Interior decorating tips to try

Interior decorating tips to try

If you’re like most homeowners, you don’t feel qualified to do any serious interior decorating. You’ve contented yourself to just having an average-looking interior since you don’t want to spend the money for a professional interior designer. But believe it or not, you can be your own interior designer by following these easy tips.

Throw away the trend book

While there’s nothing wrong with consulting the internet or home fashion magazines for inspiration, you should ultimately rely on your own sense of style when decorating. There are always going to be new exciting trends in interior design and they’ll be replaced by even newer trends within a month or two so don’t worry too much about have the latest and trendiest fashions and just aim for something that matches your personality and sense of style.

Rugs and carpet

The first thing that people see when the walk into a space is the floor. After all, it does take up a lot of real estate. If you’re going to have a rug, make sure it’s large enough for the space and that it goes with the rest of the room. If you’re going without the rug, choose a neutral color that will go with everything. Avoid white carpet if you have kids or pets or else the stains are going to drive you crazy.

Tone and contrast

Though every room should have a theme, you shouldn’t worry about every single color and style in that room going with that theme. There’s nothing wrong with blending in different tones, styles, periods, and colors. Just don’t overdo it or everything will clash when a little bit of accent is what you’re going for.

Lighting

Good lighting is key to a great looking space. You don’t want the light to look cold and sterile and you don’t want the room to be too bright or too dim. Don’t make the mistake of having 100% of the lighting overhead. Have some lamps so that the whole room is illuminated without the feeling of light beating down on you from above.

Art, books, and memories

To really make a space your own you need to populate it with some personal touches. Your taste in books says a lot about you so have a few of those displayed throughout a room. As a bonus, you’ll always have one in reach if you want to relax with a book. You can also display some artwork and photographs that tells your’s and your family’s story.

Televisions

Everyone is proud of their big flat-screen TVs and wants to show them off. But TVs make for poor focal points. So resist the urge to make your TV the focal point of any room in your home (unless it’s a home theater room).

Break the rules

Rules were meant to be broken and the same goes for interior design rules. Just make sure you know what the rules are before you break them and have a good reason for breaking them. As long as you’re breaking them purposefully and not accidentally, it’s okay.

Source: Perth Now




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