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Choosing a Theme for Your Decor

Aug 18, 2007
Decorating your home is fun yet challenging. You're making a personal statement, but often you want to decorate around a particular theme to really bring a room together.

You can often pick a theme based on things you already own and plan on putting into the room. If you have a lot of items that would go well with a Southwest theme, you can shop for furniture that will go with it. Similar for Asian and other themes.

These things often reflect things you like. You obviously don't want to decorate your home in a way that you don't like. But if you don't have anything to help you focus on an obvious theme, what are you to do?

This is the case for many people, who have a lot of things to decorate with, but nothing to draw them all together. The trick then is to draw them together.

An obvious theme is not always the way to go, especially when you have a broad range of items to decorate with.

A smart way to start can be to go through the stuff you have and figure out what you're keeping versus what it's really time to get rid of or to put into storage for a time. If you can weed out the clutter from the stuff you still really want. If you're redecorating, odds are there are some things that you just want changed about the room. If it doesn't make you happy to leave it there, don't leave it in the room.

The furniture you choose can do a lot for your theme. If you aren't going for a theme such as Southwest or Asian where there can be a particular style of furniture, falling in love with a particular piece of furniture can really help you to get ideas flowing.

Similarly, a focal piece of art or decor can be used to draw a room together with the right furniture. Take a look at your focal piece and think about it as you shop. This can help to inspire your selection of furniture and other decor.

A good theme doesn't have to be overwhelming. It does not need to scream "THEME" but it can make a room more appealing and comfortable. After all, that's what decorating a room is all about. The decor of a room in your home should always please you, not make you uncomfortable. And choosing it should be fun.
About the Author
Stephanie Foster runs http://www.exceptionalhomedecor.com/ which offers a wide range of furniture to consider. Consider your theme as you choose your entertainment center.
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