Colour is one of the key components of style. The colours you use throughout your home are a reflection upon who you really are. When you use cheerful, bright colours, you’re showing a sense of excitement and optimism. Serene colours such as blues, greys and tans display a sense of traditional style. The key is to figure out which colours tend to make you feel most comfortable. Once you’ve figured this out, you’ll automatically know which colours are best for you to decorate with. Perhaps you really enjoy bright and bold colours such as yellow and orange, but don’t care to use these colours as your primary decorating shades. Instead, you can simply use bright colours such as yellow and orange as accent shades; perhaps in the form of a throw pillow or a bouquet of flowers. You’re telling the world a lot about the “real you” when you use colours throughout your home.
Once you’ve chosen your wall colours, it’s time to think about wall decor. Many times a person will get his or her room painted, and then not know exactly what to do next. When choosing wall art, be sure to pick pieces that help display your personal sense of style. For example, wall sconces and ornate mirrors may be good choices if you enjoy the gothic look. If you love antiques, vintage interior metal wall art might be perfect for your space. If your life revolves around family, a collage of family photos accented with a decorative metal wall cross could work well. Once you’ve decided upon the perfect theme for your wall art, be sure to choose pieces that blend nicely with the room’s furnishings and colours.
When decorating a room, there are many different options when it comes to furnishings. The next time you buy a bed or another large item, think it’s best to choose a furniture style that reflects both your style and the overall look of your home. For example, although you might prefer large and bulky furniture, these pieces may not be a good choice if you have a small home. Your home will look its best when you scale the furniture to match the room’s size and shape. Although it can sometimes take some time to find furniture pieces in the perfect style and size, it’s well worth the effort. Your furniture’s upholstery can also pay a big role in how you define your personal sense of decorating style.
Just as in all facets of life, it’s important to have fun and express yourself when decorating your home. Keep in mind that you’ll feel most comfortable when your home reflects who you really are. By staying true to yourself when choosing accessories, furniture pieces, and colours; your home will become a reflection of the “real you”.