Every millennial has become accustomed to hearing about the rising house prices in London. Whether we end up renting or buying, decorating a home is inevitable. Every homeowner (or renter) has envisioned what they would want their home to look like. Personally, I am a self confessed DIY enthusiast who loves the concept of putting things together (and then enjoying a nice glass of wine afterwards). Here are some decorating tips that may come in handy:
Stick to one colour palette – Coordination is so important when it comes to colour. Having a different colour for each room can really help to change the mood of each space. Also when choosing a colour, try to stay away from bold and vibrant hues. Stick to light and neutral tones, so you don’t find yourself painting the walls every couple of years. Neutral tones also provide great decorating flexibility.
Embrace the arts – Having beautiful pieces of artwork in your home creates a really relaxed atmosphere. My house is adorned with various artwork and my favourite has got to be a picture of this gorgeous sandy beach with palm trees in the background and a crystal clear sand which is accompanied by the beautiful blue sea. Every time I look at this picture, I’m reminding of all the times I’ve travelled and I’m also inspired to book a beach holiday (which will be happening in 2019). Another important part of choosing the right art to compliment your home is making sure it’s suited to your tastes, for example if your thing is pop art , don’t opt for a portrait.
Be brave – Another important part of mastering the art of decorating is to work with the space that you have. Be brave, be bold. Your home should be a reflection of your personality so think about the things you like: what makes you happy? what colours do you like? what kind of decor will you have?, it’s all about being true to yourself because you are the only person who will live in your space. Also, websites like Pinterest are a great source of inspiration if you’re ever stuck for ideas. For more inspiration on living spaces, Click Here.
Classic is best – When it comes to finding the perfect items for your home, opt for the classics. They will never fail you. Buying something and then feeling like its updated soon after is just a huge waste of money. Sometimes there is comfort in simplicity. When it comes to classic pieces, I have to say that I am a huge fan of Ikea because they have something to suit everybody.
Nature is refreshing – This is the best way to balance out contemporary furniture. Natural elements are a refreshing addition to any home. Choose plants and other items that compliment the overall look of your home. Don’t invest in a plant just because it looks pretty. If you have a very hectic schedule, you might want to opt for an artificial plant.
Don’t neglect exteriors – The first thing anyone sees when they pay you a visit is your front door area, so keeping things elegant and simple is so important. A front door really does set the tone for the rest of the home so bare this in mind. For more information on how you can brighten up your lovely homes, click here.
Decorating a home is very easy to master – you do not need to be an expert. Play up to your home’s strengths and cover up it’s flaws. You can freshen up the interior (and exterior) of your home without breaking the bank and without going outside your comfort zone.
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