Decorating your home is important. How you go about decorating your home is effectively your way of stating, “This is my place. This home is me.”. So, if you ever feel like decorating your home to give it a nice, unique feel, it never hurts to be as creative as possible.
Of course, decorating a home, or an office space, or any personal space for that matter can be a bit troublesome and problematic, not to mention expensive. Designers are all well and good, but for those who feel like decorating on their own and personalizing their homes whilst trying to avoid the headaches and the steep bills, here are some tips for making sure you’re not standing in the middle of your space staring at a blank, lifeless wall.
• Match the aesthetic. By aesthetic, we mean the look and feel of the home. Using the furniture and the home’s motif as a point of reference, decide on what canvases you will get for your home. Taking into account what you have and what you’re going to have is important, as making sure that the canvas prints or whatever decor you have or you’re going to get. Colors should be complementary, not necessary similar. For example, green and purple aren’t the same, but they mesh well with each other on account of them being a common color combination in nature.
• Go for what works with you. Taking the above into account, if something special catches your eye whilst looking through canvas prints, it might not be a bad idea to go and use it for decor. If you feel like a family photo deserves to hang in the living room, why not? It never hurts to do a little post-processing to make a photo stand out or work with your design aesthetic.
• Function and fashion. Consider what the space will be for before deciding on decor. Colors can affect the atmosphere of a room, and possess psychological effects that can do wonders for a space. For example, yellow tones elicit a sense of calm, whilst darker tones of blue are cool and professional.
• Don’t be afraid to be unorthodox. Some people follow strict guidelines for their interior deco. Whilst this is nice and all, a little bit of that touch of oddness never hurt. Don’t be afraid to go outside the box with your decor. A purposely slanted image, a table with a canvas print as its face, anything that can work to set your decor apart. They also have the added benefit of being great conversation pieces.