Not at all perfect and done in an extreme budget but there’s something about a first home redo and interior design that makes it extra special. The images I’m sharing with you in todays post are snippets from my first home. Back when my grandmother passed away, I ended up living in this nostalgic home and whilst keeping most of the furnishing as possible, young me with a huge passion for interior decided to put a modern touch to the home. The result: a slightly disheveled modern farm house.
Read on to see the mood board + and small tips to makeover your house on a budget.
Choose a focus point in the House
My interior design process actually already starts with the layout of the house. Which means that when I house hunt, I already know how the furniture roughly will lay out in the house and it is a major factor that comes in consideration when I choose the house or apartment I will be renting. Understanding layout, architecture and lighting can actually majorly influence the mood of the design, and can even make your house look bigger than it actually is (more on this on a future post!) . Once you understand and analyze the structure the property I usually set a focus point. The focus point is what will draw you and your guests eyes too the first thing they enter the house. In my first home’s case, I chose the kitchen
Budget Makeover Tip: PAINT & Color Palette
One of the quickest, cheapest and easiest way to makeover your house is to PAINT. I can’t remember the number of times since this that I’ve painted a cupboard, dresser, table or even a basket to update my interior. When painting it’s extremely important to decide on a specific color palette before even buying your paint and to stick to the color scheme. I usually go on Pinterest and make a new board or sometimes even a mood board via Canva. I like to print out a sheet of my mood board whenever I go out shopping for paint or interior. As you can see through following images, except from the blue in the kitchen and the painting in the living room the rest of the palette is kept neutral and according to the color palette I had initially decided on. My palette for this house was dusty blue, shades of white and ivory, black and natural warm wood colors.And lastly, my secret to making all kitchens look cool is to paint your fridge. Here I used a blackboard paint to be able to write memos on my fridge! Functional yet stylish way to upgrade your kitchen.
I hope you enjoyed this little snippet into my first interior design. If you want some more inspiration for interior design, don’t forget to check out my interior boards on Pinterest which are organized by various design styles.