When it comes time to really get into the details of your home’s interior design, there are two broad paths that you can choose from – either to pick and choose professionally done methods, or to go the personal customization route.
For those of you who want to be as individual as possible with your interior design, consider the five following trick and tips, including doing your own sewing, personalizing your indoor plant and flower arrangements, following a professional color theme, using your own art on the walls, and making decisions as a group.
Do Your Own Sewing
Though it does take some time and learning and practice, if you do your own sewing, your interior design work will be open to limitless possibilities. You can make your own couch covers, pillows, custom window shades, throw blankets, and everything else in that category. With a good sewing machine and a creative plan for what you want, you can head to your local fabric store and go nuts on any sort of custom project that you could think of.
Personalize Your Indoor Plant and Flower Arrangement
Another good customized touch for interior design is your own way of arranging plants and flowers. You can look up plant arrangements, but only for ideas and starting points, if you really want to create your own sense of identity and style. There are certain personality types that would be more interested in following suggestions exactly, but real customization is only going to come from breaking away from patterns that have already been established.
Follow a Professional Color Theme
One thing you may want to borrow, even in your quest for individual interior identity, is at least a professional color theme. It’s very difficult to come up with something that works on your own in terms of paint because it’s extremely challenging to experiment in a cost effective manner. To combat that, how you do your painting can be creative, but the actual color palate should come from professional designers.
Use Your Own Art On the Walls
And it’s easy to put up someone else’s art on your walls. What’s more difficult, but infinitely more interesting and unique, is getting your own artwork framed, and then putting it up to go with your interior decor. What’s awesome about this route is that you can either make the art first, and then decorate around it, or decorate first, and then paint to go with your other themes.
Make Design Decisions as a Group
And finally, to give your home’s interior design a unique, custom flavor, be sure to make design decisions as a group. In other words, if your live in a house with your family, get all of their input. Find out if they each want to do some custom artwork or arrangements. That way the house as a whole will represent all of you!