This week, we’re featuring some of our favorite and some of the most helpful tips and tricks for creating beautiful rooms and incorporating décor to make it look just right. Of course, opinions will vary when it comes to style and design, but these are important keep-in-the-back-of-your-mind tricks so no matter who you are, decorating your home will be a treat every time.
Rules are “Rules”
Sure, maybe that plush rug perfectly complements your kitchen’s colors and design. If you rarely use your kitchen lay it down immediately! But if your kitchen sees most of your home’s traffic, then a more durable and easier to clean rug or mat will be best. This is just the way it is. And, sometimes when you’re not sure if a gallery wall will look spectacular the way you envision it, or if those curtains really are too small for those windows, common guidelines prove to be beneficial at least to get started.
Choose Lifestyle over Trends
Sure, a white and bright sofa can be a beautiful, polished furniture piece. But if you have smaller children or grandchildren who frequent the living room or family room, that white sofa will be more trouble than perhaps it is worth.
Is it Worth it?
Speaking of worth, when choosing pieces for your home – furniture, decorative accents, seasonal décor – always remember that you are investing in your home and making investments for your life. Your bedroom wall may be bare now, but don’t choose art that is mass produced or cheap just to fill the space. Be patient and seek out something you’ll love forever; patience will pay off both in the quality of your life and the quality of your home.
Surround Yourself with Things you Love
Don’t like the paint color? The carpeting on your stairs? The cupboards in your kitchen? Make changes! Being surrounded by décor and aesthetics that make you cringe is not the way to live in your home. Like we said above, sometimes you’ll have to be patient with pricier decorating or projects that take up more time, but once you identify things you dislike, creating a look you love will be much easier. Maybe you just start out painting a room white and starting with a clean slate, or maybe you spend an evening just ripping up that carpeting. Come up with a plan so you can start loving what you see.