Creating the Right Feel for Your Space
For some, the thought of decorating their home, a room, or even a corner is overwhelming. They think and believe it is something they cannot do. Do you find yourself having similar thoughts? If so, it is time to change your way of thinking. You can decorate your home!
Anyone can decorate. Yes, even you. How do I know? Simply because decorating is not a scientific algorithm. The process of decorating is putting objects together which brings you happiness. That is what decorating is all about. Creating a feeling in your home, a room, or even on a table that makes you feel calm, happy, excited, motivated, or whatever feeling you are striving to achieve.
Your home does not need to look like the cover of a magazine. In fact, perfectly placed items may be the opposite of your right space.
What is Your Style?
I love entering a home and seeing the families style all around me. Walking into such
homes gives me the sense that this is much more than someones house, it is their home. I get the opportunity for another glimpse into who these people are, what they like.
You may not know what style you like but it is easily discovered.
Take a stroll through a store, or, get online and scroll through pictures. What stands out to you? Take note of the things you pass and those which cause you to stop and linger. Does a certain color attract you? Maybe you like the way plants give life to a room. You might like the crisp look of white on white. Do you like the look of dark and heavy furniture?
Getting a feel for what attracts your eye is just the beginning.
I think people get the wrong impression when it comes to decorating. They think it is costly and time-consuming. There is no need for it to be either. A few well placed decorations can change the entire feel of a space.
Clocks, books, cameras, and plants are great ways to create an old-fashioned feel.
A modern look is easily achievable by the use of straight lines, glass, and mirrors.
White on white, with lace (or other airy fabric) is an easy way to obtain a chic look.
Adding color to a room does not have to mean painting the walls.
These items mentioned are easily found at an inexpensive price.
Second hand stores, garage sales, and rummage sales are great places to find books, glassware, and other interesting items for very cheap.
May is the season for gardening. If you want to incorporate plants into your decor now is an excellent time to find something that catches your eye.
What are You Waiting For?
Making a house a home is all about creating an environment perfect for you. I encourage you to try your hand at decorating. Maybe start small and pick one table, dresser, or other small area to decorate. Look around at the items you already own, and, if need be, go out shopping at thrift stores and your local gardening center. Experiment by placing a few pieces together that make you feel happy and see what you come up with. You may just fall in love with decorating your space and making your house your home.