It is easy to get stuck in a specific style or way of decorating your home. However, bringing in new items can make your residence cozier, updated, and offer a fun and different change.
There are many people that go years without adding any new touches to the interior of their residence. Though this is perfectly acceptable, this can continue on for years, leaving your home looking shabby and outdated.
The longer you hold on to decorations and items, the worse shape they will be in. Homes, especially ones containing children, need a sprucing up every once in a while to keep from looking dirty or shabby.
If you are contemplating giving your house a makeover, you must first get rid of all of your less than luxurious decorative items. Those that have sentimental value, like handmade objects, wedding gifts, or pictures, should be kept and reworked into your new design scheme.
However, any items that are falling apart, have missing paint, or are broken should be thrown out. If you are able to salvage some of these items with a new coat of paint or by turning it into a do-it-yourself project/reworking them into something new, then it would be smart to do so.
That way, you will save money and give yourself some more home interior designing experience. After you have rid your place of old and shabby items, you should have a clean palette to draw inspiration from and add to.
First, make a list of the types of spaces or rooms you have seen in friends’ homes, restaurants, or museums. You can even draw inspiration from home decorating or real estate shows on your favorite channels on television.
If you need the help of an interior designer and have the funds and means to do so, hire one! They will be able to organize the ideas that you have regarding the design of your home.
They will also know how to find the items you desire at great prices or be able to tell you whether or not your plan can be executed. Though the designer will have studied professionally and know what is aesthetically pleasing or acceptable in a home, you should be willing to submit your ideas and opinions and not let them take over.
You should have most of the say in what goes into your home, so find a professional that you can work cordially and cooperatively with. Make them aware of your ideas and plans, show them pictures of other rooms that you love, and listen to their opinions respectfully and openly.
Home decorating is not what it used to be. There are a number of different styles and additions that have become acceptable and modern.
You should decide which “type” of home you would like. If you prefer to have a modern home, stay to a strict neutral color palette and use clean lines, minimal decorations, and utilize industrial fabrics and furnishings.
These types of wares can be found at many home improvement stores. If you wish to find something specific, there is a possibility that you can find whatever you need online, maybe even for a discounted price.
If you prefer a vintage feel, visit antique malls and smaller vintage stores for older items. Even if a piece of furniture or decor is damaged, there may be a way to fix it.
Wooden pieces can always be painted or stained to look clean and in good condition. Also make use of vintage fabrics and styles for cushions, sheets, and curtains.
If you prefer exotic decor, try adding elements from your favorite culture or country. Those that love Latin American flair can make use of decorative tin ceilings in their kitchen or bright colors in their family room.
If you love East Indian patterns and customs, make pillows or rugs using fabric from this region. A great color palette for this type of room would involve fuchsias, bright oranges, and gold.
There are endless opportunities when it comes to home decorating; it can be hard to narrow your ideas into one concept. If you pick your favorite furnishing or colors and draw from those, you will be able to have an organized and inviting space.
Enlist help if you need it, and involve the opinions of your friends and family in your scheme. That way, the new environment can be a place that everyone enjoys and feels at home!
Jack R. Landry has worked since 1986 as an interior decorator specializing in ceiling decor. He has written hundreds of articles about decorating home and office spaces including finding the right kind of tin ceiling tiles.
Jack R. Landry