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DDL: How To Design A Beautiful Interior

Creating an interior that truly exudes your personality starts with a specific design style. From traditional, contemporary chic and industrial, there are many starting points to solidify the visual foundation of your beautiful interior. Here are insight and tips from the team at Design and Décor Lab to help you find the perfect style for your perfect space.

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When it comes to finding creative inspiration for your interior, Pinterest comes in at number one. You can create boards using images you find on the website. This will work as a perfect visual reference for when you start gathering the tools and resources you’ll need to bring your interior dreams to life.

Choose the perfect colours

Now that you have references and ideas of the aesthetic you want to achieve; you can decide on a colour scheme. Colour preferences are personal and create a specific mood for a space. Look at your Pinterest boards and see which colours are prominent, then select a mix of three colours or shades which you’ll use as your focus.

When choosing these colours, think about which one you’d like to use for the main walls, large accents and small accessories. From this, we have an indication of which textiles and patterns we can use in the design to accentuate the colour scheme.


After settling on a colour scheme, you can decide how you’d like to accessorise your space. Start thinking about the type of wallpaper you’ve always imagined on your wall. What do you want your window dressings to look like? Will you be using custom furniture or buying ready-made? Do you want your soft furnishings to be bold or to blend into the space? These are just some of the questions designers consider when it’s time to start sourcing and designing accessories.

Shop the perfect pieces

Searching different stores for furnishings and trying to find manufacturers that will create exactly what you’re looking for could get tiring and expensive. Luckily, DDL’s showroom in Kramerville, Sandton has everything you need under one roof. From custom furniture, custom and ready-made wallpapers and window dressings like curtains and blinds, you’ll truly be spoilt for choice.

Taking the time to research trends, colour schemes and your personal style will work in your favour if you’re looking to create a timeless interior. The beginning of the process may seem overwhelming but with some direction, which can be given to you by a design consultant, and visual inspiration from DDL’s showroom in Kramerville, Sandton, you’ll be headed in the right design and decor direction.

(Image credit: Crown )

For more information on DDL’s full-service décor and design services, or to schedule a private consultation, call them on 011 262 5225 or visit DDL.


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