Decorating your home should be an enjoyable experience, even if it’s something you have to do (because styles have changed or fixes need to be made) rather than something you particularly want to do. However, sometimes people can get rather stressed about it, and that takes away the fun element and makes it much harder to do. If you want to know how to design the perfect space, here are some ideas to help you make sure you have less stress and a more enjoyable time when you decorate your home – the more fun you have, the better the end result will be.
Choose The Right Lighting
The lighting is a hugely important aspect when it comes to your décor. It can set the tone for the entire room, so it pays to think carefully about the kind of lighting that will be best for you. Too dark or too bright, too big or too small, and the room will look strange and not at all how you intended it to look.
In order to choose the right lighting, you need to think about what the room is going to be used for. If you entertain a lot, the room will probably need to be light and bright. If you are looking for a more cozy, intimate feeling, then it should be darker, and perhaps natural lighting will be the best thing to use. If you want both, perhaps you can install a dimmer switch to give you all the options.
Play With Color
Color is perhaps the one element of redecoration that people will immediately focus on. This makes sense since it is one of the most important things to think about and get right. You don’t want a room that is too dull, but neither do you want one that is too busy with color, as this will be distracting.
For most rooms, the best thing to do is to have a neutral base color and then add to it. You might have onefeature wall where you can really experiment with different tones, or you might have pops of color in your soft furnishings or the art on the walls. These options are good as you can mix and match as you need to, even changing things regularly if you like to give the room a completely different look and feel.
Find The Right Furniture
Once the décor is in hand, you need to consider the furniture – you can’t just have a nicely decorated but otherwise empty room in your home, as it will be pointless. Think about functionality as well as style.Otherwise, you might end up with furniture that looks great but that isn’t comfortable and doesn’t really do what it’s meant to do.
Furniture can also help with your space saving ideas. There are plenty of pieces of furniture that double as storage spaces, allowing you to keep your rooms neat and tidy and have space for all your possessions.
The current big trend in furniture is to buy second-hand items and upcycle them (you could give them to an expert to upcycle if you aren’t skilled in this). This will give you unique pieces that are real talking points, and you can ensure they entirely match your style and personality.