Interior Design…remodeling your space…changing the color of your walls…just trying to figure out what style is REALLY you…it all can be a daunting task for even a seasoned professional!
So, all you folks out there with a fear of getting it wrong…fear no more! I have the answer. (or answers, as it were)
One way to alleviate some of the stress is to seek the advice of a professional. You will save valuable time and energy in the long run and be happier with the outcome using the design prowess and knowledge of an interior designer.
Whether you take on the task on your own or cohort with a design guru, the easiest and, in my opinion, the best approach to take is to start with one great piece. It could be an amazing chair, a lamp that just spoke to you, or even a piece of artwork. The point is that starting with one great piece gives the room and your project some focus and stability to base the complete design around. It gives you direction and inspiration to start choosing colors and fabrics and textures for the rest of the space. Before you know it, your room is taking shape, making sense and, most of all, getting you excited!
Then, of course, the adjoining room will need tending to! Then it’s on to the next one and then the next one. If you are anything like me it just never ends!
A lot of people make the mistake of thinking that they need to choose the color of the walls in a room first. That is certainly an option, but doesn’t it make more sense to inspire yourself AND the wall color with something you find that just makes you smile like a great rug or even the world’s coolest light fixture!
While looking for inspiration for a home I recently remodeled I ran across the most wonderful wallpaper. I immediately knew it had to go onto the ceiling of the entrance, so I ordered two rolls and off to the races I went… choosing the wall color and the table and lamps for this soon to be fab foyer! Easy Peasy! Just an example of what a great, random find can do to get the ball rolling on a project!
The other advantage to taking this approach is that you don’t have to do the entire space all at once, a great piece can be lived with indefinitely and enjoyed while you work out all the rest!