Interior decorating ideas and inspiration can be taken from the latest color trends, magazines, tv home shows, or a simple walk in nature. Gather loads of visual information then produce your mood boards and design floor plans.
Interior designers are constantly inspired by what is observed around us and when a concept is firmly in mind, producing exciting design and fantastic spaces is what follows.
This 'how to' section will help you make the most from your interior decorating ideas. Designing your own home into a beautiful and functional living space is incredibly satisfying so unleash your inner master interior designer and lets go. It is great to share so please let me know your story.
1. THE DESIGN PROCESS
You are enthusiastic, fired up and ready to get going but before you jump straight in have a look through these sections for further useful information.
a) BUDGET - click here: cost
b) AESTHETIC - click here: CONCEPT
c) MAINTENANCE - click here: STORAGE
2. MAKE A MOOD BOARD
A mood board is the accumulation of all your interior decorating ideas laid out on a board and is a great tool to keep at hand.
Click here to learn more: MOOD BOARD
3. HOUSE FLOOR PLANS
Sketch a rough plan on any piece of paper or have architectural plans drawn up. House floor plans are an essential part of preparing your interior design ideas.
Click here for information on how to design floor plans yourself: PLANS
4. CHOOSE FURNITURE
The size and proportion of objects can make a small room look bigger or a large room appear smaller. Which style are you looking for?
To learn more about how to get it right click here: FURNITURE
5. CHOOSE FLOORING
Floor finishes are completely diverse and each home is unique therefore it comes in huge ranges.
Click here to read more:
6. CHOOSE WALL FINISHES
What are wall finishes? which type should you go for? Wallpaper - fabric backed or vinyl backed?
Click here for lots of great information: WALLS
There is endless color choice so when it comes to interior decorating ideas, how do you decide?
To learn all about color and how to choose well click here:
Lighting is probably the biggest design element next to space planning. Get it wrong and your project could be dull and down right depressing BUT getting it right literally lights up your life.
Click here to learn about lighting:
Redesigning your home is a great opportunity to sort out your storage and make it work for you.
Click here to get all sorts of hints and tips: STORAGE
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10. PAINT TYPES
Discover the value of knowing the best choice to make when deciding which paint goes where.
Click here: TYPE
11. PAINT A BEDROOM
In need of some inspiration? Visit the bedroom paint ideas section for some advice.
Click here: IDEAS
12. PAINT A HOUSE
Believe it or not, after you paint one room you are more than likely to update your entire home. Click here to read about methods to the madness and how to begin: paint
13. PAINT FURNITURE
This is one of the best ways to revamp furniture. You can change items to suit your interior decorating ideas and reinvent them completely.
Click here to get the know how: paint
14. PAINT KITCHEN CABINETS
A kitchen can take on a new look by simply painting your kitchen cupboards. There is a skill to getting it right. Your first need to know is: COLOR and second is all about the: DETAILS
15. PAINT A DRYWALL
Should I know how to paint a drywall? YES you should. To learn all about it click here: drywalls
16. REMOVE PAINT
OOPS! ok no need to cry over spilled milk, is what I used to hear my Grandma say and it always helped calm any situation down so my advice to you is, " there is no need to cry over spilled paint".
Click here for the ins and outs on removing paint: removal
To return to the HOME page click here: leave Interior Decorating Ideas.
SUBMIT YOUR DESIGN
Do you have favorite Bedroom colors? -Neutrals? -Blues?
Create an Inspirational BEDROOM
Do you have favorite Bathroom colors?
Create an Inspirational BATHROOM
STORAGE -how's yours?
-visit the STORAGE section
How do you want your living room to look?
-visit the CONCEPT section for lots of information
Do you enjoy your kitchen?
-visit the KITCHEN section for ideas and inspiration
How does your Dining area look?
-visit the DINING section
WOW! Interesting Pendants!
What is your Design Style?
Do you LOVE your Bedroom?