Decorating Techniques for Everyone
Mon, 09/29/2014 - 15:55 (updated 2 years ago)
Decorating a home can be one of the best or worst parts about being a homeowner. Many of us believe that having an eye for home décor is a gift people are born with, which might be true, but decorating does not have to be as difficult as we make it out to be. People who want to make their homes look like it was taken straight out of Better Homes and Gardens do not have to have a special talent for home décor. There are several ways people of all types can decorate their home to keep up with trends as well as make it their own.
Simple techniques for limited time
The majority of us do not know where to start when it comes to decorating our homes. Buying home magazines or scouring Pinterest for the perfect décor style we want does not come easy and is rarely a success. The problem is that we are putting too much effort into the thought of decorating and making it sound like a time consuming project. The truth is there are many simple and quick decorating techniques that can change the entire outlook of a home. According to House Beautiful, one way to add decorative detail to a home without too much hassle is to hang a curtain on a track to separate rooms instead of installing doors or leaving it wide open. The curtain adds decorative texture to a room as well as gives homeowners the option of leaving the room open or closing the curtain to conceal messes. The project is simple yet adds a decorative feel to the home.
Complex techniques that are worth it
If homeowners are into do-it-yourself projects and are looking for a challenge when it comes to decorating their home, they might consider remodeling a small area like a bathroom or giving the room a theme. Replacing a generic tub with an antique tub and then shopping thrift stores and antique stores for furniture that can be refurbished or reupholstered in order to go along with the old fashioned theme is a fun project that gives a home personality. Another project that might take a little more than just one afternoon is putting together and displaying collections. Do you have a random collection of mismatched plates? Spray paint them all colors that accent your décor and hang them on the wall instead of letting them collect dust in much needed cabinet space. If you do not have enough to make the display feel put together, search thrift stores to add to the collection and give the wall an intriguing decorative look.
One rule of thumb for all decorator types is to purchase timeless furniture pieces that can easily be kept up with decorative trends. Décor styles and trends change almost yearly and in reality no one has the money to replace furniture each year. By purchasing timeless pieces, throw pillows can be added to modernize a home.
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