Procreate is a wonderful tool to use for designing home decor products. We feel that anyone can learn to procreate and use it to design or sketch out some of their home decor or home furnishing product ideas.
There are many tips and tricks in using Procreate to design home decor and home furniture products. To design using Procreate, you must ensure you have a proper iPad and pencil. Then set up your color palette and designs you will use for your product designs. Design your home decor products by starting with the basic shapes and then move to the more complicated shapes. Make sure you learn about the layers and clipping mask function in Procreate. Once your design is complicated, you can duplicate it and see how it will look with other colorways and designs.
Have a Proper Ipad and Pencil
One of the most important things we need when designing home decor or home furniture products in Procreate is to have a proper iPad and pencil. We highly recommend the iPad Pro and Apple Pencil.
The reason why we recommend the Ipad Pro is that we have found the screen on the iPad Pro can give a much straighter and cleaner line than some other iPads. This is very important when you’re looking to use your iPad for designing.
It is also important that you get an iPad that has enough memory. As the memory on your Ipad can also directly affect how many layers your designs can have on Procreate. We have found that we need to have many layers for many of our home decor and home furnishing designs.
Setup your Color Palette
Before you get started with your designs for your home decor and home furnishing products, it is important that you also set up your color palette. We like to set up our trend color palette every year to reflect the yearly color trends.
The reason why we do this is that it is straightforward for us to be able to find the trend colors we need when we are designing products. We will also set up a palette with some of the basic colors we use a lot, like blacks, whites, and other colors that we may frequently use with our designs.
You can find out more about how to set up a color palette on Procreate by reading our blog 6 Easy Tips For Using The Color Picker or Eyedropper Tools in Procreate by clicking here.
Learn About How To Do A Repeat On A Pattern
When designing home decor and home furniture products on Procreate, you must learn how to make a pattern repeat with Procreate. This is \important if you are going to use any pattern in your design, chances are you’re going to need to make a pattern repeat for the pattern.
Before we start the Procreate design process, it is good to have the patterns all ready to be used. This will help your overall design process go much faster.
To discover more about how to make a pattern repeat in Procreate and to watch our video on how we do the pattern repeat, you can read our blog 6 Easy Steps to Use Procreate to Make A Pattern Repeat by clicking here.
Start with Basic Shapes and Then Go To More Complicated
We recommend that you start with more basic shapes for your designs, and then once you have mastered the basic shape, go onto more complicated shapes or products. Some of the basic shapes for designing home decor and home furniture products are products like a tray, box, a simple lamp, or a simple piece of furniture.
Any product with a shape like a square or a rectangle is usually easier than shapes on Procreate. This is because Procreate will help you to make these shapes and to help ensure they are straight. That is why we recommend that when you start to design home decor or home furniture products with Procreate in these simple shapes.
To learn more, you can read our blog on 10 Steps to Use Procreate for Home Décor Accessories Product Design by clicking here.
Understand Layers and Layering in Procreate
One of most important things to understand when you were working in Procreate and especially when you are designing home decor and home furniture products is the layering function in Procreate. The Procreate app works very similar to how Photoshop, illustrator, other programs work with layering.
We recommend that each side of a product have its own layer. The reason why we recommend this is because it will help you in the final design. It will make it easier for you to be able to change colors or adjust the design as needed.
To learn more about Procreate you can read our blog 4 Easy Steps to Design a Home Decor Accessories Tray in Procreate by clicking here.
Learn All About Clipping Mask
The clipping mask is a function you will use in designing home decor or home furniture products in Procreate. Clipping mask will allow you to put wood finishes, patterns, and colors on the product surface.
The clipping mask function allows you to put a color or a design on top of another’s shape; the color or design will be clipped into its exact shape. We use the clipping mask functions a lot in our home decor and home furniture designing in Procreate.
To find out more about clipping masks you can read our blog on 4 Easy Steps to Using the Clipping Mask Function in Procreate by clicking here.
You must use the correct Procreate pens or pencils when doing the clipping mask function. Here is a blog on What Procreate Pens or Pencils to Use Procreate’s Clipping Mask Function? by clicking here.
Duplicate the Shape and Try Other Finishes
One of the things that we love about Procreate for home decor and home furniture design is how easy it is to duplicate a design and then change the design to a new color or finish. We find this a really great function for our industry because it allows us to take one design and view it 10 other colorways with just a few simple clicks.
Procreate makes it really simple to duplicate a design and then make another design out of it. We use this function all the time and find it extremely useful.
To learn more about Procreate you can read our blog Why Use Procreate for Home Décor Accessories Designing? by clicking here.
We love many things about the Procreate app for designing home decor and home furniture products. The app makes designing home decor and home furniture products very easy. We believe that anyone can learn to design with Procreate.
If you are interested in finding out more about how we can help you create, develop, and manufacture home decor and home furniture products in Asia, we would love to hear from you. Feel free to contact Mondoro and Anita by clicking here.
Why We Love Using Procreate for Home Decor and Home Furniture Design?
Procreate is a straightforward design program to learn with a lot of great design functions. Using Procreate can save you time and money for your home decor and home furniture design needs. It will also allow you to set up trend colors in your design palettes so you can easily find them again. You can also make repeat patterns and use the clipping mask function to get a design looking very close to the finished product.
You can learn more by reading our blog Using Procreate In Designing Home Decor Products – Why We Love It! by clicking here.
What Are Some Traits of Successful Product Designers?
The three main traits of a successful Product Designer is that 1) they understand who they are designing for and why, 2) they are humble and gracious to listen to another person’s ideas, while at the same time understanding clearly what they want and why and 3) they can visualize the design.
Discover more by reading out blog 3 Traits of Every Successful Product Designer, What You Need to Know by clicking here.