Decorate your home in a way that it would reflect your own unique identity. Photo Courtesy: Tapisserie Decoration ©
Everyone wants their home to be cozy and full of comfort. After a hard day’s work, home is the place all head towards, to spend a relaxing time in the company of friends and family.
As with every individual, every home has a unique identity. This identity is reflected through its décor. This décor depends on the personality and choices of the people occupying the home. Nevertheless, there are a few basic steps of home decoration that is common to all homes. These common traits need to be followed in case of every style of décor.
Mentioned below are a few basic but necessary aspects of home décor that must be considered while thinking of giving your home a new look.
Colors are a major entity for any home decoration. Colors can set the mood in a room like nothing else can. So, it is necessary to select the colors in a way that they reflect the energy prevailing in the house. Choose a particular color as the base for the whole house. A single color base can be a good idea for any theme you want to add to your home decoration later on.
Also, a harmonious look is always welcome in any house. If possible, maintain the color scheme for the window treatments too. You can vary the shade of the selected color to have the deeper shade on the draperies and the lighter one on the walls. Always give priority to the size of the room and how you are going to accessorize it before you select the color. As dark colors make a room look smaller, they are ideal for rooms with a great size or a normal size room with very few furniture or accessories to occupy space. For smaller rooms or a normal room with lots of furniture to adorn it, a light color or a neutral tone is always a better option. Such color combination opens up the look and makes the space seem larger than it actual is.
Accessories are vital for home decoration. They complete the look for your home. But make sure that you select accessories that go with the décor of your home. Having a costly piece of artifact that happens to be a mismatch to a certain area will not serve the purpose of adding the accessory to your decoration. Choose wisely and take up one area at a time. Finish each room one by one, so that you will be able to concentrate on a single room at a time and decorate it as nicely as you wish it to be done. Remember to keep in mind the theme of the décor in case you have thought or selected a particular theme for your home. Select accessories also depending on the use you will have of the item. In case of a functional item, it is better to invest your funds as the item will serve your purpose. In case of decorative accessories, it is necessary to decide wisely as you may like a certain item very much now and get it for a hefty amount. But after a few years pass by, you may want to change your décor and at that point this particular accessory may not seem to be needed in the décor. So, it is better to be smart about your accessory selections than to regret later on.
Wonderful Window Treatments
Window treatments can add life to the décor of a room. Selecting the right window treatment is as important as any other aspect of home decoration. Draperies are one of the main ways to add drama and feel to a room. Selecting the fabric material for the draperies will depend on factors like what level of privacy you wish to have in each room, whether you want the sun to enter a particular room or not, what is the style you prefer for the draperies, whether the draperies will be constant or movable, etc.
After selecting the drapery style and the fabric material, it is necessary to get decorative drapery hardware to hang your window treatment in a proper manner. The drapery hardware is another way to add life to your windows and to a room too. So, selecting them depends on the style of the décor or the theme followed in the room. For any room to be able to showcase its décor perfectly, window treatments play an essential role. Decide on your window treatments in a manner so as to solve your decorative as well as functional requirement.
Illumination is one aspect that can change the whole décor of a room substantially. Lights are very effective in creating a particular mood in a room. So, their selection must be based on the factors of utility as well as decorative purpose. Strategic placement of light fixture can create a totally new environment in a room. Combined with ceiling lights and wall lamps you can also add table lamps and lamp shades in various sizes and shapes to create drama in your home. Play with illumination and shadows in particular areas to make the look of your home interesting. Make sure that you plan to have proper lighting in places that need more light than others.
A few places in a home where light is more a functional element than a decorative aspect are the study, the work desk, the dining area and the kitchen. In places where you plan to feature partial lighting or a shadow atmosphere, make sure that you have a bright light in the back-up to light up the area in case you need the illumination sometime in the future.
Once you have all these aspects in place for your home, you can embark on the journey to further decoration without much worries to follow you. These basic elements decide what your home will ultimately look like and so, it is necessary that you start your home decoration on a firm footing after a careful consideration of all these factors.
Adam is a passionate writer and currently writing for Lifestyles Home Decor, the best place for home furnishing items.