What’s better than an already awesome home? An even awesome-er home, that’s what! If you are sick of looking at the same old thing every day, and are ready for a change, then you’ve come to the right place. The decor of a home sets the stage and tone for the house. Right when you walk through the front doors of a place you get a feel. You may not even realize it at first, but it does happen. When you walk through the doors of your own home, don’t you want to have a warm and relaxed feeling? We are going to give you some tips on how you can make your home even better than it already is.
These tips apply for businesses as well, as interior design is an important factor to any home or business.
- Choose Paint Last. If you are moving into a brand new home, or a new home to you, wait until you are all settled in to choose the paint color. The paint should compliment your furniture, art, rugs, etc. One color might look great in one home, and not so great in the next. Hold off on selecting paint color(s) and save it for last.
- Choose a Focal Point. Every room should have a focal point that anchors the room. All of the other items in the room will take a secondary role. In the bathroom you can play up the shower. In the living room you can play up the fireplace. In the kitchen you can play up the stove and counterspace by adding a gorgeous backsplash. The best way to accomplish all of this? Faux stone paneling. It’s affordable, easy to apply, and does an excellent job at creating a focal point without being over the top.
- Don’t be Overly Theme-y. Choose color palletes, materials, and artwork that create a theme without being cliche. For example, to achieve a beach feel you do not have to have photos of starfish and seahorses everywhere you look. Instead, choose light airy colors, linen furniture, a jute rug, raw wood furniture, and a nice painting of an ocean scene. You will accomplish the beach theme without being overly theme-y.
- Keep Your Collectibles to a Minimum. Don’t hang onto something just because your great Uncle Tom gave it to you at the last family bbq. If it doesn’t fit with the room, donate it or toss it. Less is more. Homes with overly crowded knick-knacks do not give off a relaxing vibe.