Interior Designer Tips: How To Make Your House Your Home
Your living space should be curated to showcase your lifestyle and personality. Perhaps your style is timeless furnishings combined with modern trends. Perhaps it’s bright colors and lush, bold textures. Whatever your style, there are many ways you can incorporate high-end style with a personality to make your house a home.
Consider these 6 tips from the design team at Designer’s Mark:
1) Create Your Own Space
When creating your own space, there are no right or wrong choices. The latest trends can be molded around room anchoring furniture or accents. New artwork can be displayed in a textured frame, and the color of the year can be incorporated through pottery or floral arrangements.
The key is to find the balance of blending personal style with high-end design details and arrangements. The best place to start is by determining your home aesthetic.
2) Collect Samples
Before committing, order a sample. Samples are available for paint, wallpaper, fabric, and other home textiles. For paint, use at least an A2 (approximately 16” x 23”) size to ensure you capture the color in all lighting. For fabric, order a returnable sample. These samples come as half-meters of fabric and work perfectly for visualizing how the print, pattern, or texture will work in your space.
3) Use Vision Boards
To help you get an idea of your style when turning a house into your home, vision boards can be crucial. Once you have collected your samples, place the samples onto a foam board. Once the board is assembled, you can analyze how each item works together overall. Other examples of creating vision boards include using photos of furniture and decor items. As the pieces of your vision come to life, you can easily make small tweaks to paint color or change your mind about the fabric of a sofa.
4) Choose Colors
Before choosing the color scheme for your home, consider all elements of each room, such as lighting, flooring, and furniture. The next step is to use a color wheel, which will help determine what colors look good together and which ones should be avoided.
Complementary colors are opposite each other on the color wheel and can create a striking combination when used together. Analogous colors (next to each other) also pair well together and can be used throughout an area in different ways (for example, curtains, artwork, or pillows).
5) Use Anchor Points
Also known as the focal point of a space, anchor points vary from room to room. An experienced interior designer knows small spaces should feature only one anchor point or statement piece. A small bedroom, for example, would focus on a luxury-style headboard. For larger, open spaces, a balance of small and large pieces creates an eye-catching space that flows well. Choose your anchor points for each room first; the rest of the design can be built around the focus.
6) Recreate Existing Spaces
For a fresh update to your home, consider pulling from the existing elements. The area rug or drapes can be used as inspiration for choosing new color schemes. Of course, home decor and accessories to update your home are always great options.
Expert Interior Designer Tips And More
It’s more than just buying furniture and decorating the walls; it’s about creating an environment that makes you feel comfortable and stylish. Whatever the home of your dreams looks like, Designer’s Mark is committed to curating an aesthetic unique to you. Take advantage of our 29 years of experience and expert eye for interior design. Visit our Boca Raton interior design showroom and let us help you make your mark on the home design of your dreams.