Oct 18 2016

Tips for Decorating Your Home

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Decorating a home can be an intimidating and overwhelming process. You have probably viewed many images on the internet of ideal decorating schemes. You have probably saved pins of dream living room and bedroom themes. Once you have an idea of the type of decorating you want, where do you begin? Where do you find the necessary pieces to make the room come together? Where do you purchase pieces that will not break the bank? How do you perfectly design your room, ensuring that there is enough space and functionality, mixed with design and decoration? Home decorating is a process that may take many months to complete. You may never feel like you are completely finished.

Gather images of ideal furniture and art pieces. You may not find the exact pieces in the dimensions or price range that you need. However, if you have a set of gathered images, you can easily compare them to similar pieces. It is ideal to have these images stored on your phone or on something that you always have with you. When you are shopping, you can quickly compare the items in the store to the photos that you have saved.

Know the dimensions and layout of your decorated room. Nothing can ruin the overall look of a room as much as clutter. Smaller rooms can quickly become cluttered with furniture or art pieces that are too large for the spacing. You should always have the dimensions of your room handy. When you see a furniture or art piece that you like, measure it and figure out where and how it will fit into your specific room.

Do not be afraid to go away from the plan. While home furniture shopping, you may see a piece that you love, yet it was not originally a part of your decorating plan. Go into the decorating phase with a plan, but also know that it is okay to go away from the plan. You can always rearrange some things, or find a way to make your desired piece work into your current plan. For example, functional glass art may have not been a part of your original design, but functional glass art can be added into your decorating plan.

Do not ignore a piece that you absolutely have to have. There are always those pieces of furniture or art work that you cannot stop thinking about. Maybe it was out of your price range, or maybe it was not a typical type of purchase for you. However, if you saw it, and immediately wanted it and were unable to stop thinking about it, get it. Otherwise, you will never be satisfied with the piece that you choose that will take its place. The cost savings of purchasing a piece of furniture or artwork that will just do is not worth hating your furniture choice.

Shop at unique and second hand stores. Most people will find that the furniture and artwork at large brand name stores is not very unique and pretty generic. Try shopping at second hand stores, art auctions, art events, art sales, and even an auction house for unique furniture and functional glass art options. Online shopping can even be helpful in finding specific pieces. Fully, 71% of art collectors have now purchased art of some form online. Functional glass art is a great way to incorporate modern art into your decorating theme. When you buy modern art, consider the creation and process of the art piece.

The invention of glassblowing coincided with the establishment of the Roman Empire in the 1st Century, BC, which enhanced the spread and dominance of this new technology. There are two methods of glassblowing, including free blowing and mold blowing. Both are unique decorating options for modern art.

A lot of thought and creativity goes into decorating a single room in a home. This is a room that the homeowner will spend a lot of their time in, so great care and thought should go into the decorating process. Following these steps will ensure that the overall product is unique and comfortable.

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