How To Properly Decorate Your Home Interior

Does you house look like a storage room? Have your rooms become dumping grounds for furniture? Are you planning to sell your house and want your interior to look good as new?

Homeowners want to feel truly one with their house. But most homeowners want to be ultramodern trying to improve the interior by replacing everything with the “fresh and new” look. Sometimes it is best to maintain the character of the home instead of modernizing it.

The following tips can help your home looking more livable whether it is to make your home more appealing or to sell to potential buyers, without removing or replacing things that require heavy tool sets. When selling, your buyers want to see improvement and have that live-in feel.

Paint Colors To Set The Room Mood

A plain paint job for example does not always improve the mood. Painting with the right colors bring livelihood to your rooms. Commonly darker colors make rooms look smaller, where lighter colors make rooms look bigger. How many rooms do you see painted with lighter colors, especially white? Too many. Nothing is wrong with light colors, but they need to suite the room it is in.

Consistent Colors Between Flush Rooms 

This is about walls flush between rooms open to each other. Examples are kitchens with living rooms or living rooms with dining rooms. Believe it or not, a lot of homeowners have the tackiness of painting adjacent walls with different colors. It looks like an unfinished paint job. Yes, everyone has different tastes, but this is not very impressive, especially if you want to sell the house. This is about decorating your house, not your picture frame. Only if you have a transition between the walls, whether within the same room or between rooms such as a trim, single wall panel or a column. But within the same open area, keep the same color.

Keep The Old Furniture

Buying new furniture is not the best idea to just take up the empty space. Even if you have furniture you haven’t used in aeons, check at least if they are sustainable or restore them. Many furniture manufacturers will gladly touch up your  Some old furniture is suitable in other rooms such as dens, hobby, and music rooms. Or they can be set just on display in larger rooms.

First Impressions Count

The foyer is the most important when your visitors enter because it is the normally the first room they see. It’s no different from any other room, so you want to make it as most comfortable as possible. Place a welcome mat or area rug by the door, hang up some small paintings, or set a bench chair against the wall for people to remove their shoes. Once visitors get an initial feel of the welcoming room, this will prompt them into wanting to see the rest of the house.

As Far As The Eye Can See

Just as when you enter the foyer, you immediately dance your eyes around within your line of sight from where you stand. You may spot a stone fireplace in an adjacent living room, or a hanging shelf in the kitchen through the corridor. These “field of vision” spots are perfect to decorate with visual accessories to draw attention. Unframed art or tapestry, a side table or hutch against the wall, or a chandelier on the ceiling can almost instantly illustrate your home with a picturesque appeal. Check each spot with decorations from a distance to see how it looks.

Go Green

Placing smaller plants around the house, whether on or off the floor, at different heights, can make an impression of a natural touch, and somewhat invite the outdoors inside. With smaller plants, less maintenance is required. A good idea is to place the plants in visible spots that can bring out the daintiness of the room itself.{picture sources:1,2,3,4,5 and 6}.



Published by in How To, Tips, and Advice, on May 23rd, 2012

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