Why are you decorating? What aspects do you intend to work on? Are you restarting life or just getting a fresh start? Is an event the main inspiration or you are decorating for your own self? What do you like and what designs do you envision? Your budget, is it minimalistic or you are going all out? There are many ways to make a home warm and inviting. This is the time to apply your unique touch, from color pallets to arts and rugs, a sense of style that defines who you are. Here are some ideas to guide you.
Firstly, decide on what you desire and the direction you want your project to take. Whether you are decorating the whole living room or rather just a section of it and your budget. Take time to research. Magazines, brochures and the internet are easy sources of ideas and inspiration.
The use of paint is the best way to personalize your home; a good coat inspires calmness and coziness. Bring in newness with neutral hues that add depth and dimension. And remember, start from your main door – a touch of warm colors like orange-yellow and red will bring forth joy, warmth and a welcoming feeling.
Choosing and placing of furniture is of uttermost importance. Go only for necessitates like a sofa and easy chairs barely overusing toss pillows. Make seats inviting for a conversation and never lined against the wall.
Lighting and scents
This is the must touch a part of decorating as it affects moods, triggers emotions and creates ambiance. Go for faux candles, and table lamps in place of old-school chandeliers unless you have lots of open space. Allow as much natural light as you can and use mirrors placed perpendicularly to the window to bounce off the lights.
Match curtains with the furniture. Go for plantation shutters, wood blinds, Roman shades or simply wrought iron rods to add a sense of class and style. To make your wall look longer, use vertical striped curtains hanging right from the ceiling.
Mix new with old pieces bought from flea markets, garage sales, galleries or DIY projects, getting art pieces or items you treasure and keep it minimal. Simple designs like wrought iron, brass and ceramic pieces with some paintings add style. Vibrant flowers in beautiful vases fill empty spaces adding natural beauty.
Use tiles, carpets, rugs, and wood for that special touch; choosing a similar darker hue to the walls.
Minimalistic is the way to go. Do not overcrowd. It is wise to measure your space before going shopping then mix and match colors, styles, and patterns to add glamour.
Home decorating designs range in styles allowing you to achieve your desire. From the old-fashioned – fireplace, wood and earth colors, to the country, French, contemporary modern to the peace and energies of Feng Shui, you are spoilt for choice. Decorate your living room to create space that is special beautiful and practical, emitting freshness, happiness.