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Mastering Interior Decorating

Oct 16, 2007
The best way to go about decorating today to keep things clear and clean. Less is better in this modern style of decorating.

For years, most people believed that they had to hire a professional interior decorator to decorate their home.

Today, however, people are more involved with the decorating of their homes and prefer to have a lot more to say about it, and have the home reflect their own tastes.

And it is true, you do not need to have a degree in art or design in order to decorate your home. And you do not need to hire an expensive decorator.

If you want to decorate yourself, keep the ideas basic and simple and you can't go wrong. You do not have to furnish your home with outrageously expensive furniture and materials to make it lovely and comfortable.

The most important concepts when designing the interior of your home is the use and function of each piece, and to make sure that they are pleasing to the eye.

You can do the interior decorating of your home simply and easily if you follow some simple steps to make your home more beautiful and more functional.

1. Clear out. Keep the interior clean and simple by getting rid of anything extraneous. Old items you no longer use or furniture that has outlived its use fullness should be discarded.

2. Make sure the rooms are current. Set aside a room or storage place for all out of season items, such as Christmas decorations in summer or summer items in December.

3. If you have small rooms, you should consider changing any furniture that is large and cumbersome. Nothing makes a room look smaller than large heavy, heavy furniture.

4. In modern design, less is more, so get rid of your knick-knacks and bric-a-brac. Too many pictures, statues and other paraphernalia just say old fashioned.

5. If you have old carpets, you should replace them and if you don't have carpets (especially in the living room), you should install them.
About the Author
Adam Peters is the author of more resources published at http://www.home-decorating-reviews.com . A website with tips on minimalist interior decoration, amongst many related topics.
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