With the season of celebration round the corner, everyone’s making an effort to brighten up their home with a touch of colour and bring in a little festive cheer. While decorating your home can be quite a task for people who are clueless about where to begin, these simple tips from some expert interior décor bloggers out there should sort you out:
- Make It Personal
When you choose a colour scheme that is greatly praised in Good Housekeeping or buy a Victorian inspired dresser, just because it is “classy”, you succeed in creating a home that just looks good, but lacks personality. Your home should speak volumes about its owner, whether in the colours, the furniture or the decor. Let your interests, talents and hobbies grace your walls. Let your home be your own personal art gallery.
- Less Is More
Don’t assume that going all out will give your home the extra jazz you seek. Sometimes, minimalistic furnishing and a great colour scheme is all you need to make a space come alive. Don’t overcrowd the room; it will make it look smaller and gloomier.
- Keep It Comfy
With cutting edge design being the latest fad in home decor, you may be much tempted to style your home that way. But keep in mind that after a hard day’s work, when all you want to do is crawl into a big old fashioned armchair, coming home to a house that looks like the inside of a space shuttle isn’t such a great idea.
- Antiques Are In
Add an old worldly charm to your home with antique pieces of furniture – maybe your great grandmother’s ‘almirah’ or a cute four poster bed in your room. Antiques are comforting, they add warmth and are ever in style – you can’t go wrong with them.
- Go Desi
Indian fabrics, prints and handicrafts are a great way to add character to your home. They bring a touch of village artistry and rustic charm to remind you of all those summers you spent at your Dadi’s house.
Want to revamp your home but have a limited budget? There are plenty of sites online offering DIY videos and step-by-step guides for home décor projects, right from painting your walls to creating a starburst mirror.
- Create Your Own Paradise
Your home is your space to unwind and be yourself. Aroma therapy and mood lighting are great ways to enhance your surroundings and make your home a more relaxing, romantic and intimate living space. Growing plants indoors as well as outdoors adds beauty, as well as keeps the air fresh and fragrant. A swing in the veranda where you can enjoy the pleasant evening breeze, or a little spot by the window where you can enjoy a book and a cuppa, it’s all about creating a space you’re happy to be in.
Happy home decorating!
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