Many people would love to have their house decorated by an interior decorator. The main problem with this is that decorators can cost a large chunk of change. While interior designers tend to have a lot of experience under their belts, there are a few things that the average person can do to ensure that their home is decorated well. Interior decoration is all about planning, so plans should be made well before the decorating begins.
When first thinking about decorating your bedroom, the first thing to establish is what color scheme will be used. Unless a person wants each bedroom to appear very different than other rooms in the house, having a color scheme can be a great way to ensure that all of the rooms match. When deciding on a color scheme, pick three to four colors that would work in a kitchen and living room. The other rooms in the home can be based on an individual color from the color scheme. For example, if the main color scheme will be white, black, gray, and silver, a bathroom could be done in white and silver. This will allow each room to tie in together without having the exact same color scheme.
If the home being decorated has lower ceilings, try to plan for using lower furniture. Using low items, such as chairs and tables, will make the ceilings appear taller. For decorations, avoid using horizontally large items. If using a large wall decoration, such as a mirror, try to make sure that it’s tall and narrow. This will also help to make the room seem taller than it actually is. Another way to make a room appear taller is to use recessed lighting. Lighting that hangs from the ceiling will make the ceiling appear lower. If painting the room, take the ceiling paint about two inches down onto the wall. The spot where the ceiling paint and wall paint meets can be covered with a neutral colored stripe around the room.
When thinking about interior design, most people will avoid dark colors because they can be intimidating and overwhelming. The contrast in a room can be beautiful if done correctly. If a room will be painted a light color but have darker furniture pieces, a dark color can also be painted on molding and trim. This will make the walls have more character, and the room will match better. Strong colors can also work well together. If painting the room a strong color, such as red, the molding and trim could be painted black. This will help everything blend well together and create a beautiful appearance.
Interior decoration needs to be well thought out and not just thrown together. Having a solid plan in place for color scheme to lighting will make the decorating much easier. A room will look better in a home if the decorator has taken the time to put some thought into how it will look, how it will be decorated, and how it will mesh with the rest of the home.