An empty room is like a blank canvas. There are unlimited possibilities for how you can decorate the room. Although exciting, it can also become overwhelming as you consider how many options you have available to you.
If you’re in search of ideas for room décor to kick-start your next decorating project, here are nine tips to get you started on the right foot.
1. Think Neutral
If you want to have the flexibility to update your style anytime, think neutral. Neutral flooring and wall colors give you more flexibility to update your looks with the seasons, or whenever the mood hits.
2. Don’t Skimp On Space
No matter which room you’re decorating, having open space will provide a feeling of freedom and relaxation. Cramped spaces can leave you stressed, overwhelmed and uncomfortable. With each room you decorate, make sure there is enough space for you to move, sit, and spread out with ease.
3. Use Patterns For Personality
It’s a decorating myth that all patterns must match in your room. Savvy decorators are constantly mixing and matching patterns to give some personality to a room. Adding a variety of patterns won’t make your room look disjointed. Instead, it’ll give your space a touch of uniqueness and flair without being overpowering.
4. Add Natural Elements
5. Mix Old And New
Old elements, such as an older chest or a historic book, make your rooms feel lived in and comfortable. Mix these elements with new, modern elements for traditional elegance. Your space will look newly designed but still have the unique touches of older pieces that give your room personality.
6. Open A Window
No matter which room you’re decorating, having natural light will instantly brighten your space. Open your windows, or add airy, light curtains over them to let in the natural glow. If a room does not have windows, add a natural light bulb and a window design to give the feel of a window.
7. Use Your Photos
Your photos are memories. Incorporating these memories into your home’s design will personalize your space. Use your photos in picture frames on the coffee table, in prints for your bedroom, or incorporate them in your kitchen on the refrigerator. Photos are perfect pieces to decorate with because you can always interchange them whenever you make new memories.
8. Add A Conversation Piece
Each room should have a conversation piece. This is the piece that will get the attention when someone first walks in. Incorporate one of these into each room to guide your design and the eyes of your visitors.
9. Blend Materials
Adding materials that you might not have thought about previously is a great way to bring out unique looks in any room. For example, adding a steel end table to your living room with a trunk coffee table is a fun way to blend materials.
Your home’s décor speaks volumes about your personality and style. Use these tips to bring out your unique tastes and create a home that’s easy and fun to live in. Do you have any tips you would like to share? Write them in the comments below!