If you’re thinking of renovating or building a house, read below for what you should know about interiors, it’s a must read list for home builders in Melbourne to Paris.
- Hiring a professional can make all the difference
If you’re looking for a balanced and functional aesthetic in your home, a variety of professionals are at hand to assist you in designing your home’s interior. Depending on your budget, you may engage an interior decorator or an interior designer. A second opinion can prevent you from making a costly mistake or one that wears poorly over time. This doesn’t mean you can’t still spend hours on Pinterest or blogs in order to get inspiration, it will just mean that your ideas will be filtered and streamlined in order to best suit your tastes and budget.
- Budgets can work
Provided you are able to compromise, it is possible to create beautiful spaces in your home for a reasonable price tag and it doesn’t mean that you have to stick to Kmart homewares or hard rubbish finds. Begin by designing your dream space and prioritising what you like most about it. Investing more funds into the top items or features on your list will help you to realise your aesthetic goal when funds are limited. Look for opportunities to DIY or upcycle older items/furniture or mass produced goods in order to create a more unique space.
- Online decorating is a thing
These days there is an app for everything. While free versions will offer limited features, there are some user pays options out there that will help you virtually see what your intended space will look like. For a further investment, some designers will offer online consultations where you can submit to them your site specifics and design inspiration. Some will then create you a personalized mood board with a variety of choice for your interior, or provide tailored advice to help you make the most of your space.
- Try before you buy
This means different things to different people. Whether you have a quite clear idea of the type of interior you want to create, or have literally no idea, get on out there and see them for yourself. The most obvious is to attend some open houses in display houses or homes that you idealise. Seeing styles in a physical space can change what you previously thought of them. For the truly dedicated, find rental accommodation to stay in that reflects the type of look you’re going for. You can then spend hours opening and closing cupboards or discovering the functionality (or lack thereof) in spaces like bathrooms and storage areas.
- Clutter less, live more
While you might be upsizing, you don’t necessarily need to fill up your increased space. Whether you adhere to Marie Kondo or are more of a fan of The Minimalists, the key is to retain items with true value in terms of function and where possible, beauty. Keep it simple!