There comes a time where you like to redecorate your place or you just want to change some things around the house to make it look fresh. Or, you maybe just moved into a new place and it’s time for you to make it feel as homey as possible. Whatever the reason behind your desire to make awesome decorations around your home, sometimes it’s hard to know where to start from.
Looking for inspiration can be done anywhere. Literally, anything can produce an awesome idea in your mind like places you’ve been, movies, music videos, restaurant interior, or other things. The only thing you need to pay attention to before bringing your ideas to life is that they fit your personality. Your home should be a reflection of what you like and what your personality is. Being comfortable and proud of your place is crucial.
1. Pay a lot of attention to lighting
The lighting can make or ruin the room completely, even if the decor is amazing. Make sure that you take notice of the particular room you are decorating and the size of it. How much natural light is there? If the room is pretty small, then you need to use bright lights to visually enlarge the space. In addition, you should not over cramp the place and paint the walls with light colors. Quite opposite of this, if you have a large room, you want to give it a more of a warm, comfy feeling which can also be achieved with warm-toned lights.
2. Add mirrors in your house
We already pointed out how important the light is, and mirrors have a lot to do with it as well. Putting decorative mirrors across lights or windows will make the room brighter and visually make it look larger. Mirrors can be extremely diverse and they come in many shapes, forms, sizes, and types. This fact also gives you plenty of opportunities to be as creative as you possibly can. Don’t be afraid to go as big as you want to, especially in small rooms.
3. Use rugs for warmth
Rugs are a less expensive, yet highly diverse option when it comes to home decor. Not only do they give warmth to a place, but they can also give personality, color, and texture. There are many rugs in different sizes, shapes, colors, material, etc., which means that you can go wild with them. They look awesome on hardwood floors, and they surely can spark your creativity. You can add a few small rugs in the same shape but in different colors, or you can add one big rug in the center of the room.
4. Don’t be afraid to mix it up
Every good interior decorator out there will point out the most important thing which is decorating your house in accordance with who you are as a person and the style that you have. That being said, you shouldn’t be afraid to mix up old and new stuff, different textures, different objects -- if all those things reflect who you are. It is okay to put your favorite family heirloom in your brand new modern living room.
5. Pay attention to the walls
Adding wall decorations can give the space a lot of personality and color. You can choose to add one big piece of art that will take all the attention in the room, making it look larger. Or you can go for a gallery wall where you can add plenty of small frames with personal or artistic images. If you really want to make something special, a mural could be a great idea.
6. Go green
Bringing some freshness inside the home is always a good idea. You can put as little or as many plants as you feel like. They are a great inexpensive way of adding personality and texture to a space. If you’re wondering how to detox your space, look no further than plants! You can add multiple small pots on a shelf, or a big draping down plant. Adding one big plant tree next to your couch is also a good option. If you want to be more unique, adding plant hangers on your walls can achieve that for you.
7. Use shelving
Shelves are always a good idea. Not only because they are highly functional and can come in handy in literally any room of the house, but also because they do bring some style to the space. Luckily, there are many types of shelves so you can surely find something that will be match your style. You can try the normal wall shelves, big top-to-bottom shelves, hanging rope shelves, box shelves, picture ledge shelves, and many others. You can also get creative and mix multiple types.
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