The Simple Guide to Home Decorating

When you want to decorate your home, this process does not have to be either difficult, expensive, or time consuming. In fact, keeping your home looking good should be more of a hobby than a burden, and if you do it simply and with no pressure it can even be relaxing.

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Here are some simple tips to make home decorating easy and fun:

-Try to make the most of what you have, rather than making dramatic changes that are needless and could cost you a lot of time, effort, and money. For example, if you want to jazz up your kitchen or bathroom, you don’ t have to rip out all of the fittings (unless you really need to and can afford it). There are far less drastic things that you can do to make the room look better, using what you already have.

– Don’ t feel that you have to do it all at once. There’ s no pressure on you to change the look of your entire house within a few days. Work slowly, room by room. You could simply devote several hours to home decorating at the weekends, and slowly you will see your home start to improve. Decorating your home gradually and without any pressure also means that you can make more considered decisions and let the look of each room develop gradually. And you also don’ t end up putting yourself in debt, staggering any purchases over the weeks and months.

– Sometimes it’ s the smaller things that make all the difference. Accessories can change the look of a room completely. For instance, a well placed area rug can provide the best finishing touches to anything – a soft, natural flokati rug adds luxury to the bedroom while a floral rug will make your living room look very elegant.

– New furniture does not always have to be brand new. You can also find great deals at stores selling reconditioned furniture or even at garage sales. Just be careful and check everything very careful before you spend any money. But you may be lucky enough to land some very good deals.

– Don’ t only concentrate on the visual. Sound can also make a great atmosphere. Perhaps you would consider buying some wind chimes, for example. And then there’ s fragrance. Scented candles are great for adding to the ambiance of any room, while a potpourri banishes the offensive smells in bathrooms and kitchens.

– Think out of the box. You don’ t have to decorate your home in the same style as your neighbors just because that’ s what everyone else is doing. Be creative. You could have a lot of fun researching different styles on the Internet or reading style magazines. Have you thought of going green? What about Asian décor? Or how about indulging your passion for flowers or lace? Let your imagination fly!

-By remembering these few simple ideas, home decorating can become your favorite hobby without breaking the bank. And at the end of it, you will be left hopefully with the home of your dreams.

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Comments

  1. Great tips. I like the tip about not needing new furniture. It makes a house look more “homey” when it doesn’t look like a furniture ad in the Sunday paper!

    • TheShoppingMom says:

      Hi Beth, I agree with you! Plus it is much cheaper to change the look of what you have than to buy new!