Home Interior Decorating Tips For 2010-2011
When you think about home interior decorating, it really is all about turning a house into a comfortable and loving home. There are many things you can do to achieve that perfect interior decoration using colors, a particular theme, the proper furniture and various decorative elements and items that give your house that extra character.
Basically your main goal when you are decorating or re-decorating your home is to give it character and personality. So here are some tips that you can easily use based on what is trendy right now.
Make the room cozier. If you flip through various home decor magazines, you will notice that many pictures are showing rooms that are really cozy and homey, yet stylish and elegant. Gone are the cold, aristocratic homes that look like a non-personal museum. You can now easily create your own intimate space in any room that you choose. One of the main aspects of making your rooms cozy is by getting the proper lighting. For example you no longer need ceiling lights. Right now the fashion is on lamps with down-shades that basically give a room that proper homey and comfy mood. If you want to increase the cozyness in the room, use various soft and heavy textures for your drapes and furniture covering. This will give the room a feel of closeness and compactness that increases the sense of comfort in the space.
If you have a rather small room, there are several ways to make it look bigger. Using softer and even lighting will keep the room compact rather than dividing it into various smaller areas. The ambient lighting that offers a diffused illumination will make the room seem bigger than it is. Also the furniture should have plenty of space between pieces, and they should not be crammed next to each other. This again ads to the feel of spaciousness in the room.
Modern and contemporary, even futuristic, is in style today. Use stainless steel accessories particularly for your kitchen. For example having all appliances of stainless steel makes the kitchen look almost like it is coming from the future. Many new young homeowners love this sleek and classy look.
When it comes to the overall colors, texture and fabric, everything should be nicely coordinated, from the walls to the fabrics of the furniture, pillows, curtains, linens and even carpeting. They should all complement each other and offer the room the ambient that you want to achieve, be it cozy, or vibrant. With the many types of options available today, you can create just about any look and feel that you want for your entire home.