Any renovation exercise can be overwhelming. It’s even worse if you’re the person making all the decisions.
But don’t worry, it’ll get smooth with time. These are some basic interior renovation tips to make the entire exercise a success. Be sure to follow them fully.
- Determine Your Style
How do you want your interior space to feel? Well, here’s the trick, take a look at your closet. Do you prefer looser and comfortable pieces or more tailored items? Do you have an attraction towards a specific color or patterns?
You may also consider the keywords that define how you want the place to feel. Do you want the area to be humorous, traditional, elegant, playful or inviting?
Take note of your design motivation and inspirations in all aspects of life. Try to recall a restaurant or hotel where you stayed and felt was fancy.
- Understand What You Don’t Like
It’s quite easier to determine what you don’t like than what you like. By having a list of your dislikes on the equation, you can narrow down on the ideal choices. Such may include items that remind you of poor childhood memories.
A certain color may evoke a feeling of a past design failure you don’t want. The feelings, memories, and reactions tend to be very personal. But they define our tastes and preferences on a number of items.
- Plan Your Space
Plan your space with impacts to scale. Don’t use furniture that’s too small or too large for space.
Build around a furniture that you actually have space for. You may also consider balancing the available space. For instance, you may establish zones for different activities in a large area. Such include a seating area, an area to watch television or a working area complete with an office desk.
But make sure the area looks neat with all these items around. Scale and proportion are key to any successful interior design.
- Sample Your Paint
Selecting your best paint is one major decision you can make. Having a proper paint color helps harmonize different spaces. Before you apply any points, consider your house as a whole. If you don’t, you may create disjoints in your rooms. You don’t want this to happen.
But how do you choose the best paint colors for your interiors? By sampling them out. Observe them in the morning, night and natural light. What may work in your relatives or friends place may not work in your property.
As such, you’ll need to test the undertones of every specific paint before you buy. Don’t forget, the outside surroundings affect the light temperature.
- Mix Low and High Price Points
Pedigree doesn’t always amount to better results. Consider an unknown designer and buy based on shape, comfort and how the furniture works for your decor. The most humble items can be the best thing in a room.
Don’t be afraid to mix high and low price points when buying home furniture. Not everything must be valuable to be precious.