12 Best Home-Decorating Tips

Choosing the right kind of design for your house/room is one of the hardest things to do. Of course, you want to make sure that everything looks perfect and different than the rest of them. So, if you want something different then you need to think differently and creatively. Following are the best ways to decorate your home.

Paint Color

Most of the people prefer choosing a paint color before moving in. There are numerous paint colors with different tones, tints, and shades. For instance, you saw purple color paint on the walls of your friend’s room. But, it does not mean that it will look good in your room as well. The reason is that light sources vary and every room/house has different looks and accessories. Don’t rush for the paint color before choosing artwork and other decorating stuff. Pick your rug, artwork, and upholstery and then pick a paint color to compliment all the stuff.

Lighting

When it comes to lighting, you need to be very creative about it. Don’t just go with one light or same light theme. In fact, add layers of lighting and get amazing looks. In a room, where everything is lit equally, everything looks so dazed and common. Create different layers of lighting to make it interesting, intriguing and full of variety. Grab some ambient lighting from Beautiful Halo and at least one lower lighting for combination. You can also add table lamps to add lighting layers.

Collectibles

Edit your collectibles if needed. You don’t have to put everything in one place. In fact, if something misfits, find a new room for that stuff. Once Coco Chanel said about accessorizing, “Before you leave the house, look in the mirror and take one thing off.” Same goes for home decoration, too. If something does not feel right putting there then remove it and find a new place for it.

Go for Something New

You know the Cape Cod look, right? The hallmarks, a white and blue nautical palette, and a sailboat painting. All of this is too mainstream that it lacks individuality. Go for something new and different this time which does not make your room look obvious.

Arrangement of Furniture on a Rug

Furniture arrangement on a rug comes in three basic ways.

All On: If you want to have a luxurious feel then go for “all on” furniture arrangement. Having large enough rugs means more space to place all of the furniture on top of it. Bigger is better, but make sure to leave at least 12 to 15 inches of floor surface around each rug border.
All Off: If you are decorating for a small room then you need a small rug for it. However, you don’t need a too small rug which looks like an afterthought, right? Pick a rug as big as it can touch the legs of each of the seating pieces. This is the best approach to make when it comes to decorating small rooms.
Front On: Put only the front feet of all your furniture items on the rug. This way, you can have an evenly seating pieces arrangement which looks well-defined and more open.

Build a Focal Point
Make a main/leading point in your house/room which will balance other points. Don’t make everything a leading point because this will result in messed up visual. Build a focal point and it could be anything, from your hood in the kitchen to a mantel to headboard in the bedroom. Whatever it is but make sure to choose it wisely as it decides the whole look of your house/room.

Vary the Scale
You loved that painting when you first saw it in the store? But, it might not look so good on that wall of your house. Maybe it is too tiny or too big, so always vary proportion and scale. You can even combine two things to make a good combination.

Break Rules
Art does not know any rule, so if you want to be creative then you are allowed to break rules. Having home-decorating guidelines is really helpful but it does not mean that you have to follow them religiously.
Choose something which makes you comfortable and smile. For example, go for a pillow collection or an art arrangement.