Refreshing Home Decorative Tips That Show No Sign Of Fading

Refreshing Home Decorative Tips That Show No Sign Of Fading
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    Sometimes we all could use a little change in our lives.

    Staring at the same walls, the same paintings and the same colors day in and day out can prove to be quite dull.

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If you are looking for something new in your life, then it may be time to take a look at your home. It has been said that, “home is where the heart is” and home should also be the one place you go where you can always feel relaxed, safe and comfortable. It’s your personal sanctuary and should always be treated as such.

Experiment with Different Colors and Textures

As you have probably heard, colors make a big difference when it comes to the feeling one gets when walking into any room. It doesn’t matter if this is a bathroom, a living room, a bedroom or even a closet. The inside and outside of your home will best represent you when you take time to figure out what you are trying to show the world.

Do you want people to step inside and feel at peace or calm? Green would probably be your go-to color in this case. The lighter the shades, the more calming the room is going to feel. It’s interesting, for example, to compare a touch of orange with a bright, ‘in-your-face’ orange. While you can look up the psychology of colors and see what scientists and professionals say, don’t forget to take into account how you feel because maybe a color that should be depressing is actually a color that brings you joy because you associate it with a happy place from your childhood.

As far as textures are concerned, this is typically an aspect of decorating you hear fellow home decorators discussing but it is not truly as difficult as it sounds. In most cases, you are going to have a wide variety of items that are made up of all different types of materials and textures. Examples: pillows, chairs, photo frames, plants. All of these things have a unique style about them.

Make it Feel and Look Right

That sounds a bit intimidating at first glance, wouldn’t you say? How can you possibly focus on everything that is required to make a room feel fantastic as well as make it function properly? The best way to go about getting both accomplished is to begin small.

First up, focus on your colors (as we mentioned above). Look around at what you have and what you don’t have. What kinds of things could be used for this particular room? What do you envision when you close your eyes at night and picture the ‘perfect’ bedroom, kitchen, hallway, living room, etc?

Next, come up with a plan of attack that incorporates both a cozy and useful feeling. There’s no point in having a beautifully decorated room, only to find that there is not enough space to pull out your chairs to sit down with your family for dinner or drawers that open in the way of heavy traffic areas in your home. Things like this are tough to see sometimes, so do what you can not do is rush the process and think about each item you place individually and how it may affect items in the surrounding area.

Trust us, it sounds much more complicated than it actually is.

Changes During the Seasons and Other Fun Ideas

Many people reach for colors when it’s time to decorate, but what about black and white? A few old photographs, article clippings, records or a jukebox are all capable of captivating the eyes and bringing a room to a whole new level. Instead of square or rectangular picture frames, why not take a risk and choose something else? Stars? Triangles? Don’t feel as though all of your frames and wall-mounted decorations need to be the same. It adds depth to change it up and makes things more interesting.

Are you worried that you won’t be able to keep up with all of the organization and style that you envision your home having? One great way to go about keeping you on your toes is to allow yourself to have no choice but to see the things you are most concerned about getting messy. Cabinets that are see through may just be that extra push to keep you up with putting your dishes away the right way the first time.

Maybe you are looking for additional storage space? Have you ever considered putting some of those extra items in the garage or a storage unit? How about selling or donating them? It gets very easy to want to keep everything that comes into our homes, but at the end of the day, do we really need everything we have? Probably not. Half the stuff you may own may never actually be used again. Why not let someone else get some use out of those space-fillers, while lowering your stress level at the same time?

Author Information

Todd Benson is the creative brains behind this article. He loves giving home improvement and home decor advice on his blogs. He thinks the best way to decorate a house is by adding minimum furniture and painting it with soothing mild colors. He recommends recommends making use of matboards while decorating your house.

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Matthew C. Keegan

Matt Keegan is a freelance writer and editor as well as publisher of "Auto Trends Magazine", an online publication. Matt covers campus, consumer, business and financial topics on various websites and weblogs, and has been published in the "Houston Chronicle", "Sam's Club Magazine" and "Wisconsin Golfer".