Have you ever wondered why interior design is such a big business and what the importance of interior design could possibly be? Isn’t it just making a house pretty inside? I don’t think so. Interior design is a process. An interior designer or decorator is the guide that helps you through the process to link your home and your heart. Your choices during this process – from the barest idea of a plan, to the furniture, and down to the simplest accessory – will determine how your home feels, looks, functions, and connects with YOU. The process takes you from living in a house to sanctuary – your home.
It isn’t enough to say, “I want my house to look pretty.” There is much more to it than that. Beauty is only the outcome and the surface result. A home that relates to the people who live there is soothing, supportive, energizing, and a positive grounding to the rest of your life. So, how do you do this? Where do you begin implementing the importance of interior design in your home?
Start with what you want. How do you want to live? What do you love? Leave out what you don’t want and focus on the positive aspects. Did you know that you can create a more positive life for yourself if your thoughts are positive? That’s something you can start right now.
When a negative thought occurs, turn it around and speak the positive version. Do it often enough and it becomes ingrained in your being. Hold on to the positive feelings that come with thinking about what you want. Then you become the magnet that attracts the best of what’s possible in your life. This is powerful stuff. Is it easy? No. I have struggled all my life with negativity too. But then I stop (because no one can do it for you) and make myself re-state that negative thought into a positive statement. And that is when transformation occurs and change is welcome in your life and home.
So, what does this have to do with your home? In the past, have you followed the trends when decorating your home only to find that it doesn’t really fit the way you live? Are you looking for others to approve of the design choices you’ve made? I say don’t do that! The design of your home must come from your own heart. From your happy memories, your future dreams, from your own needs, and especially from your own desires.
Your home is the perfect place in which to express who you are, what you love, and who you aspire to be.
Don’t look to the trends to help you figure out what sofa to buy or even where to place it in a room. Trends have their place, but they aren’t always right for you. Don’t even spend money on furniture until you know what is best for you. Author G.K. Chesterton wrote that “home” is the one place in your life where you can experience your most authentic self without someone else telling you who you should be. If you are having trouble figuring that out, then you call me! As an interior designer, I can guide you to the best solution, colors, space plan, and even accessories that will fit you.
Are you ready for the transformation that comes when you tap into who you are and what you love and then apply that revelation to your home? My name is Christina Rodriguez and now that you understand the importance of interior design, I can help you turn your wants and needs into a home that fits you perfectly. Call me today, or send an email here to set up a time where we can talk about your project. Or, go here to take it one step further with a Design Work Session where I get to know you and we begin the changes in your home that you have been dreaming about.