Choosing Colours, Furniture, Fabrics, Flooring, Fittings and Accessories

Example Mood BoardHaving a plan and having visuals of your end results before starting work are never as important as when you are shopping for your paint, wallpaper, furniture, fabrics, flooring, fittings and accessories.

Many people treat these elements separately, purchasing items they like individually but without seeing them truly in context with the other items they’re buying.

It is vital to obtain samples of products before buying the quantities you will eventually require.  It’s also not sufficient to simply view items in the shops.  It’s very important to make sure you have products in the space where they will end up so that you can view them together, in context and, importantly, in the actual light they will be in.

For instance, how many times have you bought paint that looked fantastic in the store and then been amazed how
different it looked on your own walls?

Most stores and suppliers will be happy to provide you with samples, so just ask.  Even if they cost a little money it is well worth it to avoid later disappointment and expense.

At Sunset Interior Design we source products very carefully bearing in mind the overall design, how each product will compliment the others and their practicality for the space in which they will be used.  We obtain samples and produce mood boards which can be presented on location to show colours, fabrics and materials in context and allow you to see and feel these products before spending money on them.  This helps to ensure that unnecessary expense and hassle is avoided later in the project correcting things which don’t look as expected.

If you would like any help with your domestic or commercial interior design or decorating projects, however small or large, please contact us and we will be delighted to work with you.  We offer a professional, friendly, personal and affordable service to every one of our customers and are here to help you achieve your desired results first time and within budget.

Linda Mills
Sunset Interior Design, Interior Designer - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, Derbyshire