Inside Out: July 2017

June 22 2017

IT is no surprise that renovating a property, or even just one room in your home, is a daunting prospect for many, best put off for as long as possible, or until you simply cannot bear it a moment longer!

IT is no surprise that renovating a property, or even just one room in your home, is a daunting prospect for many, best put off for as long as possible, or until you simply cannot bear it a moment longer! 

Redecorating quickly becomes expensive, is hugely time-consuming and the logistical upheaval is not something you want to have to repeat. Traditionally, people say interior designers can save client’s money, by helping them avoid bad choices that would be costly to rectify, but it remains a luxury service for most. 

Joyfully, it is of course something you can always do yourself. The difficulty is in thinking about all the tiny details in advance, and making a million minute decisions about colours, patterns, textures, finishes, furnishings, switch plates, handles - and on and on the list could go.  

The main key to DIY success is to plan your project thoroughly. Visual aids, such as  moodboards, are how the professionals ensure the overall scheme will come together, so why not give one a try?

 It you are afraid to make a mistake, break the rules or simply unsure whether you will like it, this a great way to help you visualise the final scheme. There are plenty of inspirational examples on Pinterest and Instagram to guide you on your way.  

To have a crack at mood-boarding in company, over a cup of tea and a natter, join one of my regular interior design workshops at Hamilton House. 

 

 

For 20% off pay in Bristol Pounds or use the code BV20 when booking online at www.zoehewettinteriors.co.uk