7 Factors to Consider Before Getting Started with Home Interiors

7 Factors to Consider Before Getting Started with Home Interiors

Posted by Daniel Martin on 7th Jul 2021

Home Interiors designing is a fantastic way to display your creativity. The result is a home that looks and feels good for everyone. If you do it the right way, you could increase the value of the house.

But, the  interior décor process can be daunting, especially if you do not have a clear plan of action. Haphazardly taking on the job will result in tears and a lot of stress.

One good option is to get advice from interior design experts. But, participate by having a few ideas of your own.

Our article shows you seven factors to consider when getting started with home interiors.

1. Think How Much You Want to Spend

Approach home interior décor like going on a shopping trip. You should have a list and a projection on how much you would want to spend. It is alright to have fantastic ideas for your interior space. But if you do not have enough money, implementing the ideas will be hard. Draw up a budget and make sure you stick to it. Before buying anything, do your research and compare prices.

Let’s take the example of designing your kitchen space.

Designing on a Budget

When you’re on a budget, you need to choose kitchen fixtures and furniture wisely. Some of the cheapest items you can get for your kitchen are:

  • Stainless steel kitchen sink
  • Ceramic tiles
  • Laminate countertops
  • Basic stained wooden cabinets

Stainless steel sinks are some of the most affordable choices for kitchens. You can find one for as low as $50. They’re easy to maintain and they can fit almost any kitchen style.

Ceramic tiles don’t need professionals to install. Homeowners who are into DIYs can easily learn how to install these tiles.

Laminate countertops are low-maintenance and cheap compared to stone countertops. And for wooden cabinets, you can make your own if you have basic carpentry skills.

You can work on a budget of around $1,500 when you’re resourceful and creative enough to design your own kitchen.

Designing with No Limits

When you have a larger budget or if you’re willing to extend your budget until you’re satisfied, then you will certainly have more options. Here are some suggestions on kitchen fixtures and furniture that you may want to invest on:

  • Fireclay farmhouse sink
  • Marble backsplash
  • Solid stone countertops
  • Custom-made wooden cabinets and other furniture

fireclay farmhouse sink is more expensive than stainless steel as it can range from around $200 up to $1000. But it’s more durable as it has gone through a glazing process ensuring that it will not chip, scratch or crack.

Marble backsplashes are elegant and appealing, but they require more maintenance compared to ones made with ceramic tiles.

Solid stone countertops are more expensive than laminate ones considering the price of the materials and installation costs. And when you have an unlimited budget, you can get custom-made wooden furniture as well.

Luxury or high-end kitchens can range from $50,000 to $100,000 or more. But you can still save a bit more cash when you find stores that give great deals and professional services that offer discounted rates.

2. Do Some Research

Now that you have a budget, it is time to do some legwork. Take advantage of the online space to give you the information you need. You can do price comparisons or even find the best places to buy some of the pieces.

Are you working on your bathroom? If yes, check out the home depot bathroom sinks for some ideas. Browse their online catalogs or visit the store.

Also, look for inspiration in interior décor magazines. You get great advice, for the cost of what you paid for the magazine. The savings would not compare to how much you would pay an  interior designer.

3. Don’t Buy Everything

Sepia bookshelf Wallpaper

Dedicate some time to tour Pinterest and YouTube corridors for some excellent DIY crafts. It is not necessary to buy every item you will use .

The furniture fabric can be part of the wall decoration. Cut some swathes of the cloth and stick them to a piece of stiff paper. Now, create a unique frame and voila, inexpensive wall art.

Let the kids have a go at it as well. Create interesting abstract art that you can frame and hang up as well. The pride and joy from their faces every time they see their artwork will add to the warmth of the space.

Bring in some nature with plants. Don’t buy expensive pots or planters. Repurpose things like containers and tires.

Do note; not all plants will do well in the house. But you have tons of options like Aloe, Sanatorium, Peace Lily, and Snake plants.

4. Take Stock of the Interior Space

Interior design requires that you take stock of each room to visualize the final look .Determine what will go into each room and the functionality you get out of it. Let’s go back to the kitchen interior design.

Do you want it solely for cooking? Are you perhaps thinking of making it a place where the family can sit together during the meal and fun times? If the latter, you will have to factor in seating and sufficient counter space.

5. Aim for Simplicity

Paper Palace Folded Hall Wallpaper Mural

Some of the best interior designs you will come across are very simple. It frees you from the complexity of trying to include many different aspects. The result is also more pleasant to look at because you do not clutter the room.

Simplicity goes into things like the color palettes. Stick to one to two complimenting colors. You have the option of matching the color to the furniture or other elements within the room.

But, consider how much natural light you get. Dark walls in a room with small windows will not work. It will make the space look gloomy and small.

Avoid having too many pieces of furniture when doing your interior décor. A good option would be multifunctional furniture. Such works well, especially if you are dealing with small spaces. They include stools or poufs with storage, convertible chair beds, and so on.

Factor in free space for easy movement. The more free space you have, the bigger the room looks.

6. Add Splashes of Color That Bring Out Your Personality

Fresco Wallpaper Mural

Your interior décor style is a reflection of your personality. It is a chance to get creative while having fun with the process.

Splashes of color are an excellent way to express yourself in your interior space. You may want to stick with one color palette for the furniture. But, adding cushions in different colors can switch up the whole look.

The advantage of cushions is that you can change the covers any time you wish. You don't go through the hassle and expense of reupholstering.

Another fantastic idea is to use  area rugs to add color and texture to your interior design. You can also add some color with an accent wall. It brings in a fun element by concentrating on one area without having to paint the whole room.

7. Don’t Leave Out Some Areas

When you're thinking about your interior décor, you may concentrate on some of the more common rooms. Such include the  living room, bedrooms, bathroom, or kitchen. But, what about the hallways, pantries, or even the laundry room.

You want the whole home to look fantastic, so don't ignore such areas. Set aside a small budget for things like wallpaper to bring some life to the walls. A nice rug in the hallway will also add some character.

Switch up the shelves in the pantries and laundry area. You can find stylish baskets for the clothes and things you use a lot. It helps organize the space resulting in a more pleasing look.

Final Thoughts

Home Interior designing is fun and a fantastic way to transform your home. Use the tips we have shared above as a guide and bring life to your spaces.