Making a house look beautiful requires some effort and when that effort is put a house becomes a home. You can have just four walls of bricks, but after a long day at work when you want to spend some meaningful time with your family, you need a home. A home allows you to relax, spend quality time with your loved ones and forget about your work. A home that is well decorated can have a soothing effect and it also turns into a reflection of your personality. A beautiful home makes you feel proud when guests visit and praise your efforts
Painting the Walls
The paint that you put on the walls should be a reflection of your personality and feelings. Before opting for a color, try to visualize how that color would look on the walls and how it would go with the other items in the room to enhance the overall look and appearance of the room. Dark shades can make a room look smaller and dull, while lighter shades can make a room look spacious and bright. You can opt to paint one wall of the room, in particular the living room, a dark shade and the remaining three walls a lighter shade. This would allow you to have a focal wall in the living room and also make the room look elegant. Alternatively, you can paint the entire room white and get a look and feel of space and sheer elegance.
Lighting is also important in defining a home and having an effect on the look of the house. You can easily use lighting as focal points by choosing strategically placed lamps. However, you should choose the right color of light to achieve this. If you have a large living room with a high ceiling, you can always go in for a chandelier. It can give your living room a sophisticated look and help to enhance the different areas of the room. In bedrooms, particularly kids’ rooms, you should go in for themed lighting.
Flooring of the House
If you want to have a classy look, opt for real wooden flooring. It will require some amount of maintenance to keep the shine and gloss, but this would be worth it when you see how great your home looks. Alternatively, you can go in for marble and glossy tiles. If you opt for tiles, go in for friction tiles. These tiles have a somewhat rough surface and prevent slips and falls when wet, but do look great.
The one place that you will spend maximum time decorating would be the living room. This is the room where guests will come in and form an impression about your home and you. Usually, it is advisable to create multiple focal points in the room using furniture. You can create different parts and also use furniture to separate one area from the other. Make sure the sofa is comfortable and has inviting cushions in different vibrant colors. Also have a coffee table or a center table for the sofa. Opt for a rug to give the room an elegant look. You can mix and match furniture from different periods to give the room a unique and stylish appearance. Place lamps strategically to brighten up the room and do not forget family photographs. Use these photographs to decorate walls.
Flowers are natural decorations that you should always go in for. They can create a magical effect in the house. You can brighten up any room – living room, kitchen or bedroom – with flowers and also give a sense of luxury to a home. Be sure to go in for real flowers, as the artificial ones tend to fade with exposure to light. Also, use candles to light up the ambience. Fragrant candles are ideal when you are throwing a party.
Artwork can dramatically improve the beauty of your home. Paintings such as sceneries or portraits can add focal points to the room and with the right lighting these works of art can stand out. Place artwork strategically and try not to go overboard. Minimalism is the key, but artwork can do wonders. Invest in ceramic figurines, crystal decoration items, painting, sculptures and the likes to improve the look and feel of your home.
These are some of the ways that you can make your home look and feel more beautiful. You can be certain that with these tips your home will be the cynosure of all eyes and envy of the neighborhood.
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