Friday, December 5, 2014
The home stands to be the most valuable space for any human being and it is without doubt a necessity. It is important for relaxation and even for families since many spend a lot of time there. This only goes to show that the aspect of comfort has to be prioritized. Comfort here is inclusive of furniture and appearance. It must be welcoming and pleasant to the eye and all body senses. Home design and décor is useful in creating a safe haven to transform the home into a space that is enjoyable and worth being in. Creativity isn’t expensive and the key thing to home designing either interior or exterior is simplicity.
Styling the home is all about proper color schemes, utilizing spaces, having the right pieces of furniture and keeping it simple yet elegant. With home décor, less is more and there are many minor tips that make all the difference in the overall appearance of the home. Cluttered spaces should be decluttered with home owners ensuring that they retain only the most useful of items in plain view. Colors used must be few. When one uses fewer colors in a room, the result tends to be more restful and pleasing. One should steer clear of gloomy colors, overstuffed furniture and numerous knick knacks that are characteristic of ancient eras.
When the palette is restricted, the colors end up receding into backgrounds thus allowing accessories and furnishings to take center stage and capture the viewer’s eye even better. Limited color schemes allow the table and chair curves to stand out. One can never go wrong with a display of white towels in the bathroom. There is something so soothing, clean and royal about white linen in the bedroom, clean sheets and towels. Smaller framed pictures should be arrange on dressers and not hang on walls as many people do. Larger framed pictures look more at home on walls instead.
Smaller ones tend to make lots of visual noise on walls but they add in lots of personality to an otherwise little and ignored table. Using smaller rugs or rug layering is useful for adding texture, dimension and color. It has a calm and warm effect. Table centerpieces must be kept simple preferably single potted plants and flowers that aren’t so strongly scented either. Unexpected places happen to be the best places for putting pictures and the hallway is one such example.
When it comes to color schemes and choosing colors, color blocking or going monochrome as many in fashion would call it is ideal for different segments of the home. Similar colors when clustered together tend to blend in very well. One can use different shades and variations to bring out the desired effect. This happens to be one of the loose rules in home design and décor which cannot fail when applied. All blues, reds, browns, greens, grays, yellows and pinks go well together. Colors from one family blend in effortlessly without too much of matching. These are just some useful tips that can spice up the home.