When it comes to interior design, there are a number of factors that come into play when creating your dream home. And, as I think we can all agree, it’s all worth it in the end when you get to live in your perfect home. However, one the road to that perfect home, there’s a lot of hard work that needs done, and, before even that, a lot of planning that goes into successful remodeling. As a matter of fact, planning tends to be the phase during which we give up on home improvement projects, because it’s hard for us to nail down exactly what perfect looks like, or how we could accomplish that lofty goal. Therefore, it’s a great idea to start your planning phase with research. Looking at other examples of the dream homes others have built is a great way to get some ideas as to what you want, and how you might make that dream a reality. Here are some suggestions to help you narrow your focus and get your remodeling project started off on the right foot.
First and foremost, consider the unifying power of a theme. The cohesive feeling that a theme for your home provides will make the whole house come to life and tie everything together nicely. A popular example of such a theme is an oceanic theme. Such a theme would first entail a color palette evocative of the ocean, so think blues and greens like teal, cyan, and seafoam. Next, you would want to add to this some on theme decor, that you can find anywhere from Bloomingdale’s to Walmart. This can include, but is not limited to, fish tanks, sea shells, retro diving gear replicas, anchors, etc. Simply hanging paintings, posters, and photos that are on theme can expand upon your vision even further, and, in this case, can give you an excuse to display your Summer vacation photos loudly and proudly. However, don’t feel like you have to commit to a single theme spread across your entire house. Instead, you could do a different theme for each room, a single themed room, or anything in between. It’s really your choice how you want to implement this technique.
Another important facet of interior design that often goes unnoticed is the flow of your space. Take a look at your current living room, and then see in your mind’s eye the walk ways you’ve created. For your dream home, you’ll want to put some time and thought into optimizing those paths for easy and carefree traversal of your space. You don’t want to have a labyrinth of clutter separating you from your bathroom, after all. So, do your best to ensure easy locomotion from rom to froom, and from one point of interest to the next within a room.