It can be difficult to figure out the best take when it comes to decorating your home interior. But as we know, as we get older and take on various projects, we learn, change, and hope we do not commit the same mistakes again.
Keep in mind that even experts can go wrong sometimes, so we should not be hard on ourselves if our vision does not turn out as planned.
Nonetheless, we do not necessarily have to undergo an experience ourselves to know that it is not a wise decision. This said, here are some of the things we ought to know about basic home interior decoration before hitting thirty.
1. Embrace Space
Space is a luxury. Your space planning can make or break a room. However, it is a common rookie mistake to fill up every open space with a decorative item. This only results in an awkward and cluttered look, imposing distracted energy in the room. It destroys the free flow of energy in the spaces. Opt for a minimalist interior design instead.
At the end of a tiring day, we all want to go home to a house where we can unwind and be at peace. You cannot have that when just upon opening the door, you are greeted with so many eye-grabbing details. Thus, try to leave open spaces as it is. In time, you may fill it in with decors or leave it as it is ━ a little breather from the tiring world.
2. Stick with What You Want
Tempting as it may be to follow the coolest and newest trends, it should not dictate how you decorate your home interior. Follow what you want instead, be it your favorite color or style. After all, it is you who will be living in the same house for many years to come.
You would not want to be stuck with something you do not like. Find your individual style and stick to it. Trends will always change, but your personal style will always be timeless.
3. Make Your Bed Every Morning
It’s always easy to make an excuse that no one is there to see it or it is a waste of time, but making your bed in the morning goes a long way. It sets the tone for your entire day. After a long and tiring day, it is always nice to get in a perfectly made bed at night. It makes you look forward already to the next day.
According to the book The Power of Habit, making your bed in the morning helps create a productive lifestyle. It is a keystone habit that leads to a greater sense of well-being and gives you a sense of taking charge of things. Furthermore, people who make their beds are said to enjoy their job more than those who do not.
4. Never Go Shopping Without a Plan
The same thing with going to the grocery on an empty stomach, never go shopping for interior decor without a plan. It would most likely end with returned items and wasted time and money. Have a plan or at least some parameter of how you want your house to turn out. It is not always that the pieces you love would turn out perfect in the spaces you intend to place them.
This also leads to the suggestion of taping it out before making a huge purchase or major design decision. It is truly a hassle unpacking a large piece of furniture only to find out it is too big for the room or not the right color. Try to visualize the spaces to know what needs tweaking before making a purchase.
5. Old One Out, New One In
Try to reduce the clutter in your house. So, if you mean to buy something new, like a couch, coffee table, or an accent chair, keep in mind to dispose of the old one. You could either sell it or give it away. Keep simplicity as a priority when designing your home, especially if your space is limited. Otherwise, you would appear to be a hoarder.
Never keep hunting for decors as well. Although there are plenty of beautiful options out there, a confident design choice makes spaces shine. If you want a movie memorabilia poster or a commissioned painting to serve as an accent in a room, then stick with it.
Live by the Rule of Three
When decorating the spaces in your house, remember the rule of three. This design principle essentially means that things arranged in odd numbers are more memorable and appealing. In Feng Shui, odd numbers create a more positive flow of energy. Use it in arranging pillows, shelves, and artwork.