7 Simple Rules for Decorating Your Home

Decorating your new home can seem a bit intimidating. Where do you start? How will it look? Making all those decisions can be quite the emotional roller coaster. Luckily, you don’t have to be a master decorator to make your home look beautiful and decorating your home should be fun.

We made a list of 7 simple rules for decorating your home to take some of those stresses away. Keep these simple rules in mind, and your design will be a success.

  1. Texture

A two-dimensional space feels dull. Bring out the life in a room by adding different textures to the space. An accent rug, throw, or cushion can go a long way in making a bold statement. Don’t be afraid to mix materials — metal with wood, leather with wool; it will add that extra dimension to your home.

  1. Color

Follow this simple rule when it comes to color: Choose three main colors for one area. One color should accommodate about 60 percent of the room. The second color, 30 percent. And the brightest color of the three, 10 percent. Visit this post if you are having trouble deciding how to add some color to your home.

  1. Lighting

A single ceiling light can make a room look small and uninviting. Add more glow around the room with lights at different heights. Add a floor lamp to that corner that you just don’t know what to do with, or add a small light to the side table next to your couch. This added light to your room will enhance the mood. Plus, it can be an excellent way to accent certain areas of the room that you want to show off.

  1. Shapes and patterns

If the majority of a room is boxy, then add different shapes such as a circular coffee table or ottoman. It will balance your space, especially when you add patterns to the mix. You can’t mess patterns up if you combine bold, large prints with contemporary, subtle prints. Our advice for pillow patterns on a couch: Two large, boldly patterned pillows on either side; two smaller pillows in a coordinating solid color, overlapping the larger pillows; one lumbar pillow in the center with a subtle pattern.   

  1. Size and scale

When it comes to free space, you want more of it. Think balance and scale. Here are a few simple rules to follow:

  • A coffee table should be two-thirds the width of your couch and sit lower than any sitting area.
  • Hang curtains high, above the window and let them graze the floor.
  • Rugs should never float in the middle of a space, always have your chair, couch, or bed anchor the rug by having its front feet sitting on top.
  • Always think symmetry to create a well-balanced area.
  • Odd numbers are a useful rule when it comes to accessories; even numbers will make a room feel too uniform.
  1. Function

We are all for buying that beautiful piece of furniture with instant impact, but if it is going to crowd the rest of your room, it may have to wait for now. When you are working with small spaces, you should alway consider the functionality of the room. Remember less is more, and clutter definitely won’t make a room. Simple tip: Always measure your space and make sure your purchase will fit. Also, every space needs a sitting area, table, mirror, and lighting.   

  1. Take risks

If you aren’t a decorating maven, start small by adding bold accessories. And don’t do what your best friend is doing; be unique, creative, and add your own touch of style. One of the most important pieces of advice that we can give you — Buy things that you love. Don’t rush and settle, spend your money wisely and even if it feels like you are splurging, you won’t regret it when you see that favorite piece added to your collection.

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