Home Decorating Tips

Tue, 10/30/2012 - 03:12 - James Pattrick

Redecorating a home is a great way to bring the whole family together. Decorating is about letting yourself be as creative as possible. There are an endless number of ways to decorate a home. You can follow a specific theme or simply just decorate the home with various things you enjoy. How you decorate your home is entirely up to you. This is a very liberating opportunity, but it can also be quite stressful. Having total control over the decorating process can feel overwhelming at times. This is especially true when there is no solid plan. That is why it is often wise to construct some themes for each room. These themes do not need to be strictly followed, but it allows you to stay focused throughout the process.

The Benefits Of A Theme

Themes can range depending on your personal taste. Choosing a theme does not need to subtract from the personal touch you wish to add to the home. Themes are merely a way to give a room some form of order. This order is merely a canvas that can be painted upon in any way you see fit. Some examples of common themes include a beach theme, vintage theme and even a garden theme. Seasonal themes are also a fun way to continually change the décor of a room. There is always room to personalize.

How To Use Colors

There are many debates about how colors can be used to decorate a home. There are plenty of people who believe that the more colors there are the better a room will feel. However, some people follow the minimalist code of using less to offer more. This decision is entirely up to you. There is no right or wrong way to decorate a room. Choose what colors you enjoy and also consider whether or not you enjoy simplicity or a little bit of clutter. It is also important to decide on how much furniture should be in one room. Many people claim that less furniture creates a better environment, but there are ways to turn clutter into a personal treasure trove.

Decorating The Walls

It is certainly not uncommon for framed photographs of family members to be hanging on the wall or sitting on a mantle. However, many decorating professionals are beginning to believe that the walls of a home should remain clean and clear. Again, this is all a matter of opinion. The clear wall theory comes from the idea that photographs are generally small and look out of place on a wall. Likewise, photographs look well proportioned when placed on a mantle or table. Larger paintings may be a better choice for decorating the actual wall of a room. Paintings can create a more balanced feel that sets the mood of the particular room. Home decorating is a fun way to be creative and personalize your living space. Ask a professional decorator for some advice if you are having trouble deciding on how to approach the decorating process.

Author’s Bio: James Pattrick is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast. His blog Housekeeping.org focuses on home, home cleaning and housekeeping bloggers. You can follow him on Google+.