Designing Your Dream Home: Inspiration and Ideas for Personalized Living Space

Brad Smith
Written By Brad Smith

The average person’s idea of redecorating is buying a new couch and repainting their bedroom walls. Most people buy houses, and then live with the decorations put up by the last owner. However, living in such a way is essentially living in somebody else’s shadow. Redecorate your home so that it is entirely yours and there are no vestiges of past owners. Only once your home has been redecorated so that it is entirely yours can you truly call it your own. This post will offer some inspiration and ideas for personalizing your living space and making it more special and unique.

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Reinventing Your Idea of Living

Why live in a house that’s bigger than you need it to be? Most people’s houses are three or four times larger than their lifestyles require. A tiny home could be a much better option for you if you’re living beyond your means. You can buy now online if a tiny home is what you are interested in. Companies will build them just for you and ship them out to wherever you want them delivered. Something to note is that tiny homes need plots of land. If you are interested in living in one, you will need to either free up space in your backyard, demolish your house, or buy land for it. The land is, fortunately, easy to come by. It’s expensive closer to or in cities but can be picked up for next to nothing if you look rurally.

Making Structural Property Changes

Making structural changes to your house can be an extremely effective way of eliminating any design introductions made by past owners and making your home your own. Of course, you will need a planning permit and the help of a professional interior designer. You won’t be able to make changes to your house until you have obtained these things. A planning permit is especially important. Making structural changes to your home before you have obtained one can lead to you getting into a lot of trouble and even receiving fines.

Understanding the Importance of Interior Design

Before continuing, it’s necessary to briefly touch on the importance of interior design. A lot of people wonder why it’s as essential as this post makes it sound. The main reason that interior design is something you should give serious thought to is that without it, your home would not be your own, or at least, it would be designed to somebody else’s specifications and needs. Redesigning your home allows you to impart your own personal flair on it and leave it to the next person as something that’s entirely your own. When a house is all yours, it is a lot more comfortable.

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Enlisting the Support of Professional Designers

Interior design is a field of study that some people devote their entire lives to. If you have no idea what constitutes attractive interior design, hire somebody to do the work for you. It’s certainly not going to be cheap hiring an interior designer but it will be rewarding. Make sure to conduct extensive online research if you want to hire somebody so that you are able to hire a designer or design company with good reviews, a solid reputation, and knowledge of the area of interior design that interests you, i.e., Japanese or Scandinavian minimalism, farmhouse, or souk chic.

Carefully Shopping for New Furniture

If you are unable to make massive changes to your home’s structure or simply do not want to and instead want your design changes limited to furniture, shop around and find furniture that’s right for you. There are many different online furniture providers operating on the internet today. Find the one that works for you. You can do this by looking around and researching and taking the time to learn about the design style that interests you. If there is a specific design style you like, you need to find a retailer that specializes in that.

Taking Inspiration from Online Journals and Blogs

If you are going to make design changes to your home’s interior yourself, consider drawing inspiration from online journals and blogs. There are lots of journals and blogs dedicated to interior design operating on the internet today. These journals and blogs are great for people who are interested in interior design but do not have the knowledge to undertake a home redesign themselves. Make sure to add your own personal flair to design styles you borrow from other people’s websites, making them your own and not carbon copies.

Designing your dream home can be difficult to do if you have never had to make any interior design changes to your house in the past. The guidance given in this post can be used to ensure that your project goes smoothly.

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Written by Brad Smith

CEO & Lead Interior Designer

Brad Smith is an experienced interior designer and the founder of With a Master's degree in Interior Design from Pratt Institute and a passion for creating safe and healthy living spaces, Brad shares his expert insights and innovative design ideas with our readers. His work is driven by the belief that home is where every story begins.