Home Interior Decorating Ideas
If you are thinking of redecorating your home, you are probably searching around for some home interior decorating ideas. Redecorating presents a great chance to express yourself by displaying your style and interests. You do this by matching colours, textiles, styles and artwork. The combinations of possibilities in home interior decorating are really endless. No two houses ever have look the same by accident.
It would be easy to redecorate and adopt any home interior decorating styles if money were not a restraint. Therefore, the question for most people is how to redecorate the home within a budget. You can get home interior decorating ideas from the many interior design programmes on TV or by buying a couple of the home interior design magazines. The problem with the magazines, more so than with the TV programmes, is that they tend to show ideas that price thousands of dollars.
The Net is another source of realistic home interior decorating ideas that ordinary people can afford. The prices of the items used in the Internet displays are normally a lot more affordable too. The Net is also a good way of comparing the various broad-swathe styles. Styles such as country, modern, traditional, Mediterranean, Provencal, minimalist et cetera.
If you like the older styles such as country, primitive, Provencal or traditional, darker, warmer colours are the best. These colours go well with fabrics and old (style), wooden furniture. Wall hangings, paintings of country scenes, curtains and plenty of throw cushions are a feature of this style of interior design. Autumn colours go well together to produce a warm, friendly, cozy atmosphere.
Modern, minimalist and Mediterranean styles tend to use brighter colours whites and off-whites like magnolia are de rigeur. Home interior decorating ideas for these styles incorporate a lack of clutter and plenty of free space and light.
The walls ought to have one or two pieces of art rather than the six to ten of the older styles. Leather furniture fits in well here: white or black, with one contrasting throw cushion per seating place. A white cushion on a black sofa and visa-versa.
However, there is nothing wrong with you mixing these style. This often occurs anyway, especially if people give you furniture or you inherit it. If you strive to combine different pieces of furniture which obviously come from drastically different styles, you will have to have something to bridge the gap between them, so to speak. This can be done quite easily with materials such as throw cushions, wall hangings like tapestries, rugs and carpets.
The throw cushions do not all have to match. In fact, in the old days it was very unlikely that all the cushions or pillows in a room would all be the same, because cushions were often made from off-cuts of fabric from other projects. A range of different throw cushions can help you combine styles quite easily. Another home interior decorating idea, is to fill an old cabinet with more modern pieces of glass and china.