A house with blank white
rooms and windows with pull down shades does not leave
you with any cue on how to decorate it. It is you who
add the character the personality to your home that
serves as an extension of your own self, your family
and your culture. It is you who add that personal
touch that makes the house your own home, which puts
you at ease in an instant and has an intimacy that
makes you feel completely relaxed.
To make your home cozy, warm and comfortable, you
should keep following points in mind:
Theme of the room or home can be the
guiding factor while decorating it. It is a reflection on your
personality, likes, tastes and hobbies and the culture of your
family. A chosen theme such as Barbie's Home, Nautical Mile,
Star Wars, Period Décor, Nature Lovers and Ethnic, can be the
unifying factor for all your furniture, furnishings,
accessories, colors of walls and ceilings, windows and doors
and even the showcase area to display your collections, arts,
crafts and other prized possessions.
Eliminate things that don't fit into
the theme décor of the room or modify them to suit the
overall theme. This can be a good restraint on impulsive
shopping, disproportionate planning or unplanned
implementation of decoration items.
Artifacts that suit your theme can add
a special touch to the room décor such as a small wooden ship
to go with the nautical theme.
All collectors love to display their
collections of stamps, coins, dolls or other trinkets in a
special creative way. Linear arrangements can be dull so may
be grouping them and presenting them in interesting ways such
as in glass cupboards will draw more attention to them and to
your skill of refinement.
Colors of walls, fabrics, furniture,
linen, pillows, shelves and curtains and type of furniture,
beds, sofas and seating arrangements and even accessories,
lamps and vases that you use must also confirm with your
room or home décor theme.
Upholstery colors and fabric prints
should be used judiciously. Maintain the harmony by using the
same or similar accent thrice around the room at least.