Being new in the Interior Design industry isn’t easy. You’ll need to learn its ins and outs, and let your creative juices flow! Good thing you’ve found this article. Here are some basic tips to guide you in doing interior design on your own:
What does an Interior Designer do?
A professional interior designer mainly creates functional spaces and not just simply decorating the interior of a house or a room. They also study local laws/ codes to ensure that they are abreast and compliant when considering and planning the layout of the space, fixtures and other things for your home or office.
Fool-proof Interior Design Tips for Beginners
If you want to do DIY interior design for your home, but don’t have the academic and professional background, then you can simply follow these tips:
Know Your Space
Knowing the area’s dimensions helps avoid mistakes in getting the wrong size of furniture, having no space left for the hallway due to large area occupied by your indoor plant, or incorrect placement of your kitchen lighting.
Being aware of the dimensions of your interior space. Plan where you’re going to place the furnitures. This helps you balance everything and lets you define your spatial configuration. It is also good to include cord management in your interior design. Finding a good area to place them ensures safety and convenience.
Select a Theme
Deciding a theme would make it easy for you to subsequently plan a layout of your living or working space. As well as to pick the items you want to place.
Research and Visualize
You surely have experienced not being able to decide which items, colors, or the theme to choose or prioritize. Because of this, you’d sometimes decide on putting everything in your space even if it doesn’t look good. You can avoid this problem by creating a mood board. There are a lot of sources to get inspirations from such as magazines, interior decor shows, or the internet.
Plan a design draft in your computer or do a physical mood board where you can cut and paste from printed materials onto cardboard, creating a collage of what struck you most. The collage tells you which direction you want to take for your interior design including which colors you are most inclined to bring into your space.
Selecting the colors for your home or office isn’t all about aesthetics. It’s also about helping set the ambiance of your space. So it would be best to know how to choose the best color scheme for your home or office.
Lifestyle and Everyday Needs
Considering your spatial configuration is necessary. However, you should also take into consideration how each space should function according to your everyday living and lifestyle. Creating a space that suits your routine and personality would make you look forward to coming home at the end of a busy day or go to your office and seize the day. There's more to know about interior designing but these tips would be able to guide you do it as a beginner.