8 tips for learning to decorate
Are you about to decorate your home or business and need to learn to decorate? In this post, we’ll give you 8 tips so that learning to interior decorate isn’t an impossible task. It can even be a lot of fun! Here we go!
1. Decoration depends on natural light
Yes, you heard that right. Decoration in any room depends on the natural light within the space. This light will determine the wall colors, furniture colors, type of curtains (translucent or opaque) and many other relevant details to the decoration of any space. If little natural light is found in the room, we recommend using light colors, since they give off more brightness and visually enhance the dimensions of any space.
Below, you can see the decoration and colors used in a room with a lot of natural light.
2. Use of neutral colors
The main color that you choose must be a neutral or soft color. Learning to decorate with the right colors is easy if you keep in mind the 60/30/10 rule. This rule says that 60% of the space’s total color must be neutral. From Verdissimo, the leading producer of preserved plants and flowers, we recommend you follow this decoration rule because if the dominant color of the space is very vibrant, it’s easy to get tired of it. Plus, sometimes it may look uncomfortable. However, you can create small color accents using cushions, rugs, vases, etc.
In the image below, we’ll show you the decoration of a living room with an open kitchen decorated in neutral tones with small blue color accents. The result is amazing!
The furniture of the house, including tables, sofas, chairs, closets, etc. shouldn’t just be pretty but also practical. This is a common error that many people make when decorating their homes, including not keeping in mind the necessary storage or space for putting furniture.
Keep in mind that you must calmly analyze the space to choose the best furniture and make your home beautiful as well as comfortable and practical. This is a key tip for learning to decorate.
4. Learning to decorate with plants
Learning to decorate also means learning to decorate with plants. It’s necessary for the plants or flowers that you choose to fit perfectly with the decorative style. There are many different styles including: country-style, minimalist and boho-chic, etc. For country-style, we recommend using lavender and other flowers or branches that give freshness to the space. For a minimalist style, we would choose flowers in neutral colors like white; for a boho-chic style, we adore flowers in bright colors such as red roses.
5. Learning to decorate walls
Learning to decorate walls of a home or an office is no easy task. Moreover, often the walls are the hardest part. You can hang pictures, as long as they fit the decorative style of the office, or even vertical gardens with preserved moss, which are trendy nowadays for both offices and homes.
When decorating walls, you must always keep in mind the measurements and style for decorating it successfully.
In the image below, you can see an example of a wall decorated with vertical gardens.
6. Good use of decorative items
Decorative items are those that decorate a space, usually on tables and shelves. These objects may be candles, figurines, vases and even books.
Making good use of these items means choosing the right color to give color accents in neutral spaces, as we’ve mentioned previously. In addition, it means putting them in strategic places and above all, not overdoing it.
In the image below, you can see a shelf with different items, especially books and frames.
7. Symmetry to enhance order
Normally, spaces that are decorated symmetrically are much more organized than those where the furniture is placed asymmetrically.
In other words, chairs parallel to tables, symmetrical footrests, as well as all furniture in a living room.
Below you can see the image of a modern living room with asymmetrical decoration, making the space feel poorly distributed with furniture.
8. Choosing curtains
Curtains are key if you want the living room and other rooms to look perfect. You should ask yourself two questions when looking at curtains: should I choose translucent or opaque? What’s the ideal length?
We’ll answer these questions for you: choosing translucent or opaque is completely your decision, but keep in mind the natural light in the room, the privacy you would like, etc. Regarding length, at Verdissimo, we adore curtains that rest on the floor, so we recommend you leave a margin of 5-10 centimeters.
In the image below, you can see how the curtains rest on the floor. We love it!
Now that you have some tips for learning to decorate with flowers and plants, for walls, etc., it’s time to get to work and surprise everybody with amazing magazine-worthy decoration.
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