Every professional home decorator knows how to make your house stand out and hide
its flaws. So, if you’re thinking about getting a home makeover, be sure to follow these
foolproof decorating tips to help guide you through the entire process:
Set the Tone at the Front Door
What is the first thing that your guests will see whenever they arrive at your house? Any
guesses? If you’ve answered “the front door”, then you are correct!
They say that first impressions last and that certainly holds true when it comes to your
house. Therefore, it is imperative that you pay close attention to this if you want to wow
not only your neighbors and guests but also yourself and your family.
So, what should you do to make your front door stand out? Well, painting them with
bright and sunny colors should be a top priority. Think about painting the door red
because it symbolizes a warm welcome to any weary traveler. Yellow and orange are
both good alternatives as well.
Keep the Color of the Wall and Lighting Neutral
It can be quite tempting to use bold and punchy colors on your walls, but I should refrain
you from doing that. It is important that your walls, as well as your lighting, should
remain neutral so that it can help accentuate the furniture and art pieces that you are
going to put in your home.
However, you can decide to use another color on the second floor of your house,
provided that you have a multi-level home.
When Putting Your Furniture
When you go inside a hotel, why do you think their sofa and chairs are put in such a
way? Well, there is a reason for that and it is mainly to help spark conversation. Hotels
typically use the U-shaped seating arrangement so that every person that sits on the
chair or the sofa will be able to talk with each other without any problems.
If you are going to put your furniture in your living room, for example, it is imperative that
you place them in the same orientation. Doing it this way will allow your guests to easily
talk with each other and may help spark conversation without ever trying so hard.
Don’t Be Afraid to Let a Little Sun Shine Through
Every house should be fitted with window dressings to somewhat give protection to the
house, as well as having some light from the sun shine through.
If you live in a tropical area where the sun shines the brightest, you can opt for light
colors so that they won’t fade too easily.
Place a Mirror in Every Room
Placing a mirror in every room helps make your home a little bit brighter. That is
because mirrors can help reflect the light and allowing it to bounce throughout the room.
When playing your mirror, it is important that you place them perpendicular to your
windows and not directly opposite of it since it might reflect the light back to the window.
Scale Your Artwork Nicely
Every home should have its own artwork. It can be anything from figurines, paintings,
and so on. If you are going to use some painting, for example, make sure that the main
part of the picture is placed at eye level. This is so that your guests can easily
appreciate what you’ve put up.
If you have a spacious room, one gigantic painting should suffice. If you are planning to
place a couple of small paintings, give them at least 2-4 inches of space apart.