Every home you will ever see is in a constant state of evolution from an aesthetic standpoint. Even if it is mostly “done” and unlikely to change much further, this is not a quick process. There are always places where you can elevate your décor and take your home to the next level.
Begin With Neatness
Neatness counts, as the saying goes. Before you begin to redecorate, it is essential to have a clear and open mind. The easiest way to do this is to start with bright and open space. Before you visit the shops to pick up new decor elements, visit Simply Maid and arrange a thorough cleaning.
You may find that you are less inclined to make significant changes to your décor once you know you are working with a cleaned out space. On the other hand, this can be just the emotional breath of fresh air you need to go from “escaping the clutter” to “embracing a new vision.” This is a major mindset shift.
Take A Lighter Touch
Sometimes, less is more. When you take a less firm hand and add a narrow band of style instead of going “the whole hog,” your home will look more refined. By not doing as much, you can accomplish more.
Build A Visual Flow
Visual flow is partially about the individual room, and partly about your home as a whole. When you have an uninterrupted flow visually, as you walk through the different halls of your home, each one will work with the previous areas. As well, every room needs to have a theme that stays consistent throughout it. No place should clash within itself, and every room should benefit the overall theme you are building throughout your home.
Balance Fun And Function
Decorating your home is a form of life enhancement. Because of this, it is essential to see the process not as drudgery or “a job to be done,” but as a fun process. Once you are sure that everything will function as it should, feel free to do playful things and experiment.
Use Some Contrast
Keeping a unified theme does not need to be boring. You can mix old and new, bright with subtle, and let multiple eras coexist and mutually benefit each other. Visual harmony can often come about when you drop preconceptions and give two ideas the chance to work together instead of apart.
Simplicity is timeless, while trends tend to fade quickly and look dated in a hurry. Avoid overly saturated colors and excessively colorful patterns in favor of something that seems like it could have more to it. This subconscious desire for more keeps a space somewhat mysterious and captivating.
Color And Mood
Every color has a mood that goes along with it, and every room should have a mood reflected in color. Each room’s theme must first begin with an emotion you wish to feel in that room. From that feeling, the room’s décor can grow.
Be sure to have fun while decorating your home. It doesn’t have to be a big stressful ordeal! And always remember that things can be changed and updated at any time.