Have you grown tired of looking at the same old room layouts, furniture, and wallpaper in your home? Even the old idiom that there’s “no place like home” can start to ring false at times. It’s okay to feel as if you need to change things up every now and then! The only problem for most is knowing where to start. Do you simply buy a new couch and curtains, or do you go all out with a complete renovation? If you’re feeling a bit lost, consider picking from the following tried and true home decorating styles:
One of the simplest yet most refreshing home decorating aesthetics is modern chic. A utilitarian atmosphere rules the day, with emphasis on clean lines, neutral colors, and minimal accessories and decor. While the stark white and black color palettes might seem overly clinical at first, you can introduce a bit more warmth with natural wood tones on the trim of your furniture and shelving.
Carefully selected abstract paintings, sculptures, or simply designed vases will help put the cherry on top for an added dash of liveliness. Given the lack of clutter, you’ll likely find yourself completely at peace in rooms with modern design.
As popular as the modern look may be, there’s no harm in sticking to the classics! The “traditional” aesthetic revolves around softer curvature, large pillows, and slightly more festive color palettes that include the likes of robin’s egg blue, pink, and yellow (alongside plenty of white and well-varnished wood).
You’ll have more freedom to utilize family heirlooms and photos as well. As long as your basic layouts are largely symmetrical, you’ll be able to pull off this look with relative ease.
Finally, if you want to throw all rules out the window then you should embrace your quirky side and combine as many different aesthetics as you’d like. Everything from neon-colored 70s shag rugs combined with stark black modern couches or holiday lights lining country-style picture frames is fair game. The only danger here is going so far into the realm of eclecticism that the end result is tacky. You can avoid this by sticking to an “East meets West” style theme where you work within the confines of two contrasting styles. If nothing else, you’re sure to come up with a fun family room design this way!
There are a wealth of niche professional home decorating styles you might also consider pulling from, but those listed above are incredibly easy to pull off. Traditional and “hodgepodge” designs will allow you a lot more room for self expression, and stark modern rooms are always affordable to put together. From there, simply use basic contrast and color theory (a study of which colors work best with one another) to your advantage, be sure to accommodate your own comfort and never stray too far from your budget. With that, everything should quickly fall into place!