Besides moving in to your new place, the most exciting part of owning a property is interior decorating. Think of it as the finishing touch to finally calling the house a “home”, as you can get to transform it just the way you want it.
Interior decorating constantly changes just as fashion does – there are hip and trendy designs, classic and so on. So for someone thinking that finishing the home is as easy as 1, 2 and 3, think again, as there are so many options, considerations and factors that go along decorating the home. Some of these are the type of home, the budget, the available space and the intended functionality.
Hiring for a professional designer can be quite expensive. In many cases, home owners just decide on doing the decorating themselves. But before getting on action, they have to first conduct some researches of their own to find out what the things they should and shouldn’t do. Here are great interior decorating ideas for the clueless and beginners in home styling:
1. First tip is to get the right furniture. In hotels and villas furniture and appliances are the first things that people notice when they step in. Why? Because all the furniture happen to be stand-out pieces. This is what home owners should be applying to their homes as well. The structure may be plain and flat but that will no longer be the case when an accent piece is placed. Some examples of these are wooden divans, a classic and vintage cabinet, a pendulum, a chandelier, a wall mirror and the list goes on. The idea is to have a big or flashy furniture in the most boring area of the house, that it becomes the first thing seen upon entering the room. Add to that fact is that it’s an effortless way to bring life to the house.
2. Sometimes the best home goods and accessories are not the ones bought but made. This is the best time to do some arts and craft that will prove to be very useful, and not a waste of time. Be resourceful. You may have broken glasses or ceramics from plates or mugs at home. Rather than throwing them all away, you can actually make a mosaic with them. Find a spot in the house, such as a bare wall, walkway or even a table that needs some jazzing up. The broken pieces need not be in the same color and shape because the beauty of it lies in the irregularity and difference of the pieces. The finished product of the mosaic can add an “artsy” area to a dull looking house.
3. Try to avoid patterns. When decorating the home, it can be a fabulous idea not to have everything with the same color, shape and style. For instance, make your living room chairs different. It doesn’t have to be a whole set where all four seats look the same. In one corner, you can use a Victorian chair and then next to it, have a long bench or a different couch. This variety is refreshing and is indeed a feast for the eyes. The key though, to avoid ending up in a cluttered look, is to make this irregularity an “accent” rather than the whole feature of your house. That means while mismatch is fun, minimise this by doing it in only one or two parts in a room. Remember that the size and function of the room are still the major considerations.