10 Things to consider before decorating your home
Our home is our haven, and we all love to take authority when it comes to its décor. Whether our home is new or old, it doesn’t matter; rather, it’s the décor that decides its look and age. Trends keep changing with time, and like everything else, interior designs change too.
However, there are certain basic things one should keep in mind while changing the décor of their home. In this article, we will explain in 10 points the do’s of home décor. These points are the basis for your new home décor. So keep a pen and copy by yourself and note down the important points.
- Make a Budget:
Allocating a budget for whatever project you are about to work on is the most basic and important step. It makes things easier for you and helps you make organized lists about the things that you need. Since you are sure about the money you will spend on your home décor, allocating a budget will narrow down the options regarding everything you need, hence decluttering the mess.
- Make a list of the items you need:
The second part is to make a list of the necessary items. You can also add different things that you want, but you will be conscious about preferring your NEEDS over your DESIRES after allocating a budget. Remember, it’s a list that will decide the basic structure of your home. If you need new furniture, crockery, or some other stuff, you note it down.
Might a side note about the things you want, and if the budget allows, you can purchase them later.
- Take a well-calculated decision about the walls:
Walls set up your rooms and home boundary and are pretty much responsible for the overall look. Always go with neutral walls first; if you choose bright colors, it becomes a hassle to change them afterward. The wallpaper, its design, and color should be the one that goes along with the rest of the furniture. It should not stand out; rather, it should blend it and look soft and easy on the eyes. So give it adequate time.
- Choose your furniture wisely:
Do not buy all of your furniture in one go. Neither do they buy it in one place.
Discover new places, and choose what you like. Whatever you buy should have your confidence.
Since we are talking about furniture, do not lose sight of your taste. Oh, and do not forget to invest in a large, comfy sofa. It not only adds to the living room’s look; it makes a perfect spot to crash on when you come home tired or want to have tea while watching TV.
- Invest in a Good Mattress:
These days, pillows and mattresses are available that will help improve your posture. They also go easy on your back and neck and have multiple health benefits. Try to accommodate the things in your budget that have greater benefits for you. Expensive crockery won’t make that backache go away.
- Buy a large Wardrobe:
Do not hesitate to buy a wardrobe that can accommodate your shopping habits. Small rails look pretty but become useless in a month or two. So go for a wardrobe that would not cause you a problem or be forced to buy a new one within weeks.
Lighting also gets a huge credit in deciding your home’s look. Apart from creating a good ambiance, it enhances the shine of the room. Good lighting improves your mood too. Scented candles along with good lights light up your room and have a positive effect on the incomers. It is also believed that good lighting spurs joy and raises our happy hormones to a level such as Oxytocin.
- Curtains and Flooring:
Curtains play a huge role in your interior’s overall look, and their significance cannot be denied. You do not need to sweat over matching them with the sofa, walls, or flooring about choosing the right curtains. Experimenting with the curtains can sometimes prove to be useful. You can have curtains that differ from the colors of walls and rugs, but they shouldn’t have a stark difference. Rather, try and match them with the accessories you will display on the mental or with the cushions on the sofa. Building your home interior around a handful of base colors, two accents for contrast, or even one neutral color does a perfect job.
Choosing the right flooring, however, can be a bit complicated. Many factors are involved, such as durability, costs, and moisture, etc. These days, almost every kind of flooring goes with all kinds of weather, but if your house is in a high moisture environment, usually porcelain tiles or ceramic flooring is preferred.
If you have pets, you will need flooring with superior resistance. Site-finished solid hardwood, for example, is easily scratched. Ceramic, plank vinyl, porcelain, and laminate flooring are scratch-resistant and prove to very durable.
- Adequate Space:
While making all the requisite arrangements and shopping for your interior, never forget the importance of adequate spacing. Spacing makes your home look airy, provides you a space to walk, and makes the cleaning process easier. Like all other accessories, it influences the look of your interior too. So always leave a generous space beside the couch or around the plants so the home does not look congested and everything stands out.
- Paintings and flora:
Last but not least, hang paintings on the wall to add an artsy touch to your interior. They can be of any genre; you are not restricted to a specific theme. Just buy what catches your eye, and hang it on a wall that complements it.
To add a natural look to your apartment, you can also place pots of some indoor plants inside the living room.
The bottom line is that it’s your home, so your taste and choice matter the most. We wrote this article to help you figure out what you want and make the rigmarole a bit easier. We are hopeful you will find it informative. Thank you for reading. Goodbye!