So you have a desire to decorate but you don’t know where to begin, right? Using just a few tricks, you can easily create a room or a home that you love.
Before we get into specific decorating tips for those who don’t know where to start, let me suggest you first subscribe to Decocrated. If you are clueless when it comes to home decor, a Decocrated box is a perfect first step. The box comes with plenty of beautiful home decor items to help you decorate a space beautifully. The box also includes a design booklet giving you ideas of how to style each piece, so the hard work is done for you.
Now let’s get into decorating tips for beginners.
1. Clean your space.
Yes, I know this sounds boring, but starting with a clean space will instantly transform your room. Clear out the clutter, get rid of items that don’t belong in that particular room, and vacuum/dust. This helps you to start with a blank space which keeps you from getting distracted when you actually start to decorate your house.
2. Choose a color palette.
It is helpful to decide on 3-5 colors that you want to use in a space. This way you have somewhere to start when deciding on what decor pieces to select. If you focus on selecting items that are similar in color or in the same color family, then your room will have a cohesive feel. Also, this will help to give some vision to the design of the room instead of just putting anything and everything into the space.
3. Mix in different textures.
To make a room feel cozy and welcoming, you want to add in different textures. Try using throw pillows, blankets, rugs, window treatments, and wall hangings to add dimension and interest to a room.
4. Feature walls can make a big impact.
Consider adding a feature wall to a room that you want to decorate. This could mean simply painting the wall a bold color, adding some molding/trim/board and batten, or painting a design on the wall. Adding a feature wall will give your room a focal point for not a lot of effort or money. Feature walls help to give a room a new look and liven it up without redecorating the entire space.
5. Use plants to bring in color.
If you want to add some extra color to a space but don’t know what to make a big purchase, consider adding plants. You can use real or fake plants, whatever you are comfortable with. Plants also help add warmth to a room. Start simple and learn as you go.
6. Decorate and group items in odd numbers.
Odd numbers create visual interest better than items grouped in even numbers. Three is a good number to use, but other odd number groupings work well too. You can use odd number groupings with pictures/art, a gallery wall, similar objects, or by placing three different objects together.
7. Use different heights of objects.
Having objects that are all the same height can be boring, but if you use items that provide different heights, then you will create a better look for your decor. Play around with groupings until you find something that works for you. It is ok for items to NOT be symmetrical, that actually adds interest to your decor.
XOXO, Lindsay (Pursuit of Pink Blog)
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About Lindsay and Pursuit of Pink:
Pursuit of Pink is a place where women can come to gain inspiration for home décor and life. Through this blog, I hope to help you create a home and life that you love. I designed this space to offer you tips and tricks on making life a bit easier to navigate. Life can be messy and hard; I want to come along beside you and offer resources to lessen your load. It is my heart to give you a place of positivity that encourages you, lifts you up, and helps build confidence in who you are as a woman.