Thursday, February 16, 2012

Home Decor 101

If you have never done any decorating before you may feel like you do not know how or where to even begin to start. Then again if you have decorated a hundred times over then you might not know where to end. Whether you are an amateur or an old hand at it, the thing is, you are going for a brand new look and want to be able to get it started. There isn't any question really about what element to end your decorating regime with but there are a lot of things that you can select to start with. Since paint is one of the most inexpensive parts of the project and can be selected in any single color you shouldn't buy your paint upfront, but wait until you have identified other things that you want to start with.

So, what is it that you should start with first? Do you start off by buying an entire roomful of nick knacks and furniture or do you choose a few throw rugs that you absolutely love? You can actually start wherever you want and mix it all together into the plan.

But it really does make a difference when you start with a plan and a color scheme. You'll want to find your sources of inspiration and then be able to work your way through your decorating. You'll be happiest with your results whenever you make a plan.

Put your plan on paper. Draw up a statement for you to do at home project. Identify your style and then pick your color scheme to work around it. Are you a formal or casual kind of person? Does cottage or gothic style strike your fancy? Spend time identifying the style that suits you best and add them to your plans so you're able to successfully bring them into your space.

For most of us it's not possible or practical to be able to start decorating with a completely barren room.

So, you have to be able to start with what you have? Do you have any decorative pieces? You more than likely already have a piece of furniture that you are not ready to part ways with. Focus on the things that you already own and love and make those your focal point. If you have a collection of rustic birdhouses, delicate china, or gorgeous crystal, then you can use these as the start of your plan of decoration.

You can always start with a brand new or old area rug in your home decorating plan. With patterned rugs you are able to keep all the other elements simple as then the rug becomes your focal point. Focus on a beautiful rug instead of the paint or fabrics. Pick colors from the pattern of the rug and use them throughout the entire room when it comes down to the accessories, furniture, fabrics, and even painting the walls.

You can also start with an art piece that you love and make this your focal point. It will now depend on the style of the art as to what type of decorating that you do.