What makes your home different? What makes it YOUR signature address? A home should be a reflection of your personality, your unique style! To give your home an identity of its own, you need to build with care, with special attention to detail. You cannot miss out on following your intuition, but you also need to keep the principles of decor in mind, to ensure a great result!
Here, we shall try to guide you for creating the perfect balance of quirk and standard rules of decor:
- Do not decide on a colour for your room, first. In spite of the general unsaid rule being the fact that we move into a home with freshly painted walls, this could actually be a hindrance in designing your home. Ideally, you should pick the furniture, the artwork, and other decor pieces and not restrict your options with the limitation of balance of colour due the paint used.
- Do not crowd your room with too much furniture. There should be enough space to move with ease, and also for the eye to not chance upon clutter. This not only benefits you by being less expensive, but also lets you consider fewer but excellent quality pieces!
- Hang your artwork such that the mid-line or the center of the piece is at a height of about 60 inches from floor level. This ensures that the piece is placed at our average eye level, which is 57 inches. Use a picture that you make yourself, or what holds meaning in your life, when you cannot decide on a piece of art.
- Use rugs to add value to your room. In a large space, place all furniture on a rug, while in a small space keep all the furniture legs off the rug to create the impression of added space. You can also put just the front legs of your sitting furniture on the rug, to visually tie the arrangement in a neat way.
- Try to avoid themes in every room. It does not reflect individuality, in spite of being popular! It can come across as a cliche choice, and list your home as part of a herd.
- Do not force-fit collectibles into your home. It might be your favourite monster collection from your childhood. If it doesn’t work in your new space, you need to find a closet or another home for it.