Avoid Design Gaffes—Work with an Interior Designer!

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Have you ever worked with an interior designer?

If so, you know what a valuable resource an interior designer can be—saving you money by making sure everything is well planned for your home, with no mistakes!

And a designer can save you the hassle of researching sources for just the right item!

How do you get started? First, you need one special item to build from. It might be a favorite set of dishes, a painting, or fabric on a chair that speaks to you. Starting from scratch, with nothing to work with? Then, make a trip to your local bookstore and purchase a few design magazines. Make a file of images of rooms you love. (And a file of rooms you hate!) A good designer will be able to see common features in each to build in—and to avoid.

It always helps to do a space plan of the room on paper first. A space plan allows you to see immediately if the sofa you just fell in love with will work in your space, or look like an elephant in your room. Understanding scale and using proper proportion is key to a room that works. If you love to entertain and need seating for large groups, smaller scale furniture offers flexibility that larger, more cumbersome pieces don't. No one likes to sit in the middle seat of the sofa! A pair of love seats might be the better solution, but you won't know until you have a scale drawing of your space.

Our motto: "Love Your Home" is one we take seriously and aim for in each project. Home Life Interiors promises good interior design for all the seasons of your life. Contact Kathy Barry, Allied ASID, Certified Aging in Place Specialist, at 616.460.9215

 Courtesy of Home Life Interiors.

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