Your home’s interior space is one of the only places where you can give your creativity free reigns – sort of. When it comes to interior decorating, there are some guidelines that you should try to follow to get the most desirable results.
Of course, there are also trends that you can follow, but that is not a prerequisite for a beautiful interior space that is a reflection of your personality and personal taste. Regardless of your style and personality, there are some general things that you can always to complement your décor and improve the flow and aesthetic appeal of your space. Let’s take a look at 6 magazine worthy home décor tips.
Whether your design style is modern, classic, minimalistic, or industrial, you can never go wrong with adding lots of plants to your décor. The natural elements and lines that plants provide to your space complement most interior decorating styles. Apart from that, green is considered to have a calming effect on its environment.
What makes plants an excellent addition to most interior spaces is there fact that there is such a wide variety of them to choose from. Where indoor palm trees will work well for patios that overlook the ocean, succulents will work better in spaces that were designed with arid themes in mind.
Another decorative addon that can work with most design styles is the use of mirrors. Mirrors have an amazing ability to provide large spaces with natural light. Natural light is one of the most important components of interior design as it has a significant influence on emotional well-being. This is also why natural light is such a prominent aspect of Feng Shui.
There are no limits when it comes to the number and sizes of mirrors. The mirrors themselves can also carry decorative value, especially when their frames contribute to the design style. For example, a mirror frame with an earthy texture and tone like driftwood can complement a minimalistic, natural design style beautifully.
Lastly, one of the biggest benefits of mirrors is the fact that they make the space appear larger. If you have a tiny interior space, adding mirrors to the walls can make a big difference.
Rugs play a comprehensive role in any interior space. They provide protection to the flooring, the serve as art or décor, and they add warmth and texture to a space. If you want to make a vast difference with one single action, add a rug to your interior space. When choosing a rug, there are some things that you should keep in mind, however:
The size of the rug is of the utmost importance. When the rug is either too big or too small, it can have a detrimental effect on your décor. Consult a size guide for rugs to ensure that you buy a rug that has the right size. Secondly, you are the one that has to live with your new rug, so make sure that you personally love it.
This may not sound like a magazine worthy décor tip, but because of the difference a coat of paint can make to an interior space, it definitely is. To make your space appear larger, it is preferable that you choose a neutral color with a light tone. This will also make it easier to add other decorative features without worrying that it will clash with the paint color. By using the right color of paint, you can also make a massive difference to the warmth and aesthetic appeal of your interior space.
Just like a movie, your décor should have a star. It is important that there is only one focal point that draws immediate attention and that brings the rest of your décor together in a congruent and aesthetically pleasing fashion. This focal point can be anything, from wall art to a plant, to a fireplace.