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There is a lot to be said for a thoughtfully designed room at its maximum potential. It can make you sit back, relax, and take a breath. It can energize you, put a smile on your face, and give you a fresh outlook on the day.
A well-designed room creates positive vibes, always! Wouldn’t it be the greatest to consider your surroundings maximized to their full potential?!
Interior design is one of the most overlooked highly impactful trades. A home is never living at its full potential without thoughtful interior design. Interior design does not need to be a luxury, it should be part of everyone’s reality.
If you are frozen in your tracks when it comes to home design, this post is for you!
HOW TO MAKE THOUGHTFULLY DESIGNED ROOM YOUR REALITY
There are three easy ways to maximize any room’s potential. I cannot stress enough that these trade tricks are reachable for any homeowner to accomplish. A thoughtfully designed room always starts by pulling inspiring images, dissecting them, and bringing the things you love about those images into your own home.
One quick example: the room above peaks my interest with its tone on tone blue baseboard, walls, and bookshelves. It’s all simply paint, but it adds such a thoughtfully designed base design of this room.
The layers of furnishings, and then accessories are added one at a time and all incorporate something thoughtful. Pattern play, textural neutrals, eclectic eras, curves, and clean lines. This room has it all, and the tone on tone background helps bring it all together seamlessly.
So without further ado, let’s get to those 3 ways to maximize your room’s potential 👇
#1: GET YOUR DESIGN MINDSET ON THE READY
The first way to maximize your room’s potential is to think bigger. Yep, it is a shift of mindset.
Don’t limit your thoughts on what you can accomplish in your own home. You may be worried about spending too much money. Maybe you are unsure about going too bold, or even taking a chance on something outside of your comfort zone. It could come down to the technical basics like your ceilings aren’t as high as all of your inspiration.
Don’t let any of this hold you back from accomplishing your design goals in your home. Mix high and low finishes, find dupes, and get the overall vibe on a tighter budget. You’ll never be disappointed in yourself for taking a risk or an unexpected leap to get an aesthetic you love in your own home! Embrace the mentality that there is something special that your home has to offer to offset the variation of architectural details you see in those ultimate inspiration images.
Pro Tip: Paint your walls pink if you love pink 👆
#2: COLLECT THOUGHTFUL INSPIRATION
It is never too late to start collecting thoughtful inspiration and layers for your home. To maximize any room’s potential and keep your momentum along the way, you must gather thoughtful inspiration and dive into why you love it.
Maybe you have held out on home design projects because your family is ever-evolving. It could be that day-to-day life has taken priority. Although, the reason I hear most is that you just don’t know where to start when it comes to home design. If you can’t wait to maximize your home’s potential, it’s going to take a bit of dedicated time and inspiration to make it happen. We are here to guide you through!
We have developed a mini-course called The MMDH Mood Board Method (it’s FREE here!) to start your most purposeful inspiration-gathering process. It is a matter of taking an hour or two out of your week to really thoughtfully gather design inspiration that will drive your home furnishing projects forward.
Once you have your inspiration honed in on, you can always be on the lookout for those thoughtful layers of furnishings and accessories.
#3 INCORPORATE THOUGHFUL LAYERS
Collections of items you love naturally lead to layers in your home. Layers in any home naturally make a home feel established and complete.
If your home needs larger pieces of furniture, start with that base collection of items you really love [don’t forget to scale each piece appropriately for your room!]. Once you have the base pieces, you can fill in the voids with smaller collected furnishings. Lastly, the styling of artwork and accessory collections brings your space to life!
We have filmed an entire 6-module course called The MMDH Furnishing Method (BUY it here!) to walk you through my process of collecting the most thoughtful of furnishing layers for one room at a time. This course will give you the confidence, motivation, and like-minded insight from other homeowners working through similar projects [including me!].
We are building a digital platform and community to help homeowners just like you make any house a thoughtfully designed home, one room at a time.
Pro Tip: Buy items you love when you least expect to find them because as soon as you start looking for a specific piece, it is always harder to find.
WHEN ARE YOU READY TO MAXIMIZE YOUR HOME’S POTENTIAL?
I love finding “free” square footage in a client’s home! Rooms that were simply missing their purpose. Spaces that are not being utilized to their full potential. These are the room transformation projects that maximize the potential of any home.
This happens when you can push a bit further, think outside the typical box, and fall in love with the home you live in. Let us know when you are ready. Team MMDH is so here for it!
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