When you first move into your house, all you see is bare walls and an empty floor. Essentially, your home is a clean slate waiting for you to add your creatives touches. Even before you move, you already have it in your mind how you want to decorate your home. You’ve taken pictures so you can know exactly where you want things to go and how to place them. You’ve even bought furniture to match the vibe you want a particular room to give.
That vibe, or the feeling a room gives off, is ultimately what makes a house a home. The furniture and accessories definitely play a role in the personality and vibe your home gives off. It’s important to pick the right household items to give your home the vibe you’re trying to achieve.
Not too many people actually think about things like that, but the next time you go to someone’s house, observe how they have styled their home. Keep in mind their personality and character traits while you study their design. See how their decor is indeed very reflective of the person they are. Take a look at these home accessories that will showcase your personal style and the personality you desire for any room.
1. An Area Rug
In a boring room, a rug can add personality and flare. The great thing about rugs is that there’s such a huge selection of them that you’re bound to find one that will add the perfect touch to your design.
Many people start their design with a rug, and it’s easy to see why. Rugs not only make for a great centerpiece but also work very well for suggesting color schemes. They’re perfect for unifying different pieces together and leading your gaze towards highlights in your room. Plus, rugs are just so much fun! Whether you want something more expressive or subdued, there’s a rug out there to suit your tastes.
From a style point of view, your curtains are just as important as your rug. Your curtains and rug need to complement each other. If your rug is the element that brings your other decor pieces together, your curtains are the bow that wraps them up beautifully.
When you’re trying to determine which curtains work best for you, there are a few things to bear in mind.
- Privacy – Depending on how comfortable you are with people seeing into your home, you’ll need to decide how much transparency your curtains carry.
- Length – Your curtains don’t have to line up perfectly with your window pane. However, having curtains that are too long or too short can look incredibly tacky.
- Texture– Different materials will have a different feel to them. The texture of your curtains can either help reinforce your general theme or add some interesting variety.
- Taste– Finally, your personal tastes should be reflected in the curtains you choose. You could opt for curtains that are formal, subtle, artistic, or bold!
Have you noticed how different types of lighting give off different types of vibes or make you feel certain kinds of ways, depending on where you are? The fluorescent lights in the dentist office have been known to give some people major anxiety. On the other end of the spectrum, fluorescent lights in the grocery store can make people feel more productive.
That same logic applies in your home as well. With your home being your place of comfort, you don’t want to have any type of lighting that will detract from that. You want lighting that will reflect the type of mood you want to portray for that particular room. Here are some lighting options you can use in your home that can set certain moods:
Lamps can go in any type of room and can set whatever tone you want. The vibe your lamp gives offwill depend on where the lamp will be located, the style of the lamp you choose, and the type of bulb you use. You typically see table lamps in bedrooms sitting on nightstands, and in living rooms sitting on end tables.
For your living room and bedroom, you want that room to feel warm and inviting. Whatever style of lamp you choose for these two rooms, make sure to use “soft white” bulbs. These bulbs can range anywhere between 2,700 and 3,300 Kelvins.
Candles can also go in any room as well. They can give off the feelings of warmth, relaxation, and romance, depending on what room they’re in. Candles in the bedroom are perfect for channeling a romantic atmosphere for you and your partner. Candles in the bathroom can make one feel more relaxed when taking a bath or shower. Candles in the kitchen or living room can make the room feel warm and cozy.
Plants have been known to liven up rooms. Not only because they are living things, and putting one in a room can literally liven up a room, but also because of the great benefits they offer. Plants in the home have several health benefits. They can purify the air, reduce stress, sharpen focus, and host a multitude of other great health perks. They also make your room look absolutely gorgeous!
There are a variety of plants you can use, so no matter what look you’re going for, there’s a petal to match! Some plants commonly used for decoration include:
- Majesty Palm
- Peace Lily
- Red Aglaonema
Become a Home Decor Expert
Being that you’ve learned so much during the process of home decorating, you’ve become inspired to put you decorating skills on a new level. Why not take all that knowledge and creativity and inspire others through blogging!
You’ll be able to share before and after photos, videos, and give tips and tricks on certain projects that you had to learn the hard way… your blog will allow people to learn from your mistakes! After all, how do you think a lot of people on HGTV and DIY Network got their start? A lot of them started out with their blog and soon became a television sensation. Who’s to say that can’t happen to you?