Four ways to decorate your living room like a pro (DIY)

By Babu Tendu | Monday, Dec 23rd 2019 at 15:18
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Decorating an indoor space is vital in creating an environment in which one can be able to stay in comfortably.

To do your basic Interior design, however, does not require schooled knowledge but, according to many, the instinct and good eye for detail.

I have therefore narrowed indoor decoration into four simple but highly effective steps.

They include;

Selection of a colour palette. Determining the texture and pattern of your decoration. Making the appropriate finishes. Complementary/additional pieces.

Selection of a colour palette

As a first step, it would be essential to choose the theme colour you would want to have in your space.

This is a crucial step since the theme you choose to take dictate the other aspects of your designs or your household items.

If you experience difficulty in choosing the colour pattern, then you have no need to worry because you can visit your nearest paint store, chances are they have booklets that will help with the selection.

The colour palette can either be neutral or cool-toned

Some of the factors to consider when choosing a palette include; Cool tones Warm Tones Neutral Vibrant Pops of colour Monotone

It is advisable to have a solid colour palette.

Texture and Pattern

Texture and pattern make the space custom to your specific needs.

Can make or break a space- can make the mood of the room

1. Geometric

Patterns formed by geometrics and constantly repeated like wallpaper.

2. Stripes/Dots

The use of lines or many dots to create a pattern.

3. Soft and cozy

Making your space look soft and cozy makes the space comfortable.

4. Woven Blankets

Woven blankets’ texture would make your space comfortable.

5. Pillow texture

It also determines comfort, and its colour is also important in choosing the pillow to have in your space.

6. Couch material

The couch material also comes in handy when designing your interior; it is important for the material to match the mood of the room.

That is, if the mood is official, then the couch material should be inclined towards that direction.


Choosing a finish Metal Wood Paint

Additional pieces

Little finishing touches you can put into your interior design to make it speak to you include; Frames Plants

It can be either artificial or natural, depending on your ability to keep them.

3. Trinkets

A small jewel/ornament of minimum value could add decorative taste to your space.

4. Pillows

Having pillow colours that match the interior of your room also makes the room attractive. The rooms look not only full but also accommodative at the same time.

5. Candles

It could be lit or off, but if strategically placed, candles could make a big difference in the interior design of your space, it also works well for office spaces.

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