Home is definitely your favorite place in the whole world. It should be a place that has a cozy welcome feel to it and is a reflection of your personality, interests and tastes. Your home is the place where you can be just you without any pretences.
When it comes to your home decor, you definitely want only the very best. Your home decor should be one that is welcoming, relaxing and also beautiful. Every home is different and is a reflection of the interests, likes and dislikes of the people living in it. How then, do you decide on the decor of your home? If you are starting on your home decor right from scratch, it becomes easy for you to decide on a particular theme and have each room designed and decorated according to the theme.
- Colors of the home: The colors of your home play an important role in the looks and also the feel it creates. You can decide to use neutral and earthy shades for the living area. A brightly painted wall in the midst of neutral shades is a new trend these days that has found popularity. DIY home decor ideas available on the internet and also interior design magazines can prove to be really helpful while working on your home decor. Whether you decide on paint or wall paper it is best to make an informed choice. Each room will have its own distinct character however, make sure to maintain a harmony throughout the house.
- Fabric: Fabric is one important material that can lend a lot of character to your home. Whether it is the upholstery of your sofas, curtains, carpets and rugs or the sheets that you decide to use for your bed, it adds a new flavor and feel to the room. With fabrics available in so many different types, colors and designs it truly becomes easy to find the material needed to create your desired effect. Fabrics can also be put together to create beautiful quilts, lovely wall hangings and decorative covers for throw pillows. A little thought on the effect you wish to create can actually create wonders. Dramatic effects can be created with the right use of fabric. Decide on the overall look you wish to create, buy your fabric and work towards achieving the style. For instance, cotton silk fabric have a nice sheen and are available in varied colours too. The fabric can be worked to form beautiful cushion covers and that too well within your budget. It is a good substitute to expensive silk, especially so if your budget is rather tight.
- Lighting: Lighting is an integral part of your home decor. Choosing the right lighting is extremely important for highlighting the different areas of your home. Lighting should be both functional as well as be practical to be able to create the right ambience. Lighting used should be functional especially in the kitchen and the study areas of the home.
- Accessories: The little artifacts that are artistically used in the home give it the style desired. You may decide to go in for a particular style and create the ambience as per the theme that you have in mind. For instance, if a traditional Indian home is what you have in mind, then using handmade Indian home decorations are a great idea. From beautiful handmade baskets, figurines, wall hangings depicting traditional Indian art forms, rangolis, paintings by local artists are all just what you need. Using brass lamps and tribal art works too add to the ambience.