Residential drafting service Sydney with tips on creating a home decorating plan
So your renovations are complete and your new home is ready to move into, except for one thing, the interior decor.
With all of the information (and inspiration) in magazines and on the web, it is easier and more affordable than ever to decorate your home yourself. Our experts in residential extensions Penhurst explain that it's vital to visualise what a room or a space will look like after it is done so it's best to start by creating a decorating plan. Planning is essential to not only staying on track during a decorating project, but also to finishing well.Here are some tips:
1) Keep a notebook or journal of ideas
You can purchase an unlined sketchbook for this, or a standard notebook will work fine. Fill with photos of rooms, furniture, artwork or accessories that you like; paste in paint and fabric samples or colors that you are drawn to; jot down any other inspirational ideas that come to mind. You should begin noticing a certain style and color scheme emerging.
2) Make a priority list
Many designers will have you do this first, but researching ideas before deciding what to do may help you see your existing furnishings and decor in a whole new light. What is in your notebook that you would like to incorporate in your space? What DIY ideas did you run across that might work for you? Can you transform any of your existing pieces?
3) Decide on your budget
To keep yourself out of serious financial trouble, you’ve got to decide how much you have to spend.
Use your priority list to formulate your budget. To make your project more affordable and manageable, you may want to break your project up into stages.
4) Create a mood board
This is where your inspirational thoughts become more of a reality. A poster board cut in half will work fine. Start culling some of your favorite ideas from your notebook and place on your board, leaving space between your items. Mix and match until you achieve the look that you want, then paste down.
5) Decide where items will go
This is where you will make your final decisions. It won’t matter how much you loved it on your board if it won’t fit in your space. To make final decisions, use painter’s tape to mask off seating areas, furniture placement, or where to hang artwork or shelving.
6) Estimate costs
After you decide what elements will work in your room, start researching prices and availability of your items on your board. Write the item sources and prices on your board beside the item.
To find out more about what our new home designers in Penshurst can do for you, contact our team of professionals at Go Design Solutions today.