6 Tips To Help You Decorate Your Home

So, you have finished your renovations and are ready to start decorating, or maybe you just want to refresh how your home looks. Decorating your home doesn’t have to be challenging, If you pay attention to these simple tips, you will find your house coming together into a beautifully decorated paradise for you and your family to enjoy and relax.

1.   Focus on Lighting

Lighting in your home is one of the things that can make or break your home decor. You want your home to be illuminated well, with appropriate light. Having a dark and stuffy area does not lead to comfort, so ensuring that you focus on the correct lighting can completely change how your home looks. It can be a simple upgrade to change the light fixtures in your home to add a nice flash of modernization and decor. Conversely, focus on soft lighting rather than hard lights, as you don’t want to have glaring lights where you should have soft lighting.

If you focus on the lighting, you will find a nice inviting aura entering your home, leading to your enjoyment of your newly decorated home.

2.   Color Scheme

Making sure you pick out your color scheme ahead of time will save you problems in the long run with your decorating. While you may want to add a pop of color here and there, you want your colors to blend in nicely to create an overall look. Don’t choose random decorations with different colors, and don’t think about the colors last, plan them out in advance. This will allow you to have a nice flow in your home, with everything falling onto the same pallet within your chosen color scheme.

3.   Painting

Sometimes painting a wall or two is the best way to bring your decorating dreams to life. One of the best ways to refresh your home is to repaint the walls. When it comes to home decor painting a feature wall can make all your colors and designs flow together, giving you a beautifully decorated home that you will love for years to come. Painting a few walls is as good as purchasing new artwork, so think about this when planning out your home decorations.

Painting your walls can make your home feel brand new, so putting some effort into the walls is the same as preparing a canvas for fine art. If you don’t have a well-prepared canvas, the rest of your decorating may fall short.

1.   Artwork

Choosing the right artwork, wall hangings, accent cushions, and other decorations is important. You don’t want to overwhelm your home, but you also don’t want to have purely bare walls. Finding the right mix of home decor items and stylizing them properly will go a long way in enhancing your home’s look and adding to its relaxing vibe. Eclectic artwork is fine, as long as you don’t have clashing and opposing work in the same areas. One way to avoid this is to give each room a theme, and allow that theme to choose the artwork presented.

2.   Window Treatments

It is amazing what upgrading your window treatments can do for any given room. Adding window treatments can fill your room with character. The windows are the eyes to your home, they let in light, keep out the elements, and give you a view into the outside world. Ensuring that you have window treatments that fit in with the rest of your home decor can make or break the vision you have for your home. You can breathe new life into any room by revitalizing the window treatments, so focus on these and your lighting to successfully decorate your home.

3.   Staging

Properly staging your home can have it looking like a showhome, rather than a random collection of items. Choosing where to put your pillows, casually having a throw deliberately placed, and ensuring your artwork is hanging “just so” will ensure your new decorations affect the home that you want. Staging is deliberate, you need to think of where to put every item, and once it has found its place, it makes it easier to clean and put items back. Ensuring a properly staged home is imperative to the decorating process, and while this doesn’t require overthinking, it does require some precise placement, so make sure your decorations are well thought out before purchasing and placid them.

No matter how or why you are decorating your home, following these tips will ensure your success. Decorating doesn’t have to be frustrating, you don’t have to spend thousands of dollars. With proper items and placement, you are sure to decorate your home to help you achieve the look that you love!

Written by Julie Hanson

Julie is passionate about property – development, investment and portfolio planning. Along with husband Alec, Julie is actively building a property portfolio while helping others to do the same.

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