‘Dream Home’ status is a status everyone wants to achieve in their lifetime. Whether you are freshly renovating, building or you want to make some improvements, the thought of having a ‘dream home’ is a thought you can turn into a reality.
TIP 1: Mimic and Replicate
Lets be honest, being original is hard and most of the time frustrating and stressful. Using Pinterest and social media is the biggest advantage we have in the modern era, especially when it comes to home decor. Pinterest contains thousands of images and boards that have helped Interior Designers and architects design ‘Dream Homes’ . Why not use it for yourself?
Even if an image seems irrelevant, keep it, as professional Interior Designers can interpret these for you. Organic curves, biophilic architecture, and texture are the current moods.
Other great websites and apps you can use is Houzz, Instagram and Facebook. Instagram is a great app to use for inspiration. Houzz is an app dedicated to Interiors where architects, designers and others display their projects.
TIP 2: Research before purchasing
It comes without saying but doing your research before you purchase is essential. Clients often find something they love and make an impulse purchase, then later discover it is of poor quality, is not what they thought it would be or even find something else you prefer. This can be a costly mistake that can be easily avoided. Trending products are often the most researched and trialed products on the market, with thousands of reviews.
Another way of researching is to seek professional advice. Which we will touch on later.
In the meantime if you think you need that advice now you can book a consultation and talk with one of our Interior Designers.
TIP 3: The 60/30/10 Rule
A simple rule that many Interior Designers follow. When styling a ‘Dream Home’, designers often use the 60/30/10 rule to keep colours consistent.
60% of the room/rooms should be a dominant colour, most often this 60 percent is made up of walls/ceiling and large surface area items. The next 30% is made up of your secondary colour, which will more often than not be items such as bed linen, towels, curtains. The next 10% will be your accent colour. In a bathroom this will most likely be your tapware, door stops, door handles, toilet roll holders etc.
However, don’t backflip and do a whiteout unless you intend to….decision making is not easy specifically on major items, such as flooring.
TIP 4: Make a list of Priorities
Creating a checklist has been one of the many proven methods of success. In fact creating a checklist ensures you stay on track and don’t veer off in the wrong direction. Creating a checklist also helps you stage your project which helps you keep within your budget.
Tip 5: Seek Professional advice
As mentioned before seeking professional advice is an extremely important factor in you achieving ‘Dream Home’ status. Interior Designers are styling and designing interiors every day. They provide knowledge on products you need to research, ensure you stick with the 60/30/10 rule and also establish a checklist to help guide you on your path to achieving dream home status.
With all this in mind you can book a consultation with one of our in-house Interior Designers to discuss your plans. Alternatively, Lucy at Skapandi Interiors will help you bring your ideas to fruition.