Some individuals have a natural eye for design. Still, we understand if you’re one of those people who can’t accomplish anything without first visiting Pinterest board after Pinterest board before making any significant changes. Even for those who live and breathe interior design, a little advice and inspiration never hurt. Before selecting where and how to display that new wall art we bought on a whim, we’d love to have an interior designer on the fast dial, so we don’t make any significant blunders. But, until we win the money, we’ll have to make do with following our instincts—and soaking up as much interior design advice as we can.
Don’t start in the Furniture store
Many people have heard that going grocery shopping while you’re hungry leads to poor decisions. In the same way, don’t go furniture buying in a hurry just because you have an empty house. Yes, you will require a sofa. However, if you choose the pink-striped sectional only based on its appearance at the store, you will be stuck with it without collecting measurements or considering the rest of the space. The remainder of the room will have to be constructed around that sofa, and if it’s too big for the room, it’ll seem out of place for the rest of its life. Armed with a measuring tape and a notepad, begin in the space you want to furnish.
Create a Floorplan
Once you have your room’s measurements, you can use them to create a floor plan that offers you a bird’s eye view of the entire home. “Every project should begin with a floor plan,” said Alexa Hampton, head of Mark Hampton, her father’s New York interior design business. “You must be familiar with the area.” One alternative is to design a floor plan with paper, a pencil, and a ruler in an old-fashioned manner. Most professional designers, on the other hand, utilize drafting software such as AutoCAD. Between those two extremes are programs like Magicplan, Floor Plan Creator, and RoomScan Pro, which seek to make it simple for homeowners to generate basic floor plans.
Decide how you want to live.
This is the most challenging portion because there are no correct or incorrect responses. Traditional or modern, formal or informal, aesthetically warm or cold rooms can be created. To the best of your ability, said Ms.Hampton, you must also attempt to identify how you would like to live in a particular space. How will you spend your time? How many people do you think to reside there? Are there children? What are your ambitions?
Art and accessories are the last touches to every space, but there is no one-size-fits-all method. It might be only a few pieces in a minimalist room, or it could be huge collections and layers of objets d’art in a maximalist space. Examine the manner the rooms in your original, inspiring photos are decorated. Is there more than one vase on a table, or do they combine candles, boxes, bowls, and books? Is there a single piece of art or a freeform gallery wall above the sofa?