A design plan believe it or not can be quick + simple!
Decorating or Designing a room, any room, any size can be confusing. There are so many good products on the market to choose from, so many options to decide on, so many design styles and color palettes to look at.
Having a design plan will save you money and time in the long run and make shopping for products less stressful.
We all have our way of going about the process of design that works for us allowing us to feel comfortable in our choices …
for some choosing one piece at time works
for others a full-blown design plan is the only way, once and done
and then there’s a combination of both ~ which is what I recommend,
developing a fluid design plan that combines a little of each mind set.
This process allows plenty of room to add your personality through the details + accessories over time.
3 Steps to creating your design plan
Whether you decide to use a free app, download software, use your favorite retailers online program or go old school by taking pencil and paper to it … the process is still the same.
Measure your room.
Include all door openings, windows, closets, ceiling height and note any unique aspects of the space.
Create a product wish list for the space.
So for a living room your list may include:
Sofa, tv, 2 chairs, cocktail table, 2 end tables.
Area rug, lamps, accent pillows for the sofa, draperies, artwork.
Add Products to the space.
Add your big-ticket items first.
Therefore, by adding your big-ticket items first you can easily identify where your accessories fit in.
The fun thing about a design plan (and it really is fun) is that once it’s complete you’re done! Sticking to the floor plan grounds the design allowing other choices to be fluid. Like picking up that piece of artwork you’ve had you eye on and knowing it will work perfectly in the space.
Once you decide on the design plan & color palette you can continue to add to the space when budget permits.
My simple real life truth ~
We invested last year in new outdoor furniture, after reaching our budget we put on the brakes. This year, ready with our (or maybe my, lol!) wish list we were quickly able to pick-up + order a few more accessory pieces to further complete the design.
Well it’s Friday!!
Enjoy the day + weekend, you deserve it!
and as always thanks for sharing your week with me ~ nancy
be happy + be comfortable in your home