Many homeowners want to personally decorate their interiors but are reluctant to do so only because they have no idea where or how to begin. Here are some helpful tips for all DIY homeowners who want to redecorate interiors themselves to add functionality and personality to the home.
There are essentially two basic methods in decorating. Interior design experts highly suggest that you familiarize yourself with both before starting any project. These are the basics of any DIY home improvement project, so you may find it difficult to proceed with a project without knowing these two first.
As long as you have a pretty good idea of what you want the outcome to be, even your do-it-yourself home makeover project will look utterly fabulous. Start by creating a thorough interior design plan to help you focus on your goals and complete the project on schedule.
Before you lay down a single lampshade or curtain rod, begin with an idea, concept or theme and then write it down. Be sure to explicitly state and describe what that theme is so that it’ll be easier to follow once you’re actually carrying it out. Specifying a theme will keep your spaces from looking messy and hodge-podge once you finish.
Experts advise that you describe the scope and the goals of your project before starting on anything if you want everything to run smoothly. This means that you have to write down all the ideas that you intend to use for your décor. This will help you stay on track and systematically implement your plan.
To get a clear picture of what you want to achieve, you could try creating a mood board, a visual aid experts use to give clients an idea of what designs can be used for their homes, as well as what to expect with each one. But even without a mood board, it’s still a good idea for you to make a visual mock-up of your intended décor scheme. Include a list of all the accessories you intend to get, as well as the types of textures you want. When canvassing at nearby stores, make sure to collect fabric swatches from each one.
Whatever the scope or goals of your project might be, an area rug is always a welcome addition. They are relatively inexpensive and yet very versatile: aside from their decorative aspect, they can also function as floor seating, sound insulation and even area dividers. Area rugs can make your home more child friendly as well by making the walking surfaces softer and less slippery.
After you’ve gathered the important data like prices, designs and available materials, go back to your design plan and check if all your goals are still feasible and realistic. See if all the materials you’ll need are available, and if everything falls into the budget. Specify a purpose for each design item so that you can easily prioritize one over another. Once your plan has fallen into place, it’s time to turn that dream home makeover into a reality.