One perk of being a homeowner is that you get to decorate and re-decorate your home’s interior whenever you feel like you need a change. Of course, the downside is that decorating takes a lot of work. In fact, the main reason for why a lot of homes badly need a makeover is because their owners have become so intimidated with the thought of decorating that they keep the same look throughout the years. The hardest part of decorating is actually the conceptualization part of it – visualizing how your room will look once you’re done decorating it. Interior design is a very creative process and without imagination and inspiration, your project can instantly go down the drain.
While there are no hard and fast rules in decorating, you can definitely make your decorating project less strenuous by following these professionally approved tips:
Don’t be in a hurry to pick the paint color.
This may be a very peculiar advice to give but yes, if you want to come up with a very put-together look for any room in your house, then you’re better off picking the wall color last. The reason for this is that it will give you more latitude when picking furnishings and other pieces that will go into your room. Once you start off with painting your walls, your options for how you can design that room becomes severely constrained. The pitfall with painting your walls only when you’ve come up with how you want to decorate your room is that you’ll be moving into a home that has yet to be painted. You’ll have to contend with rearranging your furniture, smelling paint, and then putting all the furniture back in again. It’s more work but if you’re serious about design, then it’s all worth it.
Don’t be afraid of space.
Some individuals cannot resist stuffing their rooms with almost everything they can get their hands on. Especially when you have accumulated too many stuff through the years, it can be difficult to stop yourself from placing every piece of furniture you have in that room. What develops is a cluttered room that does not allow for proper flow of foot traffic. However, giving your pieces of furniture space to breathe is actually the secret to making your room look like it was professionally designed. Experts from Nick Scali furniture suggests that by pulling your furniture back from against the wall and notice the difference.
Add a rug.
A rug can instantly bind an entire room together without you have to worry so much about matching the pieces to each other. However, you do need to know how to use a rug. If you have a small rug, then you can choose to have all the legs of your furniture pieces off of it. If you have a large enough rug, then you can have all the legs on the rug. However, a medium sized rug might mean that the front legs get to be on the rug while the hind legs are off of it.
Jade Howell, a professional interior designer and writer, shares the best tips when it comes to home furniture. She has several interesting suggestions when decorating indoor spaces at home.
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