Are you wondering if you’ll ever get all of the rooms in your house decorated to your liking? Don’t try to design your whole house at one time. Take it one room at time. After all, what you like for living room furniture may differ greatly from your preferred bedroom furnishings. The first step to finding the right style is to examine your own lifestyle.
When choosing living room furniture and accessories, you’ll want to consider who is going to benefit from your design. This the room of the house in which you will be spending time watching television, reading, talking with the family, and entertaining friends and associates. Do you want a style that primarily shows a strong knowledge of home decorating? Then you will want to shop for the latest trends or follow the principals of classic interior design. Do you want to stress a cozy, at home friendly atmosphere? Then large comfortable sofas and durable furniture are key elements for creating that environment. Whether you want a more formal mood or simply to make others comfortable in your home, your goals can be met with the appropriate décor.
If you are looking at bedroom furnishings, you can be thinking of your own personal tastes. If you feel most comfortable with solid, clean lines and few accessories, you should look into contemporary furniture, something that is sleek and simplistic. Neutral or all black lacquer furniture may be what you are looking for. However, if you like frill and fluff, as well as the extravagant and ornate, you may be more comfortable in a wrought iron bed frame or four poster beds with thick down comforters and lots of pillows. Heavy wood dressers and night stands would also accent that mood well.
The choice of bathroom décor is really wide open. You can continue the mood and look that ends where the bathroom doorway meets the outside wall. However, here’s a room where you can show a different side of yourself. The bathroom can be a departure from the rest of your home. Do you want a bright and sparkly mood that shakes you awake every morning? Then look for bright colors, large colorful towels and shiny bathroom accessories. Perhaps you like to feel warm and comfortable when you do your morning ritual. In that case you should stick to earth tones and neutral colors. Keep the lighting soft to create a quiet personal oasis. The right personal mood here can get your mornings off to a great start.
The dining room design sets the ambiance for welcoming your guests. This room usually has a more formal feel than the living room. It really reflects how you want to entertain and be seen by friends and family. If you like quiet, serious, thoughtful moods opt for furniture that has a formal design. Whether you opt for classic or contemporary furniture, you can set the stage for formal entertaining and thoughtful discussion. On the other hand, perhaps you want to encourage a very relaxed and humorous environment. In that case, comfortable chairs and soft edged tables help to set up a light hearted mood, encourage laughter and spontaneity. Ultimately, you want to let your guests know you are pleased to have them at your table and to have a better sense of who you are.
As you determine how to decorate each room of your home, think about these aspects of your personality and carefully consider how furniture reflects the best you have to share with the world. Remember, now matter what period of furniture you choose, it should reflect who you are and how you see the world.