially interpreted it as:

"Instilling calm, confidence, and connection, this enduring blue hue highlights our desire for a dependable and stable foundation on which to build as we cross the threshold into a new era."

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Source: https://www.pantone.com/color-intelligence/color-of-the-year/color-of-the-year-2020


“We are living in a time that requires trust and faith. It is this kind of constancy and confidence that is expressed by PANTONE 19-4052 Classic Blue, a solid and dependable blue hue we can always rely on. Imbued with a deep resonance, Classic Blue provides an anchoring foundation. A boundless blue evocation of the vast and infinite evening sky, Classic Blue encourages us to look beyond the obvious to expand our thinking: challenging us to think more deeply, increase our perspective and open the flow of communication."

–Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the pantone color institute

In order to keep up with the trend of the times, we sorted out Four Golden Matching Rules for Classic Blue for you.



  01 Similar Color  

Using similar colors is the easiest matching way that can hardly lead to a mistake. With different blues in walls, cabinets, murals, chairs, etc. , it attributes to an increasing sense of space.

Design by Encarni Fernandez Calero, Casa estilo costerohttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5ddc07b01b318d5f949f0f24

Less is more. Sometimes, compared with some colorful contrasting colors, similar colors seem simple but more elegant and temperament, giving a sense of quality.


  02 Adjacent Color  

Adjacent colors are often fused with each other. Although these colors differ in hue, they are visually closer. In the color wheel, all colors within the range of 60 degrees belong to the range of adjacent colors.

  • Blue + Green: The classic cool color matching in the home. It represents nature, elegance, and romance.

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    Design by Li Shi

  • Blue + Purple: Mysterious with maturity, but pay attention to the proportion of color. When the proportion of blue occupies more than 75% of the space, the tone of the space will follow the blue, which makes the space looks calmer and deeper. With more purple and less blue, however, the space looks more enchanting and mysterious.

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    Design by Jimei Soft 

  03 Contrast/ComplementaryColor  

  • Complementary color: refers to the color with an angle of 180 ° on the hue ring, such as the three most common sets of complementary colors: red and green, blue and orange, yellow and purple.

  • Contrast color: not as strict as complementary colors, refers to the color on the hue ring between 120 ° -180 °. In theory, complementary color should also be included in the contrast color. For example, pink and green are contrasting colors.

  • Blue + Yellow (complementary color): With a large area of blue as the background, embellished with yellow key visual decorations, the main body of the basic color is more accentuated by the blue and yellow accent. The collision of cold and warm, both mysterious and dynamic, highlights the personality and the temperament of the home.

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Design by Encarni Fernandez Caler, Recepcion hotel, aseosy cafeteriahttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5de8006b1b318d5f949f539e

  • Blue + Orange (complementary colors): Blue contrasts strongly with orange. When the noble blue meets with orange of mature flavor and vitality, it is as pleasant as the sky after the rain.

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    Design by Youzhuang Meida Heyin Design

  • Blue + pink (contrast colors): warmer colors, matched with cool blues, gentle and romantic, sweet but not greasy.

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Design by Adelina

  • Blue + Brown (contrast colors): The combination of the two gives a particularly retro feel, neutralizing the dullness.

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Design by SvetlySveva, casetta mediterranea, https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5ce0a2b41b318d57a2a4bd13

  04 Classic Color  

Classic colors, black, white, and gray, just like a canvas, not only stand on their own but also carry other colors.

With blue of its quietness and classic colors of their conciseness, the space looks neater and more flexible, increasing a sense of home and warmness.

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Design by Kylie Smiley, hotel master suitehttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5cc4c3701b318d7316d14e6c

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Design by CynCyn Emerling, Let the sunshine in!, https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5d4b7c4c1b318d5f949ba385

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Design by Mariia Klaus, Modern apartment, https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5c150e062e408f08f56f2dfe


With above tips in mind, you could easily apply the similar, adjacent, contrast and classic color rule to match this Phantone Color 2020 – Classic Bule!  So why not start designing using these color matching skills?

How to organize your garden or balcony

    Whether during construction, renovation of your house or simply by wanting to change, landscaping your garden is a long job. Knowing how to place plants, trees, a vegetable patch and furniture in a garden is no small task. Calling on a professional can quickly increase the bill depending on the area to be exploited. This is why, I give you some avenues to use to create your own garden plan.

1.       Define your desires and needs

    First, you will need to list the amenities you want to put in your garden: terrace, barbecue area, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool, pond, vegetable patch, orchard, flower beds, promenade, patio, hammock, etc. Then, define the plants you would like to plant.

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2.       Respect the terrain

    Identify already existing elements in your garden such as trees, slopes, hedges. if necessary, you can delete certain elements. Otherwise, you will have to compose your garden with the present nature.

    In order to choose what type of plants will make up your garden, you must determine what the nature of the soil is: clay, loamy, humus, sandy or limestone. Likewise, you should note the areas of shade and sunshine as well as the daily amount of sunshine.

    A vegetable garden will rather be located in an unshaded and well sunny area.

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Design by Diana Aguilar, Terraza selvaticahttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/mobile-design/7b20cb3d-db5b-4c8c-9162-db9bf05c124a

3.       Find your style

    Get inspired on specialized sites and magazines to give you ideas and guide the style of your garden. Remember to stay consistent with your home, colors, architectural style, etc.

9.jpgDesign by Melike Te, exzotic🌸🌴🌿🌼🌞🍍🍌https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/mobile-design/70fe6ce1-aca6-4fe4-bd7f-41c4e2675417

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Design by Tyronejr, Luxury 5 star tropical hotel Hawaiihttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/mobile-design/4667774d-c822-4d18-b167-b14239a12f5d

4.       Prefer round and sinuous shapes

    Nature is rarely square and rectilinear, for a wild and natural garden, prefer sinuous shapes for paths and rounded flower beds, avoiding symmetry. If you opt for a more modern garden, you can put beds in geometric shapes, but do not prune the plants in a straight line, it would break the naturalness of the plants.

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Design by cuca_dixie MontseTerraza🌷https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/mobile-design/ccdcac73-0e99-4915-86bf-651078e05c7d

5.       Compose with volumes and colors

    To choose the plants in your garden, you have to think of them as adults. To give relief to your garden, you have to play with the seasonality of the plants, their shape, height and color.

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Design by bj.dalton, Tea in the green househttps://www.homestyler.com/int/community/mobile-design/f47eb76d-fb09-4441-83a9-bb3c03b5fe78

   Thanks to Julia for contributing this great article. If you have any good articles, welcome to submit to us! If you have more topics you want to know, please feel free to contact us!


 

Chalet in Forest

Have you ever dreamed in living in a charlet in forest? Today we share with you one of the designs from our designer SvetlySveva using Homestyler. 

Design: Chalet 

(https://www.homestyler.com/int/community/projectDetail/5d1573711b318d5f949a7a76)

Wood and lava stone material is applied in the whole house decoration. 

We feel like walking into a forest chalet far away from city noise.

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The living room is on the first floor  

Sunshine goes through French windows and brightens up the living room 

You can take a coffee break and enjoy the scenery outside the window. 

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The open style combination of living room and dining room

makes it more spacious 

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The other side is kitchen, 

which is divided by marble fire place.

The use of wooden cabinetry

make it easier of large storage. 

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interior design chalet bar

interior design chalet bar

The other side of the kitchen is full wall of liquor cabinets

You could chat with your friend on the chairs. 

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It is from our designer's fantasy of using concrete, glass and wood,

which makes the space creative and special.

You can work in this bedroom if you don't feel like going to your work place.

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Now it comes to the bathroom.

You can take a sauna and relax yourself here.

 

You want to learn more about our designer SvetlySveva? Here is a little interview we made with her.

Q1: What makes you keep researching and digginig in interior design field?

A1: I think my passion for design keeps me moving forward and making new ideas happen in my design.  I taught myself and started designing from 2014. If you also have a dream in interior design, it is never too late to get started!

Q2: What is the most difficult problem for you in your design experience?

A2: Might be my lack of time. We are all very busy, it depends on you if you want to spend time on your hobby. Design is one of my hobbies and I want to invest time in it


Q3: What is your favorite function of Homestyler?

A3: The customized model library is my favourite. You can combine models from public library with that of your customized one to create any styles you want to try. Homestyler is a fantastic software !!! I recommend it to you guys!

    What do you think of this design? You also want to be the center of the blog, please get started designing at Homestyler!(https://www.homestyler.com/floorplan) If your design is creative of wild fantasy, don't hesitate to make HD quality of rendering and showcase to us!