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Home Decor Tips

Oct 9, 2007
Home decor is the way your home is decorated and the vital component which makes your home what it is, and not just a house where you stay. Home decor is hardly ever static. You add and remove things to your home all the time as it takes your fancy. You might even be the type who regularly follows the latest trends of home interior design in magazines and change the getup of your home accordingly. Most magazines recommend that you keep the decoration minimalist and try and beautify the room by using great drapery.

Nowadays everyone's lives are extremely busy and people just want to come home and chill out, and not have to worry about feeling cramped in a room cluttered with furniture. It is very important to do some space planning before you purchase any furniture. You should decide on exactly the items of furniture that you actually do need and not end up buying everything which catches your fancy at the furniture showroom. You'll end up wasting a lot of money and cramping up your floor space. Draw a rough diagram planning where you'll set up each piece of furniture and decide on the lighting too. The idea is to go for the minimalist notion of less furniture which will in turn free up a lot of floor space.

You can make a small room in your house look a lot bigger, though you do have to be slightly bold and adventurous to do this. You can paint two or three horizontal lines in a bright color across the middle of the wall where you want to obtain an illusion of length. As an alternative to this, you can also hang pictures which have some sort of horizontal lines running through them on the wall you wish to lengthen. The lines have to be bold and noticeable to create the effect you want. For instance, you can select a few rectangular paintings where there are horizontal landscapes such as fields, picturesque mountains, seas and beaches, etc. These will make the room look pretty and also achieve the additional effect of length.

Coming up with a design scheme which unites functionality with stylishness will be ideal. Since you can't change your home decor everyday, it should also be practicable. Lighting, color and overall design are all of vital importance to the decor. Since your home is where you spend a lot of your time, it should be a place where you will like to relax and unwind. It should make you feel good. Moreover, your home decor is also a yardstick by which your guests can evaluate your tastes.

Home decor need not burn a hole in your pocket. You can decorate your home beautifully even while working within a budget. The best way would be to look over many sites on the net to get an idea of what you want, and how much you need to spend.
About the Author
Lacy Van Ryan is an expert consultant in home decor and interior decorating who owns and operates multiple home decorating websites. To find the perfect area rug for your home, visit Area Rugs
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