20 January 2010

How to transform your space

An unchangeable space or home decor for a long time may make you aesthetic fatigue. You can try to transform your room and space with some decor idea.

Look around your home, and consider the focal point in each room. Does each separate space even have a focal point? A focal point can be anything from a rustic fireplace complete with a decked out mantel to a stunning work of three dimensional metal wall art. A focal point could be a display created with wrought iron wall decor or a simple window with a beautiful view. If the area you plan on rearranging does not have a focal point, create one, and give each room or space in your home its own special decorative touch before rearranging furniture.

Use Paint. Any interior designer will tell you that paint is the most economical way to make a radical change in your space. Get paint chips or, if you can, actual paint samples to try on your wall. Keep in mind the lighting in your room because it may look one way in the picture but very different in your space due to the lighting. Think about the size of the room when choosing a hue. Lighter colors give smaller rooms a more spacious feel while darker tones can be used for larger rooms.

Use artwork as inspiration. If you have a painting, area rug or piece of wall art that incorporates a variety of colors, you can use these colors to create the palette for your room.

Use accessories. The advantage of using accessories to add punch to your décor is that you can change it up easily when the mood strikes you. If you have a neutral décor you can use throw pillows, area rugs, wall art and other accessories to bring color into your space. Try to keep your decorative accents in the same color family for a unified look.

When rearranging furniture and deciding on locations, keep in mind the importance of balance. Avoid placing pieces of the same height or pieces that are heavy in appearance all on one side of the room. Disperse furniture and accessories of various sizes and heights evenly throughout the room for balance and visual appeal.