Home Decorating’s Top Ten Practical Tips

If you don’t have much time or money on your hands, you can still make good on your home decorating plans. Try these ten ways to update any room in your house – these interior decorating ideas are affordable, convenient and easy to execute:

Furniture Rearrangement. Move the furniture away from the wall. Try positioning it at intriguing angles. One good way to do this would be to arrange your sofa diagonally if the living room is small – this gives the living room the illusion of wideness.

Paint A Wall. Paint one wall your favorite color and make it the focal point. Hang interesting art on that wall and move a nice piece of furniture there. (Note: Make sure that the color is one that is shared with several other objects and fabrics in the room.)

Bring In Plants. Plants give any room a touch of airy elegance. Add all sorts of plants to your room, or maybe silk plants if you don’t like gardening. You may be surprised and so would your family and guests because the quality of these artificial plants is so good you’d swear they were real.

Adding Area Rugs. Conversation really hits the spot if you’ve got an area rug in the room. Don’t go with the flow, go for a complementing design. Use creative angles when installing it underneath a coffee table.

Pictures And Mirrors. Let your personality shine by hanging pictures. Choose decorative frames and not the plain-Jane variety. When hanging a mirror, try and position it so that it reflects and nice view or an interesting architectural element.

Figurine Arrangements. It might be time to bring out your best Hummels and show ’em off. Let your personality radiate through your figurine arrangements. Mix and match figurines and find a place where you can safely display them. Choose interesting and unique shapes.

Pillows For Decor, Not Just Comfort. Decorative pillows are more than just a means of comfort, but rather a short cut to adding interesting textures to any room. Before you even totally redecorate your room, these pillows can add some excitement into your arrangements.

Get New Lamps. Lamps are probably the one thing in your home that will give others a clue that your room is outdated. Seek out new and fresh lamps that make a statement.

Adding A Throw Or An Afghan. Similar to decorative pillows, throws and afghans add texture to your furniture. They come in different fabric types, both man made and natural. Choose a style and pattern that matches the mood of the room.

Clean That Mess! Clutter has a way of eliminating the desired mood and effect of any room. If you see that a room is cluttered, keep those loose items in storage boxes, and get the entire family to help out.

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