Last updated on February 5th, 2018 at 10:50 am
At home, non-professional designers can easily attain professional design results by sticking to some easy “dos” and “don’ts”. However, you might still have more questions just from reading our previous posts. Therefore, Hickory Furniture Mart has gathered together some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about interior design.
What should I do first in any decorating project?
The first thing you should do before you go shopping for furnishings, paint, fabrics, and accessories is to shop for ideas. Compare color palettes, find creative ways to cover your windows, learn how to best arrange furniture in your space, and much more.
To get fresh ideas, look at magazines and create a file to “clip” the ideas you like, go on open houses and other home tours since these are usually decorated by professionals to help the sale of the house, and drop by Hickory Furniture Mart and get ideas from our manufacturer’s comprehensive collection of styles and pieces.
Now, your ideas will help you settle on what you really want to do with a room and begin planning.
How do I plan a room?
Each room has a function. Therefore, you must identify the main activity that occurs in a room. For example, bedrooms need to be restful to promote sleeping, the dining room is for gathering and enjoying a meal, kitchens are for preparing the meal, etc.
Beginning room design with this always in mind will keep it functional on top of style.
How do I make the most of my room’s size?
What elements are contained by a room will, of course, be decided by how big a room is. For example, if a bedroom is smaller, you might consider only a twin bed or a full at most. You need to avoid making a room feel crowded by using a mix of paint, furnishings, and accessories. On the other hand, larger spaces should not feel empty. Mirrors will add the illusion of space to small areas while oversized furniture and larger patterns on fabric and wallpaper will make larger rooms less cavernous.
Hickory Furniture Mart is a great place to shop for ideas. You will also find helpful advice from our outstanding family of furniture showrooms and galleries. Have more questions? Feel free to share. If it’s interior design-related, we are sure to know the answer.