What to consider while redesigning your home interiors?
Redesigning or renovating your own home is like a dream come true for many, isn’t it? In a country so swamped and expensive, not every time you get a chance to redo your home just how you thought of. Also, this DIY dream of yours requires you to go through a lot of things during the initial stage itself. After all, you don’t want it to go sour just because you didn’t pre plan quintessential tasks. For example, the colour combination of the furniture goes with the walls of your living room or not? Should you have a superhero themed bedroom for kids? How about that exotic garden you always wanted?
Many people do hire professionals to get their dream home done, though we also suggest you to do the same but many a times they cost a bomb. In such cases, we’ve got you covered. This blog is for everyone looking to take things in their hand. And if you do hire a designer, there is no harm in reading on; it helps you get your basics right. After all, it’s always good to know whether your what you have in mind is physically achievable or not.
So before we actually jump into the things you should consider, let’s discuss the things that you MUST NOT ignore. Let’s run through some initial steps that you could actually follow from your end in order to get your ideas streamlined.
Let’s say your little girl wants a Disney Frozen themed bedroom whereas your boy is persisting upon a Spiderman theme; considering that both of them actually share a bedroom is a pickle. You can find many available pictures where people have smartly collaborated both the themes. You can get started by Pinterest itself.
You can truly shape your ideas by getting inspiration from loads of available pictures. Believe it or not, many famous interior designers too keep looking for inspiration and keep researching online. Inspiration can come from the simplest of things, so get in their boots and get started.
Make a List
First, make a list of everything you wanted. Take a pen and paper and jot down everything you wished for right away. Then with the help of your research, standardize your list. See what’s doable and what’s not. If you have doubt on something, keep it for the professionals to look upon or mail it down to us. We would be glad to help.
Keep making a list of all the things you find and wish to incorporate with your redesigning. Which theme and which wallpaper. Which type of furniture and which curtains, so on and so forth. Once you have a list where you have legitimately written down what you want you’ll have a clear idea about your redesigning goal.
Get your budget sorted
Getting your budget done is the best way to make sure that you don’t burn your pocket when you are only half-way done with your redesigning project. Breakdown the costs of everything you have made a list about and see if the total amount fits your expected budget. Strike off the things accordingly and add up necessities likewise. Having a home redone while you are undergoing a financial stress is certainly not a good option. Thus, we suggest you be sensible about these things and get your budgeting sorted.
Now that we have covered the crucial basics, let’s move towards the things you must consider while redoing your home.
Understand the purpose of the respective room
Though you may have a fair notion about the outlook, moving ahead without a concrete plan may make you quickly lose momentum. Therefore, first understand what the room is required for. It is the most critical first step in redoing. Every room has a distinct appeal to it; like dining room for eating, study room, etcetera. A relaxing room should look different than a study room.
If it is a kids room, then you need the almirahs to be of medium height and kid-friendly. You may also need a study table, a bookshelf or a toy shelf probably. If it’s the living room then the aesthetics are different altogether.
Many people actually use their dining area to host games and parties whereas others have a dedicated open space for doing so. Consider the space around your home and see where you want to have what. Focus on the circumstances and your priorities and design based on the function of the respective room. If you have a pet then you mustn’t forget to consider that as well.
Room layout will decide on what to buy
Every room has its own specific measurements and a unique space, and it’s your responsibility to work around that. Don’t limit yourself with what you found online or what you have in mind, look around. Look at the surroundings, exterior, interior, the neighbourhood you live in and take cues to customize subsequently.
Start with mapping the layout of the room. You can do it on a graph paper if you know the process and if you don’t, you can either learn from YouTube or take a professional help. Then, tape down pieces of paper on the floor where you have decided to place something. From furniture to a small planter; first put down papers. This will help you understand whether everything that goes inside your head is worth executing or not, how much space you are leaving to walk around and also the dimensions of the furniture you need. Carefully contemplate on how exactly you wish your room to be designed.
Once you are done with a rough arrangement then go ahead with purchasing the furniture. Why we are insisting on doing this pre-planning is because we don’t want you to spend your hard-earned money on an expensive furniture piece which does not fit or align with your room dimensions. It is literally the worse thing that could happen. Your furniture should not feel cramped in the space you have and neither your beautiful planter should look as if its awkwardly sitting near the wall in a poor position. Not to forget, every room has pre-defined limitation such as electrical sockets, windows, and more. Thus a plan where you focus on the room dimensions and layout will help you big time.
Leave some breathing space
In the designing equation of the layout of your room, space plays a significant role. Never make your goal to completely fill up the room, you don’t want your room to look to swamped to move around as we spoke before. That being said, we aren’t asking you to stick to a minimalistic designing route in order to appreciate the power of space. We want you to understand that having space in your room will make it look larger and also give you the option to add up any furniture or any other home decor accessory later if you want to.
Especially if you have kids or a pet, you need enough space for them to move or play around. Further, having free space makes your home feel more peaceful. Not having too many decorations will make it look uncluttered and cleaner. Also, many interior designers say that having the furniture arranged away from the wall is the best practice as it avoids making your room look smaller. If you have hired a designer, see what he/she says or we leave this decision on you. We are sure you will move ahead only after creating a plan.
The importance of colour scheme
Your home must not look meandering. The best way to avoid that is to carefully select a colour scheme which allows you to create a house with a cohesive look. The colour scheme does not end with choosing a mere wallpaper or wall paint, it involves components such as drapes, pillows, rugs, wall artwork and even furniture. Do not forget the ceiling, tiles, and flooring as well.
If you are not sure about the scheme you have selected, always consult a professional. You may not know but the colour theme you have chosen for your bedroom may have contrast relationship with the living room. The overall scheme must create harmony. And even if it doesn’t we recommend it to be done under professional guidance so you don’t create a horrendous mismatch. For example, a bedroom requires a calm colour like blue whereas a kitchen can have an energizing colour such as yellow.
Now, based on your layout, you know the dimension of your furniture and drapes, and based on your colour scheme you know which colour to be chosen. Half the work is streamlined, isn’t it?
Don’t forget the lighting
People often forget the importance of lighting while redesigning their home. The size of your windows, the location of your doors, the position of default built-in lights, and the arrangement of the lamps–everything makes a significant amount of difference in the layout of your respective room. Once you are done with deciding on what’s goes on the floor, it’s time to hit the ceiling lights, walls lights and maybe floor lamps as well (only if it fits in your budget).
You can integrate different types of lights in your space. But do remember, you do not want to make your room too gloomy with opaque curtains and at the same time combining bright lights vigorously will be hard on eyes when its dark outside. Your lighting arrangement can potentially make or break the feel of your room. So give it a little extra thought and be extremely choosy. It’s worth it when it comes to lighting.
Pro tip: you can convert your conventional switches to dimmers, it gives you a versatile overlook.
Have you considered plants?
Once you are done with the important and the bigger things you can move ahead with accessorizing your home. Other than hanging art on the wall, the best way to imbibe a feeling of liveliness which is portable, growing, and ever-changing in your home is to include plants. Plants have been scientifically proven to be great contributors to maintaining peace at home and creating an environment for cooperation and collaboration. They are far more than mere home decor accessories.
The best way to include plants in your decor plan is to plant them in aesthetically pleasing planters. Having plants in a beautiful vase empowers your designing aesthetics. It adds a sense of classiness. You don’t have to limit to having plants only in your balcony or garden area, instead include them in your bedroom, in your study, and in your living room. They go everywhere. And based on your colour scheme, you can always customize the type of planter you wish to have.
We understand the effort that goes in designing your home and the value it holds. Thus our assortment of redesigning basics are sure to be of some help to everyone out there who wishes to have DIY home interior designing. The best way to the finest output is to really get down and understand each step. Invest yourself in the project; after all, you are the one who’ll be living there every single day.
If you wish to have the perfect planters in your home then reach out to us. Bonasila is a fibre planter specialist. Be it for interior or exterior, we manufacture planters in different shapes, sizes, and designs to best suit your needs. Glass and matt finish in our planters make sure you always have that voguish edge and appear stylish.