Are you looking to get clued up on the basics of home decor? Recently moved places and need to buy all new furniture? Just looking to upgrade a few choice pieces? Or perhaps you just wish to move your existing decor around, and maybe add a single piece. Regardless of your situation, understanding basic home decor principles will go a long way in ensuring you get the results you desire. So lean back and learn all about the most important concepts for home decor!

Use a color palette

One of the easiest ways you can improve the overall look and feel, and achieve professional level consistency, is by restricting yourself to a color palette. By only selecting furniture, accent pieces and other home decor that fits within the color scheme you can get amazing results, and the best part is that it doesn’t require expensive furniture or decor, so you can mix and match as you like.

Furniture against the wall

Whenever furniture is pressed up against the wall it can feel a bit cramped. Even if it is the best spot for your closet or TV stand, try moving it 5 inches from the wall to “allow the furniture to breathe” this will create more air in the space, and can be a surprisingly effective method to instantly update the look. At the same time, if you are able to move the couch into the middle of the room, you can create a much grander look, than if it is placed up against the wall.

Source from different places

If you buy all your home decor in IKEA, then you might have a consistent home – but it will be boring and will most likely not reflect your own personality and individual style. By only selecting the home decor you truly love, you are forced to shop at multiple places to get all the pieces you like. Sometimes however, you will find a home decor shop that you just find fits your personality so well, that you can break this rule without issue.

Longer curtains

If your curtains aren’t reaching the floor, and placed close to the ceiling, then you might want to consider changing out your existing ones. The longer the curtains, the more luxurious they feel, and they will also blend the light in a natural and fantastic way, which creates the sense of space and air. This tip will not only create lighter room, but also help accentuate your favorite pieces of home decor.

Better light fixtures

Sometimes the natural light is not available in a room. Other times we tend to spend our evenings there, when the sun has gone down. There are many reasons why home owners need to invest in proper lighting, not least of all to enhance the presence of your home decor. Consider using LED lights whenever possible, and try to get bulbs that emit the same color throughout your room. If all your efforts about design and interior decoration is not visible, either to yourself or your guests, then what’s the point?

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