Updated: Nov 7, 2022
When you start the process of renovating or re-decorating your home, my 3 main focuses are:
1. Purpose 2. Place 3. Pleasure
When it comes to any room, think about what you intend to use the room for - what is its purpose? for instance, the dining room (if you have one) is this a space you will use frequently or only for occasions. Using pattern, wallpapers give them a fun element, this is great for kids bedrooms too. Downstairs cloakrooms and toilets are also a great place to use colour and pattern - opening the door to a surprising interior is always great, but start small and don’t over do a big room at once.
Where do you spend most of your time? The choices of colour and furniture should be influenced on what the space is used for
Bedrooms are restful places, soft textures and warm lighting
Kitchens should be your lightest spaces as they are the hub of the house. I love to use brass and mirroring in kitchens to reflect natural sunlight. the feature of a dark island in contrast becomes a lovely feature.
Using existing furniture will help to map out what other things you need.
Some people start with a paint colour, some people start with a cushion or a tile and use that to dictate the look and feel of the room. whatever inspires you is what you should go on.
think about the key features you need in a room and you can add as you go along e.g dining table, dining chairs (essentials) then add lighting, rugs, sideboards, colours etc.
If you’re still struggling, Pinterest is the perfect place to gain inspiration and start a collection of your favourite things: here is ours: @n3tpx
Here are a list of some questions to ask yourself to start off with - finding fabrics you like, textures, tiles, rocks, stones from the beach, clothing, ANYTHING, collect and store - you never know what it might inspire down the line
Some question prompts:
What inspires you?
What colours do you like?
Where will you spend most of your time?
What kind of job do you have? is it high stress and therefore you want a more calm environment?
Do you like to entertain? more chairs and bigger tables
Where will your christmas tree go? (i love waking into a home and seeing the spot by some bay Windows or in a kitchen setting which fills me with an edited fuzzing feeling for the winter months)
Where does your sunlight come in? remember that colours change in the light and different times of day
Do you have children or want a family? what bedrooms need to decorated to suit
dressing your windows is very important - shutters, blinds, curtains
What do you love?
What does your morning and evening routine look like?
How do you want to feel when you walk into your home?
The fragrance of your house - candles, firewood, incense, diffusers