There comes a time in the lives of all those who live in homes or apartments when they realize that they MUST do something with their decoration. This sofa with brown spots, a reclining chair, and old orange shag fabrics from college days is a must go!
But how do you get started on a home decor project that will enhance your interior and reveal your personality? Responses to home decorating ideas can come from many sources. The key to a successful home remodeling is to have the patience and persistence of looking through these sources to find the right color and color options.
Some people have an innate ability to decorate the home. They love to browse through decorative magazines. They spend days every week watching their favorite decorating shows on cable TV. They also enjoy going to the various exhibition halls to see the latest styles, from wallpaper and decorative fabric to cleverly crafting windows with beautiful colorful fabrics. The fact is that any and all of these, and more, can promote a home decorating project.
One of the cheapest places to start looking for inspiration is interior decoration magazines. Don’t think that you have to buy new magazines on the rack. Nowadays many towns and cities have shops where people sell their books and magazines. These used bookstores are great places to get decorative magazines at reduced prices. Remember, the best home decorating styles are outdated, so looking for out-of-date magazines can be just the tip of the iceberg.
Second-hand bookstores and public libraries are also excellent sources of interior decoration books. If you feel you have a good grip on the basic concepts of good interior decoration, such as balance and harmony, you can focus on some of the special ways of decorating. This could include how to paint faux finishes, sew beautiful draperies or make your own recycled rug. Anything that encourages you to start a project is a good place to start.
In addition to reading and viewing pictures for decorating ideas, several visual encounters can inspire decorating programs. These include visiting model homes or designers’ exhibition houses, looking at pictures of interior designs and viewing decorations or home decor shows on TV. It can be very difficult to store information from these sources, so be sure to take notes from site visits and record TV shows for frequent updates.
Finally, browsing the internet is another way to collect inspiration for home decor. You can search for a variety of topics, visit specific interior design websites, and take “online tours” of model homes and exhibition halls. For example, a few paint manufacturers and home improvement stores now offer programs where you can try different color schemes for different rooms. Most of these sites offer email newsletters and other useful notices for keeping up with decorating trends.
No matter what motivates your quest to decorate a home, don’t forget to be a smart buyer when it comes time to start a project. Check out many sources for your home decor items before buying anything. Remember, you want to create a beautiful, attractive home style that you can live with for a long time – until you’re ready to redecorate!