5 Tips for Creating Beautiful Home Décor
The wonderful part of creating home décor is that there is no right or wrong way to do it. How you choose to decorate your home is limited only by your imagination. Today, we’ve asked some of our favorite designers to offer us their dos and don’ts for creating beautiful home décor. Read on to find out more!
- Don’t create with clichés.
Classic designs are balanced, restrained, and do not surrender to the obvious. For example, if you live on the beach, your home décor choices do not have to be limited to dolphins and seashells. If you cross over that invisible line, then you run the risk of your home becoming a theme park. A good rule of thumb is to imply rather than be implicit. When you follow this guideline, you will be able to create home décor you won’t be ashamed of in 25 years.
- Be bold by mixing different design styles.
A contemporary approach to creating excellent design is to mix luxurious materials with humble ones. For example, consider mixing and matching an antique dining room table with an eclectic group of chairs slip-covered in white, washable vinyl. If the antique table gets food spilled on it or picks up a dent or two here or there, it doesn’t matter. It only adds character to the piece, and the chairs with their modern slipcovers give the overall design a sense of character.
- Skimp where you can.
Let’s say you want to include a fireplace in your redesign project. Adding a traditional fireplace, along with the necessary flue and venting, can cost thousands upon thousands of dollars. An affordable alternative would be to install an electric or ethanol fireplace. You get to enjoy the look, sound, and feel of a traditional fireplace at a fraction of the cost.
- Group your artwork together when hanging it.
Grouping framed artwork together creates a strong impression in any room. For example, grouping 6 to 8 prints together in a grid on your living room wall will create a strong focal point for the room. It will also create the impact that a much larger piece of art would have, but it will not cost near as much. Don’t be afraid to mix and match different frames and prints together.
- Don’t divide small rooms.
Last, but not least, you should make a conscious effort not to divvy small rooms up when possible. In a bedroom, you might want to consider wrapping your bed in the same floral fabric as your walls or curtains to unify a small space and avoid chopping it up visually. With a continual sightline, you can turn a small room into a cozy cocoon.
- Aldyn Miller