The Designer’s Mantra

This is a simple guide to would-be, should-be, and could-be designers out there! Whether you’re a student, working mom, or a certified Interior Designer, these Seven Mantras will help you conceptualize for the best room ever!

1.Measure is Treasure

You can effectively design an interior if you have measured every area of the room.

Carefully planned placement of furnitures that fits perfectly matters most. A tape measure would be your bestfriend ever!

2. is Life

Color adds to the mood of your . It makes you happy, it makes you relaxed, pumps up your energy and the likes, depending on the color you choose. You can browse through Pinterest and search for color palettes or different theme you desire and bam! the search results would be endless.

Don’t be afraid to explore on different shades, hues and tones that would work best in the room. Oh I love this mantra!

3. An inspirational image saves the day

Ever heard of ‘inspirational image’? This is in the form of a picture, a piece of furniture or figurine, or any piece that has a unique and decorative feature. Start by looking for an inspirational image that captures the overall theme you desire in a room.

Save time figuring out where and how to start the design process by first focusing on this and use it as your ‘inspiration’ to select different style elements for your room.

4.Every project must have a DIY touch

This would give a personalized touch in every room. You can feel a sense of fulfillment seeing the piece you have done yourself. In case you’re a designer, you can involve your client in the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) process. It would be more fun!

5. Greenery is the Key

Don’t forget to add plants to your interior styling. It would be best to put plants that purifies air and gives luck. Having plants at home whether real or synthetic adds a relaxing and refreshing feel and compliments any style as well.

6. A touch of feung shui goes a long way

We are all fascinated with Feung shui as it brings goodluck and good vibes to a home. You don’t need to be an expert to add a touch of feung shui. A simple chime, incense, mirror, candles and lucky plants would do the trick.  If you want to go further, you can research on proper location of bed and other auspicious elements to further enhance your space.

7. Lastly, Don’t forget to make yourself or your client cry!

Seriously! Make it a goal, that when they see the outcome of the room, it would be exactly what they imagined or ‘something better’ and that would make them cry.

If you’re not a designer and you get to design your own room, then make yourself cry for all the efforts you’ve made that will really put a ‘wow’ factor. 🙂

So there you have it! I’ll be posting a separate blog for each mantra for more details. You can subscribe below so you will be updated always. Enjoy Designing!

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