When you’re looking for ideas to decorate your home, transforming the interiors into beautiful spaces that are also functional can be challenging. You’ll figure out how to blend and balance the different elements so they come together perfectly. If you’ve been wondering how interior designers make it seem so effortless, here’s a quick look at the first steps they take. Use these concepts for a fantastic DIY project to decorate your home in a way that brings out the personality of its owner. Ready to get started?
Not Everyone Works With a Blank Canvas
Interior decorating is typically about identifying the furniture and other elements that you absolutely want to keep. But you can refresh the room by moving the furniture around or finding new homes for a beloved lamp or your collection of souvenirs picked up during your backpacking adventures. If you can repair and refurbish pieces, that’s the way to go. Old sofas and recliners can be revived with some beautiful new upholstery. Visit stores and collect returnable samples of half-a-meter fabrics you like. As for tables, invest in the best deep pour epoxy resin to cover the surface with a layer to conceal blemishes. Epoxy creates a hard coating resistant to UV rays and damage. This material is highly versatile and can take on different colors and designs to turn any table into a work of art.
Research and Experiment
Take your time scouring Instagram and Pinterest pages for decorating ideas. When checking out stores, make it a point to request swatches each time you like a unique concept. Mix and match the fabrics and wallpaper samples until you find a combination that works beautifully. If you can’t get samples, collect pictures of the furniture and flooring and place them together for an overview of how they’ll come together in the room. Don’t be in a hurry to make decisions, but let the concepts grow on you until you’re ready to make them materialize.
Set the Tone for the Room
Paint is possibly the simplest design element that can transform your interiors and set the mood. The most exciting factor is that you can buy small sample pots and try them on sections before painting the whole wall. Step back and see the effects of natural and artificial light on the colors before picking out the one you like best. Most wallpaper stores are open to providing returnable samples. Choose a few and drape them against the furniture to see how they look. While lighter shades of wall dressing is advisable for smaller interiors, darker and jewel tones add elegance and a luxurious feel. Instead of painting an entire wall, consider highlighting a bookshelf, the section behind your workdesk, or above the bed.
Highlighting the Walls
A bare wall has any number of possibilities you can play around with. You can hang artwork or order a custom house portrait of the place where you grew up or raised the kids. Frame a few other beloved images that mark the different milestones in your life and create a fascinating collage. This wall can be a dynamic, ever-evolving canvas that changes over the years, reflecting the family’s journey. You’ll add photos of family vacations, new additions like kids and pets, and over time, fingerpaint and stick-figure artwork the kids make for you.
Interior designing is an exciting and fun project where you can let your imagination run riot. Take your time experimenting with colors, textures, fabrics, and paints until you develop a fantastic blend of elements that come together just the way you want them.