If you’re an interior designer, or you’re simply looking to make your home’s interior a much nicer and more stylish place, this is the article for you. In this guide, we’ll look at how you can redesign your entire homes interior, making use of the resource available to you to go about your job creatively, imaginatively, and with the best information possible. Read on to equip yourself for the exciting task of changing the look of your home’s interior in 2022.
Most interior designers will begin their journey towards producing an excellent interior by compiling some kind of ‘mood board’ of their ideas and inspiration. There are many ways to do this, but one of the most creative and fun is to purchase all of the interior design magazines in your local magazine store, take them home, and slowly work through them, cutting out the items that you like and sticking them onto a new piece of paper in collage form.
Of course, in this process, you’re just throwing ideas around the seeing what different styles might look like together. But it’s a fun, creative exercise and might turn out to give you a novel idea of how certain styles, colors, and shapes might work together in your interior. You can also do a form of this planning using one of the many creative mood board apps and platforms on the internet, with Pinterest being one of the more popular choices.
As well as planning and inspirational work, you’ll also need to do your fair share of actual research in order to prepare yourself and your home’s interior for dramatic and exciting changes. That research should encompass everything you need to know before getting started on your home redesign. Here are some things that it’s well worth looking up before you press on with your plans:
- The cost of labor in your area and the availability of the personnel that you might need to help you make your changes
- The costs of certain materials – for instance, paint or wallpaper – that you plan to purchase for your home’s new interior
- The availability and prices of certain products that you’re keen to decorate your home’s interior with in the coming weeks and months
As you’ll have noticed, the research stage is mostly about cash. There’s always a limit to the amount of money that you can spend doing up and refurbishing a property. You’ll have a budget you feel that you ought to stick to, and it’s this budget that will determine what you can and cannot spend money on. As such, set this budget early in order to avoid future disappointments.
The final stage before you actually get down to work is to map out the changes that you’d like to see in your interior. It’s all very well having these changes in your imagination, but when it comes to hiring personnel or trying to describe the changes to your partner or family, you’ll need something to show them in order for them to be on board and happy to help.
As such, that means finding some software that can accurately map out your ideas in an accessible form. That software should be relatively easy to use, so you’re not having to spend hours upon hours on your computer getting the design just right. Create Cedreo site plans, for instance, to see just how easy this technology can be to use. It’s highly valuable to home redesign professionals who are looking for ways to easily visually depict their ambitions for the new interiors they’re working on.
Now is the exciting part: you’re ready to begin the work on your home’s new interior. Now, it might sound like obvious advice, but you should always think about which tasks you should do in which order. For instance, it wouldn’t make much sense to paint your walls, only to rip into them in order to add some insulation or some new wiring to your home. Instead, you should map out tasks in such a way that they make sense to you and the personnel that you’re working with. That means:
- If you’re making substantial changes to your interior, remove furniture as a first step
- Always do the messiest things first – the ones that are far easier and safer to do without furniture in the rooms
- Add furniture only when every drop of paint is dry. This will prevent needless stains on your favorite furniture
- Only clean and tidy your interior once you’ve made all the changes that you’d like to make. Any extra effort could simply be a waste of time
These stages are important to follow in order to avoid wasting your own time, making costly errors of judgment, and disappointing your family with your interior design plans.
When you’re redesigning the interior of a home, you might find that, in the cruel light of day, some of your plans have not panned out as you had wished. Rather than struggle on with a home that you don’t actually like the look of, you should always be willing to pivot into a new plan, perhaps upon consultation with your friends and family. Whether the wall paint color looks a little odd when it’s actually on your walls or the new couch looks out of place, it’s always worth admitting when you were a little wrong.
Meanwhile, you should also prepare to be a little flexible when it comes to time. There are likely to be significant delays in the furniture delivery market this year as the combined effects of war, the pandemic, and supply chain issues make it incredibly difficult for firms to build and deliver furniture on time to their clients. All of this means that you may be waiting for a little longer this year when all you’d like to do is settle down into your completed, newly designed home interior and relax.
All of these tips will help you conduct an interior redesign in style – ensuring you’re making smart and stylish decisions about each and every change you plan to make in the inside of your home.