Interior Design Tips: A Beginner's Guide to Interior Design
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If you’ve never taken on an interior design project, taking full control over one and being your own interior designer may sound like an overwhelming task. Following the interior design tips from our beginner’s guide to interior design will help you be well on your way to designing a space you’ve always dreamed of, even if it’s your first time.
You are your own client As a beginner to the interior design process, you have to put yourself in the right mindset and ask yourself the right questions. An important interior design tip to remember is that you don’t have to be a licensed interior designer to think like one. When you first approach designing a space, it’s essential that you don’t start painting, moving things around, or bringing in new furniture before assessing your goals for the room. Typically, an interior designer would ask their clients a substantial amount of questions to fully grasp the client’s needs and the overall goal of the room prior to designing anything. Therefore, it’s crucial to treat yourself as the interior designer as well as the client and ask yourself what you want your space to do for you and how you want it to make you feel. A great way to gather this information is to sit in the space you will be designing and envision what you hope the room will become. What will the room function as? How can you best use the space in terms of furniture and decor placement? What should be included for you to feel comfortable?