How to Decorate Your Home from Scratch

How to Decorate Your Home from Scratch
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WorldExecutivesDigest | How to Decorate Your Home from Scratch | Moving into a new home can be quite overwhelming and decorating your own space truly comes with a lot of responsibilities. Committing to a particular style of decor can be quite scary to some people while having all that empty room space waiting to be filled with stylish yet comfy furniture can add to the anxiety. Thankfully, we’re here to guide you on how to decorate your home so that you feel like a king in your own castle. Read on to find out how.

1. Find out what you like

One of the most important things when it comes to investing in your own space is knowing exactly where your preferences lie. Some people may adore the more barren look of concrete walls paired with industrial furniture, while others are all about that rustic charm. For this stage of decorating, you should really focus on researching the styles dominating the market and try to make picture boards that will help you stay on the right aesthetic path. You may even want to mix and match some popular furniture styles! Also, make sure to think about color combinations as well. You don’t have to design your entire house with only a handful of colors in mind, but for a coherent look, you should always stick to a certain color scheme. 

2. Make a priority list

Once you know the style and colors which tickle your fancy, you’re halfway there though it may not sound like it. Now, you should move on to the next stage which is to rank your rooms based on priority. For example, you shouldn’t first focus on organizing your pantry or decorating your guest room. Larger rooms such as your living room and bedroom should be on the top of your list since you spend most of your time there. You should concentrate on one room at a time since, this way, you’re more likely to make mindful decorating decisions you will like for longer.

3. Decorate around one item

Now that you know which room you’re first going to design, the best idea is to focus on one piece of furniture and design the rest of the room around it. For example, if you’re decorating your bedroom, first pick a lovely bed frame and choose the items which complement it and make it pop. The item you’re designing around should be the focal point of the room, not a miscellaneous item since you’re more likely to spend a lot of money on the centerpiece of the space. It’s the most often used item in the room, thus quality is critical. 

4. Layer your accessories

Most interior designers have taken the word minimalist out of their vocabulary and are now focusing on layering all the gorgeous textures and colors to bring the rooms to life. One of the best ways you can do so is to invest in some stunning rugs which will best look paired with soft throws and cushions. You don’t have to stop your accessorizing here. Invest in some intricate lamps which will adorn your rooms with atmospheric light while also making them look more put together.

5. Repaint your rooms

If you’re still stuck on not knowing what to do with your bare walls, we have a solution for you. Just take out those paint brushes, roll up your sleeves, and go crazy on the walls. Repainting an old coloring job is a simple and inexpensive way to transform your rooms. The paint job doesn’t have to be white to make a bold statement, so be sure to use any color you find attractive. What’s great about walls is that they’re easy to repaint if you don’t like the end result.

Planning out your interior design journey is very important if you’d like to be an owner of a cohesively decorated space. Before you begin, it’s important to know what decor styles you like so that you can start decorating your rooms accordingly. The room’s centerpiece should be the anchor around which you layer the accessories. If all else fails, a proper paint job can be a great way to refresh the space. 

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