Do’s and Don’ts to Remember When Decorating a Room

Having purchased one’s home is a happy and momentous event. No more paying the rent and finally having a sanctuary that is officially and legally you could call your own. New homeowners are also mostly excited to decorate their home as a reflection of their personality and character. Nevertheless, every home is more conducive and welcoming if brightly and appropriately lit.

There are a few tips and tricks you could follow when decorating your space to ensure you have a warm and cosy place to go home to at the end of the day.

Don’t Block Windows

Sunshine could pick up anyone’s mood instantly. A bright and clear day to greet you every morning is important to set your mood for the rest of the day. Not all homeowners will be lucky enough to have floor to ceiling windows but make do of what you have. Ensure that your windows are free and are not blocked by any furniture. No matter what the view is outside. What is important that you are letting some rays inside your home; this is also beneficial to prevent some pests that thrive in the dark to live in your home? Also pick neutral colours for your curtains. Make sure as well to open your windows every once in a while to let fresh air in.

Do Go Minimalist

Clutters could darken a room. Every once in a while decide on things if they could be recycled, upcycled, donated or disposed. Recycle empty containers and newspapers. Give new life into your old clothes by upcycling them. Donate books you have already read to your local library and dispose of things that are not useful or memorable. Going minimalist does not mean throwing away everything. Minimalism is getting rid of things in excess and that you can live without.

Don’t Forego Using Dark Colours

Brightening up a room does not mean you will forego dark linens, furniture, and curtains. Just use them sparingly. Embrace the contrast to create the perfect balance. Paint your walls white then buy an entertainment centre in black. Make dark colours, as accent pieces and your room will not lose its brightness.

Do Add More Light Sources

Have a reading nook in your bedroom? Add a floor lamp. This way when you are reading, the source of light is near you and is concentrated on what you are reading. Add more light sources and do not rely on the ceiling fixtures. Install sconces over your vanity table. Put a hanging lamp over the kitchen table. Go energy efficient and buy LED lamps online. These lamps consume less power and lasts longer than those using incandescent bulbs saving you more money.

Don’t Go Horizontal, Think Vertical

Vertical things are aesthetically pleasing to the eyes because it draws your attention upward making a room seem bigger. If a room looks bigger and everything is at its place, the whole composition of the room seems brighter and more polished. Vertical furniture also maximizes the space.

These tips and tricks are simple enough and would not cost you that much. But the effects they will surely bring into brightening your space are without a doubt effective and impressive.

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