The Entropy of Elegance – How to Avoid Disorder When Crafting Your Dream Home


The process of creating your dream home is a wonderful one, as throughout the planning and design phases you get to see what all of your ideas will look like. Construction takes a while, and can be an expensive, drawn-out process, but in the end the finished product justifies the waiting and the saving.

There are many ways that home construction can go wrong, but lots of new homeowners forget about the last point at which things can go south - the decorating and design phase. Saving your home from a clashing interior decoration doesn’t have to a drawn out, difficult process either, and with our handy guide on avoiding disaster when crafting your dream home you know your finished product will be everything you hoped for.

Furniture 

The effect that furniture can have on the overall look of your dream home is staggering. A couch that seems out of place can throw off the visual balance of a whole room, and finding time to rearrange everything can be a hassle so getting it right the first time is the best way to avoid needless backtracking.

When it comes to matching your furniture with other items of furniture as well as wall colour and other decor, reupholstering is a great idea if you don’t want to buy new pieces. Fabric suppliers can provide you with the materials to do it yourself, or you can bring the material you want to an upholsterer and get them to do it for you.

Paint 

Painting your home is a drawn out process, but if the walls and the floors clash you have very little choice in the matter. Many people think that a dream home should have interesting walls or feature walls that can draw the eye to your new living room, or a new TV setup in said room, but this can make clashing colour schemes a real problem. Try painting your walls a neutral colour throughout the interior of your home to ensure that any kind of furniture, art, or interior decor in general can suit whatever room it ends up in.

Layout 

The layout of each room will not only dictate how the room is used, but also how big the space feels. A poorly arranged room will feel cramped and will have a lot of misused space, so you need to make sure you are making the right choices for furniture placement.

For instance, some people would say that the best placement for a couch is against the wall and near a corner, to use as much space as possible in the room, however a better placement might be more central to the room, so the television and sideboard can take up the corner space perfectly. Play around with your layout and see what feels most natural.

Decor 

Once your furniture is setup and the painting is done, it’s time to populate those empty spaces on tables and in hallways. Display cabinets can and should be filled with items that are important to you, family pictures should always be placed in an area that your eye is naturally drawn to, and polished hardwood floors should be covered with a rug or a runner that has similar aesthetics to its surroundings. This is the final touches of the interior design phases.

With these tips, you are well on your way to having a perfectly designed dream home, complete with aesthetic synchronicity and a distinct lack of disorder.