You finally found the right home and now it is time to truly make it your own. It is important to not feel overwhelmed when you approach designing your home. Remember that the whole process is not a sprint but a marathon – take it slow and steady and it will all come together beautifully.
Here are a few tips to help you get started.
1) Floor Plan – you want to measure out the shell of your entire condo. This floor plan will help you to get an idea of how you want to space out each area of your apartment and it will allow you to see what will and will not fit in the space.
2) Look through design magazines to get an idea of what your want your space to feel like. Having a set idea of what you want your space to evoke, will help you throughout the entire design process. Every purchase, design decision you make should be reflective of your design concept.
3) Take inventory of your current furniture and decor items. Ask yourself if these these pieces fit within the design aesthetic you are wanting to achieve.
4) Begin with common spaces first. This includes your living room and dining room. These are the spaces that you will be entertaining in. They are also the spaces that will set the tone of your entire apartment.
Enjoy the process of designing your home and make sure it is reflective of who you are and the lifestyle you lead. You want the design of your home to be beautifully functional.