I don't know about you but I'm always seeing people's gorgeous houses on TV and in magazines and think our house could do with a bit of a makeover. I have all these ideas, waste a few too many hours on Pinterest, get really excited and then.. I don't know where to start.... interior design can be daunting, especially for beginners. If you pull it off, you’ll be left with a house you adore... but if you make mistakes, you could be left with something a bit more disappointing. The good news is, help is at hand. There are plenty of useful hints and tips available and here are a few to get you started.
Look for inspiration online (obviously!)
If you draw a blank every time you attempt to picture you’re revamped pad, you’re not alone. Designers’ block is a common problem. To get over it, simply turn to the web for inspiration. There’s an abundance of images to explore in cyberspace. You don’t have to copy entire design themes, but by perusing these pictures, you should get plenty of ideas for you own property. It’s also worth taking a look at the home furnishings provided by specialists such as Julian Charles. Seeing luxurious and stylish curtains, cushions, throws and other products is a sure fire way to get your creative juices flowing and give you the kick start you need.
Select a colour scheme, and stick to it
Very early on in your project, you should come up with a colour scheme - and stick to it. Sure, it’s possible to pick up products in an array of hues, but it’s important to show a little restraint. Of course, the colours you use in each room must complement one another. However, particularly if you’re dealing with a small property, it’s also helpful if your overall colour scheme is coherent. You don’t want each room to clash with the next... maybe take one main colour and feature it in various different ways around your home.
Understand that less can be more
Not knowing where to stop is a common mistake among novice designers. Bear in mind that in the world of domestic decor, less can most definitely be more. For example, including a few statement pieces of furniture in your living room can create a stunning result. In addition, a knockout pair of curtains, some stylish tiebacks and a scattering of cushions may be all you need in terms of accessories. On the other hand, a whole load of products can simply create the impression of disorder.
As difficult as interior design may at first appear, by sticking to basic principles like these, you should achieve stunning results with minimal stress!
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