Before you make any serious decisions, you should really look up some simple house decorating tips as something of a guideline for what you want to do. Sure, you can go in and just redecorate, willy-nilly, as you see fit. But how will it flow? How well will it all tie together? Do you have the decorating experience to be making these decisions confidently? If so, I apologize and carry on.
If you don’t have much decorating experience, though, do yourself the favor and look up some helpful hints. You might just learn something. And even if you don’t, you’re sure to get some inspiration that can lead your design idea into a fun, new direction that you may’ve never gone before.
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The number one rule when it comes to outside of the house decorating tips is that leaving Christmas lights up all year is not quaint, or ironic, but tacky. If you like the look of outdoor lights, do not be discouraged, but consider getting strings that vary with the seasons. The rainbows for Christmas are obvious. But you can also opt for white or blue in that season, for an overall winter feel as well.
Autumn should see black or orange, or a light red as well, obviously, to fit in with Halloween and the color-theme with the leaves. Spring should be a nice white or soft blue, as it can represent water and life. And summer you can be white, yellow, light red, and even a light orange as well.
Inside the house, you are free to do as you please, as you’re the one living there, so you don’t need to follow any rules that you don’t want to. That being said, consider a theme, whether it’s a color scheme or a certain style of furniture. You will find your general surroundings much more comforting and soothing if things can flow and work together better than a piecemeal setup of jarring variations in furniture and color.
Once colors and styles are established, think about the extras. Consider paintings, sculptures, hutches, things that are not generally considered when thinking of the main detail of design. By adding these nice, additional touches to your already solid design, you make it a bit more personal, and can even tie the rooms together even more. By linking rooms through an overall design choice, you offer yourself a much more personalized, warm and cozy, cohesive feel to the home, as opposed to a disjointed room-by-room basis.
If you’re living in your fifth home, or your first apartment, don’t underestimate the power of what a good decorating job can do for you. By making your home feel much more customized, you can make it soothing on the eyes and the soul. Living in an environment that you have full control over the layout and look can actually relax you and help you to get rid of stress much more readily and quickly when you get home.