Years ago, I decided that I wanted to do some work to my living room. It was time to spruce it up for the summer. I knew what I wanted and was ready to do some interior design to my small apartment living room. I chose a beautiful dove grey paint to paint the walls. I chose beautiful white furniture, which turned out to be a mistake. For the curtains, I chose a pretty lavender. Sounds dreamy and beautiful right? Wrong. What I did not take into consideration was the small size of my living room.
The smaller size was made smaller by the dove grey paint that was used on the walls. The gorgeous dark wood trim did nothing to help make the living room look any bigger. The size of the furniture I bought was too big, and I could not even get it to fit into my living room. The lavender curtains gave everything a tint of purple when the sun shone through. It did not help block out the sun mid-day. I did not panic at all. I just thought I could return the furniture after measuring the living room, well as it turns out, since the business was closing, I could not return the furniture to purchase a smaller set. The paint had to be redone, and I forgot to account for that in my budget.
Some easy tips for you to follow when it comes to do it yourself interior design would be to make sure you stay on budget for the project. Over spending can make things worse. With your budget make sure to leave room for errors, such as; the paint color is wrong so that can be replaced easily without going over. Measure the room to make sure you know the size. If it is a small space do not buy a grey or darker color paint because this will make the space smaller. Instead chose an off white or cream colored paint that will help make the room seem bigger. Take into account where the sun shines in through the windows and chose a complimentary color curtain that will compliment the walls. When replacing furniture, make sure to measure the area you will put the furniture in so you do not get pieces that are too big. With all this in mind do not let it stress you if you follow these simple tips to help make the transition go smoothly. Happy designing.