So, you have finally found your dream home and now it’s time to tackle the interior design. That’s where the imagination stops and the fun begins! It’s easier said than done, thinking of the top decorating tips can sound simple, but the implementation may feel more tedious than originally expected.
Trust me, I know! Been there, done that! Yup! Got my dream home, spent months pinning room decor ideas, scouring the web for ideas and imagining it all in my head, following my own home decor advice and tips, only to get to the real deal and freeze…was I making the right decision??
Decorating Tips to Suit Your Taste
Styling a home to suit your unique tastes, whilst still remaining functional and inexpensive is a difficult task. That’s why having some decorating tips top of mind will help you move forward with confidence.
Custom Made Curtains
Don’t make my mistake, often opting for cheap and inconvenient curtains that I had to change multiple times over. Curtains are much more than just window dressing. They can form the basis of a room’s look and atmosphere.
Investing in custom made curtains is therefore a must for every amateur interior designer. Having the same kind of curtains in every room can leave a lot of creative potential unfulfilled.
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Custom, made-to-measure curtains, allow you the freedom of choosing your desired fabric, style and finishes for every curtain in your home.
There are four key things to keep in mind when choosing furniture for your home:
Before jumping into additional statement pieces, one of the most important decorating tips is to always start from the basics of a space.
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For a living room, this will be pieces like the sofa, armchairs and centre table:
- Measure your room and desired furniture pieces.
- Look around your space so you will know the right size of furniture that you will need.
- Draw a floor plan of the room before any purchases as it is a must in the measurement process.
It is key that you look at the existing architectural elements in your house before purchasing furniture. This includes columns, windows and others:
- Move around them while pretending your furniture around it so you know how the mobility will be.
- If you have kids and pets, picture them running around it, playing, and laying their toys.Imagine entertaining guests in the space and see how mobile they would be around every area, space and corner.
Trust me, it makes a difference! The design of the interior will influence how well your furniture suits the space.
Choose a theme for your interior that suits the overall structure of the house design. It is important to also style your rooms in accordance with your theme.
This ensures a harmonious transition from each room in your home. If you decide you want an eclectic look, then mix and match furniture. If you want a modern look, then invest in modern pieces.
Storage is key when it comes to styling a small room. The more you can put behind closed doors the better. The modern home decor thrives on functionality. This means rooms should be kept simple and decluttered.
The statement pieces which display your unique design can shine through. This also means that when you go into a room, it should be easy to access and use various items in it. So, for instance, a kitchen should have ample workroom and everything should be easy to access.
The right artwork has the ability to completely transform any space, making rooms appear bigger and brighter, while reflecting personal taste and unique style. However, it can be one of the trickiest styling decisions to make. Keep in mind:
- existing furniture
- size of the room
- colour palette
- options available
Experts say “choose art at a heart level.” Art is an opportunity for expression, so it’s important to pick a piece that you are passionate about.
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Light it up
Ambient lighting makes a room, and it is a great way to show off your artistic flair and style. Place floor and table lamps at different heights around the room.
**Check out hot lamps on Amazon.**
For a classic home, make a low hanging chandelier a statement piece. It provides your home with the main source of lighting, and work of art.
** Check out Beautiful chandeliers on Amazon.** ….just found the one I want on there, so stoked!!
For smaller homes, skylights are a dramatic way of bringing daylight into a living room. They are especially effective at adding sunshine to areas that window light can’t reach.
The Gist of it
Finding the right balance between functionality, coziness and style can seem difficult to achieve when decorating a home. Thorough research, measuring and planning are essential decorating tips to ensure a functional room design, which stylishly caters to your unique tastes.
What decorating tips are your go to?
Bio: Laura Costello is a recent graduate of a Bachelor of Law/International Relations at Latrobe University. She is passionate about the law, the power of social media, and the ability to translate her knowledge of both common and complex topics to readers across a variety of mediums, in a way that is easy to understand.
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