A Well Designed Home
9 Steps to Styling your Home
Over the last year, so much emphasis has been put on our homes - and rightfully so. Our homes are the foundations of our lives providing us with safety and security for ourselves and our families. Our homes need to be organized, comfortable and aesthetically pleasing acting as a supportive pillars inspiring us and helping us be the best we can be.
Before embarking on any important project, a few preparatory steps need to be taken. Designing and styling your home takes thought and planning. Following these 9 steps will help you in preparing and getting a clear understanding of your needs.
Know your Budget
Knowing your budget will give you some direction and guidance into which suppliers you will be going to. Make sure your budget is realistic.
Know your Style
Knowing your style will help you in styling your home. Make a list of the different elements you'd like to include in your home. Prepare a pinterest board pinning images of styles you like, including form and color.
Take exact measurements of the rooms you are styling including each wall, openings including the width and heights of windows and doors as well as the ceiling height. When looking for furniture or making other purchases, have these measurements handy. This will help ensure you purchase the right size furniture and the correct quantities of the different supplies you need.
Paint can dramatically change the look of your home and comes in different colors and textures. There are so many ways to play with paint. Choose to paint all your walls or just one wall. Paint portions of a wall or make shapes. The possibilities are endless.
Proper lighting is essential and has a profound effect on the look and feel of our homes. It sets the mood and tone to any environment and creates the atmosphere that contributes to our well being. Lighting enhances the color of our walls, the look of our furniture, the texture of our fabric and highlights a beautiful piece of art.
The storage needs of a home are so important. Take inventory of your belongings and plan appropriate storage including hanging space, drawers and shelves.
Each room requires proportion sized furniture serving their proper functions. For small interiors consider multi purpose furniture.
Layer a room with layers of fabrics and textiles to create a warm, rich environment.
Complete your home with the final touch by adding a collection of items you love. Include plants, candles, trays and items you've collected over the years arranging them just perfectly to create beautiful vignettes.
If you need help designing your home to make it the home of your dreams and the home you love spending time in, I'd love to hear from you. Call me to book a consultation.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.