If you are looking to decorate your home or redo some parts, you need to have a plan in place before you begin. The world of interior design can be a little overwhelming with hundreds of options before us. Here’s a quick beginner’s guide to sprucing up your home without losing valuable time and money.
- Figure out Your Style
Choose your interior design style based on your personality and lifestyle. Once you do that, you’re halfway done. This will act as a basis for all future interior design decisions. There are many styles such as modern, classic, vintage, contemporary, etc so look at some visual references online. Figuring out your design style will help you make decisions such as what type of bed you’d like or what your bookshelf should look like.
2. Give every Room a Focal Point
Every room has its own utility and purpose. Having a statement piece in every room based on that is sure to amp up its overall look. It could be anything – a piece of art, a furry rug, throw blankets on your sofa, bold colored wallpaper, it’s up to you. You can take a look at the latest sofa sets online and choose a statement piece.
3. Balance is Key
When you take on a project of this magnitude, it is likely to get lost amongst the thousands of design ideas and go overboard. Try not to overdo any room and aim for a balanced look in every space. Consider the scale of the furniture with respect to the size of the room and choose materials, colors, and textures that work in tandem.
4. Invest in Good Lighting
It would be a disaster if your well-designed home looked garish due to harsh and ugly lighting. Try to incorporate as much natural light and air into your designs as they tend to feel and look good. Place your furniture and decor pieces in such a way that it is enhanced by the lighting. Investing in good lighting will be beneficial in the long run as well.
5. Less is More
You might want to fill up your house with various cool things and art pieces but remember that it is a house and not a museum. The utility of the house is paramount and it should be practical and liveable along with being stylish. Incorporate storage spaces in your furniture, like having drawers under beds and TV cabinets so you have enough room and your place looks neat.
Interior design is the art of planning space, creating cohesive and aesthetic designs, and making your house feel like home. So go ahead and start decorating with these tips in mind!