Top Interior Designer’s Decorating and Remodelling Tips

Top Interior Designer’s Decorating and Remodelling Tips

Written by Alison Lurie, In Home Decor, Published On
October 28, 2022
Last modified on October 30th, 2022

Top 5 Tips For Interior Designer’s Decorating and Remodelling

Decide what style you prefer

Top Interior Designer's Decorating and Remodelling Tips

What kind of feeling do you want a space to have? Check out your closet for a hint on how to identify your style. Are you more likely to wear tailored pieces or are you more likely to wear looser and more comfortable clothing? Is there a colour or pattern that you gravitate towards? Consider keywords that define how you want your space to feel to help you determine your style. Are you looking for something traditional, formal, or elegant? Do you want it to be playful, humorous, or inviting? Streamlined, modern, monochromatic?

Every facet of life can serve as a source of inspiration for the design. In helping clients design the interiors of their homes, I often use these as a starting point. Tell me about a hotel or restaurant that particularly struck your fancy that you’ve stayed at or eaten at. The interior might have been minimalist from your trip to Japan or worn leather chairs in a clubby bar in New York.

Identify your dislikes

There is a lot more ease in expressing what you do not like. It is possible to eliminate some things by taking dislikes into account and narrow down others by taking dislikes into account. Large-scale prints might remind you of something from your childhood that you don’t want to see in your own home. If you’ve ever been sent to time-out for pulling your sister’s hair, a wingback chair might bring back memories. In the same way, a certain colour could remind you of a past design trend that you don’t want to revisit. It is these memories and reactions that define our tastes, as well as being very personal and individual.

Make your space work for you

Scale is impacted by space planning. The furniture used in a room is often too large or too small. Currently, large-scale furnishings dominate interiors thanks to a certain retail company. Plan your furniture around the space you have. Spaces should be balanced. Establish different zones for different activities in large rooms: a seating area for conversation; a television viewing area; an area for working with a desk or table. Despite my love for symmetry, symmetry can sometimes feel too contrived. Balance a space by considering visual weight and distribution. Any design should be proportionate and scaled.

Paint Samples

Paint your home with the right colour. Spaces are harmoniously connected with the right paint choices. Take a holistic view of the house. When you paint each room separately, you risk creating disjointed rooms. Consider the effects of colour on our mood. Colours can elicit feelings of happiness, calmness, or even agitation in people. In contrast to crisp white walls, I’ve painted interior doors bold black.

When choosing a paint colour, you should sample it on your walls. Consider observing them during the day, at night, and in natural light. In many cases, a colour that works for one project won’t work for another. You might not be able to duplicate what works at your friend’s house. The paint chips at the store are a good starting point, but what looks good on paper might not look good in your home. Make sure you pay attention to the undertones when painting white walls. Pinks, blues, and yellows can be seen in them. The temperature of light is strongly affected by the outside environment. Greens and blues can be reflected on your interior walls by vegetation and the sky.

Price points at both high and low levels

Dogs, furniture, art and dogs with pedigrees aren’t necessarily better. Buy art or furniture from an “unknown” artist or designer based on shape, comfort, and whether it works for you. A room can be filled with the most beautiful things when the most humble objects are used. Avoid putting too much emphasis on one price point over another. To be important, something does not have to be precious. Spending money on something you really enjoy can have the opposite effect.

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