Are you tired of the boring and generic designs in your house? Do you wish that you could have the designs in your favorite housing magazine? The housing design process overwhelms many homeowners. However, with preparation and these home renovation tips, you can create a living space that reflects your personality and increases your enjoyment.
Start with the room materials
Every room design should start with the bare basics. Look at the wall colors, the flooring material, and the overall layout of the room. You can achieve the most changes with renovations and DIY household work. You are never going to enjoy your living room, regardless of how many pieces of unique furniture you put into it if you hate the floors. Before you begin the room design process, evaluate the bare basics of the room. If possible, have the walls painted to a color you enjoy or have the dull hardwood floors refinished to a different color. In addition to improving the overall look, these are the housing changes that will also increase the value of your house.
Decide on a color scheme
It is important to decide on a color scheme before you begin the design process. Gather inspiration from magazines, online home DIY boards, and TV. Also, take into consideration the colors and designs of your walls and floors. Interior designers are able to create a beautifully designed look because they consider every aspect of the room, not just the decorations and furniture. Once you have a color scheme in mind, it will be easier to begin purchasing furnishings.
Start with an accent piece of furniture
Instead of starting with your couch or loveseat, start the design process with an accent piece of furniture. Accent pieces of furniture are often more difficult to find. Once you have this piece of furniture picked out, you can choose a couch or loveseat that matches it in a more generic color choice. Spend some time shopping for furniture as this is the second most important part of the design process, after evaluating the bare basics of the room you are decorating. Additionally, furniture is usually the third most expensive thing a person will ever buy, after a house and car so it should get careful consideration.
Remember that quality is more important than quantity
Instead of quickly shopping for pieces to fill your living space, remember that quality is more important than quantity. It is better to have one or two unique art pieces that truly reflect your personality on your wall than to have a wall full of artwork that means nothing to you. If possible, match your artwork to your area rug and throw pillows. This will tie the entire room together and will make it feel comfortable and cozy. Interior decorators are experts in tying multiple room designs together and this is the one aspect of the design process that many homeowners struggle with.
Know when to hire an interior decorator
Interior decorators can be extremely valuable in this design process. Also, you can hire them to complete the entire job or for just a portion of it, such as typing all of your current designs together. Interior designers bring more benefits to the design process than their design skills. They often get significant discounts on furniture and home accessories. They can also recommend unique ways to design a room, without spending too much. Specialized interior design industries are expected to rise at a higher rate of about 20% over the next decade. With constantly changing home trends, interior designers will be more in demand than ever before.
The most popular definitions of a happy home are a place where you feel safe and secure (69%), a place where you can relax (64%), and a place where you can be yourself (57%). In order to achieve these three characteristics of a home, you need to design a room that reflects your personality and increases your comfort. Spend a good amount of time designing each aspect of your room and know when to hire an interior decorator.