Welcome back to “5 DIY Interior design Tips” with Audimute. Our first DIY interior design tip was to measure your space to accurately begin your home redesign project. Last week, we introduced our second design tip, gather ideas for your space and organize your ideas onto an inspiration board. Both of these design tips will be useful when you begin to conceptualize the design for your space, bringing us to our third DIY design tip.
Step 3: Plan Your Design
You can now begin creating a plan for your space!
One easy technique is to create a sketch of your space by tracing. First, take a picture of your space that most accurately represents your room. This picture should ideally be taken when your space is near empty but we understand that may not be possible so do your best! Then, purchase a pad of tracing paper and place the picture of your space under a sheet of tracing paper. Start tracing over the picture until you have the outline of your room.
Next, begin to sketch in your furniture and fixtures. Create multiple copies of your sketch to experiment with multiple room layout ideas. Using colored pencils or markers to fill in your sketch can help you visualize possible color schemes.
Once you have an idea of where your furniture and fixtures will be placed you can begin to experiment with additional décor ideas. For example, show your walls some love and accessorize them with a unique wall design. With our acoustic panels, you can add wall art to your space that is both aesthetically pleasing and acoustically effective. These acoustic panels will add a unique décor statement to your home and will eliminate any bothersome noise issues in your living space.
For acoustical purposes, your panels should be placed at ear level. Typical home applications only require 5%-25% of wall surface area to be covered with absorption material. Using the measurements of your room from our first DIY design tip, you can calculate how much acoustic material you will need. Simply multiply your total wall surface area with the percentage of acoustical coverage you require (see step-by-step instructions for calculating acoustic panel coverage here: How Many Acoustic Panels Do I Need?
Use your room sketches to decide where you would like to place your acoustic panels and your other wall art ideas. Make sure to reference your inspiration board (as mentioned in our second DIY design tip) for wall design techniques that appeal to you.
Sketch as many room designs as you wish but select your favorite for your final design plan. This final plan does not have to be perfect but it will be a useful guide for the rest of your home redesign project.
As always, if you have any questions do not hesitate to give us a call, 866-505-MUTE, and one of our designers will be more than happy to assist you. Look out for next week’s DIY design tip, "Choosing Your Color Scheme".