Whether you’ve moved into your first home or looking for some tips to renovate your space, there are some tried and true tricks that you can use to decorate your home. There are no hard and fast rules to decorating your home, however, there are some fundamental principles that will make sure that you have great results every time. Here are some tips and tweaks that can completely transform a space.
Select a Style
Select a style for your home. Whether you are decorating your whole house or an individual room, it’s important to choose a style that reflects your unique personality and preferences. Personal style is the foundation of home decoration. If you haven’t identified your personal style, there are four main styles that you can choose from:
Once you have selected the style you can take account of the items that you already own and decide if the piece has a place in your decor style. By doing this you can get rid of items that are not current with your style and make a list of items that you need to acquire.
Measure and Map Your Space
Now that the style is chosen and you know what items that you need to get, you can measure and map your space and decide on the placement of your furniture. Give your furniture space and resist overcrowding a room. This can be done by hand or with an app. Try different layouts until you find something that you are happy with.
Choose a Color Palette
Colour is the backbone of decorating and will tie the entire room together. The hue, balance, and combinations that you choose to convey say a lot about your style and can have a great impact on your mood. How do you choose the right colours and combinations? Use the colour wheel, there are also plenty of apps that help you choose the best colour combinations for your space. When you choose the colour palette, use the 60-30-10 rule. The colours are 60 percent of a dominant colour, 30 percent of a secondary colour and 10 percent of an accent colour.
Create a Focal Point
The focal point is where the observer’s eyes will first land when entering a room. Have you ever entered a room and not noticed anything? Chances are the room lacked a decent focal point. The focal point could be a piece of art, a strong architectural detail or oversized furniture.
Don’t let wall art be an afterthought. Personal touches like artwork make a house a home. Hanging up art will provide a focal point and make the room appear finished. The center of the piece needs to be at eye level, approximately 5 feet up on the wall. Ensure that you pair large pieces of art with large pieces of furniture. Pairing small art with large pieces will trick the eye into thinking a space is smaller than it actually is. Art that’s hung together should not be grouped too far apart, it is best placed no more than three inches apart.
There are more resources than ever before on how to decorate your home. Apps like Pinterest and Houzz will help find your style preferences and interests. Interior decorating supposed to be enjoyable, so follow these tips to revamp your space.