Essential questions before decorating your house
When you enter your new house for the first time you find a blank canvas that makes you feel a mixture of illusion and concern in equal parts: will you be able to create a beautiful, functional and personal decoration?
If this doubt really overwhelms you and you can afford it, you have the option of hiring a decorator
who will take care of the entire process and achieve a design exactly to your needs.
But if you prefer to try it for yourself - Courageous courage! -, the Casaktua
team has prepared a series of questions that you should ask yourself before you start decorating your future home:
1. What budget do you have?
That is the first question that you must ask yourself and one of the most important, because depending on your initial budget you can aspire to one type or another of furniture, at different qualities, decide if you decorate all the rooms or only the main ones, or incorporate more or less complement. Of course, whatever the amount you have, the goal will be to get the most out of it and get the best, the most beautiful and the most affordable.
2. What previous actions should you take on the house to leave it ready to decorate?
In a home, what is seen is as important as what is not. Above all, in the case of second-hand properties, it is essential that you check the condition of the electrical system, pipes, insulation, floors, ceilings, heating or air conditioning and make the necessary repairs. If you want to change the windows for ones that are more energy efficient, such as: replace the tiles, put a floor, introduce home automation technology or simply eliminate the gotelé, now is the time to do it, then it would be an absolute nuisance.
3. How are you going to distribute the spaces?
Basic rooms such as the kitchen, bathrooms, living room or master bedroom are usually clearly defined. However, you must think about the personal needs of those who are going to live there and decide issues such as; Where will each child's room go, if you need an office or a work room, if it is convenient to glaze part of the terrace to expand the room, among other decisions.
On a plane, you can also determine if you are interested in modifying the spaces by throwing partitions, unifying rooms, creating an open concept
, in this way more light entries would be created.
4. What will be the generic style of the house?
Whether you have very clear that you love the Nordic, rustic or industrial style, as if you had never stopped to think about decorative trends, something that can be very useful for you is to create a moodboardo inspiration panel. It's as easy as collecting images of color combinations, furniture sets, fabrics, prints, or complements and grouping them in a mosaic - balanced and coordinated - that will inspire you about what you like and about the style with which you want to give your home. Sites like Pinterest, Flickr or Tumblr, will become a great source of ideas.
5. How are you going to decorate each room?
Let's start with a recommendation: try not to overload the spaces and that the important elements are neutral, so you can put all the stylistic load in the accessories and you will get a more serene and resistant to fashion.
You must observe where the natural light comes from in each of the rooms, in order to organize the different components and maximize them and think where the points of additional artificial light will be located. The next thing will be to take precise measures and specify the placement of the furniture. And finally - following the moodboard - specify the style, materials and color of each piece.
6. What is the procedure Right?
In this case, changing the order of the factors can alter the final decorative product. So it is better to follow a logical method and not to buy accessories before having the central furniture since you run the risk of not coordinating with the furniture afterwards.
So let's go in parts, first paint and / or wallpaper the walls, then introduce the main furniture (the sofa in the living room, the bed in the bedroom), later the auxiliaries (low tables, bedside tables) and, finally, the Accessories such as textiles or lamps.
Do not hurry to buy it and place it all at once, so you can see how each component looks and if you really like it, before introducing the next one. And of course, save all the tickets and make sure that the product fully convinces you before the return period passes.
7. How to give your personal touch?
This is the last step, but also one of the most important if you do not want the decoration Be aesthetic, but without soul. Place works of art that excite you, family photographs in black and white, inherited antiques or memories of your travels. Those objects that make you feel good and that convey who you are.