The "How To" of Design!

The "How To" of Design!

Written by
Rachel Niederhofer
Published on
September 6, 2023 at 4:01:52 PM PDT September 6, 2023 at 4:01:52 PM PDTth, September 6, 2023 at 4:01:52 PM PDT

Redecorating a room can be a fun and creative project, allowing you to refresh the space and give it a new look and feel. It can also be a little intimidating and overwhelming but it does not have to be! We want to give you a few kick off points on how to really get started and remain calm during the process.

  • Set a Budget: Determine how much you're willing to spend on the total project. Having a budget in mind will help you make decisions and prioritize where to invest your money.

  • Define Your Goals: Think about what you want to achieve with the new space. Are you looking for a complete overhaul or just some minor changes? Consider your goals in terms of style, functionality, and ambiance.

  • Plan the Layout: Consider the room's layout and functionality. Decide where furniture will go, how traffic will flow through the space, and how you can optimize the room's layout for your needs.

  • Select a Color Scheme: Choose a color palette that complements your chosen style and the room's purpose. You can use tools like color swatches or online color palette generators to help you make selections.

  • Furniture Selection: Assess your current furniture and decide if any pieces need to be replaced or updated. Consider the size and scale of furniture in relation to the room's dimensions. Look for pieces that fit your style and budget.

  • Wall Treatments: Decide whether you want to repaint the walls, apply wallpaper, or add textured finishes. Wall treatments can dramatically change the room's appearance.

  • Lighting: Evaluate the room's lighting needs. Consider ambient, task, and accent lighting. Upgrading light fixtures or adding lamps can have a significant impact on the room's ambiance.

  • Accessorize: Select decor items like curtains, rugs, throw pillows, and artwork that align with your chosen style and color scheme. These accessories can tie the room together and add personality.

  • Execute the Plan: Start the redecoration process by following your plan. Paint or apply wall treatments, assemble furniture, and add decor items according to your design scheme.

Most importantly have fun and be patient, vary rarely can a complete makeover happen overnight! Good design takes time! Reminder - You CAN do this!