Be your own designer

Be your own designer

Any complex task can be solved by breaking it down into several small tasks, and then by correctly determining the sequence of actions. This principle applies to everything, including interior design.

What if you want to experiment within the interior of your own apartment or house on your own? This is not an easy task. However, having mastered a few key principles of work, you can handle it perfectly. So, what are the steps to take? These are the tips provided by experienced designers who work with INTERIA.


Start by identifying the areas of the room you need and determining their size, which will help you choose the right dimensions of furniture. Where do designers usually start? With the measurements of the room, with a discussion of functional areas and determining their place in the design of the room. Making a plan is not easy, but this step is a necessity. As an example, this will allow you to understand whether there will be enough space in the space if you place a sofa of the desired size in it, especially if it is an incredible Solar.

Stylistic guidelines

The chosen style determines a lot. The list of finishing materials, the choice of furniture and decorative items depends on it. Designers claim that one of the mistakes is to stop at a fashionable style and repeat it 100%. Professionals work differently: they choose several similar trends for one project. This approach allows you to make the space relevant for many years. What should you do? Create your own mood board, which will allow you to shape the future image of the space. This simple technique will help you decide what is important and what you can sacrifice.

Color range and furniture

In this case, two approaches will be appropriate: choose the shades you like and choose a palette that matches the stylistic decision of the project. Ideally, they should match. In addition, the designer determines whether a cold or warm color scheme is needed, light or dark, pastel or bright. The next step is to choose secondary shades that go well with the primary tones. Not only the object range, but also its color nuances will help to make the interior holistic and harmonious. After we have already decided on the range of colors, we start choosing furniture. We recommend that you rely on its size, comfort and compatibility. For example, INTERIA sofas and beds are perfectly combined with each other, and decorative items complement the whole picture. 


As in all previous stages, when choosing lighting fixtures, you should first decide on their number and location. However, the task of chandeliers, sconces and floor lamps is not only to illuminate the room, but also to complement the stylistic solution you have chosen. Designers go further and create entire lighting scenarios. As a rule, there are several of them in a project: general light, decorative, spot, additional, etc. To finally deal with this important issue, identify the areas that are important for lighting and think about what kind of lighting suits them best.

Textiles and décor

All designers are taught to go from the big to the small. The last one in our case is the decor. Professionals take up the choice of textiles, paintings and accessories that will make your interior special only after they have gone through the path described above. Of course, all these elements (except for the smallest ones) should be taken into account when creating the final collage of your project. However, they should be chosen when the project is nearing its final stage. This is the scenario that will allow you to avoid many mistakes and get what you like.