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5 Steps To Interior Design

We don’t need to go that many years back in time to find things being completely different than they are now in most of the industrialized world. There was a time where interior design in the form of trying to stand out in the crowd was only for the people of royal heritage or people belonging to the upper class of society.

The most people did not decorate their homes to make it looks pretty or special but merely to have the most practical home possible. Especially the poorer part of society was practical in their decoration because they didn’t prioritize to spend money on “looks”. Looks didn’t put food on the table and looks didn’t finish the work in the field.

Today things have changed significantly and we are seeing more and more people spending loads and loads of money on interior design. I’ve gathered a small list of 5 steps that you can take if you want to either start decorating you home or if you feel that you need some refinement.

5 steps to take – #1
The easy way, but also the most costly way is to hire a interior designer to do the work for you. If you do a simple search on Google you will find thousands and thousands of designers that are willing to help you for money. If you want to go don’t that route I encourage you to take some references before entering into a costly deal. See some of the homes that they have already designed to make sure that you like their style.

5 steps to take - #2
If you don’t want to pay someone for helping you out then there is an option available that might be worth a try. Around the nation there are many design schools with people graduating every year. Common for them is the fact that they end up doing a design project to finish their education. Put up notes on the boards of the design school saying “need a home to design for your final project? Contact ……” or something like that. This method is not for you if you are in a hurry.

5 steps to take - #3
Family! Luckily most people have family and in most family you will find (primarily mothers) people that would love to give their input as to how you should design your home. Now even though this method is free you need to be careful. Depending on the person you engage in the project you might end up in some hefty arguments.

5 steps to take - #4
If you want to do it on your own there is plenty of inspiration to find in both magazines and newspapers. Most newspapers today have whole sections on interior design so you won’t have to search for long to find inspiration. If you are looking for a special style then magazines is the way to go. Most times they have themes and you will just have to find the edition that covers the theme that you’re searching for.

5 steps to take - #5
Now the final step is the one that will be the most “you”. This is where you use your imagination and go shop for furniture and different kinds of decoration and then try to put everything together. The result can easily vary and if you are not that good at it you might find yourself spending many hours trying to get it right. However, if you are like many interior decorators then that won’t bother you because that is what you enjoy the most.

Submitted by:

Mikael Rieck

The Author specializes in area rugs and the website contains articles on anything from tropical print area rugs to oval shag area rugs.




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