Architect Rasha Al-Naqeeb: Interior design is like working on a “painting”

The world of decoration and interior design has left a huge and influential imprint on our Arab world. Many people have the culture and awareness in the search for the best ideas to make wonderful decorations at home, to feel comfortable and at the same time a modern create atmosphere in our homes.

The architect, Rasha Al-Naqeeb, was able to make her own mark in the world of interior design, as she is considered one of the pioneers in this field, to share many details with us today in a special dialogue with «Vision» about this field, and offers advice in the world of interior decoration.


The Iraqi engineer Rasha Al-Naqeeb told us that the starting point of childhood was, because of her love of drawing and design, she chose to study architecture, and worked in it for several years.During all the stages of working with this designs, starting from the division of the corners and spaces, ending with the choice of the furniture and the placement of the aesthetic touches of the decor, the work finally looks like a “painting” as he called it, because of the large its impact, specifically that interior design plays a major role in making people feel psychologically comfortable.

The things we miss the most in our Arab homes

Interior designer Rasha Al-Naqeeb explained to us that the excessive focus on luxury, the provision of spaces and rooms to receive guests, rather than paying attention to our psychological comfort in our homes, and the better use of spaces, perhaps one of the things we miss most in our Arab homes.

And she added, we also lack to add a touch of spirit and personality to each person in choosing interior designs and decorations, relying on direct imitation, and following fashion fully, even if it does not suit our lifestyle. .

Colors we should avoid in the interior design of the house

Rasha Al-Naqeeb mentioned that it is best to always be aware of the effect of colors on the psychological state of individuals in the home, or the people who use the place in general, as they play a major role in creating an atmosphere of calm and comfort in the home as a whole.

She explained that colors have two effects, the first is a direct physiological effect on the organs of the human body, such as the effect of blue shades on the nervous system, for example, and the second effect is psychodic, which depends on sensory impressions, like colors that give us a sense of the space or warmth of a place.

Consequently, bright colors that bring activity and enthusiasm, such as orange, red, and bright yellow in the bedrooms, should be avoided. Instead, calm colors such as blue or light green can be used, as both help to relax and rest. to avoid dark colors for the walls in small spaces, Because they make the rooms or the place look smaller.

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Al-Naqeeb pointed out that earthy colors with all their different degrees are among the modern degrees of home decoration, as well as colors derived from nature, and light pastel colors.

Home Preparation Tips for Eid Al-Adha 2021

Since there are only a few days separating us from the celebration of Eid Al-Adha 2021, Rasha Al-Naqeeb advised to start adopting the decor during this period so that we can have time to organize the house, and focus on the children’s rooms by decorating it to create an atmosphere of joy and happiness, in addition to decorating the parts of the house.The house is decorated with various decorations such as placing lanterns, as well as taking care of coordinating especially the dining table , by adding candles, and placing decorations that reflect our heritage and customs.

The best places to put mirrors at home

Engineer Rasha Al-Naqeeb told us that the presence of mirrors in the house plays a big role in the interior design of houses, especially that mirrors are a means used to open large areas by reflections to make the room larger to make what it really looks like. Creativity makes it a cornerstone of your home.

For example, if the entrance to the house is small, the placement of large mirrors will give width to the entrance, and mirrors can be placed opposite the outlets in the living room, giving the room an attractive touch and reflecting the corresponding aesthetic view.

Which is better for home lighting yellow or white and why?

People usually wonder about the preference between yellow and white lighting, which is why we liked in our interview with Engineer Rasha Al-Naqeeb that she is the best person to answer this question, as she told us that one quality is not easy over another can be elected. For example, we find warm yellow lighting that I prefer. Those who live in cold countries because they give a feeling of warmth, unlike hot regions that tend to adopt cold lighting.

But in general we can say that cold white lighting is best suited for large halls that want to give the audience energy, and may also be suitable for work offices, while yellow lighting is suitable for living rooms such as the living room and bedrooms because it gives a feeling of comfort to the body as a whole and to the eye in particular, While white lighting in the kitchen and study rooms can be adopted to feel alive and energetic.

What merchants are most looking forward to

Rasha Al-Naqeeb explained to us that what her clients are looking forward to working on the interior design of different places is to provide a comfortable place visually and functionally, with the acceptance of a design that puts the existing spaces on a correct way used. , and create designs that fit their lifestyle with the addition of aesthetic touches in line with fashion.

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