Home decoration can be a big and expensive budget and it
is always good to pre-plan and foresee the problems that
may arise beforehand to prevent wastage of money, time and
effort or a result that does not match to your original
intentions or conflict with your daily needs. Choose the
project that fits your budget. You may also want to beak
up your total project plan in smaller and more manageable
projects and then prioritize them to fit your budget.
Mostly, people prefer to solve living problems first and
targeting the areas that are most used or lived-in in the
house. Décor themes and styles can be chosen from the
interior décor magazines to make your home look bright,
cheerful and casual or formal, elegant and sophisticates.
You may also prefer rustic, country and shabby-chic
Color schemes should be chosen according to your theme,
climatic conditions, size of the room and light that comes
in the room. Monochromatic walls can be made to look
beautiful with accents in two or three accent colors.
Prints of fabrics such as stripes, plaids, floral or
checks can be used as single or mix-and-match according to
your preference. For large rooms, choose multi-hued
upholstery, bed linens and coverings, wallpaper and window
curtains with a large-scale print. Contrasts of mid-scale
and small-scale prints look too. Play with either color or
print or texture. Variants of all can lead to chaotic
feel. Solid colors or neutrals go well with patterns.
Position your furniture into more than one group seating
areas, if the room is big, use screens and area rugs to
divide the areas and use warm colors all around to make it
Stick to less than three colors, prints or textures in a
small room and keep your decorating muted for serenity.
Mirrors reflect more light, and glass-to tables almost
disappear from view making the space feel larger and airy.
Tall vertical furniture, floor length curtains hung from
ceiling height and vertical stripes add to the height of
the ceiling. Use symmetrical décor elements such as a pair
of lamps and vases for the formal look in a room. Smooth,
glossy and plush are the key words to elegance, be it
highly polished wooden furniture or luxurious carpeting.
Casual decorating can use horizontal lines with low
furniture line and use of different textures. Displaying
your collectibles on wall mounted shelves and grouping
pictures of different sizes on walls for an informal look,
does well too. For collections, display heaviest piece at
the bottom, groupings at the eye level and preferably in