You finally got a house that’s perfect for you. You feel like you’ll be living there for years and may never have any reason to move. Everything is alright in the world. Like anyone else, you want your home to have your personal touch and the thought of decorating comes to mind.
There are so many options available when it comes to decorating your space and you may find yourself liking more than one style. You want your space to speak to your experiences, preferences, and personality but you find out it’s going to be more difficult than you anticipated.
You are not the first person to be in such a situation. Decorating can be hard and that’s why we put together these simple tips to make decorating or remodeling your home easier for you. Here we go:
Determine Your Style
This is the starting point of your decorating and remodeling journey. You have to determine what you like, and what you want your space to feel like. Determining your style may not be as straightforward as you might think. But you can start by looking at your closet. Yes, your closet speaks a lot about your style. Are you the type that loves tailored pieces or prefers looser and more comfortable items? Are there certain colors you prefer? Perhaps you love certain patterns.
Would you describe your style as modern, elegant, formal, inviting, or traditional? Answering these questions will give you key insights into what your style is. Also, think back on your past experiences in places you visited. Is there a particular restaurant or hotel where you were enamored by the design? It could even be a club. The aim is to figure out what you like.
Find Out What You Don’t Like
If determining your style isn’t going well for you, perhaps you should focus on the things you don’t like. We found out it’s easier for people to figure out what they don’t like. And by listing what you don’t like, you are kind of creating a shortlist of the things you like.
There are those that have wingback chairs or a bold large-scale print. It could also be that you don’t like certain colors. Create a list of things you wouldn’t want in your space. Even if you are yet to figure out your style, you’ll be able to narrow down the options available to you.
Remember to Build Around Your Space
Many people just start decorating or remodeling their space without thinking about their space. Your space should impact the type of decoration you do. You’ll agree with us that having furniture that’s too small for your space won’t achieve the look you want. Same goes for oversized furniture.
Ensure you have space for all the items you want in your house. It’s all about balance. Proportion and scale must be taken into account if you want to create a good design. People with larger rooms have the liberty of creating zones for different activities. They may have a seating area, work area, television viewing area, gaming area, and so on. If you don’t have much space, you may have to prioritize the type of zones you want to establish.
Sample Your Paint
The colors of your walls have a huge impact on the look you want to achieve. So, the colors you choose should create the mood or atmosphere you have in mind. Some colors may make you happy, relaxed, and calm. Some can even invoke negative feelings.
Before you paint your space, sample some colors on the walls. Then look at the colors in the morning, afternoon, and night. This allows you to know the overall effect of each color and you can choose the like best. Instead of sampling different colors on your wall, you can also sample different shades of your favorite color to find out which one will work best for you.
Do You Like Art?
Art can add more meaning to our everyday life, tell a story, become a focal point in a room, or add life to a space. And when it comes to designing your space, art shouldn’t be an afterthought if you are a fan. You can base your design on pieces of art you own or use them as finishing touches.
Don’t restrain yourself from paintings hung on the wall. Consider sculpture and even less traditional art forms. It could be a piece of art you saw and like on a business trip to Japan or a vacation in Mexico. Art can sometimes be the delicate thing that needs careful handling and transportation.
“Shipping high-value pieces of art is much more than getting objects from point A to point B. There is an ‘art’ to providing the protective means to ensure everything arrives in the condition it is received – time after time after time,” says Classic FA, an art collections shipping New York Company.
Mix High and Low Price Points
Don’t be hung up on buying the most expensive items whether it is art or furniture. Buy items based on your preference, shape, comfort, and needs. Sometimes, the humblest objects may be the most beautiful or the main attraction in your space.
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