Thinking of doing a little redecorating around the house? If you have a very specific plan in mind, cool. If you're like me and don't know quite where to start, we've got you covered.
When beginning a program of DIY interior design, you need to start with the basics. Networx writer Philip Schmidt outlines the 5 core laws of interior design here, but for brevity's sake I'll fill you in on number one.
I assumed that I would need to call a Brooklyn painter or interior designer to come up with some master plan, but the real secret to home decorating is to understand how you use the space. By really analyzing how you (and any other occupants) actually live on a daily basis you can be better prepared to create a useful and pleasing design scheme. As Philip explains, you need to be realistic and practical, not try to conform your lifestyle into a pre-made design that you saw in some home decorating magazine. Once you have that foundation of understanding, you can start planning how to fill in the space. View original post