29 January 2022

It’s time to decorate and you have ideas and inspiration but you just don’t know where to start. Sound familiar? It can often feel overwhelming when you first approach designing a space, but if you plan before you begin, you can confidently tackle the project!

Where To Start

Before you start moving furniture around and choosing paint colors, assess the goals for the room. It’s the most important step when approaching design. How do you want or need the room to function? How do you want it to make you feel? Start by creating a vision for the room.

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Design by Bandd Design    Photography by Molly Culver


Designing a room is all about visual balance and leveling out the weight of the room. It doesn’t matter if you prefer symmetrical or asymmetrical looks, each item in the space needs specific placement so the entire room feels balanced. Place similar materials across from one another, such as colors and textures.

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Design by Bandd Design    Photography by Molly Culver

Focal Point

When you walk into a room, you eye should naturally move to a certain focal point in the space. For example it could be the fireplace in your living room or a large piece of artwork in the dining room. Once you have the focal point chosen, you can then layout the furniture and accessories around it. Those elements should aid in moving the eye around the room back to the focal point.

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Design by BANDD DESIGN     Photography by Molly Culver

Color Palette

One of the most important steps in design is to make your space feel cohesive. And one of the easiest ways to accomplish this is to decide on a color palette. If you work the colors evenly around the room, it not only makes shopping for your space easier, it will ensure your room feels put together.

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Design by Bandd Design    Photography by Molly Culver

Paint Colors

Don’t rush out and pick a paint color for you room as a first step. We recommend choosing the one inspirational piece in the room and using that as a starting point. Maybe it’s your favorite art piece or a rug or throw pillow. It will be much easier to find a complementary paint color based on the element rather than the other way around.

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Furniture Placement

Finally, make sure you carefully consider where you will be placing your furniture. Too often we see people pushing their furniture up against the walls. It may seem like it’s making the room bigger, however it will wind up disconnected and unwelcoming.

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Design by BANDD Design | Photography by Molly Culver

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