8 Foolproof Decorating Ideas for Your New Home
Have you ever seen a home so beautiful you wanted to steal all the décor ideas? That's what your home would look like if you follow the advice that I am going to give you. A lot of thought goes in decorating your home, so you should be willing to give it a lot of time and effort. For this project, I need you to think like a professional decorator. You need to play the strengths of your house and hide the weaknesses. Keeping the budget in your mind is also very important.
As far as the budgeting is concerned, your home ought to have items that include all price ranges. I would never suggest you splurge on everything. Instead, you should buy the items that you think are of good quality even if they do not bear a brand tag.
If you’re a no-fail DIYer, that is even better because I know a lot of popular bloggers who use thrift-shop bought items to create masterpieces that look more artistic than a designer décor item. Now, let’s talk about a few ideas that I have in store for you.
You know, it is always better to leave the windows naked instead of holding onto old-fashioned drapes. But curtains are a necessity, and therefore, you need to hang a pair of curtains on those windows. I always recommend sheer curtains, accompanied by a panel of cotton, silk or any other fabric that hangs well. If your room gets a lot of sunlight, then you should probably opt for lighter shades because dark colors fade quite quickly in the sun. I recommend colors like off-white, beige or a light grey depending upon the color scheme that you have chosen.
Coloring the walls is probably the most important aspect of home décor. Picking the right colors for your walls is not an easy task. The color of your walls will also play an important role in determining the theme of décor. Generally, a three-color rule is adopted by the designer. The first color serves as the major color, i.e., the walls, or the drapery, etc. The second color which is often bold compared to the first color is used for accentuating the furniture or other larger objects placed in a room such as, the couch, etc. The third color is used for accents in the form of smaller décor objects etc.
If you are moving into a new space, then it is better to paint the walls right away before you move the furniture in.
Rugs for the floor
Rugs are a very practical piece of décor. I don’t even consider them an item specifically made for décor. Instead, rugs are quite functional, and I am sure many of you would agree to this statement. Compared to carpet, rugs are a rather flexible option. You can replace a rug without a lot of hassle, and often rugs come with beautiful patterns in a variety of colors to choose from. They provide a cushion against the hard floor and are a must-have in kids’ rooms. Take a look at these Windsor overdyed grove rugs; I am sure you’d love to have them in your living room.
Declutter the Mess
Stashing all those magazines on your coffee table might not feel overwhelming to you. Often, it is hard to spot mess in a room if we’ve been living in it for a long time. I suggest you hire a professional organizer to declutter your cupboards and bookshelves. In the process of decluttering, you should aim to remove about 50% of the items from your home. It would make your living space appear a lot more spacious.
Always Add Art Pieces
You might be waiting to grab a historical art piece on sale, but it does not mean that your walls have to remain bare until then. Look for inexpensive art that you can hang on your walls until you find your perfect piece. Also, chasing after an expensive piece doesn’t mean you should let go of the cheap alternatives you find on the hunt. Instead, you should start collecting pieces and swap them now and then to change the look of your room or living space.
Using natural materials for clothing and decoration is all the rage these days. This is one of the DIY ideas that I wanted to tell you about. If you have a large room that you want to divide into sections, then you can try making a creative & sparkly room divider. All you need for that is a polished, wooden frame; a few branches of artistic shapes and some fairy lights. Mount the branches onto the frame vertically and then adorn it with fairy lights. Voila! You have the perfect DIY light divider.
Upcycling an Old Trunk
Have you ever seen those vintage-looking, ugly trunks in a thrift shop? They are faded and have a beaten look about them. What you need to do is, buy that old trunk right away; bargain with the seller and get a good deal if you can. All you need to do afterward is that paint it in a pristine white color. Afterward, attach spindle legs on each corner of the trunk, and you will have the perfect coffee table ready for your patio. It would cost you way less than buying a proper coffee table and yet it would look spectacular.
Upcycled Bar Cart
Having a bar cart in your living room would instantly make it appear better. But you don’t need to invest hundreds of dollars on a bar cart. Instead, grab an old bar cart from a thrift-shop and paint it in bright colors. You can display your beautiful China set on it for evening tea, and it would brighten up your living room perfectly.
Bonus Tip: Try to mount a mirror in every room; it would disperse the light in every direction and brighten up the space. Just make sure you don’t hang a mirror opposite to a window because that would bounce the light right back. Happy Decorating pals!
About the Author:
Julie Hilton is a young woman who loves interior designing and home decor. She is passionate about fashion-forward home décor ideas as well as ‘pop of color’ art and visionary designs. You can read her blogs at https://www.rugknots.com/pages/blog.