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The Basics Of Decorating

Nov 28, 2007
Decorating your own home is not only fun, but it is also a relaxing way to spend your time. Putting up decorations do not happen only during Christmas, but even on Halloween, on parties or even when you just can't find anything better to do. People change the look inside their homes, because they got sick and tired of the way it looks, they have extra cash and find it therapeutic or someone just criticized their old decorations. You can find different stores, even online, that caters to your needs and wants. There are things that you should consider before shopping for home decors.

1. Budget. First and foremost, you need to know if you have enough money or if you are willing to spend for a bunch of decorations that sooner or later you will get sick of. But if you have a credit card, then you have no worries here.

2. Personal Taste. Know what you really want. Do not be influenced of what others have to say. You should be happy and comfortable in your own home that reflects who you are.

3. Home. Look around your house to know what you want and need. Buy stuff that can enhance and complement the look of your house. Do not buy huge items if you can't find a place on where to put them.

4. Lifestyle. If you smoke then do not place expensive pictures around the places where you smoke. Chemicals from the smoke can eventually destroy the picture. So whatever your lifestyle is greatly affects what kind of decorations you should get and where should you place them.

Home decor is all about personal style. But isn't it a waste of time, not to mention money, if it is just meant to be displayed and nothing more? How about you? Which would you prefer? Style over function, function over style or both? Quite confusing, right? So to help you make up your mind and finally start shopping, here are some tidbits for each choice. After reading you are guaranteed to be able to make a choice.

Style is present in everything around us. And would you believe that in some countries, there is a law that everything, be it a building or just a tree growing in the park, it should be beautifully made. No wonder these countries have lots of tourists flocking over. So if you want visitors to enjoy their stay in your house, keep them in awe with your trendy figurines. Paintings, sculptures and stuff toys are huge factors that can make a house very homey. Some of these may be very expensive but seeing your friends' facial expressions are worth it. But if you travel a lot, you can buy lots of little knick-knacks abroad, like clown figurines or dramaturgical masks. You may even adorn your house with samurais or antique pistols that come from varying countries.

On the other hand, some people are against useless and expensive creations. Though they don't exactly hate the arts, these kinds of people prefer function over style. If it is indeed stylish but it's just of no use, then you are better off without it. It's just a waste of money. This kind of mentality is best for people who are driving the fast lane. Instead of paintings, pictures should be hanged on the walls. They are not as useful but at least, you personally know who these people are.

There are also some people who either can't make up their minds or really just have high standards over things. They want style and function. Now that is a bit hard, isn't it? No, it's not hard. Zebra-printed lounge chairs are quirky additions to your house. They make very interesting conversation pieces. You can also try making your own that is if you have the time, money and most importantly the talent.
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