Decorating a house can be stressful! With so many options present now, you might find yourself doomed under various trends, ideas, and patterns to decorate a house. Decorating gets overwhelming, to procure the right balance and to make everything look trendy yet timeless is a task itself. To make it easier, mentioned below are 25 home decorating ideas that can make your home look chic and unique.
Decorating a house is like taking steps towards a dream, isn't it? A house always has a special place, and to make it look just perfect, let us take a step forward to reach the home of your dreams.
1. Keep it cozy
Everyone deserves a space that helps them relax after a busy day. To make your home relaxing, it is required for you to add some sort of warmth and comfort to your home.
Adding warm-toned lights, earthy walls, rugs, etc. can help achieve the cozy look you are trying for. Going for a cozy look can make your place look welcoming. Add variations of the same color scheme. Let the light come in, add beautiful curtains, either go basic or keep it in contrast.
2. Make your windows standout
Windows not only help to maintain air circulation but are also considered an important part when it comes to decorating. Windows being small, it gets easy to get a look out for it. Statement windows are in trend at present.
Using different colored and patterned curtains, layering two curtains together, using bamboo drapers can be some options here.
French windows or the good old casement windows with some accessories hung around the windows. Painting windows is another easy way to elevate the décor of the house.
3. Set up breakfast nook
Sometimes a dining room may appear to be way too formal. To go for a comfortable, approachable, and conducive environment for various intimate conversations, a breakfast nook is the best option.
It has been a thing for a very long time now, but as the old is gold. Using table accessories, table mats, good lighting, and furniture are all you need. It will not only help to utilize a good space but will also turn out to be a good décor.
4. Spruce up your entryway
First impressions are the last impressions, and entryway here is the first thing being witnessed. An entryway is small and hence is easy to decorate.
Adding a piece of statement furniture like a stylish console, coat rack, or any other good furniture can work. Go bold with the walls and make it look ‘wow’, by adding some unique lights.
5. Add some through pillows
Through pillows help to bring the whole room together. Putting some throw pillows may seem like a small part of the design process, but that could not be further from the truth. They are the best way to elevate a house to a home.
Mix match the colors, use different sizes and patterns of through pillows, through pillows can be put on sofas, bed, chairs, etc. This looks fancy and is comfortable as well. Using the 2:2:1 pillow rule works best for good symmetry.
6. Install canopies
A canopy is a roof-like covering used for a bed, sofa, or to make a tent like sitting. Canopies around take us back to the fairy-tale era; canopies look extremely cozy and cute.
Fabric covering, grand canopy bed which emphasizes the ceilings, draping corners of the bed, etc. are some ideas that will look exquisite. Canopies give this intimate feel to the place. This is a great wow element to add to your house décor.
7. Get inspired by nature
People now have shown an inclination towards adding plants and flowers inside. All this has happened with the increase in awareness amongst people. Adding greens not only adds beauty but also helps in purifying the air, varying from plant to plant.
Also, who doesn’t like flowers around, flowers make the place lively and gives just the right pop of colors. Adding planters, making a statement green wall, placing a vase with different colored flowers, etc. can be done.
8. Layer rugs and patterns
Rugs are the best element to add a little surprise and some pop of color. Layering rugs together works great for a big space. It makes the room look cozy and warm. Make sure to match the colors and sizes well.
Layering rugs is all about coordination. Use contrasting patterns and colors. Layering rug pattern works for summers as well, just go with your gut and have fun.
9. Add a statement wall
A statement wall is also known as an accent wall or feature wall that can be used to experiment and get creative. They can work best for high impact and can add the vibe you are looking for.
Wallpaper, interior wall paint, murals, decorative wood paneling, etc., are some options. Find a focal point of the room and take that to convert it into a statement wall. It is a budget-friendly option!
10. Install unique lighting
Lighting quite literally lights up your house and using unique lightings can make your house stand out. Lights play a major role when it comes to décor.
With increasing demand, various options are seen. You can add unique lightings to the ceiling, wall or any other place that can transform the whole look.
11. Put a collection table
Some people have a knack for collecting on to things, which hold a lot of value for them. It is never an overnight possession, and for something so important deserves some place of its own.
Collection of all kinds starting from, glassware, coins, bottles, vase, sports equipment, and many more can be used in a place to display your collecting’s. Adding some vintage shelves for glassware, a wall for all the artwork, or a special space just to showcase and flaunt the collections.
12. Go minimalist
Minimalism is a trend, which has taken over big time. Minimalist décor means less is more. People now prefer keeping the décor low-key and simple. This includes going with a neutral theme with just some pop of color, going with some patterns and textures, this is done to keep the mind calm and make the place look uncluttered.
Minimalist design is at its most basic, element, colors, and textures.
13. Statement art gallery wall
If you are looking for something out of the box, here is what you can do.
They are a great option for décor when it comes to infusing colors, fill up space, showcasing artwork.
An art gallery wall can have both photos and art. Start by adding your favorite photograph or a memory that holds sentiments for you; your favorite dish, a postcard and things can just go on and on.
Think thematically and make sure the color keeps ongoing. This art gallery is a perfect way to showcase your personality and your statement wall will surely blow some minds.
14. Add good textiles
Textiles can be used in a lot of places such as wall art, furniture, walls, and so on. some design is done with needle and thread and patchwork while others with applique.
Adding textiles and decoration is a smart way to give the whole country a home vibe. It helps to bring the room together. Various options in terms of design and fabrics are available.
15. Go dark
Going for a color scheme that contains hues light and dark-colored tones along with some high-end modern furnishing, unique lighting, sophisticated flooring can just look breathe taking.
A dark theme is perfect for someone looking for something dramatic and bold. can take the décor to another level of sophistication. Do not be afraid just go for the darkness if you wish to stand out and add the wow effect to your house.
16. Add colors on the floor
Some try to play safe when it comes to flooring and instead of experimenting, go with the basic white or neutral colors.
Adding colors to a floor can elevate the look of the room. Choosing a good flooring material and almost the same color palette is important. Using colored tiles can also help your house stand out.
17. Mix metals
Brass, aluminum cooper, gold is some of the metals generally used. Mixing metals around can make your house look elegant and sophisticated. You can add decorative showpieces, with metal hues of copper kitchenware.
Start by choosing a dominant metal type and then adding other metals, match metals with your color palette. Vintage shopping is also an alternative to showcase some antique metal designs.
18. Look for storage options
There is never enough space in the house and keeping some extra space is always helpful. When it comes to décor make sure to utilize it to the fullest and adding a functional value to the décor.
Putting supplies for laundry or some toiletries in beautiful organizing containers, mount your bikes as décor, hang your pots and pans, try incorporating floating technique everywhere possible. Using the staircase as storage is also a great way to get some extra space around.
19. Decorate your fireplace
A fireplace makes a room look stylish a simply timeless. No matter what the season is, a fireplace has been number one when it comes to decorating a house. Use modern art, embrace the color pallet of the house by adding some contrast to the fireplace. So, work around the fireplace.
A fireplace gives a touch of warmth adding accessories like planters, artwork some mirrors up the mantle are some options. Strike a balance between the room.
20. Color co-ordination
Striking a balance between colors and making sure that the palette you choose goes well with the furniture and everything around is important as home decorating ideas. Decorating a house gets easy when the base is right and or decorating color coordination gets to be the base.
Colors hold a place together; they give this effect of cohesiveness. To maintaining color coordination, it is important to first plan out what you are going to do with the room. Color coordination between the artwork, curtains, furniture, etc. is a must. If the color goes wrong the whole place can.
21. Don't forget the ceiling
Take a break from the boring white ceiling and try something bold to spice up the room. Add a ceiling medallion, install melding, and the easiest way is to paint the ceiling the same color as of all, painting in a contrasting color or just painting it in stripes or a starburst pattern is some options to decorate your ceiling.
Decorating a ceiling makes a huge difference in the outlook and add the awe-factor to your room.
22. Strike the balance
To keep on riding a bicycle one must keep a balance; the same way to reaching a beautiful home one must strike a balance.
Too much never look good the same way too little seems off but to reach the perfect place you must maintain a balance. Balance of colors, the balance of textures, the balance of patterns, and in general a balance of the whole outlook of the room. Balance is the key to a beautiful house.
23. Bring the outside in
Somewhere deep inside everyone longs to live in the wild close to nature which is not entirely possible. For someone who is a nature enthusiast and likes being near the natural element, this might be just what you need.
Adding nature-themed accessories, woodwork, a live green wall, using fresh flowers as decorations, entice ourselves with the outdoors, ensure all windows have some greenery outside, let maximum natural light inside all this can bring a fresh and nature-centric vibe to your house.
24. Go bold with curtains
Drapes add a special element that makes space feel the way you want it to. Adding bold drapes will define the space, dividing a room with curtains give some personality to space. It lights up the room and adds an energetic vibe to it. Bold drapery is in trend and gives a spark to the décor.
25. Look at the bigger picture
While focusing on minute details is important, but sometimes it is even more important to take a step back and see the bigger picture together it gives you a clear vision for your desired décor plan.
This here means how will the rooms balance together and if they will complement each other as a whole?
Sometimes all the hard work doesn’t show if the rooms look distant, so make sure to focus on the bigger end of the decoration of your house.
Home is not a place but a feeling and decorating something that close to your heart, should be done with nothing but utter love.
‘Go ahead with what your gut says, or try something that your gut wouldn’t do and push yourself a little’.
Decorating a house is a long process and keeps on changing throughout time. Try new ideas and explore, as today ‘imperfect is the new perfect’. Stand out from the laymen's world and make your trends and in the end it's all about taking risks and achieving the vision you had.