Despite the convenience of having a professional designer upgrade our homes for us, there are still a great number of people who prefer to do it their way. It’s indeed different to be hands-on with improving our homes as we get to express ourselves more through the concept, items and design. Who after all knows a house better than the homeowner, right?
Applying the elements that you prefer, such as color, theme, furnishings and accessories is the secret to a hassle-free decorating project. If you stick to the things that appeal to you, consulting a professional designer won’t even be necessary. For if you’re surrounded with things that you like, then you will feel happy and comfortable. Isn’t that what’s supposed to be like at home?
Ask who and what each room is used for. This answer will tell you a lot about the kind of design you want. Make sure that the room shows the personality of those who use it and is functional. Next ask yourself what pieces of the room must stay and what can go. It would not be prudent to plan a decor for your dining area and then find you have no room for a table, but if you do not eat in your kitchen, having a table there may not be necessary. The third question you should ask is how much you can afford to spend. If your budget is limited you will need to find a way to decorate that is inexpensive. This is very possible and can still give excellent results. Simply focus more on accessories and less on furnishings and you will soon have a fabulous new look.
Home decorating can be a success even with a limited budget. If you can’t change the furnishings, then go for the smaller items and fabrics. A new color or design makes a difference without a complete overhaul. Changing the curtains, throw pillow cover, beddings and upholstery are less costly than buying new pillows, sofa set and other furniture.
Certain accessories like area rugs are considered essential home decor accessories. Area rugs not only beautify the area in which they are put in, but also help to protect from floor damage. Area rugs can also reduce the amount of dust particles in the air. Area rugs are available in many shapes, sizes, colors, and textures and can be found to match any decorating theme.
Knowing which works for you in color, design and furniture placement will make decorating easy. Seeking help from a pro won’t be necessary. After all, you know which buttons to press to make your own home work for your family. Just follow your instincts, express yourself and enjoy time at home together as a family. It will definitely be a home worth living and loving.
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