Essential Tips for Home Decorating Beginners

by Abie Rojo April 07, 2015

Home decorating for someone who doesn't have much experience can often be overwhelming at first. No novice decorator wants to invest valuable time and resources into a project that may not turn out as they hoped. There are so many decisions that need to be made and such a wide array of product options you could spend months researching and still not be able to decide on what you want. If you're a home decorating beginner, save your sanity before you jump into any project by keeping some basic tips in mind:

Downsize Before You Upgrade

Downsize Before You Upgrade

If you're looking to redecorate, take the time to clean out and eliminate your older décor items before you start any major room makeovers. Simplifying your space by eliminating what you don't need makes it easier for you to work, and allows the changes you do make to stand out that much more.

Not Everything Needs to Match

Not Everything Needs to Match

We all have a natural urge for symmetry and order, but that doesn't mean that all the pieces you buy have to match. Having a few pieces that match is good, but buying any more than that can make your space appear generic and boring.

Size Matters

If you are replacing furniture, one of the biggest things you absolutely need to keep in mind is the proportion, scale and balance of the furniture and how it will fill your space. Oversized furniture in small spaces just looks cramped, while tiny furniture in wide spaces looks lonely and awkward. Try to do a little math ahead of time to determine the furniture size that will fill your space most appropriately.

Color Is Your Friend

Color Is Your Friend

An easy way to create a cohesive look for a room or even your entire home is to use color to pull it all together. Let's say you have a couch that doesn't exactly match your other furniture, but it does have some distinct colors. You can use accessories that have those distinct colors throughout your space to create a sense of harmony.




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