Decorating or designing your house is certainly a task, especially for those who are not design inclined. However, this doesn’t mean its impossible, but just requires a bit more patience, forethought and research in order to create a beautiful and appealing home. After all, there is nothing quite fulfilling like a DIY project and decorating one’s own home will create a lot of joy and satisfaction in the end. So, with that said, this article will cover a few of the best interior design tips that will help anyone to make their house into a home.
Do not fill every room to the brim with furniture. Many people think that overcrowding a room with large furniture or lots of pieces, will make the room more appealing. However, this is completely untrue and will make the room look and feel claustrophobic as well as difficult to maneuver. Instead, it is better to only use a few high quality pieces which is actually great for people on a tight budget.
Another common way to decorate a room is to hang artwork and paintings on the walls. However, it is crucial to hang each painting at the correct height for the most impact. Most art galleries and museums hang their artwork between 57 – 60 inches from the floor so that each piece is at eye level. This should also be done when hanging paintings at home even if the room has a high ceiling, so that the painting relates on a human scale.
Rugs are another way to add comfort and style to any living room. However, there are three different ways to position a rug. The first position is where all the legs of the furniture are off or not touching the rug. This is perfect for a small room but the rug shouldn’t be too small so that it looks like an afterthought. The next position is where all of the furniture legs are on top of the rug which is a more luxurious style. Thirdly, the final rug style is where only the front legs of the furniture are on the rug. This can tie a space together while still maintaining a feel of openness in the room.
When designing a room, it is important to avoid being too theme-y. This is basically when a specific look or style is copied verbatim from a magazine or TV show. For example, the cape cod look is very popular and the main elements of this look include blue and white nautical colors, bead board, sailboat paintings and coastal materials. By following a look exactly, this will create a room that lacks personality and one’s own personal touch. So, even though it is fine to choose a specific theme, be sure to personalize it.
These interior design tips will surely help anyone to create a beautiful and stylish home. Be sure to keep them in mind when decorating and the results will surely be stunning.