You are all so amazing! Last week I revealed that 2016 is the year I am going to bring you a new interior design masterclass and I opened the floor to you. I sent out a survey asking for your feedback on helping to shape that masterclass, by sharing with me your thoughts and worries around interior design – and I want to give you all my heartfelt thanks and gratitude for taking the time to honour my request.
If you haven’t yet responded to the survey, there’s still time to do so, as it’s going to be open for a while longer (you can find the survey here: http://bit.ly/Createyourhappyhomemasterclasssurvey).
In the meantime, I’d love to share a summary of the responses received so far, as there are already some interesting trends starting to appear:
- 65% of respondents who have completed their own projects at home, still feel that there is something unfinished, missing or just not right about the room.
- 55% of respondents said finding time to do any home project was their biggest challenge.
- 46% of respondents want help planning their spaces, so they can understand the layout options.
Colour, pattern and texture
On top of these figures, a lot of you are struggling to understand how you can use colour, pattern and texture in your home – with many saying they don’t even know where to start with buying accessories or artwork. Taking this into account, there’s no wonder so many of you are feeling as if your individual room projects still aren’t feeling complete!
The room you most want to change
The room in the house that most people want to decorate, refurbish or restyle is the room you spend most of your down time in – the living room. Your lounge area was a close second, followed by the kitchen and home office.
Finally, half of all respondents said one of their biggest challenges was setting a budget and keeping to it. This is obviously a crucial part of any interior design project – as well as an area that gives a lot of unnecessary stress and anxiety to you all – and could, in part, also affect how ‘finished’ your overall project looks and feels.
Again, I’d like to thank you all for taking the time to complete the survey. I’m so excited to be able to create something this year, that truly meets the needs of my readers – and remember, there’s still time to complete the survey, if you haven’t yet shared your thoughts around interior design. You can access it here: http://bit.ly/Createyourhappyhomemasterclasssurvey