All too often, we don’t design rooms in our home but just use what we have to hand. This can make the room feel mismatched and won’t unlock its full potential. If you want to design a room that really pops, then here’s the process to get you started.
Define the Style
To start with, you want to think about the overall style or theme that you want to fit into. This can be done with a mood board, as you collect up pictures and images of homes that you like. This makes the rest of the process easier, as you know what you’re looking for at each stage.
Overall themes like nautical, cosy and urban can be great places to start. This should fit in with your own likes and dislikes, as well as the theme you have for the rest of the home. You don’t want a massive disconnect between rooms, so try to create similar themes in them.
You can look for inspiration for these rooms almost anywhere, from magazines to friends’ homes. Keep your eyes peeled and you’re sure to see interesting designs that you love.
Decide on Décor
With all of your ideas and inspiration in mind, it’s time to plan the décor. Paint, wallpapers and fabrics should come together to create your ideal room. Take samples of fabric, paper and paint cards where you can to compare and contrast them. This helps you to see them together, rather than hoping that they match from memory.
A sofa is a large part of any room, so ensure that the fabric you choose works with the overall décor. If you want the room to serve an additional purpose, then you could go with a corner sofa bed instead of a traditional bed. Just select a fabric that looks high quality and the rest of the room can be centred on this piece.
At this time, you also want to think about what you’ll be doing in the room. This helps you to decide on colours and fabrics too. For example, if you want it to be a restful space then you’ll want to go with more muted colours.
Making it a Reality
With your room all planned out, it’s time to make it a reality. Purchasing the furniture and decorating the room might seem tedious, but when it comes together you’ll see your design coming to life. Take the time to decorate properly, as minor spills and wonky paper can really detract from the overall feeling.
At this time, you might find that your designs and plans have to change somewhat. Be flexible while sticking to your initial thoughts as much as possible. You might find that mismeasurements on furniture or budgetary requirements mean you move the room around more. Plan as much as possible in the early stages to avoid this.
While you might never have had the chance to create a room to your liking before, it’s a really fun process. Remember to plan well to make the most of your room.