The perks of physical sample boards

Physical Sample Boards

Digital sample boards are becoming more common, as a convenient option for interior designers to whip up in a pinch. However, to really bring the “mood” to your board, a physical version has the benefit of providing the tactile experience of each sample. You can also add in extra touches to enhance the “vibe” and make reference to your inspiration – this example uses fresh chillies to complement the glossy red tiles of a kitchen/dining area.

Get Creative With Kids Rooms

Get Creative With Kids Rooms

Kids rooms can be some of the most fun projects to receive as an interior designer. They allow you to use a bit more creativity in attempting to spark their curiosity and imagination. Just make sure that it can be easily adapted as they get older – think wall stickers instead of a painted mural!

design tip: choosing a white paint is harder than it looks

Choosing White Paint

Although painting walls white might seem like the easy choice for an interior designer, choosing the perfect white is an art in itself. “Pure white” is almost never used, so the designer must consider warm/cool tones, tints, glossy/matte finishes, and how all of these will be affected by the lighting of the space.

it's the little things that turn a house into a home

Turn A House Into A Home

A room can have the most luxurious furniture in the world – but without the smaller finishing touches it is likely to have a cold, empty atmosphere. Don’t forget details such as wall art, cushions, and personal items to give a warmer, lived-in feel

vintage furniture dimensions

Vintage Furniture Dimensions

Ever wonder why different items of furniture are usually a certain height? As shown in this vintage diagram from 1952, the standard measurements are all designed with the average 5’9″ human in mind – quite brilliant when you think about it!

design tip: paint swatches on every wall before you decide on a colour

Swatch Every Wall

Before you decide on a new paint colour for your room, be sure to paint swatches of all your colour options on every wall. This will allow you to fully analyse how it will look under all of the different patterns of lighting from both indoors and outdoors (don’t forget to check how it looks in both day and night!)