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Best Home Decorating Tips for Beginners

Monday, May 27, 2024   /   by Teresa Pileggi

Best Home Decorating Tips for Beginners

Best Home Decorating Tips for Beginners


Transforming your new home into a cozy living haven is somehow daunting. Besides the painting and lighting, you may wish to have new colors and styles in all rooms to match your tastes. All these can take time and money to complete, which may seem scary for new homeowners.



Luckily, decorating your home does not need expensive equipment and years of experience. A new home allows you to practice with different decorating ideas to find what suits your needs. Therefore, whether you have a big or small home, here are beginner tips to try and get a beautiful living space.



1. Have A Decorating Plan


The first step to achieving a professionally decorated home is to have a plan. Start by gathering all the decorating ideas and items you need for the entire process and outline all the steps involved. It would help if you also visualized the outcome based on your furniture, home size, and other factors like family choices. 



Some of the items to include on your plan include:


? Your home décor style. Choose your style based on your personality and interests. Popular styles include traditional, modern, farmhouse, minimalistic, and contemporary.


? Your color palette. Your color palette should match your décor style. Minimalist styles can go well with white, black, and neutral colors. Whereas, Bohemian styles go well with bold colors like ruby, sapphire, and emerald.


? Your decorating budget. You don’t want to spend a fortune on your aesthetic journey. Set your budget to avoid spending too much on one section and forgetting other home sections.


? Your need for assistance. Know from the beginning if you will need a helping hand or if you will decorate the entire home alone. This can also go back to your decorating budget to minimize miscellaneous expenses.



2. Set The Tone from The Front Door Your decorating journey is incomplete if you don’t start with the basics. These include setting your tone from the front door to make a great impression on visitors and neighbours.


While you may focus only on uplifting the interior, decorating the front door and exterior also creates a welcoming atmosphere for anyone who wishes to visit. Choose warm and lucky colour palettes for your front door, such as red, orange, and yellow. Red is considered a lucky and welcoming colour in most cultures, while orange and yellow are associated with warmth and joy. Remember to complement your front door with exterior paint and trim colours.



3. Hang Photos in Appropriate Places


Photos offer the easiest way to store memories, whether from weddings, family gatherings, outdoor activities, or pets. Hanging these photos strategically will make you smile anytime you pass by and strike emotions in you. The best places to hang your photos include corridors, living rooms, bedside tables, and staircase walls. The secret to achieving a perfect décor using pictures is to pick the right size and frames. You


should also consider your wall space and paint and hang them above your children’s reach. However, don’t make them too personal, especially if you hang them in living spaces.



4. Scale Up Your Lighting


Installing enough lighting in your home makes it look bigger and more luxurious. Besides the traditional bulb lighting, you can introduce more lighting types to give every room a polished finish. Some of the home-lighting tricks include:


? Using ambient lighting that provides wide-room illumination. This consists of the light that comes from recessed lights or ceiling fixtures.


? Use task lighting like pendants on the kitchen island or a tabletop lamp.


? Installing accent lighting like wall sconces that illuminate particular objects or areas. These lights provide more decorating highlights and are ideal for artwork.



5. Utilize The Mirror Magic


Mirrors have the magic of creating imaginary spaces in small rooms, besides giving more light. However, when placed wrongly, mirrors can also take more space and bounce the light back out of the window. Therefore, when decorating with mirrors, always place them strategically to achieve your aesthetic desires. One way to use mirrors is to put them perpendicular to windows and not across the room. This way, you can keep all the light from the windows and get the brighter effects. It would help if you also chose your mirror designs based on your home décor style, including rustic and industrial vintage styles.



6. Try Mixing and Matching furniture


Most people go for matching sofas, armchairs, loveseats, and ottomans. However, this can create monotony and make your living room look like a furniture showroom. For something unique, try mixing and matching your furniture, from the living to the dining and bedroom. Some mix-and-match furniture ideas include:



? In the living room, use a simple sofa in a neutral color, a leather ottoman, and side chairs with fun fabrics.


? Arranging a gorgeous dark wood table and a contrasting wood for dining chairs in the dining room.


? For the bedrooms, you can mix antique furniture with modern décor.



The Bottom Line Home décor is an ever-shifting world, and keeping up with the pace is challenging. But as a new homeowner, you don’t necessarily have to break the bank to get a beautiful home that


showcases your style and emotions. You can start with the above tips to decorate your new home and achieve a livable space. If you have a few coins to spend, you can hire a professional home decorating service to uplift your home.

Pileggi Real Estate Team - eXp Realty
Tom Pileggi, Broker
P.O. Box 1665
Holland Landing, ON L9N 1P2
416-917-6566

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