Your home is your oasis, your safe haven, the place where you can relax and recuperate from the world outside. You spend a lot of time in your home, quality time with family and friends, and just with yourself. It is where you are creative, where you exercise and care for yourself. And since your home is such an important part of your life, you want to enjoy being in it. That is why we are bringing you these 11 stylish ways to decorate a house.
1. Paint and Wallpaper
There are certain things that really make a room and what you do with your walls is probably at the top of the list. You can create a stylish décor just with a new coat of paint, whether you paint all the walls in a single color, create a contrast wall, or simply paint the trim. Another great idea is to stencil your wall, using tile designs or even painting a gorgeous mandala on your wall. You can also use wallpaper to complement the paint or just do an entire room in wallpaper, which works really well for small spaces.
2. Window Treatments
No matter what type of home you live in, you have windows, and you need window coverings. Let those window treatments scream style—your style—by choosing blinds, shades, and/or curtains that you love. Curtains are especially suited to going all out with color and design, whereas blinds and shades can add more of a sleek or minimalist design to your décor.
3. Rugs and Runners
If you don’t have wall-to-wall carpeting, or even if you do, you can add large and small area rugs and runners to add a little more pizzazz to your home décor. Whether you choose traditional designs, something rustic, or go a little boho, you can lay your rugs at angles, using contrasting or complementary designs. Or overlay them to create a unique display that is also cozy and comfy to walk on.
4. Swap Out Your Furniture
If your furniture is tired or old, change it. Get new or used pieces. Go vintage or minimalist. Be eclectic and mix up your old with your new. And if you don’t want to or can’t afford to buy new furniture, then revamp what you have. You can add slipcovers to sofas and chairs or reupholster them. You can refinish tables and shelves or paint them to add a new splash of color to your room.
5. Change Up Your Lighting
Lighting can really help create the atmosphere you want in your space. You can easily change your lighting by buying new lampshades. You can change out the type of ceiling lights you have, adding something more modern or classic. You can get new floor or table lamps or even go for a swag lamp or two. Use the type of lightbulb you use to further create the atmosphere of your choice, using a soft white light or even colored light bulbs in certain rooms in your home.
6. Add or Change Shelving
Shelving can hold items that add style to your décor, and they can be a décor item all on their own. When decorating your house, consider they type of shelving you want. Perhaps individual wall-mounted shelves will work. Or you can use floor units or even create built-in shelving. If you have existing shelving, refinish it or paint it to change the look of any room.
7. Up Your Art Game
What you put on your walls says a lot about you. Take your wall art game to the next level in whatever way works for you. That might mean hanging paintings or prints from local artists. You might like prints that give you a Paris café vibe or you can go with movie marquee posters or word art. You can even turn an entire wall into a statement by creating a display using things such as vintage and antique mirrors, dinner plates, or even license plates.
8. Change Out Your Accents
We are talking things like cushions, throws, mats, bedding, and candles. You want to swap these out from time to time to give your room a fresh new look. A good idea is to change things out seasonally. The easiest way to do this is to go by the seasons of the year: winter, spring, summer, and fall. Of course, you will want to make sure your décor around holidays is suitable for the occasion.
9. Bring Nature Inside
Yes, bring the outside in. You can do this simply by having a wide range of house plants scattered around any room in your home. You can also bring in decorative tree branches and logs, fill a dish with pinecones, get rattan furniture, install marble countertops, or use decorative vases filled with seagrass.
10. Create a Reading/Entertainment Nook
Creating a separate area of a room as a reading or entertainment nook is a great way to add a little extra DIY décor to a room. If you have a separate room in which to do this, go all out. If you are creating a space in an existing room, it can make you feel like you have more space than you do. Either way, it can allow you to change up the décor of that area to make it unique.
Choose furniture that has fabrics, colors, and designs that scream your personality. And whether it is a separate room or an area of an existing room, you have it to read, lounge, relax, and even entertain in.
11. Contrast Your Décor
Finally, take some chances with contrast in your décor. Have a modern look to your room? Add a classic piece that will draw the eye. Incorporate some metallic into your décor. Use a variety of textures in the room. Mix and match your dining chairs. There are many contrasting décor ideas that will bring out your personal style.
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