12 Nov Decorating Your New Home
When you decide to decorate your new house you not only have a lot of options, you have a clean slate to work with. Plan out what you want to do, and make sure you make a list of the supplies you will need to complete each project. You need to decide if you want a general theme running throughout the entire house, or if each room will stand on its own with its own personality and character. If you have a fertile mind for decorating then you may want to consider allowing each room to have its own central decorating theme, this can allow you to bring together several ideas under one roof.
The color of each room is important along with the floor covering. If you like hardwood floors, then you are going to want to invest in area rugs to save your floors. Your walls need to set the tone for each room. In a bedroom, many people like subdued tones for their walls to allow for relaxation and the ability to shut out the rest of the world. In the living room, the wall colors may be a bit brighter which would encourage interaction and conversation. If you entertain a great deal, then consider choosing wall paint colors for the various rooms you will entertain in that can help to set an ambiance. The dining room may require a more subtle tone so as to not take away from a meal, while a family gathering room may want more vibrant colors to help give the room a sense of space and to make the room feel like it has more energy.
Always be sure to choose furniture and drapes that match the rest of the room. Putting light colored curtains that allow the bright outside light to get through would be a very bad choice for a bedroom if you were trying to set a relaxing mood. You may also want to take into account the weather in your area when you choose curtains as well. Thicker curtains in a family room will help to keep the room warmer in the winter and can help to cut down on your heating bills.
Allow your personality to come through in your furniture and your furniture coverings. Make your furniture the conversation starters in the room, and always be sure to get furniture that is consistent with the theme and mood you are trying to set in a particular room.
Sometimes it is best for a room to leave the walls bare, but in other cases your walls could use some decoration. If you are going to hang family photos, then be certain to get decorative frames that really make the photos stand out. Take the concept of decorating your home seriously and do not allow any corners to be cut, especially when you are displaying photos of your family. In some cases it may be appropriate to display some pieces of art on your walls. If you are going to consider hanging art on your walls, then perhaps you could consider patronizing some of the artists in your area. It is definitely a great conversation starter to say that the beautiful art hanging on your walls was created by a local artist, and you can save on the hassle and expense of having the art shipped to because you will be able to pick it up locally. You are not only decorating your home with beautiful pieces of art, but you are also helping an artist in your town get their work out for more people to see.