Home Decorating

"Home Decorating - your guide to success"

It's something you can do. And do it successfully!

Discover how you can be creative, and make an attractive and practical home for yourself and your family. You'll get a great sense of achievement, and a beautiful home.

Discover new ideas

You'll find lots of ideas and suggestions here for all areas of your home.

There are mistakes to avoid, ideas to try, with many photo illustrations and diagrams.

It's one thing to visit a store or shop online, but if you know how to put colors together or how proportions should work, you'll be able to make the most of all the products available.

 

Color - remove the mystery!

Because color is a mystery to many people, we've included a whole section on color for home interior decorating. This explains what color is, in an easy to understand way.

But it's not much use just understanding the basics of color.

You want to know how to use color in your home!

So there's another section on decorating schemes. This has charts which give examples of how colors can be used for both background and accent colors. (Accent colors? If you don't know what they are, this section will tell you all about them.)

For centuries people have used color to enhance their homes. And they made a good job of it, too.

So good, in fact, that often it pays to use their period paint colors in your home. Or adapt their ideas for your own use.

What else do you need to know?

entrance hall

We're all looking for decor ideas, so there's a section about that.

Then there's styles. These are where colors, furniture and furnishings go together in recognizable groups. Well known ones are Country and Tuscany styles.

Walls feature in all rooms. They're the biggest areas of a room, and so your interior wall decoration has a massive influence on your scheme.

The importance of windows

Unless you've a very weird sort of house, you'll have windows in your rooms. Sometimes you can ignore them. But usually you need to do something with them as part of your home decorating.

We've a big section on window treatments. It covers a whole range of options for your windows. From curtains, drapes and shades, to arched or French windows. And lots of advice on planning for your treatments. Where to use the various options. Mistakes to avoid.

Curtains and shades are so important they have sections to themselves.

Family at homeDon't forget your family!

Whatever you do, put your family first. It's so easy to get carried away with color schemes and furniture designs, and forget that the whole objective is to make a comfortable and practical home for you and your family.

Looks are important, but always put your family first.

 

What's the main mistake made in home decorating?

Not planning ahead!

It's so easy to get caught up in the excitement of decorating a new home or just one room, and missing out vital stages in the process. So take your time, and make sure you have a good 'road map' for the route ahead.

What do you use your rooms for?

A simple question.

Each room is different. Different features. Different furniture needs. So we've given each one a section of its own.

There's sections for bedrooms, bathrooms, kitchens, living rooms, dining rooms, childrens' rooms, and even one on your home office.

And to round it off we cover home furniture. One addition to your decorating which you can use all around your home are rugs, so there's a section on them.

modern kitchen decorating

A modern look, as in this kitchen, is an option which appeals to many today.

Whatever style of home decorating you go for, you'll find a wealth of information in this website to help and inspire you.

 

 

Now go ahead and explore this site from the menu on the top left of this page.

 

And most of all, enjoy your home decorating!

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