If you cannot find the exact shape or design of furniture that you like, why don’t you use your creative minds and make the DIY furniture projects? It can be creatively fulfilling, if you create your own furniture designs. If you find you are good at crafting and following some instructions, the DIY furniture projects that you have can lead you to a new career. Who knows, right? Since you know some furniture designers are also builders and basically the same human with us, why don’t we give a try to make one using our ability? You know if you are designing the furniture for your home, it will assure that you will be getting your own vision of your home interior, rather than me or someone else’s. there are some essential things that you have to know in doing the project.
First, you have to pay close attention to furniture whenever you see some. You can also cruise the furniture stores or look at home design magazines to enrich the references. You can use your digital camera and photograph things that you like, including the details. Do not be a shrinking violet about pulling out a tape and measuring things.
Second, you can also put together a scrapbook of images that you find beautiful and inspiring. You can then consult this book when you are doing the sketching for your DIY furniture projects. If you think you have enough references, you can then move to sketch your ideas.
You can sketch whenever the ideas come to your mind on scrap paper using a pencil. But you know you cannot prevent the invasion of technology which the purpose is to ease up our life. You can use Google Sketch Up to design your furniture which you find they are still in square shapes. But yeah, before using the software, it is good if you have the rough sketch of the look of your DIY furniture projects.
After that you can draw several different versions of each piece of furniture that you want to create. You can make experiments with different heights, lengths and widths. If you have small room, why don’t you make the multifunctional furniture one? It will help you to use up all of the space left at your house wisely. Consider creating furniture which have storage spaces.
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