Home Decorating – Quick Tips

Many people who’d like to re-decorate their home hesitate to get started only because they do not know or cannot really figure out where they should start. This article is a must-read for all DIY home-decorating hobbyists who want to put it all together in a fashionable way without compromising on functionality aspects of a home.

In this article, we’ve brought two effective home decorating methods, which are suggested by interior decorating specialists as basics of any proper makeover plan for the modern homeowner. So, read these through carefully before applying these tips to a potential home decoration project and you can rest easy about avoiding expensive mistakes.

Even a DIY home decorating project can be a smash hit with the right mix of decor accents and practical approach while professionals unaided by homeowner’s personality demands for a home may be at a loss for conceptualizing a personal space.

So, get clear-cut interior design plans ready before you get started on your home design project and don’t forget – a clear vision helps you stay true to your concepts and hastens the completion of the project.

Experts suggest DIY home decorating hobbyists should begin to “Describe scope and goals” first; if you want to start decorating without delay however, experts advice writing down on paper all the goals for immediate and future home design concepts in order to implement these best. This is a process known as goal and scope setting. It will present a wonderful clarity and help you decide your best choices from available ideas. You can then apply these to your home interior makeover plans for instant success that is penned down.

Sum up your plan and write them down so you have all your ideas in one place. Note the usual styles others use and pick those ideas that you want to combine for this project. Make note of all accessories you want to invest in for achieving your final look. Keep a few days for scouting the market for matching floor rugs, table-runners and throws for sofa sets as well as window dressing ideas that complement these and the walls. Take fabric swatches from the local stores and bring these home to imagine the look against the real dimensions of your room. This will give you a clearer picture of what to expect when you buy the real stuff.

A brilliant idea when decorating your home is to buy a couple of area rugs. They are affordable and present multiple uses as throws, floor seating or even yoga mats.

After you’d scouted the market, read over your plans to check whether these truly match your scope of work and budget. Set yourself a straightforward target line, such as, ‘to give the guestroom a complete makeover’ or ‘make family room more friendly and accessible’ so you can go deeper into changes you can make here with design approaches and furniture settings.

Additionally, it makes sense to try and answers questions like if project will enhance your home’s value, whether the plan is tied to whole home improvement and keep in mind you are giving the room a limited or full renovation for a practical approach to home decorating.

2011 Spring Home Decorating

Decorating your home for the spring? What do you think of when you think of spring? Lighter, brighter, fresher, and newer. I know what I think of. I think of planting fresh flowers, re-arranging my furniture for a new look and adding new accent pillows. These are all simple and inexpensive ways to decorate and give your home a spring tonic. But, what if you want more or what if you’re ready to design or redesign your home décor? Well here is what’s new in the home furnishings industry for Spring 2011.

Let’s start with color. Color is exciting this spring. Think of walking through a farmer’s market or a foreign marketplace. These colors are a reflection of what you would expect to see in fabrics. Popular spring colors will be lemon yellow, golden yellows, mandarin orange, blushing pinks, light golden browns, dark purples, aqua blues, smoky grays and shades of green. Patterns include ribbon candy stripes, large florals, trellis fabrics, China Seas and tracery patterns.

Home decoration styles will take on a more global influence, particularly Parisian, African and Asian. Along with that is the big look of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s. The look is artisan, rustic and ethnic. Some decorating styles you will be reading about are Refined Rustic, Art Deco, Modern Mid-Century, Classic Revival, 70’s Modern Retro as well as a blend of vintage and classic. We will see much more green design options as the home furnishings industry pushes forward to bring homeowners healthier living alternatives like zero VOC paints, wood flooring and furniture from sustainable forests, soy foam stuffing for upholstery and non-toxic natural fabrics. As homeowners become more energy conscious, energy efficiency will be a main focus for homes and businesses.

Just as Vintage and Modern, Traditional and Contemporary designs set the stage for new and unique home décor accents, prepare to see lots of textures, artisan touches, pleats, tweeds and puckers. Woods and metals will also bring in texture through etching, stenciling and stamping. Traditional items will have unexpected colors. Area rugs will have more geometric patterns. All this in 2011 spring home decorating.

Well, I guess when they say, spring forward, they really mean it. I hope you enjoyed reading this article as much as I did putting it together. I feel like I traveled the world in search of treasures, colors, fabrics and home furnishings. Now, I am back and ready to get started in decorating, a spring tonic for my home. Happy Decorating!:-)

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