Your home is a place that makes you feel relaxed. But it should also look great and reflect your style. How do you achieve the right balance between how your home is comfortable and looks nice? The good news is that home decorating is all about finding the equilibrium.
The first thing to be aware of regarding interior design is that you shouldn't try to accomplish everything at once. Take small steps to transform your house into your home. This is why it is always advisable to plan ahead prior to decorating or redecorating your home.
The most typical and fundamental issue in the design of interiors is figuring out where you should start. So here's an easy to follow, step-by step guide to designing your interiors:
Know Your Space and Requirements
The first step of any process is to figure out what you have and what you need. In the same way, in the case of decorating your home, the first step is to decide on the kind of space you're looking to furnish. It will provide you with a concept of the kind of decor you require.
There should be answers to the following questions. What is the motivation behind you designing your house? What ideas can you offer?
After making a list of your requirements, you can discuss the answers to the above questions with a top interior designer.
Create a Budget
The previous step was focused on what you would like to have, the next step focuses on what you can get. Even if you have plenty of expendable cash, it does not mean you have to invest it in the interior of your home. In the end, when you want to alter your interior decor, you should establish a reasonable budget and determining how much flexibility you have for any unforeseen costs that may come up.
Design development, which is the most crucial aspect of interior design, might involve a creative thought process with an architectural designer if you're building new or doing major renovations. The most vital element to the entire process is planning the space.
The interior designer will provide you with a digital model of the space. This will help you to understand the proportions and use of the room. As the process gets underway the design's visual layout will come to life.
Repair the Electrical and Plumbing Points
Every home is equipped with water and electricity. But, having them isn't enough. They should be strategically placed to ease the burden for you and not hinder the overall look of the home.
Therefore, you need to organize all your electrical points. This includes light switches, lights, power sockets and more. It is also important to determine the method by which your plumbing is upgraded. This decision should be made prior to painting your rooms. But, they must be considered at the time of designing.
Research Flooring Materials and Patterns
The flooring is subject to the greatest use and wear and tear of all surfaces within your home. Therefore, selecting durable flooring is crucial. Begin by gathering as much information as you can regarding the various kinds of flooring. Hardwood, laminates and tiles are among the most well-known choices.
Before you make a decision, be sure to consider the cost and the space to be covered and the need to maintain the flooring, as well as other factors. If you are flooring your bathroom, as an example, you should choose the material that makes the floor less slippery once it is wet.
Choose Furniture and Woodwork
Furniture in a home makes it livable. When it comes time to purchase furniture, there are two options. One is to purchase the items that are readily available, and the other is to custom order furniture specifically to fit your space. If you're planning to have your furniture built it is important to look into woodwork and the different types of wood materials that are used in the construction of furniture.
However when you purchase furniture, take into consideration the area it will need in addition to the purpose for which it is intended. When buying furniture, utility and style should be considered. If, for instance, you live in a small space, choose furniture that doubles as storage to avoid cluttering your home.
Select the Walls That Will Look Nice
The secret to making your walls look nice is not too difficult. You can choose to paint them with the correct shade or apply wallpaper over the walls. If you choose to do either, pick colors that match the furniture and lighting.
Give it an Artistic Spin
Get your creative juices flowing! Select a decorative item, try an exciting paint color or use ornaments to make your room stand out. Take advantage of DIY ideas to save money in your budget.
Here are some creative decorating ideas for your home:
- Do you want to give your lights with a rustic appearance? To be used as lamp shades, purchase bamboo baskets with an oval shape from an artisan in your area.
- Are you in search of vase for flowers? Glass bottles that are colored are a great option as well as art pieces when you paint them before putting lighting fixtures inside.
If you're looking for inexpensive but eco-friendly pieces to decorate your home, bear in your mind that quality is essential when it comes to budgeting since it's not recommended to remodel your interior frequently. So, look for quality, pick the best brands.
Once you've planned and purchased everything to your budget, keep in mind that arrangement of these items and decorations is the most important thing. Make sure you do it with care. If you think this is something you're not proficient at, get the help of an expert in interior design.
Artificial and Natural Lighting
A well-designed lighting and ventilation system can greatly enhance the aesthetic appearance of any room and create an elegant and cozy atmosphere. You can get plenty of sunlight and airflow based on the location of your windows within your house.
But what happens if you are unable to receive enough sunlight through your windows? The most efficient alternative is to make use of artificial lighting and sheer curtains.
Any space or room that has inadequate natural light should be determined. Once you've identified spaces or areas which require artificial light, just look for lighting options that are suitable in the space. The interior designer will be able to suggest different lighting solutions and options depending on your requirements and budget.
The installation of warm or white LED ceiling lights can create a uniform light across the entire space. Additionally, the strip lights on the ceiling can be utilized to create a mood. Strip lights can be found in entertainment units, temples and crockery cabinets. Stand and tripod lights that are large in the living area can make a difference to the overall look and feel of your space.
Many homeowners think that the false ceiling or secondary ceiling is crucial. While a false ceiling isn't a necessity for homes, it is a possibility to consider it. False ceilings can conceal the cables, wires and other elements of the ceiling you wish to hide. In addition to obscuring the room, the false ceiling can actually enhance the room's aesthetics. It is possible to decorate the ceiling with strip lights and LEDs after the ceiling is put up.
POP (Plaster from Paris), Gypsum boards as well as other materials like PVC, wood and others are a great way to make false ceilings. If you're planning to build false ceilings in your home, begin with the installation process early. It is recommended to complete it prior to starting carpentry and other work on interiors. The price associated with a faux ceiling may differ based on the material employed and the complexity of the design.
Interior design for homes is usually considered to be a lengthy and costly undertaking. It is certainly a process, starting with budgeting and planning and ending with implementation. Following the steps above will help you complete the entire task more effectively.
About The Author:
Subhash Ahuja is a top interior designer at H.S. Ahuja & Associates, which believes in creating a classic and timeless feel through elegant interior designing. He keenly follows his quote "I am always thinking of new things and innovation' and this is what he is implementing in his company.