We decorate everything in our lives, from our appearances to our desks to our homes. Even as children we were taught to decorate boring school text books and we were given a room in our house – our own space where we kept all our toys, clothes and decorations of our lives.
As we grew older, those decorations changed. Pictures of fairies and pirate ships turned to posters of rock stars and heaps of teddy bears turned into heaps of clothes and equipment. The spaces that we own grow – from rooms we shift to houses, offices and even buildings that we call our own and want to stamp with the different flavors of who we are.
Decorations can mean anything – from wallpaper to seasonal decorations to different styles which are carried through our entire homes. Tuscan houses, for example, tend to have crumbling stone walls, marble flooring and wrought iron accessories. But these different aspects of interior decoration mean more than simply choosing a theme because these walls, floors and accessories all contribute to the feeling that one gets when you walk into these homes. The themes in houses can make everything seem calm and peaceful, bright and vibrant, wise and historic with antiques – the list is endless.
Wherever we live, we have the beauty of mountains, city lights or sunsets. Yet, when it comes to decorating our own homes, people sometimes fail to see the need for beauty and tranquility in their everyday surroundings. Making your spaces a place that reflects you can be a daunting task and for years, professional interior decorators have helped people make their homes attractive. But who can capture the essence of you and your family better than you yourself? Figuring out how to make your home a reflection of your life requires patience, planning and a good dose of compromise.
Here are three things that you should keep in mind when you are redecorating your home or a room:
1. Decide on the mood you want to evoke in the room before you start decorating.
2.Consider the decor and style of your home (make sure it doesn’t conflict with what you already have).
3.Make sure that the colors you choose are compatible with the fixtures in the room.
The need for new paint on the walls, window treatments or buying new furniture can all be justified by our desire to differentiate ourselves and have our loves ones – the people that enter our space – get a feeling of who we really are.