Many of us are a little scared of decorating a room, in fact this can be one of the reasons we delay things.
It may mean a lot of time and effort and will we actually like the end result. Getting your home just the way
you like it takes a little patience and a lot of trial and error. Once you are inspired and find your own personal
style you will be one step closer to home happiness!
Here are a few do’s and dont’s to keep in mind while shopping for accessories for the home:
Use neutrals and make them monochromatic throughout the room, or pick one colour, maybe a bright colour,
and add it in minimal places. Try a burst of bright red or yellow-green.
Use odd numbers: When grouping items, odd quantities - 1, 3, 5 - is more interesting to the eye than an even-numbered ensemble.
Keep collections together: If you have collections of items, such as travel souvenirs or ornaments, place them
in a group together. Don’t put them all over the house, they look much better if you put them in one area.
Be blinded by bargains: Just because an item has 75 percent off does not mean you need it. Don’t you find that
it is very compelling to buy something that is cheap, even though it may not be your style or have the quality you want?
Over time you will end up with lots of bargain items that don’t look right together.
These items will collect dust instead of compliments.
Over accessorise: For a room, buy three large
scale items, rather than cluttering the room with
a lot of smaller items.
Hang art or wall objects too high: Don’t hang anything more than 12 inches above a surface such as a side table or
end table. If it gets above 12 inches, it’ll disconnect that focal point. For blank walls with no furniture, hang art at
eye level. Eye-level is about 5 and a half feet .
For many people, pinpointing their own style is harder than it sounds. Looking through home style magazines is a
good way of finding colours and styles that your eye is drawn to. Enjoy doing some research into the styles that work
and getting ideas on use of colour, you will soon be making decisions on the look you want to acheive.
Don’t over look items you may already own to use in your decor, it is not always about buying new items, the pieces
you own have meaning and if it’s an item you have always loved, this can still be used, maybe use this as an inspiration
to the style you will create.