So you have your own home designed and ready to be built? Or the construction is just finished and you want to ensure it’s personalised to suit your tastes and reflect your own personality? If so, there are various ways of achieving this and we’ll take a look at what needs to be done to get the best results for you.
1. Start With What You Would Like To Achieve
This seems like the most obvious thing to say, but it’s good to be clear what it is you want to achieve. Do some research into what you would like, look at decorating images online, check out magazines and visit show homes to get some ideas to what you would like.
Also make sure that any ideas you have are compatible with the space you have to work with. It’s all very well seeing an example of what you like but if it is in a property with a vastly different layout to yours then perhaps it won’t work. It’s important if working with a developer, especially for whole custom builds, to ensure that they are experienced in custom design such as FC Developments so that you’ll get the result exactly as you want it.
2. Have A Complete Plan
It’s very important to have a complete plan when doing any work, as it will ensure things keep on track and everything is done as originally planned and agreed. It also gives you a set document to refer back to in the event of any future disagreements with the developer should it come to that.
3. Decorating The Way You Want It
It’s good to have aspects of you and choose artwork and photographs that are yours and reflect your life, it’s not supposed to be a sterile show-home after all. It’s you and your families real living space at the end of the day.
4. Furniture: What & Where
Arranging furniture in a way that works is key to making a new theme work (or not). The placement of furniture completely dictates and alters the flow of a room, therefore it’s important to think about what the main features of the room are. I.e. does the furniture point to a focal point, what are the pathways through the room and ensuring the room isn’t too cluttered or too sparse. At the end of the the day it’s your house, your rooms so make sure it reflects your style, personality and works practically as well as looks good.
5. Lighting & Color Schemes
How you light a room and what color schemes are in it are two concepts that are very much linked as to how much natural light gets into the room. What sort of vibe are you trying to go for here? Is it a bold striking look or are you after a lighter,softer or more calm aura around the place. You could go for different colors on different walls creating contrast and balance and be sure to not over-light or under-light certain areas.