Simple Tips for Decorating Your Home
The decorative accessories that you choose for your home décor can really make or break the atmosphere and feeling that you want to convey. Items like table lamps, wall art, area rugs, throw pillows and collectibles can do a lot to enhance the charm and the appeal of your home décor.
But you need to be very careful here because if you clutter your space you might end up overwhelming the room and you will lose the wood for the trees.
If you would like your space to look like it has been done up by a professional interior designer, our Orienta Home specialized team have put together these tips which will achieve the perfect look. Here are some tips and tricks that will help you score the right balance every time for every room.
#Tip 1: Quality Wins Over Quantity Every Time
Mass produced stuff may look good when you are browsing through photos on the web, and they will be surprisingly cheap. However, when you actually receive the goods they will look as cheap as their price.
Instead of filling your rooms with a clutter of cheap looking stuff which you will find in everywhere, you should consider using your budget in less pieces but in high quality pieces. When you visit local stores such as Orienta Home, you can feel and touch the quality of the accessories. You will be able to relate the price tag with the quality of the item, and therefore there are no surprises.
Remember that when you are decorating with accessories “less is more”. It is better to put your entire budget on an accent piece than having a myriad of items in the same place because an accent piece will be the spotlight and therefore far more impressive in your home décor.
#Tip 2: Always Size Up Proportionately
If you have a small wall and you cram a large busy artwork on it – it is going to look completely out of proportion. The very same applies to a very small rug in a large open space. The scale of the accessories vis-à-vis your space must work in harmony.
Whenever you have small spaces, it is better to invest in a mirror that will actually make the space look larger instead of investing in wall art.
The same can be said for bedside table lamps for example. It is quite often that I see pocket sized lamps on large bedside tables. The function of a bedside table lamp is very important as it gives both ambience light but also serves as an excellent source of light for example reading at night. The proportion of the bedside table lamp in relation to the bedside table and space above it should be considered carefully.
#Tip 3: Texture and Colour Create the Mood
Therefore, before you shop anywhere you need to have a good look at the rooms or area that you plan to decorate and accessorize. You will want to decide what is the styling you are looking for and then decide on the accessories. The textures, the colours and the styling have a great impact on creating the mood that you want to achieve.
You may want to achieve total peace and neutrality by choosing monochrome colours in different soft shades. Or you may want to create contrast in a neutral room by picking a bright accessory that will really stand out. This would create visual interest.
Remember that soft furnishings are also accessories and that they have a great impact on the mood of the room. We recommend that you always look at your window treatments first, and then use combination or contrast by introducing rugs and throw pillows.
#Tip 4: Choose Accessories That You Fall in Love With
You must always remember that your home is your temple and therefore you have to love what is inside it. There is no point in entering your home and feeling that you could have been in a hotel lobby or suite. You need to create the home feeling by getting stuff that you fall in love with and that you will enjoy looking at for years to come.
Therefore, your personal tastes really matter. When you head out to shop, you will need to discuss your expectations and your style with the sales managers. If you are completely blank about what you like, we always recommend that you buy some home décor magazines and ear mark the pages which you feel have images that you would love your home to look like. You will be surprised at how consistent you are in your choices.
Home Decorating Accessories that Work Well Together
- Accent lighting such as table lamps and floor lamps
- China vases, statues and accent abstract pieces
- Candles and candleholders
- Mirrors, paintings, wall art and photos
- Floor Rugs, carpets and mats
- Throws, cushions and pillows
- Hanging decors such as planters and cages
- Books and magazines
- Flowers, twigs and natural elements
- Magazine racks, chests and trunks
When you love the feeling that you get when you enter your home, you will get more enjoyment of your accessories and decorations. For help with accessorizing, you may call for an appointment on +35621445733 at Orienta Home and our specialized staff will be more than happy to help you. You may want to get started by visiting our 2000 square metre showroom in Ta’ Qali.