Interior Design Tips from the Experts
Ready to start tackling your home's interior design? These interior design tips from the experts will help you get started.
Plan, Plan, Plan
Every good project starts with a well-thought-out plan. Take pictures of your space, create a mood board, research the best materials and pieces. When you can picture yourself living in your new space, you're ready to get started.
Part of the planning process is measuring everything. Putting in new curtains? Measure your windows. Laying down a new rug? Measure the area. Picking out furniture? Measure the pieces. Nothing is worse than trying to add something new for it to end up not fitting the space well.
Before you commit to anything, test it out using samples. This step will save you from making big mistakes. What might look good on a small scale could completely change on a larger scale due to lighting, clashing colors or patterns, etc.
Be Consistent With Style
Mixing patterns, colors and textures may seem random and sometimes chaotic, but there should be reasoning behind your choices. Homes and Gardens quotes Kitesgrove’s senior interior designer, Katie Lion saying "Making a home feel comfortable is always a priority when designing a space, as is creating something that feels unique. Incorporating a mix of pattern, print and texture creates a space that feels layered and nuanced, allowing key pieces and features of the room to come to the foreground. This can be particularly effective when curating different areas within one large open-plan living space."
Revitalize old to new
One man's trash is another man's treasure. Don't worry about spending all your money on new furniture when you can repurpose some pieces you already own or give a new life to something second-hand. These one-of-a-kind pieces will stand out in your house and show off your personality.
If you do happen to have a bigger budget, consider investing in real artwork and statement furniture pieces. This will give your home that expensive look without splurging on every item you add to your shopping cart.
The natural element of greenery livens up any home. The benefits of indoor plants include increased oxygen flow and purified air. This easy decor also gives you that needed taste of the outdoors when you're cooped up inside.
Add Your Signature Fragrance
An easy tip that will elevate any space is to add your signature fragrance to your home. Ideal Home takes note of hotel-style and suggests to "give your home a signature scent, it's incredible how much this can transform your home. Luxury hotels with select a key scent to have throughout, which then becomes associated with that place – adopt this by choosing your own signature smell for home, to engage the scenes."
This can be achieved using candles, diffusers and natural remedies.