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5 Home Decorating Tips You Will Always Need

Updated on January 23, 2015

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Decorating a home can be fun if you are ready to experiment and break all the preconceived notions we all have when it comes to decorating a room. You see all the home decorating shows on TV and they make it look so easy. Of course it’s easy with a large budget and a whole crew of workers to finish a job for you. What about if you’re on a budget or it’s only you doing the work? When it comes to home décor, nothing can be right or wrong. You can successfully use old fashion furniture in a contemporary home and yet make it look elegant. To make your ideas work, all you need is a sense of balance. Here are 5 interior decorating ideas that you can always bank upon without breaking your bank.

recycling items from around your home to give them new life is very popular and less expensive than buying new home décor items every time you want to decorate.
recycling items from around your home to give them new life is very popular and less expensive than buying new home décor items every time you want to decorate.

Keep an eye on quality over anything else

Whether you opt for a minimalistic look or a heavily decorated one, make sure to always give priority to quality. This doesn’t mean you have to go out and spend thousands of dollars on high end décor items, if you’re restoring a piece yourself make sure you take your time to make it look right. An old chest of drawers with intricate designs can very well be the focal point of a room. Incorporate some inexpensive silk floral arrangements into the décor for color however, when using fake flowers or plants, always get them in good quality so that your home looks tasteful.

Quality is important when it comes to decorating. You don't have to get name brand items, just find items that are reasonably priced or even items you can recycle from your old décor to make look expensive.
Quality is important when it comes to decorating. You don't have to get name brand items, just find items that are reasonably priced or even items you can recycle from your old décor to make look expensive.

Take care of proportion and balance

The right balance and proportion can make your home décor ideas work to perfection. When choosing pieces of furniture, try to make sure to keep them in proportion as well. Purchasing furniture that is too large for a room is all too common and should be avoided as it makes the room look crowded. While placing them in the room, maintain a balance. Think of the room as a boat and if you stack too much on one side the boat will tip. The same rules apply to the colors in the room. The curtains and rugs should be from the same color palette. If you choose to use flowers and cushion covers, they can be of vibrant colors to add drama to the room.

A balanced and proportioned room gives an organized look. Like this room decorated with the Feng Shui look, everything is balanced.
A balanced and proportioned room gives an organized look. Like this room decorated with the Feng Shui look, everything is balanced.

A touch of green

By adding green it will never fail you. However, instead of real flowers or plants which require maintenance, you can opt for fake flowers and plants for convenience and more variety. When choosing fake flowers, make them gel with the décor of the room and never go overboard with them. A big fake silk palm tree can find its place at the corner or by an entryway into the room, depending on your choice.

A bamboo tree in the corner by the window gives a touch of greenery to the room balancing it all out. Don't be afraid to add a small plant to an end table or coffee table.
A bamboo tree in the corner by the window gives a touch of greenery to the room balancing it all out. Don't be afraid to add a small plant to an end table or coffee table.

Maintain the harmony with colors

Colors play a huge role in bringing out the character of a room. To make things work for you, use neutral colors as the base and warm colors to highlight the focal points. Beige or off-white on the walls can be complemented by dark colored furniture or curtains. Red roses or tulips will add life to the room décor. You can even use orchids to break the monotony of neutral colors as they come in a myriad of colors to choose from. Use of colorful vases will achieve harmony in the room.

Something as simple as tulips in a glass vase will make your room pop with color. Best of all you can change the colors as often as you prefer.
Something as simple as tulips in a glass vase will make your room pop with color. Best of all you can change the colors as often as you prefer.

Light up the room

Lastly, let there be light. Lights should be placed in a way to exude warmth and draw attention to the focal points. Flowers and plants should be placed near lights to catch the eye and make them look real. You can even use mirrors to reflect the light and make the room look larger. Lighting plays a crucial role in any type of décor and is by far the most important. Take a look around and see what you could possibly turn into a unique lighting piece for a personal look.

Whether it's natural light or lighting fixtures, lighting a room make the colors and the design stand out. Strategically placed, you can get a dramatic look.
Whether it's natural light or lighting fixtures, lighting a room make the colors and the design stand out. Strategically placed, you can get a dramatic look.

With these 5 tips, we hope you will be able to decorate your home in style the way you want it to look. Remember take your time and do it right, be creative and if you have the money feel free to shop. After all you’re the person that has to be happy when you walk through the front door.

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      Chad Young 2 years ago from Corona, CA

      That is a great idea. I know we do this during Thanksgiving and Christmas but to use it as a decorating piece is creative. Thanks for the tip!

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      Patrick Fontana 2 years ago

      Another good, and cheap tip is to play an un-distracting video on your TV screen. Normally a big black screen does not look harmonic or good at all, but with a video like this playing it can become an eyecatcher.

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DRQpNbulAOM

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