Home decorating doesn't have to be difficult. Using some simple tips and tried-and-true home decor ideas, a person can create beautiful living spaces without the help of an interior decorator! Who knows better what appeals to you, but you?
Okay, let's get started! First, set some goals for what you want to accomplish in each room, or if you are just doing one room, then decide what your finished product should accomplish. For example, if the room is small and not well lit, you will want to use light colors to make the room appear larger. If the room is large, perhaps with a cathedral ceiling, then warmer, darker colors can make the room less cavernous.
Choose colors you not only like, but ones that you know you won't tire of. Orange may be a favorite of yours, but over time, you may tire of it, especially in the summertime. That said, color choices are very personal. While you may oppose orange for your living room, your teen may find it just the color for his or her bedroom.
Color is just one way to personalize a room. Using two or more contrasting colors can create a dazzling, eye-popping display. Let's say you have a brown variegated sofa and beige carpet and these are constants that can't be changed. What can you do, you may ask, to liven things up. Choose an accent color that you love, or even two! A rusty red can really brighten up this room. Throw pillows, floral arrangements, wall art, drapes and accent pieces of rusty red will bring warmth to the room and an overall appeal to your living space. For added spice, you could put white into this color scheme. White accessories will add more light and contrast beautifully with these darker colors.
Accessorizing a room is a great home decor face-lift. It is the accessories that not only make a room, but display the host's tastes. Best of all, the accessories are easy to change and can be done fairly cheaply. A major overhaul of ones decorating scheme is not always necessary. By appointing a room with some new eye-catching, colorful accessories -- such as lamps, floor vases, floral arrangements or color coordinating (or contrasting) wall art --one can achieve lasting effects that will be the envy of the neighbors!
Functionality is basic to home decorating. That is to say, if you are young and single, your goals for your living space are going to be different than for a family with several young children. Obviously, your goals at the outset of a decorating project will be largely dictated by your personal situation, as well as by your tastes in home decor. While an elegant, and delicate, glass floor vase bursting with seasonal dried flowers may be just the thing for the 20-something single professional, it is not such a good idea if there is an inquisitive toddler in the house!
Taking the time to decide what you want the overall effect and purpose of a newly decorated room to achieve before embarking on a decorating project will prevent unnecessary spending. Once your goals are set, begin shopping for the home decor items that you want to have in your fabulous new room. Remember, home decorating doesn't have to be tricky, and can be delightfully fun!
Finally, shopping online is a good way to save time and gas as you shop for the wonderful new accessories you will need. Appointing a room well can be done with a little planning and forethought, and with the help of reputable websites. When you shop online, have some ideas for theme, color and kinds of accessories you may be interested in.