Saturday, April 16, 2011

Basic Guide for Redecorating Your Home

Who wouldn't want to live in a stylish home? Most of us dream to make our home stylish but budget always seem to get in the way. Hiring professionals to do it for us is always out of the question. But guess what? Even if you are on a budget, you can still plan your home well. You can be a designer of your own home with some of the tips and ideas I'm going to share to you. Whether you'd want to decorate a single room or your own house, you will find this useful and helpful.

Sure there are a lot of marketing ideas and products in the market today but only those with high paying income can afford to have those pieces. You can wow yourself by simply window shopping but you end up a bit frustrated wishing you can make your home even just a bit like it. You get stuck and you do not know how you would do it without having much to spend.

Go home. Relax and picture how you'd want to transform your home to something that would really make you achieve your dream room or express your very unique taste. 

Identify your style and what you like to do to your home. There are a lot of ways to simply add life to your room. It is just a matter of a bit planning, reorganizing and maximizing that small space. Most of us are inspired with magazine home articles or maybe a house of a friend or a relative you recently visited. Most often that not we are instantly attracted to colors or decorating styles which are not within your budget. There is nothing wrong with that and what I am trying to point out here is that you can actually carry it out throughout your home that will fit your lifestyle.


This is something definite - colors can add life to your home. Carefully choosing the color would definitely transform your home dramatically; creating a soothing mood not just to you but everyone who would be in it. The key here is the color scheme. Choosing paint color can be very challenging but I would suggest to start with your favorite. You can go to house paint stores and ask for color swatches; they are free. You'd be surprise to find that there are a wide array of colors you can choose from. From there, you can start selecting that would fit to your liking. I am not just talking about how you would want to paint your walls but you can also use the sample colors on the swatch to decide what color of furniture pieces would fit the color of your wall.


So you think, it is expensive to buy furniture pieces rather than the paint. That can be handled. You have a set of furniture you would want to keep. That is fine. You can actually do it the other way around. You can select a paint color for your walls that would match your existing furniture set. With the color swatches in hand, you can, more or less, visualize how the paint color would match your furniture. 


You would want to paint your walls lighter in color if your sofa set is darker and vice versa. Should you have a printed fabric, you can use the background color of that fabric to decide what to paint your walls. Select the brightest color of the fabric for the accessories and accents such as throw pillows and curtains. This would give you a proper color coordination within the room.


Rooms with a small space requires a light color. Dark colors would make the room appear more smaller. The lightest of shade will do the trick. Matte or flat finishes hide wall imperfections, however, glossy finish will reflect more light.


  1. The layout and the design of the blog are symmetrically balanced, the texts easy to read, and the topics are very interesting to follow. A lot of home ideas can be learned from your blog.

  2. wow! I'll seek your help in interior design. Hopefully this year.



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