In our latest guest blog interior designer Emma brown shares her top tips on how to create your own designer space in your own home.
We all love stylish interiors but often we are overwhelmed and unsure where to start, here I share my top tips on how to create your own designer interior.
1. Have a plan
Always start with a plan, this will save you time and money in the long run. Mood boards are a great way to visualise how your end result will not only look, but how the space will feel.
I like to use a mixture of magazine cut outs and Pinterest pinning and often I find I have a theme developing, I have usually saved an image more than once and this gives me a clear plan.
2. Declutter & clear space
It is important to declutter your space before embarking on any sort of project. Remove all non-essential items so that your space is clear and you able to visualise what you are trying to achieve. Now is also a great time to think about storage, do you have adequate storage to use the room efficiently? While thinking about storage, start thinking about how you want to use your space. Is It a living room you want to feel warm and cosy or is it your bedroom and you want it to feel luxurious?
3. Pick a focal point
Now that you have a plan and know how you want the room to look and feel, it's time to pick a focal point and make it your feature. Your focal point will be the first thing that your eye is drawn to when entering the room, maybe a gorgeous velvet headboard, a fireplace or a big window framing a view. In order to create the all-important balance that designers talk about, it is important to ensure that there is no visual clutter and all other items in the room play a secondary role to your focal point.
4. Add some texture
Add texture through the use of wallpaper, window treatments, upholstery, rugs, artwork, or even linen. I love indoor plants and I personally think that you can never have too many! If you are afraid you will kill them, there are plenty of gorgeous looking fake ones around "fake it till you make it". The list of ideas for adding texture really is endless and by laying up different types of texture you will create a balanced lived in space.
5. Love your colour
When it comes to colour stick to what you love and try not to follow trends. If you love bright and bold, be adventurous and paint the ceiling, but if neutrals are your thing then layer them up through the use of texture and never let anyone tell you they are boring. Neutrals can also be a great idea if you are thinking of selling. Let your space reflect your personality and remember that it is your home and what matters is that you love it.
Enjoy the process of a creating a space that is uniquely yours and If you need some help along the way I would absolutely love you hear from you, email me and we can make a plan.
About Emma Brown
Emma Brown specialises in Project, Design and Management. Offering project management of new builds and renovations and Interior Design.
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