Shifting towards a new home is always a bit of a challenge. Decorating it according to your taste and also that it looks awesome is the first of the worries. You’ll be much more successful if you do your research and follow the steps of professional interior designers like New South Homes Australia. Here are some Ideas for home designs for your new Sydney-home.
Do not Start in the Furniture Store
Many people have heard that it is best to avoid shopping for groceries when you are hungry. This can lead to poor decisions. This is also true for furniture stores: don’t panic if you have a empty house. You do need a sofa. You can’t just buy a pink-striped sectional because it looks good in the store without measuring it or considering the space. You will need to build around the sofa. If it is too big, it will make the room look awkward.
Begin by measuring the space you want to furnish.
It is important to match the furniture’s scale with the room. A large sectional sofa with a lot of leg can overwhelm a small space, while a smaller couch can look overwhelming in a larger room. Sleek chairs can be lost in a spacious loft. Before you begin designing, measure the room’s length and width. Also, consider the height of the ceiling and any obstructions such as columns, stairs, radiators, or other obstacles. To make window coverings, it’s a good idea also to measure the openings of windows.
Make a Floorplan
Now that you know the dimensions of your room, you can put them to work with a floorplan which gives you an aerial view of the whole house. You can draw a floor plan with a pencil, paper and a ruler. However, most professional designers use drafting software like AutoCAD. There are apps that make it simple for homeowners to create floor plans. Some even automate measurements with their smartphone’s camera.
Once you have a rough idea of the space, begin to experiment with furniture placement. Make sure the footprint of each piece matches the size of your drawing.
Choose How You Want To Live
This is the most difficult part. There are no right or wrong answers. You can have a traditional or modern room, or a more relaxed space, or a room that is visually warm or cool. You should try to imagine how you would live in the space. What are you going to do? Is there enough people to live there? Do you have children? Are you a parent?
A home that hosts large dinner parties should look different than one that is used for casual dining. A living space that is designed for hosting lavish fundraisers should be different from one that is used by someone who only dreams of watching TV.
Copy the Pros
To enhance your personal style, look in magazines and design books, as well online resources such as Houzz and Pinterest. Create a collection of your favorite images to help you identify the style that appeals to you most.
After you have found images that you like, take a look at the details. See which patterns are used and which solids. Also, see where color can be used effectively. This will help you decide what furniture you like and how to cover your windows.
Tape it Out
You can take your floor plan ideas one step further by using painter’s tape to mark the areas where furniture will be placed against walls and floors.
What will you do with the rug? Is it necessary to cut the rug? What distance is the coffee table from the wall? Even though everything is down to one sixteenth of an inch on a furniture layout, it’s still helpful to visualize the space and be able to move around.
Create a Budget
It’s obvious that spending too much on a chair will result in less money for other home furnishings. You want to be strategic with how you spend your money. You can use a budget to help you plan how to split the cost of items between rooms. While you may be able to make an exception for a unique dining table, you should think about what other costs you can reduce.
Plan the Phases
It can be messy to finish drywall, refinish hardwood floors, or paint ceilings. It’s best to complete this work before you move any furniture or accessories. Seal large furniture with plastic dropcloths or accessories in boxes with tape if necessary.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.