Your home is your safe haven, your sanctuary, and your personal space. But what’s even better? Your home with beautiful home décor. It’s the one place you can pimp up to your taste. Due to the broad discretion on how the home can be decorated, people use different items (both old and new) as home décor items.
Today, we introduce you to helpful tips that should guide you on this journey to home decoration. As a bonus, we also curated a list of some items that will definitely give your home a décor makeover.
These are things you should consider before going for home décor items:
- Your style
What is your style? Do you prefer subtle but classic or dramatic and extravagant? Your style should influence your decoration choices. The end result of any decoration is to appeal to those who matter, in this case, you who own and live in the house. If you hate clutter, go for a minimalistic décor plan and if you don’t mind going heavy, then do so. Whatever tickles your fancy is fine. Wink
- The interior décor of your home
Before picking out décor items, consider the interior decoration of your living space already in place. This includes the paintings, types, and positions of furniture, the layout, and whatnot. Then, ensure that your décor items complement the overall interior décor of your home.
- The size of your room
Some items will look out of place in a room setting, while others will blend in well to add to the room’s aesthetics. Work with the size of your room, so you do not end up with bulky items for smaller spaces and vice versa. No one wants a botched room, now, do we?
Yes, budget. You can pimp the look of your home with as little money as you can afford. You do not necessarily need to get new stuff if you do not have to. Instead, convert the old objects in your home into DIY fashions, and viola! On the flip side, if you have no problem ordering various pricy materials, then go for splurge-worthy décor items.
- Pets and kids
Your décor items should be safe enough for your pets and little ones at home. Avoid things with spikes, wires and cords, and other features that can be harmful to kids and pets. While this might be a teeny bit limiting, it’s a small price to pay to enjoy a well-decorated home as well as those who make your house a home.
Types of home décor items
You would be surprised what you can change into good use for the sake of giving your home a makeover. Know that this list is not exhaustive, and you can go out of your way to recycle and upcycle stuff around the house to convert it into home decoration
- Wall art
You never know the transformative powers of decorations until you place them strategically. The walls of your homes are attractive décor zones, and the right wall décor will not only uplift the look of your wall areas. Still, it will also elevate the look of an entire room, no matter how bare it used to look. Some wall arts include wall prints, paintings, photo frames and pictures, wall artifacts, and the likes.
When you think of clusters and how they give your home an ugly look, the next best thing is to declutter your living space by throwing away unwanted knickknacks. But there are other uses to old and vintage items you may have no relevant need for. For example, knickknacks artistically arranged can make for beautiful décor pieces.
Vintage gives your home a unique picturesque setting. To convert your useless knickknacks to valuable décor items, arrange them on your shelves, windowsills, and elsewhere. Unfortunately, while they can make for cute little décor, they can also defeat the purpose. To avoid this, ensure you do not put too many at a place and be minimal in the décor.
Sculpting can be converted into décor objects. Depending on the look you’re going for, you can settle for smaller sculpting pieces or go for larger ones to get an extravagant and dramatic effect. Sculptings are best left standing on shelves and similar surfaces, and there is no limit to what you can have sculpted. As long as you are comfortable with it and it does more to enhance the beauty of your home and not otherwise.
- Cushions and throws
Throw pillows and cushions are a homely way to give your room that touch of aesthetic that it lacks. Cushions come in different sizes, shapes, colors and designs, making them an option that provides decorative versatility. What’s more? Cushions fit into other rooms of the homes. So even with your regular pillows in place, you can find a place for snuggly cushions in smaller sizes without upsetting the look of your room already set in place.
Strategically placing pictures is another way of upgrading the interiors of your home. They may be pictures of anything, and anywhere. They could also be pictures of you decorated to your taste. You can switch things up by framing Instagram stories, text messages, emails, etc. Photos can be hung on walls, placed on surfaces, and elsewhere. You can also go the extra mile to decorate your pictures with laureates and likes before fixing them in their positions.
- Flowers and plants
Aside from botanical prints, which are terrific wall art options, you can go for natural botanicals like plants and flowers. There are beautiful spots in the home to place flowers and plants. You can store them in vases and jars or flower pots depending on how often you choose to change the flowers and how long you choose to keep them.
On the flipside, pots, vases, and jars as standalone décor items are also ideal choices. Again, you can either get them handmade and beautifully painted or otherwise.
It can be daunting to get a place where you can shop for varying types of home décor materials. It is one thing knowing what to look for and another where to look for it. This is why Manchester Collections got you covered with everything on our curated list and more. So you can guarantee that you will still have some money left after shopping for yourself and your loved ones. Your home can definitely get an upgrade on a budget.
What is your favorite home décor item?