Wednesday, August 6, 2014
When decorating, choosing a theme can often be the hardest part. You want something that suits your style and personality but it also has to be something that you won’t get tired of quickly. You don’t want to redecorate in a few short months because the theme no longer appeals to you.
For example, decorating your home with a beach theme is very popular but is it something that you’ll want to continue to see every day for months or years. Thinking long term will help you choose a better theme for your home because it will help you put things in perspective.
There are so many different themes to choose from that it would be to your advantage to pick out three or four of your favorites. Then, give yourself some time to think about which one would suit you the best. Below are a few things for you to consider while making up your mind.
Before making a final decision, you need to determine if the theme you’re considering is well suited for the room. To give you an example, you can create a romantic theme for your bedroom but that wouldn’t be appropriate for your living room where you’ll entertain guests.
On the other hand, you don’t want to decorate your bedroom with a bold, distracting pattern because that could interfere with getting a good night sleep. Therefore, the theme must be suited for the room when decorating your home in order for it to look and feel right.
Another thing to consider is the size and layout of the room. Some themes simply will not work for very small rooms, while others may seem awkward in a large one. Therefore, you need to make sure the room is suitable for the theme you’re considering. If you’re having trouble, one of our experienced residential interior designers in Miami will be happy to help you determine if you have adequate space for the theme you’re considering.
The best way to determine which theme is best for your home is to get a visual picture of what it will look like when finished. The best way to accomplish that is with computer-aided design (CAD) software. With this software, you can program in the exact dimensions of the room and then add in the furnishings and decor.
Once finished, you can see an image showing exactly what your room will look like with the theme you choose. This will save you a lot of time and money because if you don’t like what you see, you can change it before any item is purchased or any work begins. Here at J. Design Group, we provide a number of services including audio-visual design to help you make the best decorating decisions for your home.
Most importantly, make sure the theme is something that you truly like enough to look at it every single day and not just something you think is alright. For example, when creating a theme for a man cave, you don’t want to decorate with a hunting theme if your passion is fishing.
The same holds true for every room in the house. There is a big difference between liking something and being passionate about it. Make sure it’s what you really want before you begin decorating your home.