You’re starting with a blank slate on what to do with your new home, and you’ve never re-designed an interior space before in your life. So, where to begin? How do you know what design elements you need? No need to panic! These tips will help you boost your imagination and kickstart your design plans.
Nevertheless, different technologies and software are also available to help or ease up the design work, like Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality(AR), etc. The most prominent and helpful among these technologies is Augmented Reality which has taken the design sector by storm.
There are numerous augmented reality interior design software and Apps available for this purpose. So, even if you are starting from scratch with no idea about interior design, you can achieve great results with the help of these technologies.
Here are some basic Interior Design tips for beginners which might help you:
Create a palette.
When you’re getting started, you won’t have a lot of furniture or other decorative elements in your space yet. For this reason, it’s important to choose a color scheme that allows you to use the few pieces that are there.
Colors can be tricky—it doesn’t always look the same on the walls as in pictures and swatches. Make sure you consider how each color will look on your walls before making a final decision! If you know what type of furniture and decor items are going into your room, think about how they will interact with each other—and also how they’ll work with the colors that are already present (whether those colors were chosen by previous owners or were part of the original design).
Choose a focal point.
When you’re decorating, try to keep things simple and minimal. Don’t try to do too much; it’s easy to overdo it when using color, pattern and texture. The goal is not to overwhelm your guests with too much stimulation—instead, make the focal point of your room a place to relax and unwind.
It should be a place to kick back, read or work comfortably without distraction. When picking out furniture for this purpose (an ottoman or sofa), look for something with clean lines—no busy patterns or colors!
Pick textiles that look and feel good to you.
Textiles are an integral part of any interior design project. They’re also one of the easiest ways to change the look and feel of a room, so it’s worth investing in some good ones.
When choosing textiles for your home, there are several things you should consider:
Comfort: If you’re going to spend time in this space (and ideally, you will), make sure that whatever fabric is covering it is comfortable. It doesn’t have to be soft like silk or chenille—but it should be something that makes you want to sit down and linger here rather than rush out into the world again.
Durability: Generally, fabrics made from natural fibers last longer than those made from synthetic materials. So if possible, opt for cotton over polyester or acrylic yarn when building upholstery fabrics for couches and chairs. The same goes for rug material; wool rugs will last longer than synthetic ones without fraying at their edges after just one year’s wear!
Pro Tip: Wall art is a great way to make a room feel more cohesive. You want to make sure that the piece you choose doesn’t clash with your other furniture or color scheme but that it also makes the room feel complete.
You can decorate your wall with multiple wall art pieces if you are starting from scratch. For example, if you have two large paintings or photos on either side of your fireplace and one smaller print above it, consider adding another small piece above one of the larger pieces to make everything feel proportional. You could also leave a space where there isn’t any other artwork.
Achieve balance in every room
Balance is very important. You all have heard the saying, “Everything in moderation,” which applies to all things in life.
For example, think about how your favorite pair of jeans fits: they’re not too tight or baggy. Instead, they’re perfect for you because the fit is balanced—in other words, the fabric and style should be perfectly balanced.
When it comes to interior design, this same principle applies: balance is achieved by choosing furniture that has a similar size and color, shape and color, texture and color.
When you’re starting, it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of shopping for new furniture. But spending more money than you need to can lead to disappointment and a higher budget. So when decorating your home, think carefully about each piece of furniture that will be used and how long it will last before buying something new.
There are plenty of items that aren’t worth buying—especially if they’re just going to sit around collecting dust or taking up space in your living room or kitchen. It’s better to invest in quality items that will last longer and serve multiple purposes than to buy cheap stuff made from flimsy materials that might not even last until next summer!
If you approach the basics the right way, you’ll find the interior design a very interesting and rewarding profession, and who knows? With the help of these tips, you may find yourself with a new sense of confidence in interior design.
Then, the next thing you know, you are turning your room into a beautiful sanctuary that meets all safety and comfort needs with a little care and planning. Every successful home improvement starts with one small step!