Having the keys to your new home is a milestone moment in the life of any woman. This is where the fun begins! Because, you now have the opportunity to design a home that reflects your style and taste.
Designing a home that reflects your style and aesthetic isn’t easy. But with planning and preparation, you can get it done in no time.
Here are three factors to consider before you get started:
design your home with full confidence
It may be tempting to jump right into decorating. However, it’s essential to get the practical side of your home ready first. After spending time and resources creating a good looking space, you certainly don’t want to have to start all over because you overlooked function and needed maintenance or repairs.
- Ensure that the electricity and plumbing are all in good order.
- Have a specialist check to make sure that there are no problems with the structure itself.
- Check for hidden issues like water leaks inside the walls and floors.
Once this is done, you can move forward with designing a space you love, with confidence!
learn the home design basics
Do your research and learn the basics of design and room styling. Pinterest, Instagram, magazines, and interior design websites are all packed with ideas and inspiration. Create a mood board that features the colors, textures, and furniture styles that you’re drawn to. You’ll want to gain a strong understanding of which colors, wood finishes, patterns, and fabrics complement each other.
If you’re still unsure about your individual style, start with a blank canvas.
Anchor your space with an area rug or piece of art. These pieces will provide color inspiration for the rest of the space. Then plan out your furniture, starting with scale, texture, and color. Often there is at least one large piece of furniture in each room. From there, you’ll be able to add complementary pieces to create balance and curate a well-designed room.
don’t forget the curb appeal
Have you ever seen a recently renovated house that looks perfect on the inside and is still dated and shabby on the outside? We have too. Many people tend to focus solely on renovating the inside of their homes. However, the exterior is just as important.
Improving the curb appeal of your home can also help to increase its value. Not to mention it will also make it more desirable to come home to each day. So, don’t forget to show the outside of your home a little love too.
- Considering painting the exterior. Whether brick, stucco, or residential siding, a fresh new coat of paint always makes a house look refreshed.
- Think about replacing the front door, look for something with windows or ornate trim to make your entry pop.
- Landscape, landscape, landscape. Start by making sure your lawn is healthy. Then, create a landscape plan that includes shrubs and annuals to really give your curb appeal a facelift.