BASIC GUIDE TO INTERIOR DESIGNING-DIY 101

If you are anything like me and want to do it yourself but don’t know where to start from when decorating your home, let us guide you to get a better understanding of basics of interior design. Mastering the principles of interior design can be very tricky and we want to make sure that you finish the job with ease and learn interior designing tips and tricks for your advantage.

1- PRACTICALITY

One of the basic principles of interior design is “practicality”. The great place to start is with the interior layout fundamentals – training session whether or not your furnishings suits to your room and where. Think about the layout of your furniture based on what you want from the room and what items you make the most use of.

A simple way to figure out what fits in the room and where is to measure everything and draw it out to scale; then move things around and see what fits where. This is an essential on our list for interior design projects for dummies for good reason; you should spend plenty of time “DIY”on this initial stage.

2- Visualization

With so many ideas in front of you it can sometimes get hard to visualize exactly what your home could look like. Another basic of interior design is to inspire yourself with visuals. Make a Collection of your ideas  or create a visualization of your project.Compare different colors, wallpaper designs, fabrics and the colors of your furnishings and evaluate the combination.

Reflect on consideration on the layout of your fixtures based totally on what you need from the room and what items you are making the most use of.

3- Make a MOOD BOARD-DIY

It is one of the most fun things to do when learning interior designing. With so many ideas, it can get hard to keep track of them all so the easiest and most effective way to organize all the ideas together is by creating a mood board to organize your interior design concepts.

MOOD BOARD-DIY
MOOD BOARD-DIY

Having all your ideas together helps you decide on things that you prefer – this way you can see your tastes and ideas change and filter out the ideas that don’t appeal to you.

4- Get INSPIRED

Always look at the designs of other people for inspiration. Observe the spaces other people are designing, keep up with the latest trends while making the most of their interior design concepts. Take ideas from interior design magazines and interior design sites as people share their designs for inspirational purposes.

Get Inspired
Get Inspired

 

5- Take your TIME

One of the major components of interior design is to take your sweet time, don’t rush the process, when designing your home don’t have a tight schedule. It doesn’t need to be done or overnight. Rushing this process and filling your house with things which you are not happy with will be an unsuccessful project.

Take your time-DIY
Take your time-DIY

Understand that you are not a professional interior designer so don’t put strain on yourself to have a design in a short time. Getting the right design is more important than getting it done quickly.

6- Fuse your PERSONALITY

You need to design your home with rooms that reflect your personality and taste. The home needs to look like it belongs to you, whether you are a cool & collected person or someone full of life you need to evoke your creativity and personality into designing. In that light come up with a list of 5 words describing your space and then take it from there-DIY.

 

7- Focus on THE DETAILS-DIY

Detailing is the key; they make a huge difference, whether that’s the style of the curtains, the type of flooring, or a handcrafted piece of furniture. Little details bring a room together and are another of the fundamentals of interior design.

Dedicate time to realizing the details of every room in your house. Things like matching the colors or a complementary pattern can all make a huge difference. Look out for quality products and put thought into where they are going to be placed as these details will make all the difference in the end.

It does not matter if you are not a professional; it’s important that you follow your instincts and let your creativity flow throughout the process of interior designing. Experimenting is the key; do not hesitate to play with the different designs and placement of the things. In the end achieving your desired feel & design is all that matters so keep working towards that goal.

Hope this article has helped you understand the basics of interior design. If you have any tips and tricks up your sleeve do share them with us in the comments section below.

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