D ecorating the interior of your home is very important, and to some, it is even more important how it looks from the inside than the outside. After all, you will be living inside your house and the environment must be pleasing for you rather than pleasing the outside world with the outer beauty of your house.
However, when it comes to designing the interior of your house, it is almost as complex as the overall architecture. Other than the budget and the cosmetic touch to the interior, there are a lot of things to consider while designing the interior. A good interior must not be just about pleasure to the eye, it should serve greater purposes like comfort, convenience, and a healthy environment for you.
So how can one make sure they have the right design for their house? Let's take a look at the few factors one must keep in mind before hiring an interior designer.
1.In most cases, people run after certain designs and aspects they have seen somewhere which looked extremely appealing to them. However, you must not forget that your home is a living space for you and your family. No matter how good a certain house may have appeared and appealed to you, your home must serve the requirements of your family. While you are consulting with your designer, you must be very clear about your requirements, like how big a storage unit you need for your clothes, how you would want your workplace to be set up, what features you must have in your kitchen, etc. When your designer understands your requirements completely, only then will they be able to build the perfect interior for you and your family.
2.Consider the size of your house before growing any kind of expectations of how your home should look like. The drawing room of your friend's apartment, which looked so perfect to you, might not be possible to build at your place. While it is perfectly alright to take inspiration from others, it is extremely important that you are realistic about the execution and the end result.
3.More often than not, we end up buying furniture that looked very appealing to us. This may not always serve the right purpose. The size of the furniture is more important than its aesthetics of it. A piece of large-sized furniture can ruin your living space, be it your bedroom or your living room. There should be ample space in your living room to walk freely. Crowding the living room with large-sized furniture will ruin everything.
4.Ventilation and natural lighting are an integral part of your home's architectural design. While designing the interior you can improvise and create more opportunities for natural lighting to come into your house. Ventilation in your kitchen and bathroom is a matter of priority. Otherwise, there could be safety issues in your kitchen while your bathroom might feel claustrophobic.
5.While choosing a color make sure you keep a few things in mind such as brightness, maintenance, and aesthetics. Choosing all dark colors can make your room dull if you don't have enough lighting. On the other hand, light shades will require higher maintenance, especially in the kitchen. Try to choose different colors for different areas of your home.