Designing a home may seem at first glance a very complex work, to the point of always relying to an architect to give us directions, establish for us spaces and volumes and how to arrange the orientation of the rooms . The risk you run often, in these cases, is to be at the end with a product certainly well done, very refined, but completely depersonalized, that absolutely does not reflect those that house will have to live there. Still need a few tricks to succeed in what seems an impossible task: let us see how to design and decorate the house.

how to design

First, the necessary tools for our design DIY: decor magazines, Internet sites that deal with the topics in question, but mostly always pay attention to the environments in which we find ourselves: shops, homes of friends: each of them will tell something, if we have the ability to listen. Once we have an idea of what may be our style (modern, shabby, classic, contemporary, country), we download a program from the network. It’s called Sweet home, the download is free and its use easy.

Thank sweet home (which is the absolute best, but there are so many similar programs) you can draw the plan of your home and work to raise and demolish walls, create windows, rooms, and above all enter the furniture inside the rooms, so as to have an overall view of the environment, visual also available in 3D.

Once we have all the tools at our disposal, and ideas made ​​clear from reading many magazines, we can proceed to design: just have firm points, such as light. If we live in a basement or if the house is not very bright, are strictly banned dark colors. Via then to a clear floor, resists soiling, a marble or parquet birch, for example, and also via a mobile clear, however, to choose materials easy to clean, since the white attracts dirt easily. Same thing goes when the environment we’re going to live is small quadrature : the furniture should be preferably low and compact, preferably recessed, so as to offer the eye a broad vision and harmonious.

The cupboards in the wall are a real asset, useful in case of very spacious, since the option to leave the walls (apparently) and free to choose the furnishings original, colorful, witty, rejoice that the home without going to clash with the style of the furniture, which is not necessarily dialogue in harmony with them. Following this principle, it is easy to imagine to design the whole house, in the name of light, harmony, of airiness: eliminate, where possible, the doors, replacing them with furniture (type libraries) or with the walls , so that the light circles as possible.