When it comes to decorating your home there is only right way! Keep reading to find out how.
When you imagine your ‘ideal’ home decor, what do you really see?
- are you highly individualistic and love lots of free expression and unconventional items and things that really speak about who you are? Then you probably love what is called the BOHO look.
- maybe you are more the Art Deco type, adoring sleek lines, wood furniture and lots of chrome, mirrors and glass.
- or perhaps you just love the Contemporary look: the here and now, no clutter, everything in its place, and a neutral clean color feel.
- but then you might just love that cosy Cottage Style for its quaint simplicity.
The real takeaway here is that we are all different and while we may love one style, you might well prefer something totally different. At the end of the day, it is about choosing a look and feel for your home decor that suits your personality and taste, and whether that is one of the above, or French, Coastal, Eccentric, Asian or one of many other styles, it is YOUR choice.
If you have a large home you may wish to style it one way, whereas home decor ideas for small homes might be completely different. You might love older items and be thinking about how to design retro home decor in your house. Especially once you start shopping in person or online to see the wide variety of vintage and retro items available. And you might start off with one idea in mind, only to fall in love with a range of vintage home decor ideas for your place instead.
Never feel pressured to go with something just because a good friend or highly paid designer suggests that a particular style suits your home. What matters is what suits you. To help you decide what you like rather than having to choose a particular style, take a look at some ideas below to gain some inspiration.
- reuse or repurpose – just because an item of decor was created to be one thing, does not mean that it cannot be used now for something different. Old bricks and timber as a bookcase, a wine cart as a side table, an old piano as a display stand.
- hang a favourite old curtain inside the house to separate off part of a room or to hide something like a craft area.
- to brighten a room with exposed beams, think about painting the beams a darker colour than the walls.
- reuse an old wooden pallet to create a bed for the dog, a bookshelf or a place to hang coffee cups.
- when looking for furniture to fit in an open plan area, select pieces that will sit low and keep the openness of the room.
- visit the op shops and second-hand places to see what can be reused as furniture, bookshelves, display cabinets and tables.
- allow yourself to be playful with colourful prints and bold colours in an otherwise boring room.
- if working in a small kitchen, use the end of the cabinets to hang cutting boards and the like from, instead of taking up room on top.
- use colourful rugs in a room to set off neutral walls and be a point of conversation.
- don’t be afraid to mix and match patterns, texture and colours in a room. You may love it or hate it, but you won’t know until you try.
Just remember to decorate your home the way you want to, in your style, and with the home decor items you choose.
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