Interior decorating is more an art than it is an act. A popular misconception about interior decorating is that just about anyone can do it and there are no principles as to how it can be done. The truth, however, is that interior decorating is not as simple as just slapping paint on your walls – it takes a lot more than that.
A professional interior decorator understands the dynamics of the art of interior decorating way more than the layman does – this is why they are paid quite a lump sum to work their magic on the interior décor of homes. While they would gladly work on your home, transforming it from near nothing to a masterpiece is highly reliant on the 15 most important interior decorating secrets contained in this article.
Whether you are decorating your home for the first time or you are remodeling aspects of it, these 15 tips would most certainly come in handy.
Let’s get right into it!
Tip#1 Darker Homes Look Smaller
The darker a home, the smaller it appears. If your home already features a dark wooden beam or ceilings that have been painted in dark colors, your rooms are bound to look smaller. If you are looking to highlight all the aspects of your beautiful home, your lighting and painting are just the perfect way to do that. Repainting a dark ceiling with white paint as well as infusing some lighting not only brightens the room but also creates a larger feel to your home.
Tip#2 Dark colors are not such a bad idea
Even though we have already mentioned in Tip#1 that the brighter the room, the bigger it seems, dark colors aren’t such a bad alternative. Some homes actually have too many lights getting in them – this is usually common with homes that have lots of windows. In this case, an improvement on the home would actually be to switch out the light paints used within the home, for a darker choice of painting. The lesser elements within the home that either produce or reflect light, the more calm and relaxed your home would seem. Use slate blue or darker hues of the initial painting used on the walls.
Tip#3 Garages are really not for clutter
They are instead for clutter you are considering repurposing or giving away. If you really needed that extra piece of furniture, you wouldn’t have it in the garage. The clutter you put in the garage would only be taking up space within your home.
Tip#4 Free up some space within your home
You really don’t need all that furniture scattered all over your home. These days, by taking on DIY projects you could merge two elements of your home into one and not only save up space but also create a unique addition to your home.
Tip#5 Blinds or Curtains?
This is totally dependent on what you want. Blinds, unlike curtains, do not exactly reek of elegance or beauty – their primary purpose is to control privacy. However, they are better at keeping the sun out as well as letting it in whenever you want. A blind would be a good fit for anyone who loves privacy; a curtain is more of an interior décor statement. There! We’ve solved one of the world’s biggest problems. Be sure to nominate Homemagez.com for the next Nobel Prize.
Tip#6 Flooring equals room temperature
Hard to believe, but very true – the choice of floor finish determines what the temperature within the room is. Homes featuring wood, tile, marble are usually colder than homes with carpets and rugs If you want a cooler home, tiles, wood or marble finishing would do it for you. But if you don’t want your feet to freeze out during the terrible winter, then rugs and carpets is a perfect choice.
Tip#7 Light up your kitchen
No, not literally! We aren’t saying burn down the kitchen, we are saying, throw more light into the kitchen – and for more reasons than one. A darker kitchen poses are a larger risk of getting hurt or burned; by infusing some illumination in your kitchen, you not only get to show off your kitchen to visitors but you also cook safer.
Tip#8 Short Homes vs. High Homes
Decorating or remodeling a home is different for each home style. Some people have the shorter homes that they can almost touch the ceiling if they tip-toe, while others have the higher homes that require a ladder to change the light bulb. To make shorter rooms look bigger, paint two or three colors on the walls and if you have to put pictures on the walls or artworks, be sure to space them out properly. Taller room owners, on the other hand, looking to decorate their walls are advised to paint the ceiling of the tall room with a richer shade of color, then paint the walls lighter such that the room feels more balanced. With high rooms, the decoration is quite easier than most people think – owners of this kind of home should keep every space busy. A chandelier could draw attention to the ceiling while the picture of a thoughtful Angel on the wall also calls for attention as well.
Tip#9 Beds with headboards look more stylish
Okay, maybe this is no secret because hopefully, every Tom, Dick, and Harry know that headboards don’t just “look” cool, they are cool!
A bed with headboards says “elegance”; and not to mention the extra comfort that you get when you sleep on one.
Tip#10 Paint your favorite colors in your bedroom
The ultimate goal with bedrooms is relaxation. Some homeowners make the mistake of showing off their favorite colors in the living room but painting the bedroom to match the bed sheets. If there is any one room that you should paint an attractive color, it is your bedroom. Soft colors often add a touch of serenity and peace into the room – a much-needed trait for a fine sleep.
Tip #11 Bed Placement is Quintessential
It is not enough to buy a state of the art bed for your bedroom, it is also important to consider the perfect position for that bed. Except you have little to no spaces, it is advisable that you do not place your bed beneath a window. The right bed placement would have the bed positioned resting on a wall.
Tip #12 Beds with storages aren’t always the best
Even though we have continually reiterated on our blog that repurposing your furniture or merging two functions in one element is the right thing to do, sometimes, it is not always the best thing to do. While beds with storages help save up room space, people with poorly ventilated rooms shouldn’t have these bed styles. A bed which allows for air to go through is often a better choice. However, if you are really out of spaces but have enough ventilation then a bed with storage becomes the best option.
Tip#13 One lamp stand for singles and two lamp stands for couples
This one pretty much explains itself. For couples, placing a lamp stand on both sides of the bed creates a balance while you sleep.
Tip#14 Flower pots? Yaay!
Flower pots in a small bedroom, however? Naay!
Even though it does infuse a certain level of nature’s presence in the room (especially when it is a flower vase and not a pot), a flower pot in a small bedroom is only a huge obstruction.
Our final interior décor secret is “decluttering” – cleaning your rooms and keeping its elements simple would inspire a cozier and cleaner ambiance within the home