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5 Little Known Secrets in Decorating Your Home

When considering decorating your home think about this 5 steps and you will never go wrong. Your home decor needs to reflect your own personal style, work with the architectural elements within the home, and fit within your budget.

1. First Impressions:

First impressions are what people remember about you. Most of us do not consider the entryway an important area to decorate. Interior Designers beg to differ. Most agree that the Entryway or Foyer is one of the most important areas within the house to select the right home decor accents. If done correctly, the whole mood is set as people come together to connect and socialize. Little things like having a focus to the space draw the eye to a piece of artwork or special photo that symbolizes who the people are who live there. Foyer half round demilune console tables placed along a wall are wonderful, because they soften the straight wall and give a place to set your keys or purse. Architectural digest is a great resource on viewing the use of home decor accents in an entryway.

2. Hall ways have Focus

Straight long hallways are killers to most homes. Walk into almost any house in America and find a straight hallway with nothing but a few family pictures and maybe a piece of artwork. This is such a shame. Hallways can be decorated just like any other space in a home with decor. First divide the hallway into three sections. One being the area that will get the most attention. The other two sections support the first. If room is available chose a console table that is airy in style with open legs and curved top. You want to make the long straight lines of the hall to fade away. Place this console in the center of your focus space and chose an odd number of personal pictures, wall art, or special photos and group together above to become your home decor focus. To finish the look place a taller accent piece on the table to work as a frame on either side of the cluster of wall decorations. Now you ware making a decor statement.

3. Public Living Area’s Home Decor

Walking into most furniture stores you see vignettes filled with beautiful home furnishings from top name brand manufactures. You can chose one of the sets and have it delivered right to your home. But, if you want something different, chose an accent table that has a unique style. In the world of home decor that accent table stands alone as one item that can change the whole feeling on a room just by being there. Styles of accent tables can range from large Bombay chest to smaller round tables with beautiful inlays or carvings that make them one of a kind home decor items.

4. Dining Decor

Dining furniture and decor has been taken to a new level the last couple of years. If you were looking for a dinette set for the kitchen, you had basic choices for example 48″ round oak, 50″ white laminate if you wanted a more contemporary setting. Today, you are only limited my your own imagination. We as interior designers welcome this change of products and want you to pick what best fits your space. One suggestion when choosing decor for the dining area, always select a general theme that works with the kitchen. Decorators for years love to mix and match styles, colors and themes within a home, but not in this area. They must work together with the same decor style.

5. Personal Space decorating

This is where it gets fun, your own bedroom. Dream of what moves you, makes you relax and enjoy your surroundings. Good Interior Designers will ask customers about their favorite vacations, memories, or places and use those types of home decor items as accents. Some go far enough to plan the whole space around such a theme. In most cases a little goes a long way. Try artwork or accent decor to bring out the best memories of such spaces. Most people pickup items they can display on a wall or use as a novelty decor item on a table. Most importantly, keep it to your liking. If you like star fish in your home use them here in your personal space.

If you use the 5 secret Interior Designer tips, your home will take on a fashion of its own that totally reflects your own person sense of style and at a budget that anyone can afford. It does not matter if you are making a first impression as visitors enter your home through your entryway or a lasting memory reflected through your home decor choices in your bedroom.