DIY Decorating

Things to Bear in Mind When Decorating Your Own Home

A properly-decorated home is not only pleasant to the guests or passersby. It is also exciting to the owner and the dwellers. Furthermore, a good décor plan goes a long way in appraising the value of the property. Depending on the décor aspects you incorporate, you can play with the available space and make it look just the way you want it to. 

For instance, decorating the interior with mirrors can make your space appear more spacious and more enticing than it actually is. Aspects such as the lighting, wall hangings, and the furniture you introduce will also go a long way in defining your space and dictating the mood. This is not to forget the colors, designs, patterns, textures, hues, and everything in-between.

In a nutshell, home décor is not always a walk in the park. This is precisely why many homeowners choose to hire interior designers. However, no one said you can’t get creative and achieve an amazing outcome from your own home design ideas. On this note, here are some things to bear in mind when decorating your home.

1. A Defined Theme

Needless to mention, colors have an impact on the mood and atmosphere of your space. Mastering the art of the mix is top-secret. That is why you find that different colors have different meanings, which also elicit or trigger different emotions. When looking for tips to decorate your home, you will notice one thing in common from professional designers. They all encourage uniformity and definition as far as the theme is concerned. You can’t go mixing colors, designs, and materials anyhow in a room and expect it to come out gorgeous.

Also, different rooms in a house may have different themes depending on the purpose, event, and overall statement. Let us take a clear example with the kids’ bedroom. Kids are more sensitive to decorative themes than adults. That is why a four-year-old boy will want a Spiderman-themed cake on his birthday. The same case applies to his room. He will want everything related to his favorite animation in his room. Themes are powerful when it comes to interior decor. They give the kid a sense of belonging.

2. Artwork 

There is something about art that other aspects of home décor beat. Ask why? Quite simple, art speaks! Yes, it does. As much as you may not be into art, you do not have to go overboard to stand out. Find something that speaks to you. It is your home, and what visitors think about that particular piece matters but shouldn’t derail its purpose. 

Say, for instance, you have a thing for reggae music. A finely done piece of Bob Marley will be breathtaking. A lot of judgments may come along but stick to what you adore.

Paintings fall in this bracket. The unique combination of colors and textures can bring calmness into your space. However, consider the size, textures, and colors when making a decision on what to nail on your walls.

3. Lighting 

A dull room brings a dull mood when a bright room brings a jovial mood. We all know that electricity is a major utility in our homes but we need to make that place as comfortable as it can get. We need that warm and cozy uplifting feel in our interior spaces. Odd as it may sound, your home lighting shouts out loud when it comes to home décor. With an array of lighting options out there, you have to pick the ideal choice of lighting and fixtures for your home. Choose lighting options that when combined with your furniture and theme, brings out that mood you want to have in your home.

On this note, let us not forget the candles. They are assumed to be used on romantic occasions but ditch that outdated mentality. In fact, candles make the room feel more cozy, inviting, and intimate. With a variety of scents, you will be spoilt for choice.

4. Invite Nature into Your Space

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This is where you take advantage of the corners and have them maximized. They tend to be overlooked, and in most instances, you find that homes have corner cut bookshelves and accent tables. It is not a bad idea, but already, the house is full of artificial items. Why not go natural? Let Mother Nature have a place in your home. She will always add drops of fresh air to the house.

However, if you lack a green thumb for whatever reason, there is no harm in going artificial. You can find quality silk plants and trees that look authentic; you may not distinguish them from the natural ones. Notably, that earthen pot will be a plus to the metallic, plastic, ceramic, and mirrors in the house. It gives a rustic look to your space.

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