Most people dream of owning their home. They want to make it truly their own, with layouts and décor that is uniquely theirs and no one else’s. However, let’s admit a simple fact: not everyone knows how to dress up their home right.
Some of us dwell too much on our personal tastes and forget to think about what works with the home. Some of us don’t think about what we want and try to make the home’s space work, leaving the whole thing feeling impersonal and hollow. Some people just have no taste.
Well, here are a few things you can keep in mind when you are trying to do your decoration.
First, you need to get a quick feel for your home. Describe it to yourself using five words or less.
Where do you find inspiration? You can look at magazines or pictures online, or you might stumble on an idea after reading through a book or watching TV.
After that, think about your essentials. Do you like colours and patterns, or are you more interested in minimalist aesthetics? How much of your family or significant others do you want to be part of the home?
Consider your favourite piece of furniture. Where are you going to put them? Do the cushion covers need to be changed for the motif? Do they need reupholstering?
The bedside table is also of great importance. What is it? What does it look like? What would go best with it in the bedroom itself? What do you plan to put on it? These things can dictate a huge amount of what happens to the décor of the bedroom.
Think about what you do during dinner. Do you go out a lot? If that’s the case, the dining room can get away with a more minimal design. If you eat a lot of meals at home, consider having dining space in the kitchen or making the dining room feel more cosy and welcoming.
Of course, you shouldn’t feel restricted in style. Different rooms are used for various things, and that means the style and design can change. You might want something more subdued and personal for the bedroom. At the same time, you want the living room to be more about open space and lighting.
Here’s another useful thought: what do you already have? Artwork, furniture, and even knickknacks can all add a touch of style to the home. You just need to be willing to integrate them or build around them, depending on importance and preference.
A unified colour scheme can also do wonders. Use different shades and hues of the same colour – my mother obsessively uses purple in everything, for instance. It can give a neat, unified look and make any other décor you add seem like accents to the scheme.
Finally, for the living room, think about how you entertain guests and what they usually enjoy.
Are most of your friends the discussing sort? Then comfortable seats and maybe a centre table, subtle and straightforward, would work best. If you host parties, then having more space could be substantial.