Moving into a new property is one of the most exciting things you’ll ever to do – especially if it’s your first one ever. The prospect of having this entire portion of space to yourself never gets old, especially saying as the way it’s decorated lies entirely in your hands. But what if you’re not sure how to choose the right décor for your particular house? Of course, we all dream of lavish furniture and quirky accessories, but it’s not always financially viable or suitable for the space we’ve bought. If you’ve recently purchased or moved into a new property and you’re struggling on how to choose the right interior décor for your home, here’s how it’s done right.
Have a Theme
If you were to have a look at The Money Shed’s guide to selling your house, you’d see that one of the sure ways of making sure your that home looks more expensive, is by choosing an overall theme and sticking to it throughout your décor.
Not only is it likely to save you money as when you’re choosing your interior décor you’re limited to a theme, but as mentioned it’ll also make your home look overall more valuable. If you’ve ever been in a fancy house or hotel, you’ll notice they all have one thing in common – and that’s that they tend to follow a specific theme. The theme should flow naturally throughout your home, so keep this in mind when you’re choosing what it is!
Themes such as minimalist, rustic and shabby chic are renowned for looking great in every room in the home. They lend themselves just as well to kitchens as they do bedrooms, meaning it’s easy to get it flowing with little effort. Plus, they’re very in fashion right now which is always a plus.
Know Which Colours to Use
Choosing a colour scheme for your home is vitally important, so take your time in doing so.
The overall use of colour in the home can change not only the way it looks, but the way it feels too. Colours have been scientifically proven to be intrinsically linked to psychology, which means a well coloured home, is a happy home. If science says so – it must be true.
It’s always good to start with neutral colours in our opinion, as it optimises space and gives you more leeway with the rest of the design. Lightly coloured walls also reflect light and give the space a certain amount of brightness too.
However, don’t be afraid to make a statement too! One bold wall, rug or piece of furniture can be a real feature in a room painted in neutrals. It’s all about knowing how to use colours cleverly in order to make the most of the space you have. Although we all wish we were moving into mansion sized houses, it’s not usually the case that we are, so the best thing we can do is optimise the space that we have.
Look at Your Fabrics and Materials
When it comes to picking and choosing furnishings and accessories, be mindful in paying special attention to the fabrics and materials that you’re choosing. Not only should they naturally match the theme you’ve opted for, but they should also give an effect themselves.
For example, if you’re looking for luxury, then silk and velvet contrast and coexist perfectly together in order to give this vibe. Likewise, if you’re into something a little bit more modern, geometric fabrics go very well with bamboo materialled items in order to create a slight bohemian feel. Think carefully about what sort of look you’re trying to achieve, and choose your fabrics and materials accordingly.
Lighting is Everything
Last of all, but certainly not least, remember when you’re decorating that lighting is everything.
Lighting isn’t just there for its practical purpose, but it’s also there as a means of décor. It can make or break the overall appearance of a room, and can do a good job in highlighting features in the room that you want to be noticed, for example a piece of art, a mirror, or furniture.
Likewise, mood lighting is also a good investment, because who wants to sit on an evening with all of the overhead lights on? Lamps are a great way of doing this, and if you want to go old school throw a few candles into the mix too – and if they’re scented they double as a good air freshener too.