My favorite thing about a home is that once you have the furniture in place, you’re now able to go ahead with the fun part and that’s decorating your place. This is where you add more character to your home to make it more unique to you and your style.
Which Room Should You Decorate First?
When it comes to figuring out what should go where and with what, start off with baby steps. Start off with one room at a time so you won’t become overwhelmed.
I don’t know about you but the majority of my decor pieces go into the rooms I spend the most of my time in, such as the living room, the kitchen, and the bathroom. With that being said, I think it’s important to look at these three places first.
As I’ve stated in my previous post (Finding the Right Aesthetic for Your Home), make sure you take photos of each room so you’re able to better understand what works where because usually when you go to the store, such as Home Goods, Marshalls, TJ Maxx, At Home, or wherever, we tend to get lost in all of the pretty colors and items that we just want to purchase. You have to focus and only get what you need to accentuate the space and later you can possibly add just to fill in those bare spaces (we’ll talk about this later.)
What’s the Difference between Accent Furniture and Decor Pieces?
So do you see the word I just used? It’s highlighted. Accentuate. It should remind you of accent pieces. Accent pieces can be bulkier, such as a stand alone chair that you can possibly create a reading area with. It’s something that adds to the room/space when you want to fill it.
Decorative pieces can be smaller pieces such as a mirror, or bowl, faux shrubs/flowers, or pillows you want to add to a shelf, sofa, or sit on the floor next to the sofa or table you want to pair it with. Even faux shrubs outside of your front door are decorative pieces...even though they can be much larger. In other words, they are more occasional and can be moved around to other areas when needed.
These things are very important because it’s supposed to flow and add more of a “homey” feeling to your house. When someone walks into your home, they should get the sense that someone lives here and be able to see your personality throughout the home. Just like you dress yourself, dressing your home is the same way.
Lastly, always keep in mind the three specific colors you’ve originally chosen to have throughout your home. Make sure they don’t get lost with using one color more than the other and it’s something that’s seen flowing evenly throughout the entire home.
With that being said, make sure to do a contrast of colors. If you have a dark colored accent wall, get decorative pieces and accent furniture that are light in color, so it doesn’t blend in but it stands out. Do the same with a light or white background. Contrast it with some darker pieces, even if you have a white background and want to have cream or beige vases, you can do that.
Now if you have an accent wall filled with design-themed or multicolored wallpaper, make sure to pair that wallpaper with solid colored pieces.
If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask, if there’s anything in specific you want me to go over, I’m happy to help.