Do you think your home decor is lacking in something? Do you want to make it look more professionally decorated, but you’re not sure how? Use some of these tips to help you and you’ll love your new look:
Use the Colour Wheel
Using a colour wheel is the first thing you should do if you’re trying to think of a new colour scheme for your home decor. It can help you find colours that compliment one another perfectly, and even colours that clash nicely if that’s what you want. You’ll find the perfect shades to create the look you want. It’s a good idea to keep the tone of the colours the same, whether you choose to mix or match. For instance, all jewelled tones, or pastel tones. Don’t mix the two, unless you’re very confident it’ll work.
Layer Your Lighting
You want your lighting to be layered for the most professional ambiance in the home. The lighting will always make a huge difference to the way your home feels to you and guests. You should have task lighting, and softer lighting depending on what you’re doing. Having options is a must!
Don’t Be Afraid to Use Big Furniture
Using big furniture in a small space can be scary, but if you love it, you should go for it. Don’t be afraid to use big furniture, as it can actually make the room appear bigger rather than smaller. Some people say it can have the opposite effect, but this is false. Small furniture in a small room makes it look smaller and sometimes even cluttered.
Bring Furniture Away from the Wall
Bringing furniture away from the wall will help you to create a more social seating area. Not only that, it can create the illusion of more space. Pushing it against the wall isn’t always the best idea.
Make Each Room Flow From One to the Other
Each room is not it’s own country, so why have them decorated in completely different ways? If you want your decor to seem more professional, allow each room to flow from one to the other by tying in colours and themes.
Focus on Smaller Details
The smaller details can make a really big difference, so focus on them. You might not think a small ornament or accent will make that much of a difference, but it can! Have an eye for detail as you decorate.
Coordinate, Don’t Match
Rather than matching up your furniture, co-ordinate it. You don’t have to have completely different pieces; but you shouldn’t necessarily match them. This can be boring. Instead, choose things in the same colour or material, but make them different in one way or another. From your chairs to your ottomans, make sure you coordinate in some way. This will ensure your decor has personality and still looks professionally done!
Layer everything and continue to layer to create a deeper look. Layer your cushions, throws, rugs...anything you can think of to add more interest and texture to your decor.