Every home has a personal style of décor. The ambience of a home is nothing but an expression of its décor and the people living in it. If you have bought a new home, you are looking at a bunch of tasks that do not end at painting walls and fences. After you move in, you need to give the space a head-to-toe makeover to make it look and feel the way you want it to. A well-organized start is a good shot at getting results close to the picture you have in mind. Here is a master recipe to an impeccable home décor.
The Color Scheme
The walls of your new home might still wear the colors from its last occupancy, so start by scraping it all out. Next, create a color scheme, and do not mix that up with the existing colors on the walls. Go for a mix and match of colors, instead of washing all walls in one color. Take note of the flooring before you pick colors for walls. What looks best is a contrasting combination between floor and doors. Match royal blue with a gentle shade of orange, or a pale blue with grass green. The colors will complement each other while illuminating the insides of your house giving it a certain vibrant to the ambience.
Old curtains and saris are good to re-upholster some of your furniture. Some of those fabrics may no longer be available in the market, and definitely add a unique look.
Placement of Artefacts
If you have invested considerably in a vintage dressing screen or a grandfather clock that you imported from China, do not hide it in the inside rooms. The decorative pieces that give a certain character to your house should be out in the front. Find a place to display the expensive urn in the living room than tucking it away somewhere in your bedroom where only you can see and admire it. Don’t be shy to put up a lot of paintings and photos. If you can afford it, buy some original artworks of eminent painters.
Porcelain vases and bowls can add vibrancy to tables in the living and dining rooms. The vases and bowls need not be of a single set; but make sure they match each other to play up the visual appeal. In homes where living room doubles up as dining, it is good to have a linen curtain. It can be hung on a track that spans the entire width of the room. While dining table is being set, the curtain helps cover up the mess of preparation.
Low Furniture to Enhance the Height
The low-slung your furniture pieces are, the taller they make the rooms appear. That is the advantage of picking furniture selectively. They can play with the appearance of the spatial dimensions. Even large mirrors do the same. So if your décor plan can accommodate a mirror in the room, you can make the space look much bigger even when its physical dimensions remain the same.
People spend a lot on draperies. It is because they make a statement. So choose the colors of your window trims wisely. It is a perfect opportunity to throw in some refreshing colors to the setting, while establishing your taste as an eclectic decorator.
Ankita Aggrawal is a business architect in real estate industry. She has 5 years of experience and she has got knowledge about various real estate projects including Independent villas in Bangalore commercial properties,Residential properties,bunglows, Villa Projects in Bangalore.