Decorating your home is one of life’s greatest joys. Having a space that reflects your inner self gives much peace in times of uncertainty.
You can keep it minimalist or perhaps add a vintage touch by adding a few Greene and Greene furniture pieces. If you plan it diligently, you can quickly achieve the same effect as professional interior designers. Here are a few steps that you could start with!
Measurement is the Key
According to David Kleinberg, founder of the New York interior design firm David Kleinberg Design Associates, the measuring can help avoid haphazard alignment of furniture and space.
Having a sofa that doesn’t fit the room and through doorways. Desks and tables that are too big or small to suit the space are problems due to ill planning and a lack of measuring the room before starting with the space decor.
So, avoid going to any furniture store before measuring the space you want to decorate.
Prepare a Floor Plan
Once you have measured the room, it’s time to prepare a floor plan. A floor plan gives a bird view of the entire space, which further helps to visualise the necessary furniture.
You can either draw a floor with a pencil on paper or can use apps like Magicplan, Floor Plan Creator and RoomScan Pro for your convenience.
You can start experimenting with different furniture once the floor plan is ready.
Imagine Your Aesthetic Space
The core idea of decorating your home is to please your aesthetic sense. So, figure out what kind of vibe you want your home to emanate.
According to Alexa Hampton, president of the New York interior design firm Mark Hampton, “You have to try to discern how you would like to live in a given space. What will you be doing? How many people live there? Are there children? What are your ambitions for how you would like to live?”
Hence, before you hit a furniture store, try to imagine the type of space you want your home to be.
Follow the Magazines
Once you have figured out the aesthetic of your space/home, start studying the details of the space; the pattern, the colour and the structure. Studying these elements will give you an idea of the furniture pieces you would have to invest in for the decor.
You can also take inspiration from interior design magazines, books and online resources like Pinterest and Instagram.
Outline Your Space with a Tape
Once you have collected and figured all these elements, you can outline your potential decor planning with coloured tape.
Outlining your potential decor plan gives a picture of the size of your furniture and further helps in better visualisation of the space. Having a rough visualisation of how your decor plan can turn out makes room for possible revisions, if needed before you seal the deal with furniture pieces.
Estimate Your Budget
An estimated budget allows you to plan your decor without splurging your financial resources. After all, a budget allows better allocation of your financial resources and even possible adjustment if you have your eyes on a particular furniture or decor piece.
Decorating your home can be fun yet tiring and sometimes tedious if you get the measurement wrong. Planning your space before buying any furniture can be very beneficial, allowing you to be as creative as you want with your space.
After all, it’s been wisely said that you must avoid going for a grocery trip when you are starving. The same logic applies to buying furniture as well.
Careful planning allows your creativity to flow, resulting in a decorated space reflecting your inner self. Furthermore, it also allows you to buy that Greene and Greene furniture and almirah you have been eying for ages