Interior Design made easy!

When it comes to putting our interior design stamp on our homes it can all get a little overwhelming, all those colours to choose from and not to mention expensive - all those tester pots of paint or those mistaken wall colours, which looked ‘great in the magazine’ well help is at hand! 

 

Start by thinking how you would like the finished room to look and how you plan to use the room, will it be a multi-functional, up-beat, space?  Will you work in there? Would you like it laid-back and cosy?  Do you want it to be modern and minimal?  Then look at what you’ve already got, do you have any pieces of furniture that you need to work around, or a piece of art you’d like to hang on the wall?  Or is this just room a completely blank canvas?  Most people tend to have lots of ideas or have seen images they would like to re-create into their own room which is where the problems or mistakes start, all these ideas need to be organised otherwise things can start to look over crowded or disjointed.  Start by making a mood board, collect your ideas together and see if any common themes start to appear.

 

Mood boards are about layering and collecting ideas, colours, textures, photo’s anything which give you a feel for the look you’re after.  This is all about the inspiration so try not to be too focused about the end results at this stage, you can do that afterwards.  Once you have collected all your items it’s time to get organised and edit everything!  I find spreading everything out on the floor is the best way to work!  It’s an easy way to look at what you have collected altogether.  Can you see if there is a theme emerging?   Are there some items that just stand out as wrong or right?  Are there some elements you love?  With everything laid out it’s easier to see if there are images, fabrics or colours that you naturally gravitate towards.  Start collecting these items together and thinking about how these elements could be used in your room, a fabric for curtains maybe, or a photo for the wall.  Looking at your mood board in this way should help you to get a visual glimpse of the style and colours that you would like in your finished room, also the things which work best together and the things which are best left out! 

 

If you’re still struggling to envisage how you can turn your ideas into your dream room getting some expert advice from a professional interior designer can be a really good idea, and a very simple, enjoyable process!  Whether you’re looking for them to make sense of your design inspirations or want them to take on a larger project Interior Designers are there to take the pain out of the process.  Grace and Grey’s interior design service is now available either in your home or over the internet.  The service has been designed with simplicity in mind and our friendly designer Lindsey Burrow has been awarded

Renovation and Home Design

 Houzz ‘Best in service’ 2016 for her excellent customer service.  If you’re currently working on a project or have one coming up why not get in touch and see how she can help you achieve your dream room, listening to your desires and aspirations for your space she will then interpreter this into your design working with the layout and light of the room.