Design your Home – Introduction
Posted on July 30, 2009
Today we introduce a brand new series called “Design Your Home.” In this first installment, we will show you the art of creating a Designer home. Drawing from my own experience as a Designer, I will be sharing with you the process that goes into a successful Interior Design plan. I will take you through a step by step guide from conception to completion. In this practical and easy to understand design guide, I will bring out the Designer in you and help you apply this knowledge to successfully decorate your own home.
Whether the apartment
you are decorating
is your first or your second, the process and anticipation of designing
and watching it evolve through each of the different stages is always exciting. The key to a successfully designed apartment is making it work for you. Besides being functional,
it needs to be absolutely comfortable
and appeal to all your physical, mental and visual senses. You can personalize
your design by decorating the apartment with things you love and things that hold memories and special meaning to you.
Most homes perform a variety of functions. One of its primary functions is to facilitate our social behavior by allowing us to live together as families, friends and as individuals. Our lifestyle
evolves constantly and our home should also evolve and accommodate our changing needs and adapt accordingly.
Before you get started, determining whether to hire the services of a professional Interior Designer or doing it yourself, should be one of the first decisions that you make. Unless you are confident of managing the task by yourself, I strongly advise you to hire the services of a professional Interior Designer. Ask around for recommendations from your friends or someone who knows a good Designer. View their completed design projects, talk to the people who have hired their services and find out about their reliability and performance. Engage their services only when you are satisfied with their track record and performance.