Hiring a designer to help you furnish your home is a common practice nowadays. It’s not easy to choose from a plethora of styles and qualities and find the perfect bespoke solution. Many people imagine that design is a game of colours and selecting furniture from a catalogue. But it’s not. A designer is not just an aesthete, he or she is an engineer, a graphic designer, a psychologist and a businessman. This field is very complex and requires constant education in new technologies, trends and materials. Try for a moment to put yourself in the shoes of an interior designer. In three points we will summarize what a professional designer has to do.
Finding the right materials and matching colours is only a sliver of a designer’s job. (source: Klára Davidová)
1. Don’t experiment, visualize
The basic skills of a designer include not only the art of interior design. They must be able to render their ideas in a way that mirrors its final form, whether in the form of a hand sketch or modern 3D programs. Working with 3D materials is a must for an architect or designer. Thanks to this technology, the resulting visualization is indistinguishable from reality and gives clients the opportunity to get an accurate idea of the future shape of their interior.
TOP TIP FOR DESIGNERS – If you want to play around with colour matching, try our visualizer for a first sketch. Advanced designers can download 3D decors that can create a perfect image of the interior in the appropriate graphics program.
Interior design using 3D materials (source: Reawote)
2. Don’t design, solve
Interior design is not trial and error. It is a well thought out cascade of shapes that fit together to form a functional whole. The designer offers a tailor-made solution for every interior. He creates storage spaces in a small apartment, brightens up dark corners, makes cold bare walls cozy, in short, he can work with space so that every part in the apartment or house has its use and at the same time fits aesthetically with the whole concept. Especially in the kitchen, functionality comes first. The right layout makes cooking and cleaning easier.
Think about the fact that the kitchen must serve you. Make sure you have plenty of light, storage space and a place where you can sit down for a quiet family meal without distractions. (source: Meble Wnętrza)
3. Take inspiration from the details
How do you know a good designer? Like a painter – they have a distinctive style and leave an indelible imprint. Sometimes it is just a detail that turns conventional pieces into original art. The previous two points are practical and can be learned, but this one is about feeling. Therefore, not every design will suit you, just as not every painting will appeal to you.
Distinctive chrome handles and faucets in the same design and soft pastel colors – this dreamy style belongs to designer Natalia m Projects.
Even if you create a precise graphic design on your own, sort out all the technical aspects and even have a flair for distinctive style, still don’t hesitate to ask for advice! More eyes see more and design never has only one solution. It’s about variations, possibilities and the ability to see things from different angles and find the best solution for you and your needs. Design for living.