Adding coziness and allure to a home is one goal inhabitants constantly strive to achieve. From the paints to furniture, blinds, and even floor mats, things need to change or improve from time to time in order to brighten the environment and make it conducive to live.
A lot of this will depend on taste, style, choices as well as budget. Decorating a home is not a task many look forward to but these few tricks and tips will help.
Have a clear intention
What exactly do you want? Do you want your home to have a particular personality? Are you trying to achieve a precise ambience? Answers to all these questions will give you direction and reduce the stress that can be associated with decorating your home.
Having an idea of the personality you intend to give your home will suggest the kind of materials needed to achieve this. For instance, if you want the ‘cool’ personality, you might want to avoid red, this is because red is believed to be lurid.
Create a budget
Set a reasonable budget based on the amount you can actually afford to spend. If you have a very low budget, your project can be in phases, starting from the most to the least important.
You don’t have to buy everything at once.
Pick your colors: You need a color scheme
But first you need to understand colors:
It’s important to start with the basics of color theory. Look at a color wheel. First, identify the primary colors of red, blue, and yellow. Next, look for secondary colors that are blends of the primary shades: orange, green, and violet. Finally, see how the tertiary colors are further blends: yellow-orange, blue-violet.
Complementary colors are located on opposite sides of the wheel (green and red). When combined, each makes the other appear more intense. Colors that are side-by-side on the wheel are analogous. They typically look good together
After making up your mind on what you want, how much you want to spend and your color scheme, you will need to hit the stores to make this happen. Avoid the temptation to go out of your color scheme idea, stick to the plan.
You might also want to take a few space measurements before you go shopping.
You can’t do everything alone. You can get professionals for painting, carpentry work etc. while relatives can help you with cleaning, packing and so much more. This will reduce the stress and also project time.
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