- Home Decorating
Decorating A Perfect Room ~ Interior Decorating
Interior decorating isn't just about picking colors. It is about creating a warm living space for you and your family.
Before you begin. Painting and decorating are so important when you are building the right mood for your room with a nice color scheme. You must clear out the room, if you can, so you can measure the height and width of your walls, windows and doorways.
The big decision on home interior decorating is to find a theme. Some people enroll in interior decorating courses to get easy decorating tips and ideas. I like to browse through home decorating magazines to create a lovely interior decorating design.
Each piece of furniture should be placed correctly. You do not want to start with furniture that is too large or too small. It is helpful to have accurate measurements of the entire room.
If you have to buy a piece of furniture, always keep the dimensions in mind.
My advice is not to display a sofa that takes up more than 20% of the floor space. You should always decide on a focal point. In other words, what do you want to be looking at when you're seated.
It can be anything, a fireplace, a set of windows, a television or a wall. Use the focal point as a guide to positioning your furniture.
Arranging Tables, Chairs and Lamps
Arranging furniture is somewhat of an art and must incorporate one's personal preferences and style to achieve the mood you want.
You should begin with your sofa. It is the hardest piece of furniture to choose. You will base all of your other furniture choices on it. It is wise to select a neutral fabric so it will work with any color scheme or style.
Find a coffee table that is about the same height as the sofa seat, so that it will be easy to grab things off the tabletop.
Your chairs should be arranged close to the sofa to promote conversation.
You should put an end table next to your sofa.
Make sure that the table is the same height as the sofa arms. If it is too high, your lamps won't light the right area.
Your living room decorating accessories includes, such things as pictures and mirrors for your walls, vases and decorative boxes for tables, figurines for display shelves, and rugs for your floor.
You should always start accessorizing the focal point first.
If it's a fireplace, for example, hang a picture with an ornate frame above it or try a decorative mirror. Then place a couple of matching porcelain vases that you've collected on either side of the mantel. This will enhance your focal point of interest.
Use your best pieces for the focal point because it will be the first area visitors see when they walk into the room.
For your display shelves, highlight unusual pieces and remember that they will have greater impact if you group a few related items together. Avoid cluttering your shelves.
If your living room decorating style leans toward very Casual, Country, Tradition or Modern, be careful with selecting a rug.
A simple pattern rug may work just fine, but an intricate pattern may be overpowering and dominate your room. Keep it simple.
Lastly, don't forget to enjoy the decorating.
You don't have to do all the decorating all at once. Allow yourself time to get absorbed in each phase of decorating and let each step truly reflect your most creative side.
You really can create a beautiful home without exhausting all of your resources and you really can love decorating as you go.