Whether you bought a new home or you’re ready for a room makeover, designing a space can feel overwhelming. But, if you have a step-by-step plan in place before you begin, creating a home that fits your style and your space becomes a much more manageable task. Follow these five easy steps to put together a room that’s cozy, functional, and full of style.
Step 1: Begin with a Base
A great room starts with a great base! Set the stage by picking out the large furniture pieces you’ll be using in the room. By choosing your sofa, bed, or dining room table first, you’ll be able to better gauge how much you can spend on décor items as well as more easily select a color palette that best suits your space.
Step 2: Find Function
Next, add a little function to your room. Determine the floorplan by visualizing how you’ll move and use the space on a day-to-day basis. Once you have the layout decided, start adding items to the room that will make the space more functional, like bookcases or ottomans with hidden storage.
Step 3: Create a Color Scheme
Define your space with color! Pull colors from upholstery, a colorful rug, or a work of art to create a color scheme. As a general rule, your color palette should consist of a shade of white, a neutral or subtle shade, and one bold, saturated shade.
Step 4: Place Personal Touches
Incorporating your personal style is a key step to making your space feel like home. With your color scheme in mind, dress up your space with home décor items that reflect your sense of style. Fuzzy throws, faux plants, and knick-knacks are all great ways to add personal touches.
Step 5: Expand and Excel
If you still feel like your space is missing something, try adding an accent chair or decorative table to the room. These furniture items will give your space a fun design element and help pull the entire room together!
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