Home Decor Do's And Don'ts According To The Pros

Home Decor Do's And Don'ts According To The Pros

Anas Bouargane 29/12/2020 4
Home Decor Do's And Don'ts According To The Pros

The coronavirus pandemic has changed the world immeasurably in 2020 in ways that we never expected.

When the virus first arrived, it was taken seriously but nobody thought that we would still be suffering from its effects nearly a year later. Many people have been furloughed from their jobs, or worse have been made redundant, and those still lucky enough to have jobs often find themselves working from home rather than commuting to an office. Children are being educated online as schools are closed, and non-essential shops and sports clubs have also shut to try and stop the spread of the evil virus. 

Home Decor Do's And Don'ts According To The Pros

This has all meant that we have much more time on our hands than we were used to so people have had to come up with new hobbies to fill their time. One of the most popular choices is to finally bite the bullet and redecorate the home because there is nothing like a change of curtains, or wall art to brighten the place up. Unfortunately, many of us are not interior designers so ideas come at a premium, but in order to give you a hand, in this article we are going to take a look at home decor do’s and don’ts according to the experts, so read on to find out more. 

Do Make The Most Of Lighting

Lighting should be one of your first thoughts when it comes to decorating your home as it will make a bigger difference than any of your color schemes or furniture will. Small nooks and crannies can be made to appear bigger with well-thought-out lighting and even hard to decorate areas like under the stairs can be brought to life with some atmospheric lights and a pot plant or two. Combine lighting with different shades of paint, and you can make an area that receives little sun, appear as if it just rose above the Tuscan hills on a misty summer’s morning. Dimmer switches can also be your friend as you can control the lighting depending on your mood or the prevailing weather outside, to create as comfortable a home as possible.

Do Personalize

Personalization is key if you want to make your home as unique and individual as possible. It is all well and good buying all your furniture from a well-known multinational behemoth retailer, but do you really want an identikit house the same as Joe Bloggs next door? Take your bedroom, for example, it is perfectly possible to buy bog standard bedding but experts from https://www.visionbedding.com/ advise that this will do nothing to help you sleep, nor improve your sex life. What you are looking for is to turn your bedroom into a place where you feel comfortable at night so that you sleep like a baby, and also somewhere where you can spend those romantic moments should the mood take you there.

Don’t Mix Colors

Mixing colors can be a big no-no especially, if like me, you are color-blind. Some colors fit perfectly well together such as muted natural tones like off whites and stone gray, whereas putting red and green together would just look plain terrible. You should also match your color scheme to the furniture that you have in the room, and you should also take account of where the natural light is coming from as this can have a real impact on shading, especially at different times of the day. You are looking for cohesion throughout your home, there is absolutely no need to go over the top and have a different color scheme in every room as this will just leave a mismatched effect and leave it looking disorganized. 

Do Use Space Wisely

For some reason, when most people are presented with an empty room, they will assemble the furniture around the edges leaving a huge gaping space in the middle. Why would you want to shout to each other when enjoying a coffee in your living room? The experts at Chesterfield Sofa Company recommend moving the sofas and tables closer together in order to utilize the space in your living room. It can even give the feeling of more space as people can walk outside of the sofas leaving you in privacy in the middle. This approach is not only necessary in the living room, but it can also be applied to the bedroom or the kitchen, so when you are next working out the layout of a room, consider your space wisely. 

Do Use Plants

Plants are everybody’s friends and can brighten up the most unassuming of spaces. They are also as equally suitable in the kitchen as they are in the bathroom, so they can be put wherever you like. Back in the ’70s, it was in vogue to have many different small potted plants dotted around the house, but this is now a bit dated, so it is a much better idea to have a larger statement plant in each room that draws the eye and fills the space with beautiful smells and odors. Obviously, you will need to ensure that they are regularly watered and if they outgrow their space you may need to do a bit of rearranging, but this is a small price to pay for the joy these plants will bring to you.

Home Decor Do's And Don'ts According To The Pros

As we have learned there are several important things that you need to pay attention to when redecorating your home. Lighting is your friend and can make smaller spaces appear larger, and a dimmer switch can change the ambiance at a stroke. Personalization allows you to tailor a space to your own wishes allowing you to relax in comfort knowing that you don’t have a house that looks like everyone else’s and using space wisely can give the effect of larger rooms and can also provide more intimacy. Mixing is a big no-no as colors often mismatch creating eyesores, but adding plant life to your home will only enhance it creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere. So, if you are thinking of embarking on a lockdown redecoration of your home, follow this guide, and you won’t go far wrong.

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  • Kieran Coburn

    This lockdown enabled me to rethink about my life and upgrade my house by buying new accessories. I have also changed my bathroom and living room. My house is new and it feels awesome.

  • Lucas Peters

    Useful tips

  • Samantha K

    Thanks mate !

  • Lisa Robert

    Good tips

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Anas Bouargane

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Anas is the founder of CEF Académie, a platform that provides guidance and support for those willing to study in France. He previously interned at Unissey. Anas holds a bachelor degree in applied economics from the University of Toulon.


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