Interior Design Advice For The Decorating Challenged
If you're tired of staring at the same old walls in your home lately, consider interior decorating! Giving any room in your house a make-over can be fun, rewarding and even economically efficient. Consider the following tips to help you plan, prepare and produce your home decorating ideas with style.
The whole lighting of any room depends on the curtains you put up. Darker colors, like black, brown, and dark red or blue, do not allow enough natural light to enter the room, causing it to be dark. Try to get lighter-colored curtains, like tan, white, peach, beige and taupe.
Do not overlook what kind of curtain rods and hardware you will be using in a room. This may make or break a room. You should think about if the hardware will go with the style of the room and look good with the curtains. You want the colors to be complementary as well.
Get new window coverings. Curtains and blinds cannot only change the look of your space, but can change the amount of light that you let into the room. For example, if you have heavy curtains, try switching them out in favor of some airy, light curtains and see what you think.
You do not have to spend a fortune on curtain rods. You can use old golf clubs in the den. Broom sticks can be used in the kitchen and copper piping can be used in any room of the house. Look around the house to find things that could work, and you could be quite pleased with the look when you have your curtains on them.
When people are decorating their windows with window treatments and curtains you need to think about how large they are. Do not ever skimp on the size. Your curtains should be at least two times the width of the window. This will be the rule of thumb no matter if they will be open and closed.
If you are a late riser who enjoys darkness in the bedroom during the day, consider painting your walls a semi-dark shade and complementing them with drapes that are one shade lighter. This provides a well-coordinated contrast in color as opposed to the clashing look of light walls with dark curtains.
When you are putting window treatments in your living room you should always buy them long enough to brush or hang on the floor. Something that people often do is to hang curtains that are too short and do not reach the ground. Your room will end up looking out of whack.
In your bedroom, install curtains depending on how much light that you want to enter your room. If you desire to wake up in the morning with a fresh burst of sunlight, use a very light color scheme for your blinds or curtains. If you do not like light in the morning, use darker colors.
Having the same decor and furnishings for any length of time can make for a really boring home. Splash some color on the walls, hang dazzling curtains and turn everything inside out until you have found your decorating Zen! Hopefully this article has given you great ideas and new found inspiration. See our main curtains page here http://www.softfurnishingssuttoncoldfield.co.uk/curtains.html
Hi, My name is Kim Hyslop and I am the Owner of Belwell Interiors. This Blog is to help you with the design of your home. Please call me if you would like some help with ideas on 0121 308 4957