Moving into a new home is such a great opportunity for letting your creative juices flow as you plan the interior design. There are so many different styles to choose from that it can often be a little difficult to know where to start. Especially when you have just moved into a new home, you are not familiar with space and so it can take a little time to work out the best way to maximize its functionality and livability. Overcoming these problems however is what makes interior design so rewarding and so fun. To help all the new homeowners who are seeking inspiration, here are our top interior design ideas to try for your new home.
1. Prioritize the Flow of Your Space
One mistake that many people make when designing the interior of their home is that they don’t pay enough attention to flow. The folks at interiordesignedu.org told us that flow is one of the first things that students learn at interior design school. Creating a smooth flow through your home and through each room ties the space together into one cohesive, livable environment. Many amateur interior designers overlook the importance of flow because they are too focused on the functionality of a room and they end up with a cluttered space. Where this is particularly common is in the living room where many people essentially design the space around the number of people that need to be able to sit down.
They end up with huge couches that really add nothing to the room except for seating space and just slot their other furniture around the couch where possible. If you have a large family, think about breaking up the seating space with a three-piece suite or with a curved or L shaped sofa which can better fit into the contours of the space. This will give you far more freedom to arrange the rest of the furniture in the living room so that space flows perfectly.
2. Coordinate the Color Scheme
Moving into a new home is a great opportunity to build up space from scratch. This is really easy to do if you are going to buy all new furniture because you can coordinate the color schemes of the walls, floors, ceiling, furniture, and textiles all in one go. This is an interior designer’s dream scenario as it allows them total freedom to optimize the space and feel of a room. For many of us, however, the costs of moving into a new home mean that buying everything brand new is just not feasible and so for most people, at least some of the furniture in your new home will be brought from your old one. Whilst this limits you somewhat in your interior design opportunities, it is likely that your old furniture is already coordinated as you had it in your previous home. You can, therefore, start to design the color schemes of your home around that furniture. This is a great way to highlight the features of your furniture as well as providing you with an opportunity to see it in a new light. A piece of furniture can have an entirely different effect in a new space and you may be surprised to find that you fall in love with a piece that you had previously not given much thought to.
3. Pay Attention to Textures and Layers
are going with a more subtle color scheme on the walls then you need to find ways to create texture and layers in the room to stop it from appearing too flat. The best way to do that is through the use of fabrics and soft furnishings. If your walls are a light color, then you can be really bold with the color schemes of your window dressings, floor rugs, and furniture. How this will manifest will depend on what kind of style you are looking for. Contemporary interior styles incorporate bold block colors that break up more subtle, muted wall schemes and utilizes metals and stone to build layers. More classic designers use floral patterns to add that touch of elegance and furnish the room with the classic woods and soft furnishings that are intrinsic to the more traditional style.
There are so many amazing interior design ideas that can help you to build a beautiful home for you and your family. It is so important to look at each room in your house and really think about how you can maximize the space in terms of functionality and aesthetic potential. Try out some of the ideas laid out in this article and it will hopefully provide you with some inspiration.