Home interior design tips for the modern mover

home interior design tips for the modern mover

Moving into a new home can often be an exciting experience. It’s a chance to start fresh, to create new memories, and…to reimagine your living space. One of the most exciting aspects of moving is the opportunity to do some house decorating, tailoring it to your own tastes and lifestyle. It’s the perfect time to start with a blank canvas and think through your new home’s style and substance, or what’s known in the business as interior decor. With the right approach, you can turn your new house into a personalised sanctuary – one that embodies and enhances your daily life. Let’s dive into the exciting world of interior design and discover how to turn your new house into a home that’s uniquely yours.

Understanding the basics of home interior design

understanding the basics of home interior design

If you are new to the world of interior design but keen to learn more, this section is for you. You don’t need to be ‘Michaelangelo’ to have good interior design – it’s all about following some basic principles (really!). Interior design isn’t rocket science. It’s about creating a space that makes you go, “Ahh, this feels right.” Think about the colours that tickle your fancy, lighting that sets the mood, and arranging furniture so it doesn’t feel like you’re playing Tetris. Remember, it’s your canvas – paint it however you like.

Here are some key interior design principles to keep in mind as you begin your journey:

understand colour theory

Understand colour theory: Colours can significantly impact the mood and atmosphere of a room. Learn the basics of colour theory, including the psychology of colours and how different hues can evoke various emotions. Experiment with different colour palettes to find ones that resonate with you and complement the function of the space.

consider scale and proportion

Consider scale and proportion: Pay attention to the scale and proportion of furniture and decor items in relation to the size of the room. Balancing these elements ensures that the space feels not only harmonious but also visually pleasing. Avoid overcrowding a room with oversized furniture or overwhelming it with tiny pieces.

focus on functionality

Focus on functionality: While aesthetics are essential, don’t overlook the practical aspects of design. Consider how you use each space and prioritise functionality accordingly. Invest in furniture that serves both form and function, and try to ensure that the layout promotes easy movement and usability.

balance and harmony

Balance and harmony: Achieving balance and harmony is crucial for creating visually appealing interiors. Balance can be symmetrical, where elements are evenly distributed on either side of a central axis. Or asymmetrical, where visual weight is balanced without mirroring. Experiment with different compositions to find the right balance for your space.

importance of lighting

Importance of lighting: Lighting can dramatically affect the ambience of a room. Incorporate a mix of ambient, task, and accent lighting to illuminate different areas and also create depth. Natural light is also crucial. So, maximise it whenever possible by using sheer curtains or strategically placing mirrors to reflect light.

texture and layers

Texture and layers: Introducing a variety of textures adds depth and interest to a room. Experiment with different materials such as wood, metal, fabric, and glass to create visual and tactile contrast. Layering textures adds dimension and warmth to the space, making it feel inviting and cosy.

personalise your space

Personalise your space: Your home should reflect your personality and unique style. Don’t be afraid to infuse personal touches through artwork, accessories, and decor items that hold sentimental value. Your space should tell your story and make you feel comfortable and at ease.

experiment and evolve

Experiment and evolve: Interior design is a journey of exploration and self-discovery. Don’t be afraid to experiment with different styles, layouts, and colour schemes until you find what resonates with you. Be open to evolving your space over time as your tastes and lifestyle change.

With these principles in mind, roll up your sleeves, let your creativity loose, and get ready to design a space that’s as unique and wonderful as you are!

Happly’s role in your design journey

happly's role in your design journey

So, what does Happly have to do with interior design you might ask? Happly is your trusted sidekick or moving buddy. It’s true, we are more about the before and after of house decorating. We can either help you move your belongings into your new rental or storage before the tradies come and do their work. Or back out of storage or your rental into the freshly made up house. Happly’s high quality and trusted provider partners, from packing supplies, to removalists, to cleaners, to unpacking services, can help reduce the chaos that typically comes with moving in; enabling you to swiftly settle in and be ready to embark on the exciting opportunity of your new home’s interior design. 

Happly is also proud to partner with ReLove. They support the less fortunate who are moving out of crises such as domestic abuse. For further information, click here to learn more about how you can help support those less fortunate and let go of the old to make way for the new at your new home.

Mixing functionality with style in your new home

mixing functionality with style in your new home

Now, let’s talk about the delicate dance of mixing practicality with pzazz. Sure, that neon pink beanbag chair might look fun, but will it clash with your grandma’s antique china cabinet? Probably. Seek out furniture pieces that can pull double duty. Just like storage ottomans or coffee tables with secret compartments for hiding snacks. And don’t forget about smart home gadgets – they’re like the James Bond of home decor, minus the tuxedo.

Making your new house a home

Fellow design adventurers, it’s time to unleash your inner Joanna Gaines and make your new house feel like home sweet home. Whether you’re a design novice or a seasoned pro, remember that the most important thing is to have fun with it. Grab a paintbrush, channel your inner DIY diva, and turn that blank canvas into a masterpiece. 

With Happly by your side, you can best be ready to launch into this exciting journey with confidence. So, embrace the opportunity to transform your new space into a home that truly feels like yours, and let Happly help put you in position to do so. Happy (😉) decorating!

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