Interior Designing for My First Home
This site will contain articles on interior design by myself, and other contrubuters and writers. I hope you will learn more about home decorating and get decorating ideas through this site.
But before we get into the thick of things, let me tell you how I developed an interest in interior design.
First off, my home is not a mansion. It is a two bedroom apartment in a medium-rise building. It is a typical city living abode that acts as my sanctuary away from the urban jungle out there.
One of the things that drew me to the apartment was the view - the living room has large windows on two walls. The first window shows off the city view. And the second (my favorite) overlooks a garden that contains huge trees. In the summer, when I look out of that second window, I see greenery all about me. The tree tops are just about the reach of my apartment window. So much so that I can imagine being in a cabin out in a cool place in New Hampshire or the like!
The people who lived in the apartment before me did a lousy job though of decorating the place. They used horrid furniture, painted the walls colors that were much too bright. For instance, the living room walls were a brilliant yellow, the master bedroom was a deep blue, and the guest bedroom a lime green. It was like being hit by a kaleidoscope of confusing colors as I ventured from room to room. Lucky for the view and the layout of the place, or else I would have walked away and not bought the place!
But anyway, this is my humble adobe as I had viewed it then.
The question was once I had bought it, what could and should I do to make it into the place I wanted it to be?
Interior designing was a lot harder than I bargained for. However, I did not wish to hire an interior deigner because I did not have the means to do so, like so many regular folks out there!
So I read up, browsed through home interior stores, flipped through countless of home interior and home decorating catalogs. I still do that today. I have gained a passion for this!
Labels: Interior Design