When you want to decorate your house by yourself you may end up in a chaos. You don’t know from where to start and what steps to follow to obtain the result you want. This can be a frustrating process if you stop for a second and realize that something is missing, even though you seem to have done everything right.
Therefore, there are a few things you should take into account if you want to ease to process through which you decorate your house.
#1 Choose the style you want
Imagine the result you want to see. Is it contemporary, modernist, eclectic, shabby chic? Knowing what you want is the first step, which will lead to choosing your furniture.
#2 Set the functionality of the rooms. Is it a living room for entertainment but also for working? Is it an office space but also a relaxation area? Knowing the functionality of your space will make the decision of choosing the types of furniture a lot easier.
#3 How do you divide each room? After you’ve set the functionality of the space, it’s time for you to divide each room. A room can have 2,3 or even 4 different sections. It all depends on how you want to use the space.
#4 Identify the wall in the room that represents the area of interest. In a bedroom, it’s usually the wall in the front of which is placed the bed. In a living room is the wall where is placed the fireplace or the TV.
#5 Establish the color scheme. Are you thinking about an all white room? Black and gold? Or maybe a few splashes of color? It all depends on you. Search for sources of inspiration.
#6 Decorate each section with its individual points of interest. For example, if you have a sitting area in your bedroom, try to give it as much attention as the you offer the bed. You can do that by using splashes of color or choosing statement furniture.
#7 Try to see the big picture
Maybe there is a certain spot of the room you really want to redecorate and you want to start with it. There is nothing wrong with that, but you have take into account the fact that the new furniture, the decorations and the accessories meant to change the image of that spot must harmoniously interact within the room. A mistake to avoid is to not place a purple ultra modern sofa with steel legs in a living room decorated in classic style, where the wood furniture predominates, and this is just a common mistake people make.
#8 Decorate with objects you like
Since you’ve already decided that it’s time to make a change inside your home, give up all the decorative objects that you’ve kept until now just because they were given to you by friends, relatives of neighbors. Keep what you really like and go shopping for objects that make you smile and bring you joy just by looking at them.
#9 Mix several decorating styles
If you oscillate between several decorating styles and you cannot choose just one, combine at least two of them, as many professional designers do. Very popular is the rustic style added to the modern-style decor.
If you put your imagination to work and analyze the way you want your house to look, you will manage to find other successful combinations.
#10 Fashion before anything?
It depends on how much you like the idea of redecorating you house regularly, after every change of trends in design. Trends change every year, in all fields, but that doesn’t mean you have to have them all. A professional will always choose finishes, furnishings and accessories that pass the test of time. Choose things you’ve always loved and nuances that make you vibrate, that will not make you get bored or tired, in a year or even earlier.
#11 Haste makes waste!
It’s not obligatory to finish redecorating your home in no time. You won’t leave your walls unpainted or the parquet unfinished. It’s about the last details, namely the decorations. Don’t choose them when you’re in a hurry. Better leave the walls bare because the perfect decor can come in a month or two, rather than buying meaningless decorations.
# 12 Major changes, minimum investment
To totally change the aspect of a room with minimal costs, the designers use one trick. You can obtain this effect by adding a special element, specially designed to capture the attention. In the bedroom, for example, you can use for this purpose a canopy matching the curtains or the drapes in the bedroom, installed above the bed, which will make you feel like you’re in a new room. And it will not cost you a fortune.
#13 Don’t be afraid of using colors
You love colors but you don’t know the rules that help you use them inside your home? One thing is important: use them sparingly. People that are more timid can choose a combination of maximum two bright colors against a neutral decor. To add freshness to a beige bedroom you can only add a set of light green hangings and decorative pillows.
A kitchen can be colored with a bold combination of multi-colored tiles or with colored accessories.
# 14 Decorate with flowers
If you like flowers, decorate your house with them. In DIY stores or flower shops you will find a lot of seasonal flowers with root. You just have to buy some pots that have a special design and the colors of your room. Fill them with quality soil and plant the flowers that you like most. In this way you will be able to enjoy their beauty and fragrance over an extensive period of time.