When it comes to home design, not all of us have the eye for it. Most of us enjoy a space that feels aesthetically pleasing, but we do not necessarily know how to achieve it. Furniture and decor that clashes, patterns on patterns, and textures of all kinds can cause your home to either feel whole or completely chaotic. Here are our tips to help you narrow your vision and turn your home into what you have always envisioned.
1. Set an intention. Each room in your home serves a purpose. Get clear on what that purpose is. Being clear on the function of the room, as well as how you want it to feel can help you transform it into what you really want. Forget about how it should look, and focus on how it should feel first.
2. Find what inspires you. There are so many different design trends and options out there, and no one is better than the others. It is all a matter of taste, but what is important is finding what matches how you want to feel in that space. Looking through magazines and social media posts can help you get a clear and real picture of what you want the space to look like.
3. Choose your room colors. Have you ever heard of the 60-30-10 rule? That means sixty percent of the room should be one color, thirty percent another, and then another small portion of the room can be the final small-portioned color. Focusing on three colors is more aesthetic and doesn't cause overwhelm to the senses. Choose one dominant color, another color or texture, and one accent color.
4. Focus on the star of the show. Every room has a large piece of furniture that grabs attention. In your room it's the bed, in your living room it's the couch. Make that your main focus when designing a space because everything else will be secondary to that one piece or set of furniture.
5. Secondary pieces are next. With color palette in mind, choose smaller items or background items that will complement your anchor piece. Different types of photo editing apps can help you design a space without having to purchase anything first. Then you can get an idea of shapes and sizes you want to play with in your rooms.
6. Maximize the light. Light always makes a room feel larger than it is, so the more light you can create, the bigger the space feels. Utilize natural lighting however you can, but play with different light fixtures to give your room a more modern and edgy feel.
7. Accessorize as you go. Home decor accessories like area rugs or vases can feel like the overwhelming part of the job, and people think it has to all get done at once. Take your time. Instead of rushing to find the perfect accessories, let them find you. Trying to find everything all at once can lead to clutter and confusion because you cannot see it all put together. Taking your time means you can intentionally curate the perfect decor for you.
Home design does not have to be hard. With these tips, you will be on your way to the home of your dreams in no time at all.