How to Create a Flat Lay for your Dream Space

Putting together a flat lay during the interior design process is essential to understand your vision. It can help you visualise your space and all the elements that will be included in that space and what may be missing. Seeing all the materials in one flat lay can give you the confidence for your project and guarantee your more satisfied with the end product.

So… where do I start?

1.Understand your style

After you have browsed the depths of Pinterest and Instagram compile 5-10 images that inspire you for your renovation. This can be unrelated to interiors, it may be colours, textures, textiles, furniture or art that you feel reflect the space you want to create. You’ll start to find some common themes in your imagery then you can determine your interiors style and we're one step closer to making your dream space a reality!

2.Start collecting

With your collection of inspiration images pin point common colours, materials, finishes, and textures that are reflected in your imagery and start your hunt for samples. This may include:
*Paint colours
*Flooring or carpet
A lot of companies nowadays will offer samples to let you try their products before you commit! Product samples are super beneficial in the design process so you can see and feel the products and experiment with some potentially bolder options.
TileCloud offers samples of the entire range as well as the Yabby tapware samples in all finishes that can be purchased all online in the comfort of your home.

3. Get creative

This is where the fun starts! Find a flat surface with plenty of natural light to start laying out your samples. Find elements that work together and eliminate textures, colours and shapes that feel misplaced. The key to a visually appealing flat lay is to build layers to create more interest and dimension. As a rule of thumb, any more than 10 elements can over clutter the flat lay. Make sure to jump back to your inspiration images to ensure you’re not steering too far away from the original vision and most importantly have fun with the process!
Alternatively, you can save yourself some time putting a mood board together and get one of our in house designers to help you through the design process. You can book your instore or zoom appointment online or complete our TileCloud Style Quiz and have a carefully curated flat lay sent to you.

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