Unique design starts with you! The most personal designs are a result of being involved, intentional, and authentic throughout the design process. Honing your unique design style takes time. Explore trends, ask friends, tour homes, and talk to experts. These are great ways to sort through likes, dislikes, and what really works best for you!
Here are a few tips to help you achieve uniquely-you design:
Plan for Real Life
Your design style should be reflective of your life-style. Consider the wants and needs of all users who will occupy the space. Take time to contemplate anticipated room use and function upfront. This will lead to smart design decisions and ultimately happy spaces. Organization, accessibility, durability, and technology are all very personal design features to consider.
Create a Vision
Knowing what you like and what you want out of a design helps establish a vision. A balance between aesthetics and function also creates timelessness in a design. Having a vision helps keep you focused, on track, and eliminates unnecessary expenses that can arise when plans are incomplete or fickle. Designing spaces piece-by-piece with long gaps of time in between can lead to perpetually unfinished spaces, a recurring desire to alter the plan, and sometimes a room without a purpose.
Contrast creates a more realistic and natural feel in a design. Layer contrasting materials, patterns, and textures to enhance visual energy. Think coarse next to smooth, shiny next to dull, scratchy next to soft, etc. Contrast elevates design with unique personality.
Incorporate unique family heirlooms and everyday pieces into room design. Every house has a story to tell—authentic design tells your unique story. From custom color palettes that represent your tastes to decor that spotlights your interests, design can say a lot of things. Go with design selections that speak to you!
Everything Home’s signature Satisfaction by Design process is interactive and customizable. Contact us to learn more about how we can help you to achieve truly YOU-nique design!