Congratulations on becoming the owner of a new house. Now the task before you is to customize it. With your personal touch make, it a place to look forward to. There are plenty of ways to decorate your home but the key is to create an environment that is soothing, relaxing and lively. Decorating the interior is your chance to design a place that is comfortable and relieves the stress.
Interior designer Nate Berkus says – “Your home should tell the story of who you are and what you love.”
Here are some tips to help you in decorating your new home.
- Plan, Plan, and Plan:
Planning and thinking ahead will make your task easier. Plan your budget – search and discover latest home décor trends. Interior design books, the internet, pinterest, and instagram can easily show you the latest trends.
You can decide on a theme, like vintage, classic, modern or contemporary.
- Color All the Way
Paint is an essential thing, it can define a place. Cool colors can open up space. Warm colors can withdraw creating a compact place to relax. If you want to play it safe use neutral colors, like off-white, beiges and grays, etc. You can also use different textures and patterns with paints. Wallpaper can also be used to uplift a room mood.
- Know the Dimensions of Rooms
You should not be buying a sofa that would not fit into your room. Measure up the room’s dimension before buying any pieces of furniture. Make a floor plan to help you.
- Furnish it Up
Select furniture carefully as it is going to stay for a long time unless you are super rich who wants to replace furniture every 6 months. Do not overfill a room. The clutter can bother you later. You can modify your old furniture by repainting. Get your hands on cool pieces from garage sales and thrift stores. Spray paint and other DIY tricks can transform old goodies.
Make sure you get enough storage for organizing your stuff. Pieces with extra or hidden storage can help you maintain a clean house easily.
- Light it Up
The use of lights enhances the beauty of the house. Lights and chandeliers can be hung from the ceiling. You can also use decorative lights, lamps, and candles to brighten a place. Accent lights can be used to highlight decorations or artworks.
Natural light from windows can be utilized at day time that also plays a vital role in saving energy and reducing your energy bills.
- Curtains and Drapes:
From sheer panels to heavy fabric, choose according to room requirement. Curtains can be used to add a pop of color to a neutral room. Curtains that are hung high give the feeling of a higher ceiling.
Window treatment options include curtains with eyelets, tab-tops, box pleats, pencil pleats and Roman blinds etc. Pelmets can be added for decorative effect. Rods of different thickness can be used to create different looks.
When you are done with the main elements of decoration, add accessories. A vase full of flowers on the center table can impress guests. Add colorful accents, artworks, throws and rugs.
Select bed and table linen according to the weather in your area.
In the end, don’t be overwhelmed by the greatness of task. Go room by room to display your creativity. Then, relax and enjoy your new home!