There’s nothing worse than a patchwork décor, where you’ve let your imagination run wild to the degree you’ve created home disharmony!
The most successful, feel good decors give a sense of flow, space and cohesion. That’s not to say each room has to be the same – far from it – but the rooms need to work together to tell a story about the entire home.
Beaumont Tiles know renovators and re-doers spend a lot of time researching. According to communications & design specialist, Christie Wood, the company records one million plus page views on its website each month.
“Choosing a décor is one of the hardest jobs you’ll have around the home because it is so subjective and your choices can sometimes depend on the mood you’re in on a particular day,” she said.
Avoid styler’s remorse with Christie’s tips and tricks.
Don’t overcapitalise on your creativity. Know where to draw the line and err on the side of simplicity.
Build your masterpiece over time. Rome wasn’t built in a day and if you’re no decorating wiz, choose one fabulous stand out feature piece and add to it over time – a much safer option than trying to create an instant masterpiece and getting it completely wrong!
Don’t outsource to a friend or relative. This is your home, your style. If you are outsourcing, make sure you give firm input about the atmosphere and ambience that’s going to make you happy.
Find your happy space. You have to be comfortable in your surroundings and it has to balance with your personality so go with your heart. Close your eyes – are you happiest at a beach, in the snow, in a hipster café with a steaming joe? Do you find beauty in raw, natural landscapes, or does a five star hotel float your boat? Or maybe you love different formations and shapes. Use this personal intel to guide your happy space. Check out Beaumont Tiles whatstyleamI.com.au to help figure it out.
Choose the golden threads that will pull it together. In design there are some basic rules that will centre your décor and decision making. Think of how you are going to apply or arrange your elements. It may be using contrast or emphasis with your colour scheme you use (in various intensities) throughout your home. It may be a particular repeated shape – for example geometrics. Or you could choose a genre, like art deco and create a harmony in your room.
Are you a risk taker? This one’s easy. If you take risks generally in, then take a risk with a dramatic background canvas. If you generally don’t push the envelope, now’s probably not the time so choose a more neutral background, and take a risk with an easily replaced feature item such as a rug or pendant lighting. There’s still plenty of beautify neutrals in shapes and textures, even natural stones, that will make your home a masterpiece to be admired.
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