How to DIY Interior Design for your home!

I’m going to share 5 things you can do to start transforming, renovating or building new spaces, when you have spare time again and when you’re at home looking at your four walls!


Let go of possessions that don’t bring you joy and keep the ones that do. Identify all your clutter then make a plan to get rid of it —it drains your energy. You might not be aware of this, but when you walk into a room, you react to it. Do you know, it’s been scientifically proven that living in a beautiful environment creates a positive mindset?

You may feel peaceful and happy or you may feel tense and depressed, it’s all due to the energy of the space you’re in.


Review how your Living spaces look and feel after de-cluttering and make a list room by room of the changes you want to make. Begin by putting together a Moodboard or Ideas Folder for the way you want your interiors to look. You can do this with tear out images that inspire you from interiors magazines, or create an online board in Pinterest. This will be easy once your living spaces (and head) are clear of clutter! Edit your images and ideas over a period of 2-3 weeks until you’re happy with the style, colours and feel and, you can see a theme emerging.

This is the start of your interior style and colour scheme.


Now it’s time to go back to your original list of desired changes and write a Wishlist for each room. Then set a realistic budget for the changes you want to make now or in the future. Consult an Interior Design professional if you can’t pull your big picture together on your own. This will help you get clarity on your ideas and a direction to follow to create the look and feel you want.


Sit back, enjoy and get inspiration for your project from your Mood Board, Ideas Folder or Pinterest boards. I’m happy to invite you to discover more inspiration via our latest Pinterest boards which you can access here. If you’re still feeling frustrated and overwhelmed at the thought of starting a DIY interior design project at home, whether you’re planning a renovation, new build or even just one room you have the urge to rejuvenate, I have some special news!


I am currently working hard to get the word out about my upcoming DesignerSecrets online course: ‘DIY Your Home Interior Design’ where I dive deep into each of the 7 Steps in my process. I genuinely want to demystify interior design and create a community of confident design enthusiasts. I’d love to help you save money and precious time by knowing the skills to do interior design for yourself.

If you’d like to be included in the first intake, click below to register for the Course Waitlist. The course opens for registration on June 14 with a limited group of interested people so I can give you my best attention.