How To Design A Room Like An Interior Designer

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Arizona Resource Realty BR518926000

Do you feel overwhelmed and paralyzed when you consider how to even begin decorating your space? A living room, let alone an entire house? It's almost enough to make you want to crawl back under the covers and say, "Forget it - I'll live with it the way it is!" ”


Following these guidelines will result in a room that is comfortable, cohesive, functional for you and your family, and reflects your personal style. You can save money by being creative and doing a little extra legwork, and the end result will be a richer and more compelling reflection of your personal style.

  1. Make A Budget

If you want to keep your remodel/redesign under control, you must have a budget. Determine your budget for your project in advance. Divide your expenses into "must haves," "nice to haves," and "not a priority," and then estimate how much each item will cost. If you intend to source any of the materials yourself, you must calculate square footages in order to estimate your material costs.

  1. Make A Room Layout Plan

This is a bit of a chicken-and-egg situation because it can be done before or after the next section on selecting foundation furniture. Before placing your order, you must take measurements and create a simple drawing of your space, as well as layout your proposed furniture and any other room elements. You've probably gotten to the point where you're motivated to make a plan because you're interested in a few pieces of furniture. You need to lay them out on paper and see if they fit realistically.

  1. Pick a Paint Palette

Paint is an important and costly process that must be chosen carefully to avoid costly mistakes. Research paint color palettes. To be honest, choosing paint can be so fraught with peril that the best advice I can give you is to choose a designer-recommended color and thoroughly test it rather than "going rogue" with one of the bazillion other options available.

  1. Scale up

More often than not, "too small" results in a lack of impact and may create a sense of clutter. This may appear to be more expensive at first, but I frequently find that I end up spending more on numerous small things over time than on a larger, thoughtful up-front investment.

  1. Place your Own Personal Style 

This is your chance to try something new! Do it without fear, have fun, and I guarantee you'll learn something along the way. Try combining old and new, high and low end, rustic and streamlined, large and small, and see what happens. See what unique and eye-catching combinations and arrangements you can create. The best part is that they will be a one-of-a-kind reflection of you and your personal style.



So that's my "manifesto" for designing a space. I hope you got some useful tips that you'll be inspired to try at home. Designing a space is a lot of work, but it's also a lot of fun, and the end result is well worth it. Nothing beats coming home to a place you cherish.

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Comments (2)

Joe Jackson
Keller Williams Capital Partners Realty - Columbus, OH
Clintonville and Central Ohio Real Estate Expert

This is an excellent post with great information. Thanks for sharing it.

Have a super fantastic week!
Joe Jackson, Realtor-KWCP

Nov 24, 2022 05:34 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

You're welcome and thanks for being an avid fan. 

Nov 25, 2022 02:40 PM
Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX
REALTOR®, Broker

Great information, thanks for sharing.  I hope you have a great day.

Nov 26, 2022 05:06 AM
Tamra Lee Ulmer

Have  a great week too!


Nov 28, 2022 10:00 AM