Do you want the professional scoop on how to make your interior design look straight out of Elle Decor? Look no further than San Francisco Design. Whether you just moved in or are looking for a design update, our designers are putting their minds to the task and giving you a step-by-step guide to make your home look professional put together.
Follow our most sought-after interior designer, Jane Memmott’s, guide to take your space from amateur to professional in one fell swoop.
Step #1: Start with a natural color
No matter which room you are designing or remodeling, make sure that you start with a neutral base. All of the colors that range from cream to beige fit perfectly on the scale of neutrality. A naturally-colored base gives you a lot of room to work with. Also, it opens up any space by reflecting the natural light pouring in from doors and windows. Conversely, darker colors can make a room appear smaller and limit your design later on down the road.
Step #2: Try tonal furnishings
We will let you on another interior designer secret– tonal furnishings. Using multiple shades of the same color or the same hue creates a sense of luxury, elegance, and refined effortlessness. It is also visually comforting to any on-looker. If you want your room to scream style, then try this tip on for size.
Step #3: Mix-in texture
Keep things interesting by adding different textures, patterns, fabrics, and finishes. Because you began your design with a neutral color base, you can play around with a variety of accessories and other decorating elements. All good interior decorators will tell you that accent fabrics and accessories are a great way to add visually-compelling pieces that you can easily switch on when the trends change. Right now, we are loving acid-washed fabrics, pastel patterns, and matte finishes.
Step #4: Add contrast and depth
The final step to any good design is digging a little deeper. If you have ever been in a room that feels overwhelming, you know precisely why depth is crucial to professional interior design. However, it’s not only small spaces that need a sense of depth. Make your space more complex by adding contrasting elements including contrasting hues, mirrors, layered fabrics, and minimalistic décor.
Follow these simple steps to achieve the professional design of your dreams. For additional help with your interior design, contact our experts. We love advising homeowners throughout Utah and the rest of the country.