5 Tips for Styling your Home
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Creating the perfect home requires a lot of time and energy. There are so many things you need to consider, especially if you are new at it. Here are some basic things to get you started.
All the Different Personalities
The first thing to look at is the personalities that are in the house. If you are single, then you only need to look at your own personality. For couples, the personalities could be opposite. For example, one may be outgoing and the other conservative. Be prepared to compromise when making decisions on design and color.
Do Your Research
Browse through magazines and design books to get an idea of what you really like and what makes you comfortable. This will provide you with the visual you need when designing your own rooms. If you’ve never designed a room before, it can be intimidating staring at those blank white walls trying to figure out what you are going to do in there. Magazines can really help a great deal by giving you some inspo.
The color of the walls will set the tone for the room so really take your time deciding. First, start with the colors you like. If you already have furniture or have some in mind, look carefully at the colors in them. You can draw upon some of the colors in fabrics you will use in the room. If you are having trouble deciding, then go back to the magazines or books and see how the walls are painted and look for the color accents in the furniture and how they all relate. If you are using a picture of a room as your inspiration, then it can be a lot easier to get the color right.
When you put your furniture pieces in the room, keep in mind the flow of the space you are in. You don’t want to make a room too small or choppy looking. Usually, you know if it is not quite right –– rearrange until it looks good.
Using Accent Pieces
Accent pieces go a long way in finishing the look of a room. Plants and fresh cut flowers are great to put into any room. They have life in them that gives a comfortable feeling to any space. A crystal vase or candles can also soften a room. Framed posters or print and paintings on the walls are an age-old custom of design. It is a staple that will never go out of style.
Design doesn’t have to be hard. You just have to find out what your style is and what makes you want to be there. Have fun putting it all together!