Home Interior Decorating

by Lee Wyatt
(last updated January 11, 2013)

Most people think that home interior decorating is a simple matter of putting the items that they like in their home however they want, and that it is all going to come out right in the end. One of the other common misconceptions that always seem to come along with home interior decorating is that it is a one time only event that they never have to worry about again. Unfortunately, this could not be further from the truth.

Decorating the interior of your home is not a one time only event. If you stop and think about it, it pretty much has to be an ongoing and continuous task since we are almost always getting new items that we need to find locations for inside our homes, and whether or not we are going to be able get it to fit with the rest of our decor. Luckily, if you know some of the basic guidelines for proper home decoration, then you are going to be able to properly decorate your home on a constant and ongoing basis.

  • Theme. The very first thing that we need to decide, when decorating our home, is what theme we want. The theme is going to help set the limits for everything else that is going to follow. While it is possible (though difficult) to go with an eclectic look, which would be a combination of all the designs, it is usually best to decide on a particular theme.
  • Color. One of the biggest problems people have when decorating, is that they choose their favorite colors. While this may seem like something along the lines of an oxymoron, it is true. Not all of the colors that we like actually go well with each other. Choose a specific color, and then go with different shades of that color, or at the very least be consistent in the use of colors throughout the home.
  • Balance. Another of the things that plays a large role in interior decorating is balance. In a small way, this is like trying to balance large weights. In this case, you are not going to be balancing weights in the physical sense, but in the sense of taste. You do not want to have too much of any one type of item in your rooms, or everything becomes out of whack and no longer what you want.
  • Material. Believe it or not, what the product is made of is going to play a large role how everything looks and ties together. Take a look at the color, texture and overall feel of the material and how it is going to interact with everything else in the room before you decide on actually using it or not. Even the smallest item can play a large role in how the room finally looks.

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Lee Wyatt

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