Decorating your home can be an exciting, but daunting process that takes a lot of time, effort and planning. However, you don’t have to be a professional to do a great job, you just need a clear idea of the look you’re going for and what it is you’re trying to achieve, as well as a little patience and determination.
Today we’ll be running through a few principles, guidelines and tips that apply fairly broadly across different properties and décor themes that can help you to achieve a great look for your home. So read on, and take your first step to achieving dynamite new look for your home.
Have an idea from the onset of how you will optimise storage in the room you’re decorating, as the most fabulous of rooms will look less than impressive if its later filled with eclectic clutter. High, wall-mounted shelving provides a good storage solution for smaller rooms, or if think about concealed storage options if you don’t want everything on show.
It’s all too tempting to try to finish a project quickly, and take the path of least resistance by purchasing all your furniture quickly from one large chain store. Resist the temptation and take your time with furnishing the room by building up a collection slowly choosing the right pieces.
The feature wall in the bathroom above is a fairly exaggerated example, by it remains an excellent use of the principle that there should be a focal point that draws attention, and brings the eye to the centre of the room.
Maximising natural light in the home will make for a much more pleasant living space. You may argue that this is more of a design issue rather than a décor element, but regardless of the number and size of windows in the room the décor can be altered to increase the permeation of light. For example, mirrors can be placed strategically to reflect the light and increase the feeling of space.
Building upon points number three and four, don’t overcrowd the space. Overcrowding the room will detract from the focal point and possibly obstruct the light, as well as make the place look cluttered.
Investing in quality accents and accessories – for example better light fixtures – can make a huge difference to the room’s overall feel.
Artwork can also have a big impact on the room’s décor, for example a gallery wall could become the focal point.
Ultimately it’s your home, the one place in the world that’s special and unique to you, so try to personalise it as much as you can. Following preconceived themes and styles too closely can look a little cliché, and take the individuality from your home.
Be bold! After all, it’s important to take risks with your decorating scheme.