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Home Decorating Tips For Beginners

When it comes to home decorating, we all have our own styles. However, knowing how to express these preferences in our décor can be a bit of a challenge. For example, we may love the colour yellow, but that doesn’t mean our walls or custom made blinds should all be bright yellow. Knowing how to complement colours and harmonise our environment takes practice. 

When decorating your home, it’s a good idea to keep it simple and follow some basic principles. In this blog post, we reveal home decorating tips for beginners who are new to interior design. Learn how to add texture, choose colours, add personality, and more.

1. Getting Started—Research!

Start by acquainting yourself with several different styles, including what design trends are popular at the moment, to get an idea on what styles and decorating ideas you like. Through research, you can gain inspiration and begin developing a harmonious look and feel for your own space.

2. Spend Carefully

It’s best to take things slowly and decide which items will be your big-ticket ones. The best pieces of furniture to splurge on are couches and beds; the visually heavy items will draw attention, so you want them to look nice.

3. Choose a Focal Point

Each room should have a focal point, such as an interesting piece of art, a fireplace, or a nice couch. A unique feature will draw viewers’ attention and is a great way to make a room feel more personalised and visually appealing.

4. Select Neutral Tones

Regarding colour, neutral walls will give you the greatest decorating flexibility, allowing you to easily switch up your accessories. Similarly, if you have two small rooms next to each other, painting them the same neutral colour helps them feel larger.

5. Create a Harmonious Setting

To achieve balance in every room, pay attention to scale, proportion, colour, and texture. Think about the scale of the room you are decorating and figure out what can realistically fit within that space, without overcrowding it. Next, pay attention to the proportion (shape and size) of each item, and make sure they visually complement each other.

Lastly, to create a harmonious setting, you need to have some sense of order, repetition, and fluidity. This can be achieved through the colours, shapes, and textures you choose.

6. Good Lighting is Key

A well-designed room can be spoiled by poor lighting, so make sure to factor lighting into your budget. Each room should include three lighting sources: ambient, task, and accent.

  • Ambient lighting provides overall illumination and often comes from ceiling fixtures.
  • Task lighting solutions are, as the name suggests, aptly situated to help you better accomplish a specific task within a room by improving visibility for activities such as cooking, reading, or dressing.
  • Accent lighting is more decorative, used for highlighting artwork or other artifacts.

Mirrors can also make a space feel brighter, as they bounce the light around the room. However, don’t forget the most important lighting of all—the natural lighting from your windows. If you’re planning to enhance the lighting in a room, first consider what you can do to bring in more natural light.

Using window blinds is the easiest way to add style to a room while also maximising the amount of light entering the room. While curtains are bulky and block out light even when drawn open, the efficient, compact design of blinds makes lighting your room easy!

7. Add Your Own Personality to Your Design

Finally, remember your home is not a showroom, so don’t try to make it look like the professional photos you see online or in interior design classes. These are meant to show off design principles and furniture, rather than be lived in. Instead, employ more eclectic or sentimental pieces so that your house has the perfect balance of gorgeous design and liveability. 

The Benefits of Window Blinds

Apart from the beautiful aesthetics of custom-made blinds, they have a very practical and necessary job to do as well. Prolonged direct contact with the sun’s rays can be diverted, reduced, or blocked using window blinds. This can help prevent your furniture from fading, and thus save you on the time and cost of having to replace them. There is no doubt that blinds add a rich and stylish look to the room, and are an affordable and easy way to enhance the beauty of your walls and windows.

Enhance Your Home Interior with Home Vision Blinds

Blinds are available in a range of different prices, colours, and designs, and here at Home Vision Blinds, we have very reasonable prices to suit your budget. We supply all types of custom-made blinds, including vertical blinds Auckland-wide. Get in touch for a free in-home consultation and order quality blinds today.

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