LIVE * YOUR * STYLE: Reflect the Inner You with … Interior Design
By Louann Magi
Some things come naturally to certain people: baking, drawing, designing a room… For the rest of us, it takes an education. When I designed my first apartment, I knew what I wanted but had trouble bringing that vision to life. I guess you could say I was overwhelmed. The daunting task of pulling together a space that wasn’t just a bedroom in a fully furnished house seemed like an impossible chore. As with all things, it took practice, a few moves, and some divine (design) inspiration to finally feel comfortable designing my home. As well as this education, I have a degree in Interior Design/Interior Architecture from the University of Maryland.
Whether your space is simply a room or an entire house, there are a few things I’ve learned about interior design to help you conquer your design demons…
Personalize your space.
Your home should reflect who you are. If someone were to walk into your home, they should know that it’s yours. The best way to achieve this is by including accessories that reveal your hobbies and interests. What’s important is that you distance yourself from what the stores are telling you to buy. Often times we are drawn to ideas that are trendy or pre-done. Ask yourself some questions: What style do you prefer? What are your favorite colors? Do you like texture?
When creating your home into your personal needs you will experience the following:
- You will have a since of happiness.
- You will feel nested within your environment.
- When you have proper function in your space, it will give you ease of living.
Don’t be scared to think outside the box. Allow the creativity to flow and if you have trouble putting it all together, just know we are a phone call away. Like us on Facebook .