There always seems to be endless options when stepping into the world of home decor. Whether you’re decorating your first home, or tenth apartment, there are a lot of things to keep in mind when starting the design process. Learn how to accessorize your home room by room with these simple steps.
Start from the ground up
Arguably the most important thing in any home is the furniture. This is where the focal point of each room begins, thus creating the atmosphere each room will have. Try not to overdo it with furniture, buy things you need and keep your space open. I personally recommend thrift shopping and going to garage sales for your household goods. It’s not only a good way to save money, but you also find more interesting pieces. Also if the situation fits, rugs are a great way to add a little something extra.
Less is more
Think of home décor as jewelry, if you wear it all at once, you lose sight of the bigger picture. Often crowding a room with too many possessions can make the space feel smaller and too cluttered. Show off the things you love by changing the scenery every couple of months. That keeps your design fresh, and your personality glowing.
Add some accents
Accent colors can be a great way to decorate a room. Adding a splash of color here and there makes for an interesting way to lead the eye. However, other things can be used as accents as well. If you’re ever feeling emptiness in a room, try adding things such as curtains, stools, or even potted indoor plants. Sometimes the smallest additions can make the biggest difference.
Use wall art
Ah, finally! The fun part begins. Start out by finding things you want on the walls that match the tone of the room. I would say this is something you have the freedom to experiment with. Sometimes you can even base the color scheme of a room around your favorite piece of art. Using other things such as mirrors, clocks, and even stickers can also be a great way to personalize any space.
Remember the lighting
Using light correctly is a big factor in setting the mood of the room. Think first about the type of light bulb you’re using in your lamps, overhead lights, and ceiling fans. A fluorescent light makes a room significantly brighter, but lacks providing any depth. A tungsten light bulb will give a room a warm glow but is a bit dim in overall brightness. Utilize unique freestanding lamps or decorative lampshades to add some life to your light.
Now stop reading and go get decorating!