Did you buy your first home or want to give a new look to your current one, but don’t know how? Calm! The decor is not a “seven-headed bug”! First of all, think of everything that brings you comfort, warmth, and above all a sense of well-being. Remember that interior decoration is very vast and subjective, the important thing is that you feel good about the final result. I’m glad to share a few but best home decorating ideas for yo, today!
Best Home Decorating Ideas & Tips
Here we present some tips and ideas that will help you decorate your dream house.
1. Research, research, research!
Try to find a source of inspiration to discover your style that most identify, for example in the area reference blogs, social networks like Instagram or Pinterest.
Make a selection of spaces and environments that you like and save these ideas in your favorites or in a folder identified on your device.
In this first search, you will look for the concept of decoration that you want to give to your space. It can be minimalist, contemporary, classic, vintage, ethnic, or a mixture of various influences. These ideas will be fundamental when it comes time to decide your decor.
In your research, you will also discover that with creativity, some of your current personal items or furniture can be restored, recycled and transformed to give a different and original touch to your new home decor.
2. What color to use in the new decoration?
One of the most important elements in interior decoration is color. Depending on your personality and daring, you can choose to choose the simplicity of a monochromatic decoration or a mixture of complementary colors in order to create a more comfortable, warm, and timeless environment.
Never forget that the color of the walls must match the finish of the floor and the furniture you have, or that you are going to purchase.
In other words, the color of space must be well thought out. Think of all the seasons to see if the color will favor this environment in all seasons and its use will not be tiring.
- TIP: Use a light-colored or white gives the impression that space is bigger.
You can also choose to highlight just one of the walls with a strong color or wallpaper! Decorate a room with wallpaper.
After choosing the color, pay attention to the shades of that same color. For example, a beige has darker and lighter gradients. Do a color test with the existing samples of the paint brand or else buy a small can of paint and paint a small portion of the wall to see how it looks!
It should have as a principle “I will not get tired of this color?”.
3. It’s time to choose the furniture!
After choosing the concept and the color, you will have to think about the functionality that you will give to your spaces. This must be done with the assertive choice of furniture.
Choosing furniture for any room in a home is not always easy, it requires that you know exactly what you want in terms of materials, colors, number of pieces, exact measurements, such as making sure that the sofa has the ideal size and that it matches with the style of the TV cabinet.
In the case of the room, try to find furniture that matches the concept that you want to give to the decoration of the house. For example, if you have a large space, choose a spacious sofa and a low support table to make the most of the space.
You can also place small objects of strong colors, such as decorative pillows rugs.
- TIP: If you chose to highlight a wall with a different color, use that same color on the cushions, carpets, or other decorative elements, for example in the pictures or accessories.
In the case of decorating a child’s room, you must keep in mind that this space will undergo several changes over the years to accompany your child’s growth. So, opt for more versatile and modern bedroom furniture, and bet on objects with prominent colors. These details will help you to define a set of decisions that you will make and will also influence your budget.
In the kitchen, you can choose an island or large workbench, if space allows it. Always pay attention to choosing kitchen furniture that is as tidy as possible and above all, functional. Sometimes the kitchen is where you spend most of your time after work, so it is essential that you decorate this space with its best functioning and dynamics in mind.
4. Too much or too little light?
After the color of the walls, lighting is one of the most important steps in interior decoration.
The challenge is to choose which and how many lamps we should have! Where these lamps should be in relation to space, and what color temperature or light bulbs.
NOTE: The light is the main element that influences the environment giving the feeling of warmth and comfort.
Good lighting over the dining table is essential, so it is recommended to use a ceiling lamp that highlights.
In case you have chosen a long dining table, the idea is to choose a ceiling lamp with several points of light focus so that the light arrives homogeneously and well distributed.
In the case of the bedroom, opt for softer lighting. Ideally, you should choose lamps that can reduce or increase the light intensity. Take care not to project the light at the head of the bed, as this area calls for indirect points of light, which can be solved with the use of a table or reading lamps.
In the case of the kitchen, the lighting has to be general, efficient, and very clear. It is common to opt for white light, however, choose to illuminate the workbenches well: for this, you can add points of light.
In the bathroom, pay attention to choosing clear general lighting and light in the mirror location.
- A tip for this environment is to use a lamp with diffused or indirect light close to the mirror, but that does not detract from the rest of the space.
For example, you can use a ceiling lamp and an LED light over the mirror where you can reduce or increase the light intensity.
Best Home Decorating Ideas – Let’s Conclude!
These are just a few tips and suggestions that will be useful to know how to decorate your home.
However, if you have difficulties in the colors to use, in the type of sofas or furniture to be placed in the living room, or even in the decoration of your child’s room, you can always ask for professional advice from an interior designer or a decorating company.
Through your ideas and needs, the help of a professional in interior design will help you to clarify any of your uncertainties and insecurities that usually arise.
Interior designers are masters at creating comfortable and functional environments and can be a great help in creating the home of your dreams.
About Author: This article is contributed by Digvijay Rajdaan, the Sr. interior designer at Design By Lavassa. He is an award-winning interior designer of residential and commercial spaces. He strives to design unique interiors that will have a positive impact on his clients’ lives.