Decorating your home can be a fun and exciting activity. Different people have different ideas about how they want their home to look or specifically their room to represent. Women tend to focus more on the kitchen while men are very vocal about the living room. Gay couples tend to like lively interiors while elderly couples prefer a subtle look. The point is that everybody has a different vision about how they want their home to be
Some people like loud colors and always go for the newest styles. Others like a more traditional look where their primary goals are comfort and convenience. Whatever style people choose, ultimately every home and every room reflects the personality of the person(s) occupying that room and/or home. If you are looking for the ‘wow’ factor and if your goal is to create a lively interior, here are some design ideas that you might find useful:
Avoid clutter: One of the key features to avoid when decorating the interior of a home is getting rid of clutter. People tend to think that more is better, but when it comes to interior decorating, especially if your goal is to create a lively interior, less is better. Always pay attention to space and keep furniture to a minimum. With so many diverse styles available today, it is very easy to buy a minimalist furniture that is elegant, comfortable, and modern.
Go hi-tech: There is no question that the world we live in today is crazy about technology. Homes are no different. Just like almost every individual today has a smartphone, a tablet, and a personal computer. Similarly, homes today are becoming technologically advanced. The concept of a smart home is growing rapidly. You can use apps to switch lights on and off; you can have wireless doorbells; you can connect your security cameras with your smartphones and monitor your home no matter where you are; you can invest in a digital lock combination which can make your home more secure; you can lock and unlock your door with your smartphone; you can a 360-degree camera with a sound sensor that is connected to your phone 24/7. In simple words, technology can make your home safe, secure and very comfortable and lively.
Lights please: Lights can make a huge difference in the overall look and feel of a room. People use lights in many creative ways to make the interior livelier. One great way to do so is by using neon lights. Neon Lights come in many shapes, sizes, and styles. They can be placed on the top of the bed, ceiling, on the wall and even on the windows. The latest neon light switches can also be controlled by your smartphone. Neon lights can help brighten the mood. If you prefer a more cozy look, you can use lights that can go really dim when you want them and really vibrant when you’re in a more active mood. Go with colors: If you want your home to look enticing, add some color. This does not mean just painting the walls and the ceilings, but instead, you should focus on selecting the right colored furniture items and appliances. Everything should match the overall look of your home. Choose area rugs and carpets accordingly; cushion pads of different sizes and colors that match the furniture etc. Just don’t go overboard with cushion pads- too many can become annoying.
Go green: Greenery can give any home a livelier look. There are hundreds of plants, small fruit trees, and herbs that one can grow indoors. These can really spruce up a place. There are also a variety of flowering plants that produce colorful flowers all year round. The great thing is that these plants do not need a lot of work and can make the place look happy and beautiful.
Go Picasso: If you hate empty walls, learn to paint. And since everybody can’t be Picasso, well you can decorate your walls with paintings created by other brilliant artists. Art can really change the look of a room and home but only if it’s done right. If you want to take the creative route, you can skip buying a painting but instead create your own art on your wall or have a professional paint your wall with some creative design. You can really go all-out as to what you want them to paint for you. Again, it depends on what you like, your preferences and your interests. If you like the sea, you can have them paint a beach on your wall. If you’re a history buff, have them paint the Colosseum. The point is that there is no limitation when it comes to art. The more creative you are the livelier your home.
Start big: A good rule to follow when decorating a home is to start with the largest piece in the biggest room first. Once you set the correct tone, everything else will automatically fall in place. In the living room, start with the sofa set; in the dining room start with a dining table; and in the bedroom, the bed is the most important piece. Make sure you do the first piece right because that is what will set the tone for the entire room thereafter.
If you like to do things yourself, you can adopt a hands-on approach and do everything yourself. If you have a tight schedule, you can hire a professional to do everything for you. However, make sure you are involved in the key decisions because after all, you are the one who has to live there. Just make sure your home represents you. It should reflect your personality and your partner’s personality. Every family member should have a say in common areas such as the living room, the family room, the kitchen, and the washrooms. People should have the liberty to decorate their bedrooms the way they want to do.
If everybody pitches in, there will be greater creativity overall. The happier the people, the livelier will be their home.