Apr 9, 2013

4 Simple Home Decor Ideas to Add Oomph to Your Home

Charlotte Moss – an Interior designer – says it best:

“There are two things that make a room timeless: a sense of history and a piece of furniture”.

We concur. In fact, we’d go on to add a lot more to that simple statement Charlotte makes.  To make your home really work, we’d throw in tasteful minimalism, fantastic art, little trinkets, various knickknacks, and possibly simple finishing touches to your home décor.

Choose mood. Set it up

The first step to essential home décor is to decide the mood, lighting, and many other basics. Some timeless necessities remain: you’ll need proper lighting – both natural and artificial. Window shutters, drapes, and vertical blinds can help you regulate natural sunshine flooding into your room. As for artificial lighting, there’s no dearth of lighting fixtures, floor lamps, table lamps, lights embedded into false ceilings, and many other ideas to make your home stand out. 

Less is good. Avoid Clutter.

There’s a reason minimalism works: too much of anything is clutter. That holds good for life in general and for rooms in particular. Exercising restraint is an elegant exercise. It keeps your rooms serene, peaceful, quiet, and allow for light, sound, and air to flow.

Choose simple furniture; avoid trying to fill up every inch of space with something. Much like white space between reams of text – or in the belly of intricate design – empty space renders simplicity to your home décor.

Windows need dressing. Always

Bare, open, undressed windows make your home look bare. Further, you’d have no privacy from roving eyes of strangers while adding to the risk of attracting more attention from those with malicious intent to intrude. Windows, needless to say, are best covered when not open.

Curtains are old-fashioned. Even standard shutters might look a little outdated (depending on your original home design and décor). For a change, you can try out some inexpensive vertical blinds.  Further, vertical blinds have textures and they come in a variety of colors to allow you to match them with your overall color theme.

Hunt for home furnishings. Like, Forever.

If you go out looking, you’ll have plenty of elegant home furnishing objects to shop for. While you don’t have to trade in your money for Aztec art or ancient Buddhist relics, you’d find plenty of handmade pottery and plenty of other objects to dig out your choices from. For instance, Realsimple.com has a beautiful list of at least forty elegant home furnishings that can make your visitors go, “wow”.

What would you like to do today to add that extra touch of personality to your home?

Author Bio:
Passionate about interior design, Chris Savage researches about inexpensive vertical blinds and home decor. In his spare time he likes to design and develop WordPress websites, play golf, and hang out with his wife.

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Great tips for make beautiful home. Actually it is useful article for every house wife. I also like to use above tips for make new face in my home.

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Carpets said...

I wanted to thank you for this great read!!I have been looking for this kind of info on other blogs and none of them went into the details as you did.

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