Breaking Down Different Design Elements

Breaking Down Different Design ElementsThere are many different elements that constitute interior design. Understanding how to utilize these elements can help you come up with a design scheme for an individual room in your house, or your entire interior. This is a brief guide on some of the major design elements to help you get started on your project. Interior design can feel intimidating, especially if it’s something you’ve never done before. Reading one guide won’t make you an expert, but it can point you in the right direction and give you an idea of the questions you should be asking. Working with a design professional is a great way to get the results you’re after, especially if you’re less experienced with the process. (more…)

Planning A Home Remodel? Start Here

Planning A Home Remodel? Start HereA home remodel offers the opportunity to adjust or augment your home to provide functional and esthetic benefits. It’s rare to find something you consider a “dream home” already on the market, because your wants and needs are specific to you. A remodel allows you to shape a home to the precise specifications that you need. If you’re planning a home remodel, it’s important to have a sense of what you want to accomplish, and the timetable the project may require. If you’re about to begin this process, start here with a helpful overview. (more…)

Common Interior Design Pitfalls

Common Interior Design PitfallsThere are many different elements to consider when it comes to any interior design project. No two projects are exactly alike, and there’s no absolute right and wrong way to approach a project. Before you undertake a redesign in your home though, you should at least be aware of some of the common interior design pitfalls. Having a basic awareness of these common missteps can help you avoid them and set you up for success. Again, there are no absolutes when it comes to style and design, but here is some helpful advice as you get started. (more…)

Understand The Scope Of Your Interior Design Project

Understand The Scope Of Your Interior Design ProjectThe biggest step that you can take before starting on an interior design project in your home is to understand the scope of what you’re about to do. You’ve probably worked on a project before that seemed to get bigger and bigger as you went. Eventually, you probably became overwhelmed, because the scope had gotten too large. Knowing the scope of your interior design project before you start will help you determine a budget for the project, a timeline, for the project, and whether or not you’ll need to hire any additional help. (more…)

The Role of Texture in Interior Design

The Role of Texture in Interior DesignInterior design consists of many different elements all working in harmony to create an esthetic. The choices you make with regards to each of these elements can influence the mood and ambiance of a given environment. You are probably familiar with color palettes and the ways in which a paint choice can influence a space. You’re probably also aware that the orientation of the furniture in a room can influence how the room is used. One of the often-overlooked components of interior design, though, is texture. Different textures can play an important role in interior design. (more…)

Approach Your Home Redesign With Confidence

Approach Your Home Redesign With ConfidenceRedesigning a space in your home creates many opportunities for you as a homeowner. For one, adding updates to the current layout and fixtures can improve the value of the space. Making these changes can also improve the function of the space, along with your lifestyle. Finally, redesigning a space in your home can create an intangible reward, like changing the way you feel about a space. When you decide to redesign a space, you want to approach this project with confidence. Here are some steps you can take to feel more confident about your next big home project. (more…)

Choosing Your Home’s Lighting Design

Choosing Your Home’s Lighting DesignLighting is an oft-overlooked component of interior design. While you might be focused on paint colors and furniture pieces, the lighting you choose for a space can have a dramatic impact on how you feel about the space, and how you use it. Included in lighting design are the fixtures you’ll use, your windows, the amount of light in a space, and the color temperature of that light. Just like any other element of design, you want to create a cohesive look and feel for your space. That’s why choosing your home’s lighting design requires some thought and planning. (more…)

You Will Thank Yourself For Storage

You Will Thank Yourself For StorageYou may address a number of different points with your redesign or remodel project. You may look to add more natural light to a room. You may finally incorporate a kitchen island into your floor plan. A single redesign project can do so many things for a space in your home. One factor that you should never forget is storage. You will thank yourself for more storage in the future, every time. One hesitates to ever make the claim, “you can never have too much storage.” Sure, you could achieve some cartoonish level of storage in your house if you tried. A spare bedroom made entirely out of cabinets might be a bit much. Generally speaking though, you will thank yourself for storage space. (more…)

Revitalize Your Home’s Interior

Revitalize Your Home’s InteriorDo you feel inspired by the space you call home? A stale home interior can reduce your creativity and dampen your outlook. Everyone deserves to love the space that they call home. Often, a simple redesign of your interior can totally change the way you feel about a space. That redesign may include new color schemes, textures, furniture, and fittings, or it may be as simple as reorienting the space as it is. Revitalizing your home’s interior through some simple design principles can brighten your day, and reignite your passion for the place you call home. Here’s where to start. (more…)

How Furniture Fits Into Your Design

How Furniture Fits Into Your DesignInterior design consists of many different layers — both literally and figuratively. Assembling those layers in the proper order, and with consideration for one another, is the key to excellent design. One of the most essential components in any room is the furniture. You don’t want so much furniture that it overwhelms the space, but you also don’t want your living room to feel like an art gallery (maybe you do — there’s room for all personal tastes!). Because of the space and cost of furniture, it is absolutely a priority consideration when building out a space. How does furniture fit into your interior design? (more…)