When you think of home decor, what do you see? Do you see things like couches and recliners, drapes and blinds, picture frames and wall art? What do you think of when you hear the word “decorating”? If you haven’t taken a look at some home decorating magazines lately, chances are you have some sort of opinion on how to decorate your home.
If you are like most people who haven’t thought about home decor before, you probably have the same old interior decorating ideas in your head. But have you given any thought to adding decorative touches to your home to make it more stylish? Home decors are just furniture items that are easy to change and simple to transport, and yet include any items which aren’t strictly functional in a decorated space. For example, mirrors are great decorative items that can really update a room, but they wouldn’t be a good fit in an entertainment room where movies would be shown. In this article, we’ll take a look at some home accents which can be updated to add a new look and feel to any room.
Mirrors. The mirror is perhaps one of the most overused decorative item in the world. Mirrors can make an ordinary looking space look extraordinary. So it’s important to make sure that your interior design plans include plenty of mirrors. You can find mirrors at big department stores like Macy’s or Target, but if you want an easy way to find cheap decorative mirrors, check Craigslist (the free classified ads site) or eBay, both of which offer free shipping and will often have mirrors for sale. In fact, the old saying about getting what you paid for is true when it comes to buying decorative items like mirrors.
Color scheme. Many people don’t realize that basic home decorating ideas like using warm colors on their furniture can translate to creating a warm home decor atmosphere. If you add bright and bold accent colors to your furniture, lamps, mirrors and other pieces, you can create a stimulating and inviting environment that look professional but which also reflects your own personality.
Furniture color and pattern. Another key element of home decorating which affects how the room looks is the furniture color and pattern. If you have furniture in dark colors, like chocolate brown, your decor may not appear as bright and airy as it does if you have a matching shade of green or a light blue. The same rule applies if you have furniture with shiny surfaces, like cherry wood. A contrast between dark wood furniture and light surface furniture can be used to pull together your overall theme and create a truly stylish home look.
Home decorating can be challenging, but there are several key elements that you can use successfully to update your home decor. Keep these suggestions in mind as you update your home accessories, furniture and lighting. This way, you will update your home decor style without having to make a major interior redesign. Take a cue from this guide, and you will be well on your way to a new, stylish look for all your rooms.
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