Homes are a visual representation of who we are which is why it can be a tricky task choosing the right combination of colours and home accessories to decorate it.
Adding colour to a room is one of the most affordable ways to give it a new look. But do be careful when choosing your main colour as this can make or break the overall look of your room. Certain colours can stir up different emotions and also set the tone of your home or a specific room.
So before making any big decisions think about what type of mood you would like to create and if it suits the room’s purpose. For example, in a bedroom you may want to opt for lighter, more natural colours like beige and cream as they will help create calm and relaxing atmosphere, whilst brighter colours such as red will work better in entertainment areas by providing a bolder effect.
Another good tip would be to match the colour of your paint to the accessories and furniture already in your home – or vice versa – so that they complement each other.
Paint isn’t the only way to add colour to your home. Bright, interesting accent pieces in the form of pillows, rugs, candles, vases, art and other personal decorative features can also liven up a room.
You don’t always have to choose matching items, in fact, mixing them up will create a unique look that will add character and individuality to your home. Allow yourself to experiment with different ideas and pieces and move them around until you find the perfect spot.
Making the right choice
Just remember that above all, the best home accessories are the ones that you like.
If you are decorating a room that is fairly compact in size, try not to over accessorize it too much as this will make it look and feel cluttered – instead opt for a few smaller, select pieces. If on the other hand your room is large and spacious, you will have the creative freedom to go for something bigger and statement making.
For those on a tight budget, you’ll be surprised at how much you can do in your home with limited funds. Spend some of what you have on one or two special, “must have” items, and then consider doing some touching up to the rest of your home’s interior to freshen it up a bit.