Sketch Out A Floor Plan
If you’re a methodical planner you’ll love this bit, if you’re more of a “get on and do it” personality this might seem like an unnecessary hold up, but trust me you’ll save yourself time and money by doing this step. Have you heard the old saying about planning and preparation?
I won’t repeat it but it is safe to say it’s better to have a well thought out plan than to get half-way through a project and realise that the brand new sofa you bought doesn’t fit where you want it to go.
If you really want to geek out at this stage or you can’t visualise the room on pen and paper there are plenty of apps that you can use to get a better visual idea of how your home is going to look. Here is a link to 10 of the best free virtual apps.
If you’re not techy and you want to have a real life feel, you can use boxes or crates as placeholders for your furniture. This will also give you an idea of how much physical space you’ll have to play with.
Pick Your Art
If you’ve got large walls and you want big statement pieces then it is vital to choose your art first. If you want the art to set the tone, atmosphere and feeling of the room choose this before you choose your colour palette for the walls and soft furnishings.
Once you have decided on the paintings or peices you want in each room you can then pick a colour from them and use it as your theme. This will link all the pieces and really bring the room together.
This is what I do all day long – help people with colour. Yes, this begins with a painting but it’s surprising just how adventurous you can be and still create a beautfiul room. It all comes down to finding the right combination of colours, in the right ratios, for the way you want to live.
I can definitiely help you with that. I have also posted some helpful tip about ways to choose art for your home.