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3 Step Guide For Decorating a Room

3 Step Guide For Decorating a Room

Your home should always say something about you and your family. It is one of the most important statements that you will make, just as the way you dress and the way you come across are ways of communicating.

In the same way as the overall effect of your house or apartment is a reflection of you, your aspirations, your likes and dislikes, each room in your home will be a declaration of something about the family that lives there and about the use that room is planned to provide.

That is why home decor is so important.

It could be your bedroom or the living room It could also be your dinning room or your library. The guest room, the kid's room, the kitchen and even the bathrooms. The house or apartment can be big or small. It can be home to one or more people.

No matter which room it is, the room in question will always have a specific reason for being, and this means that when decorating that particular room you should consider:

Step 1:

Be consistent: Consistency with the room's use, for a example in a dinning room you will need tables and chairs; in a bedroom- a bed, a night table and so on. That is the first part, the other is that the furniture has to combine well together. This does not necessarily mean that everything has to be part of the same pattern but it does mean being consistent with the style you want. There can be, and probably will be, times when you have individual pieces of furniture or even one specific one that you just can't live without. So even if it is hard to mix styles you can integrate colors. Also a great thing about some rules is that you can break them. In this case it can mean that the table or armchair that you want can be located in the room to stand out amongst everything else.

In short go for consistency but be open to inspiration.

Step 2:

Colors: If you look around you will notice that there is color everywhere and the colors you see will have different shades of blue or green or browns as the case may be. This is one of the secrets. Choose a range of colors and combine the shades or tonalities. When choosing strong colors (the primary colors) don't over do it. Use the color sparingly and combine it with lighter tones and this will make that strong color stand out. Light colored ceilings make the room look larger. Strong colors on the walls will make the room look smaller. Strong wall colors should be combined with light colored carpet or hard flooring.

The color range you have in your room is just as important as the furniture you place there - and you do have a wide range of styles, picture, decorative items, rugs and pieces of furniture to play around with. Try and combine colors that go together. Complementary colors would be those that don't clash together,and you can easily find these (there are too many options to list)with a quick search on the web. The important thing is not the brightness, or the strength of the color. What you need to focus on is the color tone that will drive the look of the room.

Step 3:

Draw A Simple Blue Print: This third step is a very simple one but many people ignore it or find it unnecessary. Draw a map of the room on a grid sheet making sure you keep to scale. Cut blocks representing the larger pieces of furniture and place them onto the drawn room. You can then move them easily around keeping in mind doorway and circulation areas, It is as simple as that.

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