How to Redecorate your North Dallas Home, Part 2

Posted by Michael Foran on Sun, Jun 18, 2017 @ 06:17 PM
Michael Foran

This is Part 2 on "How do I Redecorate my North Dallas Home"

Like we said in "How to Redecorate your North Dallas Home" there are a lot of home owners in North Dallas who are wanting to redecorate their home. The most important part is to have a good plan and a North Dallas interior designer can help with that.

 There are a lot of beautiful homes in North Dallas (Plano, Frisco, McKinney, Fairview and northern Dallas) Some of them are 20-25 years old and need redecorating.

Where should you start with your decorating project?

Should you start with new flooring, paint, a sofa, rug, painting, carpet, new kitchen or wall color? The place to start is with a plan. You need to plan what decorating direction you want for your home. You should think about what style you want and what color you would like to use. You must have a floor plan and know what your budget is for your project.  A professional interior designer should be able to give you an idea what the cost of your project will be after they interview you and find out the scope of your decorating project.

1. When selecting your color scheme, start with patterns, because there will only be so many patterns you like. 

It is easier to co-ordinate a solid to go with a pattern, than the other way around.  If you want a pattern rug you should start there. If you have artwork that you want to use, start there. If you fell in love with a patterned fabric, start there. Always start with the patterned item and you will  then find it is easier to find textures and solids to go with them.


2. You should always consider comfort

What does comfort mean to you?  Do you want to sit with your feet on the floor or do you want to curl up on a large chair? Do you want luxurious down cushions or firm foam cushions? Comfort means different things to different people.  What does comfort mean to you? Better quality furniture will be more comfortable because of better quality materials.

 

comfortable down leather recliner

Comfortable down leather recliner from one of our best manufactures.

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3.How to select paint colors.

Ask yourself these questions:

How will you use each room?

A master bathroom is better in a lighter color, because darker colors will absorb light and make it hard to see to put on make-up.

Color will affect the way you feel?

You may not feel comfortable in a large all white room. It may feel too stark.  If you live in a warm climate, then you might consider a cooler color on the walls like soft gray or blue. Soft cooler colors like blue or turquoise can work well in a warmer climate.  In a cooler climate warm colors can give you a nice feeling.

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 Soft blue living room

4. Lighting

 You need to make a furniture floor plan before you do your lighting, so you know where to add lighting.

There are a lot of different types of lighting: general , task, accent and cove lighting. Select your ighting fixtures based on the needs in each room.

Bathroom sconce lighting

Thes vertical sconces give you great lighting for make-up. 

5. Window Treatments

Draperies – What will they do for my room and do I need help from an Interior Designer?


The focal point of a room is often the draperies. They can add color, softness and texture to a room as they beautifully frame a window.  High ceilings, lots of drywall and hard surface floors are in many of the newer homes of today,  Beautiful rugs and draperies give you the ability to greatly improve your acoustics.   Artistic detail and drama can be shown in your rugs and custom draperies, if they are done correctly.

Beautiful silk draperies

Beautiful silk draperies.

6. Accessories - How to finish the look.

One of the most artistic areas of interior design is amazing accessories and dynamite draperies. A professional interior designer can help you in this area which is all about details and design knowledge.


Start by standing back and looking at your room. Look to see what spots need to be completed or softened.  Some areas may be a focal point and need a great piece of art.  Other areas just may need to be filled or softened.

Large transitional artwork

Elegant artwork

Your room should be looked at like it is a giant painting that needs to be finished. Look at your room as a whole, not as separate areas. Stand back or look down from an upstairs balcony to see your room from above. Then you can actually see what areas need something extra.

 

In summary, there are 6 areas that need to be covered when redecorating your home.  They are:

1.  Select your color scheme and start with patterns for the room

2.  Consider your comfort

3.  Select your paint colors 

4. Have a lighting plan

5. Get help from an interior designer for window treatments --add color, texture and softness and help with the acoustics

6. Finish the look with awesome accessories and artwork.  They finish the look and make the redecorating complete.

>>>Click here read part one on how to Decorate you North Dallas Home<<<

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