Interior Design Hacks

It's never too early to start thinking about your interior design, even before you've begun to design your house plan. Here are some tips to keep in mind when you're laying our your floorplans so that you can ensure that your interior design flows well with your overall floor layout. 

  1. Use Mirrors: Mirrors can help make small spaces appear larger, reflect light and add style to a room. Try using a large mirror on the wall perpendicular to a window, or even mirrored furniture to create the illusion of more space and reflect natural light inwards.

  2. Built-in Storage: Built-in storage can maximize space in your home and eliminate clutter. Consider adding built-in shelving, cabinets, or storage benches to your pantry, dining room, living room or hallways.

  3. Multi-Purpose Furniture: Think about choosing furniture that serves multiple purposes, such as a sofa bed or a storage ottoman, to save space and add functionality. It's a great way to make a den into a guest room for the few nights a year that you have a guest over without wasting that space. 

  4. Use Vertical Storage Space: Utilize vertical space by adding shelves, hanging storage, or tall bookcases to make the most of your space.

  5. Paint an Accent Wall: Paint or wallpaper one wall in a room a different tone to add depth and visual interest without overwhelming the space.

  6. Think About Plants: Plants can add a pop of color and life to any room while also purifying the air. Consider adding a few plants to your space, either on shelves or hanging from the ceiling.

  7. Lighting: Your house design doesn't have to be 100+ can lights. Consider using different types of lighting to create ambiance and add interest and texture to a room. When laying out your electrical floor plan, plan for outlets and switches that will allow for a combination of table lamps, floor lamps, and overhead lighting to create a warm and inviting atmosphere. 

  8. Utilize Area Rugs: Area rugs can help define a space and add color and texture on top of your hardwood flooring. Choose a rug that complements your furniture and decor to tie the room together.

  9. Decorate with Textiles: Thinking about your window treatments can add color, pattern, and texture to your space. 

  10. Don't Forget the Details: Small details can make a big impact on the overall look and feel of a room. Where will you add decorative accents like vases, picture frames, and candles to create a cohesive and stylish look?

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