How to Think Like an Interior Designer

There are certain to be times in your life when you visit a new place and find yourself admiring its design elements.  You may not be an interior designer, but you can still feel how much work and intention have gone into setting the scene for the spot you are standing in.  You catch yourself trying to discover every little detail and seek out every nook and cranny until you’ve uncovered its secrets. 

Sometimes you may wish you could take some of that appreciation home with you and implement even a little bit of the looks you admire right into your own living space.  For the average person without a degree in interior design it can all seem a bit overwhelming to understand.  Your mind is not yet trained to go to the same places as someone who makes their living from beautifying different types of rooms and buildings—but it can be! 

Through our in-depth series, we hope to enlighten you on the elements and principles of design so you can recognize what attracts you to arrangements and how they each play their part in making a space functional and beautiful.  You won’t be earning a degree by the end of it, but don’t let that stop you from putting all your new knowledge to good use!


With each installment, we will try to give you as much information as you need to understand why every element and principle is so important when you are making design decisions.     Understanding how these concepts work together is the first step to thinking like an interior designer and successfully implementing what you have learned into your home.  Through easy to understand descriptions and use of recognizable examples, we hope to better equip you on your journey to bringing your design dreams to life. 


If you want to immerse yourself in the world of interior design, then grab your pen and paper and get ready to learn! When you’re done, you will be the one your friends turn to for decorating tips. Don’t worry, we won’t tell them how you became such an expert! Ready? Let’s go!