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Planning your interior décor after a home renovation 

You’ve carefully planned your home renovations and painstakingly waited for the moment it’s all completed. 

Now comes the fun part – interior design! But with so much to achieve and various elements to coordinate, where do you get started with planning your décor?

Follow our tips below for a head start on creating a beautifully decorated home.

Considerations before you start

It’s exciting to get started on interior décor planning. However, it’s not uncommon to get overwhelmed by the myriad possibilities, especially when searching the web for inspiration. You could so easily trawl through social media and never focus on a single idea. 

To mitigate this, choose a point of focus and go from there. Perhaps you have a favourite colour scheme, you have an affinity for a certain material, or you’ve acquired a piece of wall art to centre your theme.

Once you have narrowed this down, you’ll be able to better search for the ideal complimentary décor.

How to plan your new interior décor 

Note down priorities

Note down your priorities for your space – and stick to them. Although it’s tempting to change gear when you see something aspirational, there’s a reason you wrote them down!

Consider what you need the space to achieve. For example, if your family spends quality time together by watching a film, it’s important that furniture is as comfortable as it is stylish. 

Estimate costs

To ensure you don’t get carried away, estimate the décor costs for each room based on the ideas you have. Look at cost examples for the main design features to put together realistic estimates that reflect your ambitions. 

You can then create a budget and spread it appropriately, breaking it down per room. They won’t require equal investment, so you need to allocate funds where they’re needed.

Create a mood board

Create a mood board to see how the overall scheme works together, rather than making it up as you go along. You can use platforms like Pinterest to gather your ideas. 

Get samples of any wallpaper or materials before committing, if you can. A mood board and the physical article are very different beasts, and some digital ideas won’t necessarily translate to reality. 

Include storage

Don’t forget about storage!

Function and aesthetics are equally important to interior design. That means considering the storage needs of your family, home, and specific room. 

For instance, you may find your sleek bathroom looks cluttered without storage units to tuck away mundane items such as toothbrushes, towels, and toilet paper. 

Think about flow

Consider how your home will flow as a whole: how do you want your rooms designs to connect to each other and what atmosphere do you want to create?

Think about the position of your home in relation to compass points and the lighting you’ve installed. You may prefer to opt for mood lighting or spotlights in north-facing rooms, creating a cosy richness that contrasts with brighter, south-facing areas that get natural light.

This allows you to experience your home according to time of day and desired atmosphere, something long championed by designers and architects like Gaudi.

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