Whether you build or buy a house, it goes without saying that you want to set it up and settle in as soon as possible. Plus, you would also want to deck it out your way, so you can personalize your home and make it all your own. Some people have a natural creative flair in their bones, so they are able to achieve such goals with minimum effort, appearing to tie colours and patterns together simply in their mind’s eye before going out and sourcing what they need. Others tend to have more trouble, although not for lack of creativity per se. There are a number of factors such as indecisiveness and too many options that often lead a person astray which is completely understandable given the dizzying number of choices that are at our disposal today. Take a look at these tips to set you off.
Come Up With a Colour Scheme
You may wonder why this is the first point, and whether it really is all that important, to which we say yes. It really is critical. Without a colour scheme, you do not have a central ground to tie all those other aspects together, such as furniture and other decorative knick-knacks. If you are not careful, your home will look like the inside of a circus, everything scattered about for the sake of it and no proper theme running through it either. Which is fine if that is the look you are going for, but you run the risk of stuffing your house with too many unwanted things. So think of a colour scheme first, and let that be your guide. It will make things a lot easier for you.
Use Investment Pieces
This works for any type of house setup you have in mind. It is also very highly favoured, mainly because it accentuates certain parts of your home without being overbearing. So think a grandfather clock in the hall, a vintage bathtub in the bathroom, coffee tables in your favourite wood or a lovely chandelier in the dining room. They are focal points that immediately draw your attention, but do not detract from the rest of the room. However, do not go for more than one of these at any time, else it becomes very crowded and ‘loud’.
If you feel like a home has something about it that seems incomplete, that is because it probably does. The finishing touches of a home are essential if you want it all to tie together in a whole picture. For example, you want the paint to be flawless and carefully done especially along the edges near the ceiling, and for any cement work to also be even and polished. Though they may seem unnecessary, they become quite apparent and stark when the house is all set up. So instead of dealing with the same job twice, just get it done right at once.
Work With Room Sizes
Another rookie mistake many people make is not taking the size of the room into account whatsoever. Whilst they may do this when it comes to including furniture, it actually also comes into play when choosing colours. Some shades are designed to extend and expand, whilst others have the opposite effect. So if you use a dark shade in a small room for instance, it will end up looking and feeling even smaller. Be sure to first think of the room you are working with, and then make your choices.