Decades ago there wasn’t really a need for interior designers and decorators, but today people pay a lot of attention to the details of a home both inside and out. Not everyone has a knack for decorating which is why the profession of interior design exists. Professionals know the right colors to use, where to place furniture, what kinds of furniture to use, and what the popular style trends currently are (and what is out of date). You may have the budget to hire a professional to assist with the décor of your home or you might be on a fixed budget and wondering how the professionals do what they do so well. Let’s take a look at some of the things that go into the interior decorating of a home and how you can replicate this process in your own home.
While there are some general rules designers follow, it is important to design a space to reflect the client’s personality. This is how you can ensure the homeowner will love being in their house and feel like it is truly their space. According to Rules of Renovation, a good interior designer knows the right questions to ask in order to understand client’s personalities and preferences and can then turn that information into initial decorating concepts.
As you start decorating your own space, reflect on different aesthetics, colors, deigns, and textures you are drawn to. Make a list of things you want to see in your home and what decorating styles are important to you and keep in accordance with your overall home’s theme.
You may not know this, but a large portion of home decorating items in the United States are sold specifically to interior decorator professionals. If you are someone who likes to do things yourself, you will only see a portion of items in stores with many more circulating the professional circuit. This is why when you see a professionally decorated space, you often are amazed at some of the great pieces of furniture in the room.
If you are not feeling inspiration from standard items sold at most department stores, look into getting custom artwork or furniture for your home. Having something truly unique to you can make your space that much more inviting. Measure carefully so that large frames, couches or shelves fit your rooms perfectly.
Confirming What You Want
You may have some ideas you know you want to incorporate into your home, but aren’t sure how to do it, or aren’t sure your ideas are good. A professional has likely a good deal of experience in their field and can affirm what you want is a good investment and idea. Their knowledge might come from a formal interior design background, years of professional experience, or simply a knack for design. Even if you don’t have the budget to hire out, look at asking a good friend or trusted neighbor for advice. Look at other rooms and see if there is consistency or a common thread tying your home together. A bunch of random pieces won’t make your space cohesive or natural.
If you can find it in your budget to hire a professional interior decorator, you will be happy that you did. Not only will your home be comfortable and inviting, but it will look impressive right down to all the small details. In the event you sell your home, you are increasing the overall value as well and in a position to introduce better items into a new home.