The Essential Guide to Designing Someone Else’s Home

Whenever you are called on to design someone else’s home, you’ll always want to make sure that you are doing it correctly.

There are quite a few things that you might want to bear in mind here, and the truth is that it is relatively simple to make sure that you attend to them.

In this post, we’ll take a look specifically at 4 of the major concerns that you will have when you are designing someone else’s home. Let’s take a look at how to consider each of them.

The 4 Key Aspects to Designing Someone’s Home

Personal Tastes

First of all, you obviously want to make sure that you have considered their own taste and what it is that they prefer. Only by doing that can you make sure that you are going to get the best possible results for them.

Of course, the simplest way is to ask them, and most people will hopefully have a pretty good idea of what they like in general. Then you can make sure you are incorporating that into the design itself, for their benefit. And be sure to check with them along the way, just to make sure.


The last thing you want is to find that you are responsible for someone coming to harm in their home, so you also need to make sure that you are thinking about safety during the design of a home.

This is something that can be surprisingly difficult to get right, so you might find that you need some outside help at some point or another.

You might want to find some decent health and safety support, to ensure that you are doing everything as you should and that nothing is left out here.


If there are any accessibility issues, you will need to know about them in advance and incorporate them into your design.

If you don’t, your design won’t adhere to the brief, and you might end up causing real problems for that they would otherwise be able to avoid.

Strong accessibility throughout the home is really important, so make sure that you don’t overlook this throughout the entire procedure.

Space & Light

In general, space and light are two really important features in the design of any home, so it’s a good idea to make sure that you are thinking about these too, and in particular what kind of preferences and needs your client has around these.

That will help you in perfecting the design, and it’s amazing how much of a difference it can really make on the whole. You’ll achieve a design that’s much loved by the home owners and everyone is happy.

Jen Stanbrook
Jen Stanbrook

Jen is an award winning digital publisher and has been creating interiors and home decor content for over 10 years.
She has an insatiable love of home interiors, has worked with hundreds of brands, and currently supports many bloggers within the creative industries to share their expertise through writing.
She spends most of her time in her little garden office pod, has 2 daughters and 2 (fighting) cats.

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