We would all love to live in a beautiful home. But creating a beautiful home takes time, effort, money and the “know how”. There is no need to feel like it needs to be done at once. Take your time with it, and enjoy it. So for people who want to decorate their homes but have no idea where to start, here are the five basics of home decorating.
- Ask, “Where should I begin decorating?” When it comes to decorating you have got to start somewhere. You would go crazy if you tried to do everything at once. So decide where you want to begin. The kitchen, bedroom or living room? Decide which area needs a makeover the most. This way you will be able to concentrate your efforts on one area.
- Decide what colors to use. When it comes to decorating, colors can make or break your decorating scheme. Some colors looks fantastic together while others just look horrible next to each other. One tip here is to choose colors that are either near each other on the color wheel, on opposite sides. These are the colors that best compliment each other.
- Find your style. Every person has different styles and tastes when it comes to decorating. So figure out what yours is, and how you can best translate that into your home décor. The 2 most common are traditional, and contemporary.
- Shop wisely. Beauty does not always mean expensive. Believe it or not there are some great items at thrift stores and mall sales. The trick here is to mix and match. This way you will get to save a considerable amount of money while still be able to create the house of your dreams.
- Ask for advice. Get the opinion of family and friends. The people who truly love you will give you honest feedback. This will help prevent you from making careless mistakes. And ask your friends where and how they decorated the way they did. They love to help.
There are so many fun ways to decorate, so have fun with it, rather than letting it overwhelm you.