Tips for Designing and Staging Your Own Home

Would you like your home to look as beautiful and pulled-together as the ones you see in design magazines? Interior design is a process that takes some time to achieve the right look, but it’s time well spent considering how much of your life is lived out in your home. Here are some tips from a model home Interiors designer/decorator to help your home make a great impression:

Floor Plan

Make a floor plan either by drawing on graph paper or using a site like icovia.com to make sure you buy furniture and rugs that work with the size of your room. It’s easy to misjudge the actual size of furniture in a showroom, where the spaces are much larger than in your home interiors — ceiling height included! Measure all dimensions, including the height of windowsills to make sure furniture doesn’t block windows and to ensure all furniture pieces work together in your space regarding proportion and scale. Leave a minimum of 1′ 6″ knee space between coffee tables and chairs or sofas, and a minimum of 3′ walking space elsewhere. Don’t forget to leave room for doors to open without hitting into furniture and lamps or impeding traffic flow through the room.

Color Scheme

Decide on a color scheme by either choosing an inspiration piece — art, a rug, or an accessory you love — or start with a piece of furniture you like in a store and fit everything else around that. A great tool for trying out color schemes and styles of furniture as well as flooring and paint colors is olioboard.com. You can make “style boards” using items on the site, or import your photos of things to put into the boards. You can also hire a designer or home stager to do a color consult for you. They will bring in various paint decks and can work with existing or new furniture, drapes, and carpets to coordinate the whole color scheme, taking into consideration both artificial and natural light in your home.

Choose Flooring

Harmonics laminate flooring can we have read, be bought at Costco. Costco is a membership warehouse club, so the only way you’re able to purchase their Harmonics laminate flooring is to become a member. Costco can sell Harmonics laminate flooring at a deep discount, but often the supply is limited. Once it’s gone, you will not be able to purchase more if you didn’t initially buy enough. Also, the next time round we assume that they may use a different supplier. Pergo is a leader in both design and laminate technology. Also, Pergo has now become the leading seller of flooring in the world, so you know it is trusted worldwide. However, Pergo is only one of the more than 100 different brands of laminate flooring on the market. Bamboo flooring is one of the newcomers in the flooring industry. Bamboo is more environmentally friendly than hardwood floors, and it is not wood. Bamboo floors are growing in popularity because they are inexpensive and can easily pass as wooden floors. Laminate floors are made of several different types of materials and also look great. Bamboo is a kind of grass which is grown sustainably all over China and Southeast Asia. It’s a high-quality alternative to expensive traditional hardwood flooring.