Interior Design Consultants
Many interior decorators and designers offer consultation services that can assist you in getting started in decorating your home...
Before you choose which interior decorator you are going to work with. Look through their work and talk with some of the references they give you.
Decorating is both personal and subjective. Before you begin you should study the different styles to determine the look that you want your home to have.
An interior designer can help you to use color wisely and to select the proper furniture and accessories to help you to create the overall effect you want to achieve. This service is not expensive. Some decorators allow the fee to be applied to purchases you make through the decorator. It is important to develop a long-range plan before you begin to decorate.
An experienced interior designer can help you to save time and money. A carefully thought-out decorating plan will help you make wise purchasing decisions and avoid buying items which may never tie together. A well-decorated home can bring years of contentment. By determining your preferences before you start, you can make consistent style decisions and avoid making costly mistakes. Start by looking at your favorite furnishings. The style is found in the detail: shapes and lines, fabric colors, and patterns.
Styles to Choose From
Using a plan that includes a color scheme and styles that are harmonious will help to unify the various components in your home and will assure that each room easily flows into the next.
Traditional, contemporary, eclectic, and country are the four main decorating styles are in use today. Specific themes such as soft contemporary or international country stem from these styles. An eclectic style successfully mixes different styles and ties them together by a common denominator, such as color.
Design Basics To Work With
Whether you hire a designer or work on your own, it is good to remember these important points of interior design:
- Begin with the window treatments, wall coverings and flooring. Coordinating these will go a long way toward providing a uniform background for your furnishings.
- It is important that all other fabric patterns complement the main fabric. Pick out a primary fabric pattern that you like and build from that.
- The size of the furniture is important. When a room is filled with furniture of the same height, it loses its focal point. Large, heavy pieces can overpower a room. Vary the heights and sizes of the furniture pieces. Do not put a lot of furniture into a small area. It is important to leave some space unoccupied as that will allows the natural beauty of the furniture to display itself and will keep the room from looking cluttered.
A successfully decorated home should be comfortable to you and to your family and should reflect your lifestyle and personality.
Beautiful rooms can be the result of vision, careful planning and resourcefulness rather than a generous budget.
Once you have implemented your decorating plan with coordinating colors, textures, accessories, and personal flair, your home will radiate your particular warmth and uniqueness. You will have a home that you will be able to enjoy for many years to come.