People see why a house should not only be a place to sleep in but a space to
live in. This results to people wanting to have impressive decoration hoping
that it would contribute to their home being more inviting. So people delve into
interior decorating, even when they are clueless about it.
Decorating cannot be accomplished overnight. The gravest mistake a person can
commit is rushing the project. There are lots of things to consider before you
immerse yourself into the task of decorating your house. It is best to sit down
and ponder over it for a long time before you get into it. This minimizes
mistakes as well as regrets with the results you are likely to get. Being safe
is better than being sorry. After all, it would take a long time before you can
have budget for such a project again.
it well. You should take a good look at the space you have. Measure everything
especially those spaces that you plan to do a little tweaking. Jot these down in
a notebook or better yet have a simple sketch as a reference. This will serve as
your guide when you are already deciding which furniture to buy. Having a sketch
would be handy in visualizing your house with pieces you have in mind. It would
also be useful in checking if a piece of furniture would fit in the space you
want it to be. The budget you have is also an important aspect. Be sure to stick
to the budget allotted to avoid some rooms being neglected due to another room
Decorate according to your lifestyle. As another mistake is overlooking other
people living in that house, always consider them in your every decision and
evaluate their attitude and lifestyle. Is it a place for a newly-wed couple? Is
there an infant or a toddler in the premises? Is it a big family? Whilst
thinking about these, take note of the likely visitors. How often will they have
parties and what kind of parties will it be?
Decide on the overall theme. Ask the others about what they have in mind and
infuse their ideas with yours. If they do not wish to take part in it, it does
not mean that you can do whatever you want. As they will also live in the space
that you are decorating, the maintenance will also be dependent on them. The
theme is highly dependent on the color palette the person would choose. Once you
have decided on the color palette you prefer, you can choose the decorating
style each room would have. Connecting rooms should have a unifying concept
while individual rooms can have more space for personal creativity.
Be practical. Do not buy a piece if you do not have a use for it. Of course
there are pieces that are meant to decorate but it is always best to start with
things that can be utilized before jumping into items that are for aesthetics
alone. In a bedroom, the most important is the bed. The dining room should be
decorated with the dining table as the core. The emphasis should be on the couch
in the living room. The kitchen, on the other hand, should accentuate the
counter and the appliances.
The foolproof plan in decorating a space, a room or even the entirety of the
house depends on how much time it was thought over by everyone who belongs to
that household. It may not be easy to agree with everything but there will
always be a pleasant compromise.