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Key elements to redecorating

5 easy design principles

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Hope you all had a great Easter, and the Easter bunny was kinder to you than the chocolate was to my waist line!

Well our “Easter redecorating” is still a work in progress, but so far we have almost completed the living room and kitchen, and I couldn’t be more happier with the results.

But since I have started our redecorating it has got me thinking, what are the main key elements you need to consider when redesigning your space?

So this is what I have come up with to help you get started on your next project.

1. The colour scheme…
The best way to get started on this is to consult the colour wheel to help you get going on creating your look, feel and mood of what you wanting to achieve. The colour wheel is sometimes forgotten, but great tool for interior design as it can easily help identify contrasting and complementary colour sets.  Once you have your colour selected you automatically have the basis for the rest of the furniture, accessories, and other elements you may want to incorporate into your design.

2. Organise your space…
The easiest and most effective way is to draw up a good floor plan; this will help you to design a space that is both functional and spacious.  To get started on this you will need to accurately measure the space you are looking at, and don’t forget to mark in windows, doors, closet’s, cabinets and even electrical outlets.  The electrical outlets are sometimes forgotten but are key elements to any room, so be mindful of these.

3. Your own personal style…
At the end of the day, this is your space, for you to enjoy.  Don’t forget to bring in some element of the style that you love and makes you feel at home.  Maybe your favourite style is Contemporary, Moroccan, Mediterranean, Feng-Shui, traditional, or even Country just to name a few?

4. Lighting…
I think this is one of the most important factors in any space.  Lighting can change the mood of any room; it can easily make a space look smaller if not done right.  If you are smart with your lighting you can create a large light and airy space, or a warm and cosy one.

5. Textures…
Do your research and find out what different types of textures are out there.  Textures have the same principles as lighting, as they can also serve as a highlight to a room, and help set the mood instantly.

Well I hope these tips help you with your next project?

Happy Designing.

Suzi

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