Educating yourself is your greatest strength in design. The industry is everchanging and has so many essential elements to explore. We cannot all have an eye for design and fashion, but we can study it and improve our own skills. Learning to think like an interior designer is a great way to tailor your home to your specific needs and desires, and it is so much more than just aesthetics that create a space. Functionality is equally important. Unfortunately, design is not just a general checklist. It is a balance of art and science. Using these tricks can help you become better. If you are looking to have your room feel more expressive, consider how to create a mood:
Determine the mood you want to create in the room. Imagine, you have decided the purpose of your room is a living room which can entertain guests. Then, you created a collection of images, colors, patterns, textures, and designs that really feel impactful to you. You also determined you are very intrigued by Scandinavian interior design. Now it is time to create the mood. If your room is going to be hosting guests, you may decide you want your room to feel inviting. Find elements that evoke this mood. Perhaps, you decide on a warm-toned color palette accompanied by an open layout space. A great way to try this out is by creating a mood board. A mood board will have fabrics, colors, textures, and pictures of elements you are looking to add to the room. You can create two different types of mood boards: digital or physical. A digital mood board can simply be created by saving images and using an app to collect all the images in one place. A physical mood board is more hands-on and is created by pinning fabrics, pictures, and patterns to a wall to see how all the elements work together. Either way is fine! Once you complete your mood board, decide what your mood or idea the assortment suggests. Make sure this aligns with your room’s ultimate end goal and that nothing feels out of place or unneeded.
The mood of your room will influence everyone who enters the area. You want it to be recognizable yet subtle. Mastering a mood can take your design to the next level. Remember to check out the rest of our series to discover more ways to think like an interior designer.