YOUR STYLE FOR DECORATING HOUSE
first step towards decorating your house is to find out your
style and taste and decorate your house with your personal
touch. The most successfully decorated interiors are the ones,
which express the occupants' personality, interests, and outlook
about life. You need to find a style to call your own. You
and your family need a style that you are comfortable with,
which reflect your lifestyle. Some people are born with an
inherent sense of knowing what they like, have excellent taste,
the ability to choose and blend elements, to create design
that reflects their style. Other people cannot easily do this.
Following are the guidelines on how
to easily find your house decorating style:
1) Where do you live?
Do you live in the city or suburbs? Do you live in a town
or village? This is important to flow with the style of the
place where you live and look of the home, keeping the initial
theme consistent. You may want to continue the same style
in your interior to make the home really flow.
2) Is the home dark, excessively sunny, light and airy?
If the home is dark, then lighten it up in colour, furniture,
mirrors, etc. If the home is excessively sunny, take care
of the sun problems when planning ideas for decorating your house.
3) How would you like to furnish your house?
Look at the existing furniture to see
what you have selected in the past and have a tendency to
prefer. What do you choose to take while decorating your home?
Work with these items in color and style.
4) Colouring your home.
What are your favorite colors, and which of these favorites
colours would you like to live with for a long period of time?
5) Assorted styles are always a very comfortable way to decorate.
Eclectric arrangements and combinations add interest and relief
from too much of the same look. You may want to invest in
artwork. Use the artwork as the focal point. Use the colors
of the artwork to decorate the room around. Look through books
and magazines. See what you consistently seem to prefer. Decide
what you like about certain elements and ideas over others.
6) Study your surroundings.
By studying your surroundings you will gain insight to using
the style in your home and also touring model homes and seeing
the actual rooms decorated will benefit you a lot. Snap pictures
of ideas you see that you particularly admire. Visiting friends
and neighbours homes will give you a range of design ideas.
Tour decorating shops and studios reflect in your decorating
selections and preferences for a wide range of displayed styles
and effects. Your occupation will also reflect in your decorating
selections and preferences.
7) Style according to your personality
Do you entertain a lot, and desire elaborate treatments to
show your status in life? Is the home primarily a backdrop
for entertainment? Your lifestyle will heavily reflect upon
your designing style.
8) Be sure to think about your animals while designing your
9) Your lifestyle.
Are you home often? Do you put
the home to full use or do you just come home to sleep, bathe,
and change clothes? Are you seeking a comfortable, cozy feeling,
or is an extremely clean atmosphere desired?
10) Interior selection.
Try to decide how you really want your interior to look. You
and your family are the ones who must live in the home with
the interior selections. You should have what you really want.
If what you desire is not affordable, do the decorating in
11) Ultimate analysis.
When you decide which design direction
you are going to go in for, assemble all the fabric samples,
flooring samples, and wallpaper samples. Look at all the samples
together in the home. Live with the combination for a few
days to see if you and your family are happy with the selected
design. Try to match all the things together and try to relate
it with your personality, lifestyle, taste and choices and
there you go your have the best design for your home.