Where do you start when considering a new room design? What specific item is the key to unwrap how your room design will unfold? What is that essential element that will make or break your room design?
When performing any room design, it helps to step back from what is already present and look at the space with new perspective. By setting aside how the room or space is already designed, you will be more open to allow new ideas and creative thoughts to flow
The best way to start from scratch is to use a floor planner or room layout program that allows you to recreate the bare essentials of a room or entire home. There is no better method to genuinely eliminate the current room layout from your minds eye.
It’s very helpful to work from an overhead view of a room where you can simply drag furniture and home decor items and set them in place as desired. You can easily and quickly see how well things fit or don’t fit. Overall, this works great for performing furniture placement and calculating furniture sizes, but it falls short of providing all the elements necessary to create a new room design.
To obtain the truest perspective of how to best design the room, you need to be able to view that room from the inside, with every design aspect of the original room removed. You could do this to an existing room, but that’s easier said than done, especially if the space is being utilized at the time. But even if you could empty the space, your room design options will be limited to small attempts to envision how the design will all fit together. You are limited to imagining how a wall will look with respect to a paint chip or wallpaper sample in your hand, and you are limited to imagining what the floor may look like with a particular carpet style and you are limited to… well, you are simply limited to what you can attempt to imagine, while trying to get your client or family member to envision what does not yet exist.
To truly perform any new room design, you need to go one step further and create the room as a 3D model where you can virtually step inside the room and view any of your ideas with ease. Using 3D home design software, you can change the upholstery style on the furniture time and time again as you move furniture pieces around, as you change wall colors, as you add home decor items, as you change lighting fixtures, and the list goes on. 3D Home design software lets you be as creative as possible because you can easily create a design style for the room and look at it thoroughly before spending a dime on material, labor or miscellaneous expenses.
If you think it may be too difficult to create the room in the first place, this might be correct if you were to use complicated architectural CAD software, but for most interior design needs, precision to the hundredth of an inch is not necessary. Most room and home planning software programs include a room wizard which enables you to quickly create most room layouts. You just need to provide the rooms length, width and height, and viola, in seconds, you have an accurate template of your room. Then, just drop in the doors and windows and your room is ready for you to perform your design wonders.