Understanding Home Decor and Interior Design

Have you ever walked into one of those homes? You know, the immaculate, perfectly decorated home of your dreams. Don’t you wonder, how did they do this!? Well, you aren’t alone. Almost everyone wants a home that looks like it was decorated by a professional. You can have a home like this with a little know how. It really comes down to just a few basic design rules and letting your creative side run wild.

A Matter Of Color

It all starts with color selection. The first thing that anyone is going to notice when entering your home is the colors in place. The choice of color is up to you. You will have to live with this color until you decide to move or change it. Keep in mind though, that you want a color that is able to keep up with your changing design tastes. You can’t go wrong with neutral colors for your walls, and then accenting with brighter pieces and trim.

The Texture Of It All

Textures is the next most important part of interior design. Without texture, even the most perfect of color combos is going to appear flat without texture. Here is a general rule of thumb. If you have a large amount of plain space, find ways to break it up and make it more lively. How to accomplish this? How about a piece of art or a textured paint finish. If you have an expanse of floor, then consider putting down a decorative rug to break it up. And remember, you want to add texture without adding clutter. If it looks messy then it probably is.

Focus On Focal Points

The last element of your design is a focal point. What is a focal point? Simply put, a focal point is a design element that is intended to gain the attention of viewer’s and guide their eyes. You can use many different items as a focal point. A decorative light fixture, such as a nice pendant light, or a painting, or even a window that has a very nice view. Following these simple and effective tips will make you an interior design wiz in no time. Finally you can have the design that everyone else is jealous of!

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