What is the interior design process?
1. Concept / Idea
After getting in contact with interior designers (you can request here or ask us here if you have any questions), owners would still need to express their concept and ideas of their homes. Beautifully decorated interior should not only functions well but ideally it should creates a mood, feeling and shows off the personality of the family that lives inside. It is a good thing to know what you would want to do/have in your own home.
Once you have met with your interior designer, you would then be asked more specific details of the renovation, whether you are doing a full renovation or partial rooms. This portion will help your interior designer to come up with a quotation for your renovation works. A resale flat would usually require more works compared to a BTO HDB flat.
3. Confirmation of Renovation
Start of renovation would begin after owner sign the quotation and contract with a specific interior design company. Renovation works and price would have been agreed on but there would be a variant order clause in case owner wants to omit or include certain parts of the renovation.
4. Home Accessories
By this time, you would either be getting your lighting and bathroom accessories or should have already done so. It is always a good thing to know what you would want to put in the home in order to design a functional space. Lighting is especially important and should be selected for the functions of the room as well as for visual appeal. Direct lighting can come from a lamp or indirect lights that simply brighten the room. Floor spots, track lightings or recessed spotlights can enhance texture, color and room details.
Towards the end of the renovation works, you would want to check if everything is in place for you to move in. If there are any faults, your interior designer would be able to help rectify the issues and work it out together with you. Your home would be cleaned up before you move in so you need not do a major clean up.
Upon moving in, you would then be tasked to arrange your non-fixture furniture. You would have a guiding floorplan provided by your interior designer before hand. Generally, the main furniture pieces are directed toward the focal point, keeping the major traffic patterns open. Fill in with pieces you’d like to have that may or may not be available now. Be sure to balance high and low pieces as well as heavy and light ones around the room. Determine whether the furniture satisfies the functions you’ve planned for the room.