One of the most frustrating and exciting times in the budding home interior designer’s life is when moving property themselves. 

Seeing their home stocked with boxes, carefully transported by the best removalists, allows their new home to seem a brand new canvas they can decorate to their heart’s intent, allowing for a range of bottom-up applications that refine and define the space.

That said, there’s also the logistical task involved in unpacking, getting all of our possessions out in the open, thinking of what furnishings to apply, and where to place and orient furniture. Before proper interior design work can be done, there’s a lot of ‘hassle,’ so to speak.

Thankfully, this isn’t a permanent condition. If we’re careful about it, we can allow our interior design capabilities to flourish despite the relatively blank canvas of a home we need to fill. It takes a little diligence, the willingness to make mistakes. Tweaking is the best strategy to think of your home as a space to be utilized rather than an artwork to be perfected.

In this post, we’ll give warm guidance for achieving that and more:

Bring Out Your Essentials First

It’s good to bring out your essential possessions that you just know you’re going to place in the space, no matter your interior design whims. This might involve office furniture, minor decorative elements, functional utilities like television stands, or simple features such as standing lamps.

This way, you can get an idea of how some of these possessions will be oriented in the space and the degree to which they’ll be used in your final plan.

Consider Any Basic Visual Formatting

It’s good to use a few basic design principles to get started and to help you form how you’ll decorate the space in your mind’s eye. How you’ll orient furniture, where the focal points of a given room will be, and how you’ll place items that define and limit the navigable space are important.


The utility is also essential here, too. For instance – how many stools at your breakfast bar are going to be used at one time? Two, or thereabouts? If so, it might be worth removing half that you currently have. With a disciplinary approach like this, further interior design choices have a great foundation to work from.

Getting The Most Out Of A Space

It’s good to get the most out of space, but how is this achieved? Keeping the basic decorative colors relatively neutral gives you the chance to furnish with deeper and darker tones, or paint a feature wall later on. A well-placed mirror and proper blinds or curtains can help you get the most out of the natural light hitting a given room, allowing it to seem airy and permitting the use of more complex interior design techniques.

As you can see, optimizing the space could be one of your first ports of call.

With this advice, we believe you’ll practice the best interior design techniques, even straight after a move. When your home is in comfortable shape, then you can really flex your creative muscle from that point on.


Always improving one's surroundings.

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