Choosing to decorate your home, or redecorate, can be both costly and time-consuming.
Many people opt to hire a painter and decorator to decorate for them. But doing it yourself can save you money and help you put your stamp on your home.
If you’re a novice, then use this simple guide to help you get your hands dirty and successfully decorate your home.
Planning Your Design
Before you get down to the nitty-gritty, you need a careful and thorough plan of how you want to decorate your home.
You might have an idea of the colour scheme you are hoping to achieve. You might have pieces of furniture you are planning on incorporating. Create a mood board on paper or on your phone to plan out your décor.
When you decide to decorate your home, picking the perfect colour can be difficult. The colour of your dreams might not be ideal for the room. You need to consider:
- The size of your room
- The direction that your room faces
- The furniture you have or want
- The colour your thinking of
Each colour has different shades, which have underlying tones and hues. Are you hoping to achieve a cold space or a warm space?
No room has just one colour. Furthermore, the paintwork usually incorporates the main colour of the room. But paintwork only contributes to 60% of the room.
Around 30% of the room uses a secondary colour. Usually, this takes the form of a feature wall, flooring, ceilings, and so on.
However, don’t mix the colours up too much when decorating your home. Instead, create a cohesive feel within the room, and more importantly, within the home.
Choose three complementary colours and use them throughout the home to tie the rooms together. Furthermore, maintain consistency.
Decorate Your Home With Furniture Choice And Placement
Pulling your furniture out from the wall can make a huge difference when you decorate your home.
Many people think that pushing the furniture up to the wall creates more space within the room. However, this is not the case.
Moreover, allowing your furniture to float and gravitate towards the centre of the room can help to group the pieces. Allow your furniture space to breathe.
Decorate Your Home With Light Fittings
Light fittings are usually an afterthought when decorating your home. Make them more centre of attention.
Using your light fitting as a statement piece can transform the design of your room. Many people would previously opt for chandelier style lights. Nowadays, there’s much more choice.
Moreover, try a dimmer switch in some rooms. Doing so will allow you to change the mood of a room at the touch of a button.
Introduce Texture and Materials
If you’re looking to add dimension when you decorate your home, add some texture. Introduce a rug to the floor or add some scatter cushions to your sofa or bed.
Furthermore, shapes can also add interest to a room – so invest in a funky coffee table for something more eye-catching or a piece of wall art.
When adding wall-art or mirrors, choose wisely. If you’re installing them on large, bare walls – they’ll drown in the space. Instead, go big. Add a collage of photos or art pieces to a wall, or invest in a large mirror that will fill most of the space.
Floating shelves can also enhance a large room, as well as busy wallpaper.
Centre each room around a few key pieces when you decorate your home. Furthermore, decorate your home by focusing on colours, materials and textures that tie together.