Fashion enables us to express ourselves wherever we go. Interior design, however, allows us to not just express ourselves, but to impact our mood and our quality of life. A well-designed home is one that feels comfortable. It is one that encourages you to be your best self. It is one you enjoy being in each and every day.
Never underestimate the power of design, nor the importance of your personal space. Moving offers the best opportunity to design from the ground up, because your new home is a blank canvas waiting for your personality and creativity to paint beautiful strokes.
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CHOOSE THE PERFECT HOME FOR YOU
Your design choices begin with the home you choose. You need to remember that dream homes are very rarely found, but often built. While you do not have to build your home from the ground up, looking for the potential in a property is your next best thing. You will want to look primarily at the location and space. The more open you are to where you live, the more choices you will have in terms of space. If you want to live in a coastal town, for instance, stop looking in Los Angeles or even San Diego and instead direct your search towards Ventura homes.
SPRUCE IT UP
Once you have your new property, it is time to spruce it up. There are a lot of fixes that you can make before you move in, after all, but these fixes should be towards making the home look cleaner and function better. Paint the walls with a primer, redo the floors if they’re worn, spruce up its curb appeal, and generally give it a deep clean. Consider this as prepping your property for the more creative design choices you will make in the future.
The best interior design cannot hold up against a property that does not have enough space for you and your family. Even having enough rooms isn’t enough, because your belongings can quickly take over if you are not careful. That is why it is useful to add in custom storage solutions into your existing closets now, so that when you unpack everything can have its place. If you need more space, add seamless storage spaces in the nooks of your home, so that your efforts to design your home don’t get drowned out by overflowing belongings.
When it does finally come to making design choices, you will want to be patient. Create a plan for the room. Find inspiration, consult your family, and build your dream room in your head before you go out and buy things that might not work out later. The more patient you are when implementing your design, the better. You want each piece to tell its own story while it fits harmoniously with the design of your home. You want to give yourself time to create the perfect design.
Design is incredibly personal, but by addressing issues in function first, you can ensure that your designs shine. Be patient and make designing your home a lifelong ambition, and you will have a place worthy of magazines.