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Tackling interior design can be an exciting but challenging endeavour. Whether you’re redesigning a room or starting from scratch, here’s our step-by-step guide to help you navigate the process effectively.

DEFINE YOUR GOALS AND BUDGET 
Start by determining the purpose of the space. What do you want to achieve with the design? Consider factors like functionality, aesthetics, and mood. Establish a budget for the project. This will guide your choices and help you prioritize spending. 

RESEARCH AND INSPIRATION 
Gather inspiration from various sources. Look at interior design magazines, websites, social media platforms like Pinterest, and even visit showrooms and model homes. Create a mood board or a collection of images and ideas that resonate with your vision. 

ASSESS YOUR SPACE 
Take accurate measurements of the room, including doors, windows, and any architectural features. Consider the room’s layout and traffic flow. Think about how you want to use the space.

CHOOSE A COLOUR SCHEME 
Select a colour palette that suits your style and the room’s purpose. Consider factors like natural light and the size of the space. Test paint samples on the walls to see how they look in different lighting conditions before making a final decision. 

SELECT KEY FURNITURE PIECES 
Start with essential furniture items, such as sofas, tables, and chairs. Choose pieces that match your design vision and fit the room’s size and layout. Pay attention to the scale of furniture to ensure it’s proportional to the space. 

CONSIDER FUNCTIONALITY AND FLOW 
Plan the room layout to optimise functionality. Ensure there’s enough space for movement and that furniture arrangements make sense. Think about storage solutions to keep the space organised and clutter-free. 

 

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CHOOSE MATERIALS AND TEXTURES 
Select materials and textures for flooring, walls, and other surfaces. Consider factors like durability, maintenance, and aesthetics. Mix and match materials to add depth and visual interest to the space. 

LIGHTING DESIGN 
Plan the lighting carefully. Combine ambient, task, and accent lighting to create a layered and inviting atmosphere. Invest in stylish lighting fixtures that complement the overall design. 

ACCESSORISE AND PERSONALISE 
Add personal touches through accessories like artwork, rugs, throw pillows, and decor items. Balance the room with a variety of textures and patterns, but avoid overdecorating. 

TEST AND ADJUST 
Arrange furniture and decor in the space and live with it for a while. Make adjustments as needed to ensure comfort and functionality. Assess the overall balance of the room and make any necessary refinements.

FINALISE AND EXECUTE 
Once you’re satisfied with the design, finalise your selections and create a project plan. Hire professionals if necessary, such as contractors or interior designers, to assist with implementation. 

MONITOR THE BUDGET 
Keep track of expenses throughout the project to ensure you stay within your budget. 

ENJOY YOUR SPACE 
Once the design is complete, take the time to savour and enjoy your newly designed space. 

Remember that interior design is a creative process, and there are no strict rules. 

Your space should reflect your personality and lifestyle while also being functional and aesthetically pleasing. 

Don’t be afraid to seek advice from professionals if you’re unsure about certain aspects of the design, and most importantly, have fun with the process.