When it comes to home decorating, many people make common mistakes because of poor planning and the wrong attitude towards the matter. It is not easy to make the right choices, but these basic tips will give you useful suggestions and help you plan a more effective and successful home decoration.
First of all, the money issue. Of course decoration would be more fun if money was not a problem, but in everyday life we have to make ends meet. However, when decorating your home there are things you can save money on, and things you can’t. One of the latter is the sofa. Going for a cheap, low-quality sofa is one of the worst decisions you could make.
What about the colours? This critical choice cannot be made without the right mindset. Remember not to fall in love with any particular colour, but test many times before committing. Try virtual painting software to do that.
If you really want to have artwork, don’t go for the most expensive things just to look like an “art expert”: if you are not, people will soon find out. Don’t exaggerate and choose meaningful, familiar art that you really enjoy.
Lighting is an essential component: to make sure it works properly, you should test several kinds of lamps (consider the natural vs artificial lighting conditions). One of the best ways to have a great, flexible lighting is getting directional lamp heads which allow you to direct the light in several angles. If you can also adjust the brightness, that would be great!
Bathroom tiles: you can find good quality at good price. The best way to start your research is probably online search. Make sure there are reliable testimonials for the products you are interested in and always get information on the company before making the order.
Carpets: there is no “right” carpet, but it’s probably a good thing to just test colours beforehand. Even the highest quality carpet can look ugly if colours do not match.
Kids’ rooms: do not overlook this part of the house. Your kids will have many memories of the place where they spent so much time in. Involve them in the decision making process and pick a theme they like (superheroes? Animals?).
Doors represent another element which requires special attention. You should never compromise on quality. Doors have the power to convey immediately a specific tone: make sure it is the one you want to have for many years.
Another common mistake people make is related to how to hang. Two important things to keep in mind: don’t hang too close to the ceiling (the eye level should be the right height) and use picture-hanging hooks.
Final tip: follow your instinct! When it comes to such important, long-term choices like home decoration you should take all the time you need and trust your sixth sense. Pick what suits you and your personality.