House Decorating Ideas - How to Start Decorating Your Home

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  1. Frank

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    House Decorating Ideas - How to Start Decorating Your Home
    By Lea Dobbins


    If you are planning to redecorate your current home or you will be decorating a new home, you will want to find some good resources for house decorating ideas. The Internet is full of websites that offer you ideas and tips. There are magazines about home décor that you can purchase that will give you ideas and tips on how to get started and how to stay within a budget.

    The first thing to do is get a notebook that you can write down all of your ideas in about each room you will be decorating. Make note of any items that you already own that will be included in your room's designs.

    Start by choosing a style that you want whether it is modern, traditional, eclectic, or contemporary. Is there a theme you are looking to make like a Spanish villa, a bedroom tropical escape, or a themed child's room? Keep this in mind as well.

    One of the important house decorating ideas is to start with paint colors and flooring. Tile in the kitchen and bathrooms should be complemented by the paint on the walls. Carpeting should look good with the furniture you plan to use. You can keep it neutral or bright whichever you like best. Your design should reflect your personality and sense of style.



    In open areas flooring and wall colors should be complementary and flow well into each other. You do not want a large contrast as this will make the space seem smaller. Bring one element of color that is distinct in each room into your smaller décor pieces to further tie the rooms together.

    When purchasing furniture shop at second hand stores, flea markets, and auctions first to see what you might be able to find that is discounted. Many pieces that you find can be refurbished and made into a new looking piece of furniture. There are also great finds on knickknacks as well. Not all furniture in these places need to be refurbished, they just need cleaned.

    Once you have found pieces in those places then attend sales at furniture warehouses or other furniture stores. You can find a piece of furniture with a small defect like a scratch that can be easily repaired for a fraction of the original cost. Floor models can often be purchased at a much smaller price. So keep your eyes open for these things.

    For interesting house decorating ideas that add charm to your home, try using other things that most people would not think of, like using an old wooden trunk that is in good shape as a coffee table. Stacked hat boxes can be a decorative element. Antique books stacked on a table can also be decorative. Use you imagination and let your personality and style show through.

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    There are many styles available these days to decorate home like Rustic, cowboy, modern, medieval home decor so one can choose according to his/her choice
     
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    very informative, Decorating a home can be exhausting and if you don't have the skills and abilities in your back pocket you need some decorating help. Professional interior designers and decorators typically have decorating tips, tricks and ideas to get your end result faster and with less cost and frustration.
     
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    Another major factor in redecorating our homes is budget, we should always know how much we may spend and if we can spend this much of money, this will enable us to get a hold of the situation and look for other decor alternative for our home, by the way.. thanks for the great insights about house decor.
     



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    Great article, there are so many different ways of doing it but one always get some new ideas.
     
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    Hey frank,
    its really very much constructive and informative.
     
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    That was a really nice and informative article. Thanks for sharing it with us.
     
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    yeah, before you start to decorate your home, there are many preparations you should do.

    Make plan: What's your budget on it? fefinish your old furniture? buy new furniture or second hand furniture?

    The style you like: there are many design style for you to choose, you can search online or get info from design magazine to determine what you want

    Shopping: after decide the design style, you can start to shopping furniture and tool, material for your home design.

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    Great article Frank, was really helpful. I have bought a new house in Melbourne and now in the process of home decor.. :)
     
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