How to design your home like a pro

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Authored by David Banks
Posted Monday, June 10, 2019 - 10:59am

Unless you have an interior design degree under your belt, you might struggle with colour schemes, textures and Feng Shui when decorating your home.

If you dream of transforming your property into a stylish haven but lack the attention to detail to do so, you must find ways to improve your décor.

To create an interior that undoubtedly has the wow factor, find out how to design your home like a pro.

Identify Your Style

If you want to identify the best colours and patterns to incorporate into your home, review your wardrobe. It will provide an insight into the type of colours you love and the patterns you adore. It will help you to recreate your personal style into your interior design, which could range from timeless or traditional to modern or quirky.

Plan Your Space Carefully

It is crucial to plan every aspect of your interior design to avoid incorporating furniture that’s either too large or small for a room. Instead, you must add furniture you have the correct space for to create balance.

It is also wise to consider how you will use a room each day; for example, if you regularly plan to entertain in your living room or watch TV, you must establish zones within the room for the different activities.

Seek Interior Design Inspiration

If you are unsure about the best furniture to choose or how to incorporate them into your home, seek interior design inspiration. For example, Luluna regularly provides its readership with ideas and advice on how to create an attractive space or invest in the highest-quality furniture, which will help them to design an interior that will blow people away when they step inside their home.

Select Three Shades

The colours you incorporate into your home will be determined by your personality and preference. While no-one should tell you what shades to incorporate into your property, you should aim to use three complementary hues within your interior design. 

For example, you should pick one shade for your furniture, one for your walls and one for small accessories, such as sculptures, flowers, candles and more.

Add Texture

Texture is just as important as colour in your interior design, especially if you have opted for a single colour scheme. For example, you can add texture into your décor by adding different shades of the same colour. 

Plus, you should also add different textiles and fabrics into your interior, such as silk cushions, woven baskets, a velvet armchair and linen curtains. It can transform a dull décor into a sophisticated, stylish design.

Utilise Negative Space

Less is usually more when it comes to beautiful interior design. For example, while it might be tempting to fill negative space with artwork, furniture or accessories, it is wise to give your interior a little breathing room. 

You must ensure the negative space serves a purpose; for example, you should leave white walls bare to highlight a nearby decorative area.