Top Home Decorating Tips

Apr 20 2012

Home decorating can be a simple assignment with the right ingredients even if you are the ‘not-so-creative’ type of a person. Careful preparation and a clear idea of your goals can ensure that your decorating targets are achieved without confusion and discomfort.

Home ideas can be expensive, yet unfavorable. Sophisticated ideas are essentially not the major constituents of a good home decoration assignment. Even the simple ones can serve well when adopted in the correct manner. A good plan can ensure your success without overwhelming yourself with last-minute budget upheavals or resource crunches.

Identify goals and ambitions
Defining goals and targets is fundamental to your home decoration project. Once you categorize whether you intend a quick fix or an elaborate renovation, you get closer to accomplishing the assignment. It is best if you can put things in black and white so that you leave no scope for deviating from the defined goals (unless it is something extraordinary wanting your attention). Writing adds clarity to decision making and guides you in the desired manner.

If you intend to just make your room more beautiful, your goal can be concentrated to the essential components your home may want. If the project is meant to increase the value of your home, you may want to add those components to the house which would give it more meaning. If it is a new house, you may want an elaborate home improvement plan.

Analyzing resources
Resources determine the output, and play crucially when executing a home decoration plan. The most important resource can be the budget of your decoration plan. Prepare a comprehensive list of materials and services required. Ascertain whether a building permit is needed or not.

Further, the price of furniture, painting, plumbing, craftsmen, etc. need to be included. Some ups and downs in the budget should not upset your plan, considering the scale of work involved in your decoration project. Home decoration is not what you would be executing too often; increased resources can serve your purpose generously.

The start and end, with a focal point
Before your act, decide where to start and end. If you have a theme to implement, like contemporary or traditional, you may want to consider the architecture of your home. When decorating without a theme, you can choose a focal point and set the theme accordingly. Colors and prints can help in deciding the decoration design. When you know where to begin and end your decoration, you utilize the resources optimally.

A focal point in a room provides meaning to your design. It can be anything you feel serves an apt eye-catcher. Architectural elements like fireplace, large bay windows, or built-in book shelves can prove great focal points. You can also create your focal point with an imposing piece of furniture, a large painting or a decorative rug.

Effective floor plan
A floor plan enables you to determine placement of furniture in home. Get an idea of the best possible arrangement you want to have with your furniture. While the lighter ones may be aligned later, the heavier and bigger ones (which are mostly not displaced much) need to fit the right space in your home. A cumbersome arrangement of the furniture can make your home look clumsy and cause discomfort.

With a floor plan, you can select the appropriate sizes of furniture which suffice your requirements. Create a floor plan which eases movement in the rooms and create abundant breathing space.

Color, texture and pattern
Color gives an entirely refreshing experience to lifestyle. Choose according to your taste, like a soothing blue or the bright yellow. Besides the walls, you can select appropriate complementary colors for soft furnishings. Colors can be diverse – complementary, split complementary, analogous, triadic or tetradic.

Do not forget your exclusive touch
Complement home decoration with your unique touch of artistry. Your imagination can spice up your home beyond any designing tit bit. If you feel the need, consult an interior decorator or designer to assist your home decoration project.

About the author: Margaret is a blogger by profession. She loves writing on environment and technology. Beside this she is fond of books. She recently did an article on kitchen design ideas. These days she is busy in writing an article on eco friendly houses.

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