8 Rules to Follow When Choosing Interior Décor

I have written in the past about designing different rooms in my home so that it is a welcoming and warm place that makes me happy to be there. I used to think this was impossible unless you were wealthy, but I discovered that there are many ways to decorate and design your home within a strict budget and still just as beautiful. Here are some ways you can do that.

Decorating your home can be an exciting process, but it’s not as easy as it may first seem. In order to create a beautiful and aesthetically pleasing space, you must understand a lot about interior design.

From color schemes to furniture placement – it can be overwhelming if you don’t know where to begin. Thankfully it’s not impossible if you plan ahead.

Interested in learning more? Then keep on reading! Below we are going to discuss eight rules that you should follow when choosing interior décor for your home.

Start with a plan.

Before you start shopping for any décor items, take the time to create a plan for each space. Consider the mood you want to create and do some research to find a style that suits your personality.

Be sure to factor in any key focal points, as well as the layout and placement of furniture. By preparing ahead of time, you'll be able to stay focused when it’s time to hit the shops.

Choose your color palette.

The colors of your home are crucial in setting the tone, so make sure that you choose a palette that complements your furniture, flooring, and architectural features. If you aren’t remodeling or painting, head online for some inspiration.

It’s always safe to choose neutral colors, such as these beautiful decorative white vases. They will match perfectly with anything – even if you decorate seasonally throughout the year!

Set a budget.

One of the most important things to consider when choosing interior décor is your budget. It’s easy to get caught up when purchasing new items, especially if you are furnishing an empty house.

Determine how much you are willing to spend on each room before you start shopping. This will help you avoid overspending and you’ll be able to make the most out of the money you allocated yourself.

Consider lighting.

Lighting is another critical aspect of interior décor that often gets overlooked. The right lighting can enhance the ambiance of the room and highlight all of your favorite décor items.

It’s best to select a variety of sources, including overhead fixtures, table lamps, and accent lights. You’ll also have to consider the color of these lights such as warm-white or cool-white.

Don’t overcrowd the space.

Clutter can be a significant source of stress in any environment, not to mention it makes cleaning harder. It’s wise to keep things organized by reducing mess and avoiding overcrowding your space.

Keep the furniture minimal, choose statement pieces, and downsize where necessary. The fewer items you have, the easier it will be to tidy up.

Don’t get distracted by too many accessories and art pieces either. Remember, less is often more when it comes to design.

Understand each room’s purpose.

Another thing to take into consideration is the purpose of each room. Since each area has a different function, it’s a good idea to choose items that fit its intended use.

For example, the bedroom should promote sleep and contain calming colors and soft lighting. The kitchen, on the other hand, is a productive space and is often considered the hub of the home. These areas will need to be functional and allow for additional traffic.

Combine different textures.

While selecting your furniture and accessories, don’t be afraid to mix and match textures to add more depth and interest. From velvet and cotton to leather and fur – there are so many different options to choose from.

Just make sure that they work well together if you're picking different patterns. This will create a cohesive look that is both visually appealing and comfortable.          

Add personality.

Finally, be sure to finish every space off by adding personal touches to your interior design. Each piece should reflect your own personality and sense of style.

Start by adding family photos, artwork, and other decorative items of importance. This will make the entire space feel more unique and inviting, rather than like a hotel or show home.

You could also have a go at creating some of your own pieces. These DIY décor ideas are a great place to begin.

Final Words

And that’s it! By following the rules above, you can reduce the stress associated with interior design and create a beautiful home. Of course, while you should take these into consideration, you should never be afraid to experiment! One of the best parts of having your own home is that you can decorate it exactly how you want.

Good luck!

Penniless Parenting

Mommy, wife, writer, baker, chef, crafter, sewer, teacher, babysitter, cleaning lady, penny pincher, frugal gal

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