“If you have the time and money”, that is what most people say when asked about re-decorating. Every house should be a place where we throw off the cares of the world and relax with family and friends. From the kitchen where we launch our busy days to the bedrooms where we close our eyes at night and dream, we want each space to reflect our personal tastes and sensibilities. But we desire that our rooms be comfortable and practical – and best of all, something we can do ourselves without spending an arm and a leg. These easy DIY home decorating tips below, provide you with inspiration to be able to create the kinds of rooms your loved ones will want to hurry home to enjoy.
Make a Decorating Plan
Before you get to work tearing down walls or throwing the paint up on the walls, there are a few steps to take first. Take the time to make a decorating plan; it’ll save you time and money.
Decorating Tips for New Homes
If your home is being newly constructed, now is the time to get involved in decorating before the home is completed! Use these decorating tips for new homes, and learn how to make an imprint on your home before the contractors finish their job.
Integrating New Decorating Ideas
Decorating a room in a new style can clash with the old style in adjoining rooms. Integrate new decorating ideas throughout your home so that the style feels unified, not disjointed. Shopping for new drapes, bedding or even linens can spruce up an old room and bring color. FRETTE offers some great, beautiful and classic products to help when decorating and sprucing up your home.
Form and Function in Decorating
Everyone wants their home to be pretty, but to make it inviting as well, it must live up to its function. Is there ample seating in the TV room for big families? Is there enough space in the entertainment room around the pool table to shoot? Combine form and function to create an ideal living space.
Starting a Decorating Project
Before your start decorating a room, it’s best to assess what you have to work with. Is the dry wall caving in? Is the plumbing leaking? Fix these things first, and then you’re ready to start your decorating project.
Decorating with Color
Adding a splash of color to any room livens up a space. But before you select a color, consider the function of the room and how the color makes you feel. If you’re a morning person, painting your bedroom a bright magenta may help you start the day with energy, but if you can’t face the morning without a strong cup of coffee, a soothing shade of blue may be best.
Decorating with Texture and Patterns
Color isn’t the only way to infuse a room with personality; texture and patterns are a great way to add a unique touch. From velvet fabric on a sofa to mosaic tile-covered end tables, texture and patterns draw the eye to interesting details.
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