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Basics & Essentials for Home Decor

Basics & Essentials for Home Decor

Tips and Must-Haves for Interior Home Design


Whatever industry, niche, or pastime, there’s always a way to get started on your passion! It’s never too late to learn how to do them. With a little time and effort, you can even become an expert!

Home décor and interior decoration, needless to say, is not an exemption. Here, you’ll find a rundown of the basics, tips, and tricks, and must-haves for home decorating. Coupled with helpful suggestions from specialists on home improvement and interior design, you’ll get the hang of it in no time.

In this blog article, we take a look at the basic principles of interior design. We cover the important components you need to know to refurbish your room – or even your entire house! Whatever your questions are, we’re here to help you get started on your home improvement stint.

Soon, you’ll be able to redesign and refashion your place into the home you’ve always desired!

Interested in taking a formal course on home improvement? Want to get certified as an expert on everything in the business? Have a look at these organizations that offer courses in home redecoration and interior design:


  • Home Improvement Experts (www.hiexperts.com)
  • Penn Foster Career School (www.pennfoster.edu)
  • Institute for Apprenticeships & Technical Education (www.instituteforapprenticeships.org)
  • Best Improvement (www.bestimprovementqc.com)

Essential Tips & Tricks to Interior Decoration.


We’ve brought together a lineup of advice and ideas from top professionals on interior decoration. With this, we give you a simple how-to manual on home decoration. This includes factors like the composition of a room, color theory, ratio, and proportions.

This section will help you learn how to use these simple principles in design for your home project. Once you learn these, you can make the most of your space and redesign your home – exactly as you like it! You’ll be able to truly make your home your own.


Color Theory.


As it turns out, those long lessons from your art teacher are useful! Color theory gives you a specially keen eye for design and style. This is great for home improvement projects.

Let’s brush up on art lessons and review the types of color schemes:

Monochromatic – Different shades and tints of one color. Excellent for classic style and being on the safe side.

Analogous – Colors beside one another on the color wheel. Generally groups of “cool” or “warm colors” Creates a low-key yet pleasing look.

Complementary – Contrasting hues opposite each other on the color wheel. Perfect for those who want to make bold choices.

Triadic – Three colors in equal distance of each other on the color wheel. Typically a mix of deeper and softer hues. Creates a delightful, harmonious effect.

You can use these colors to personalize each room in your house! Of course, this depends upon whether you have an open or sectioned floor map. Old Brand New has a superb piece on using color in open floor layouts. Make note of the use of neutrals and complementing shades to balance out pops of color. This will help keep a good sense of rhythm and balance through your home.

You can also consider having clear divisions between the rooms in your house. This allows you to play around a bit more with your color scheme. It also lets each family member tailor their bedrooms without clashing with the whole house.


Geometric Principles


This is the most basic principle of design that you could use in any niche. But it’s all the more relevant for home remodeling projects.

Geometric principles keep a sense of oneness and harmony in each room and your home on the whole. Here are the three general principles you can use in your home design:

Symmetrical – Traditional type of balance. Ensures harmony with sizes and shapes. Great for those starting out with the design.

Asymmetrical – Informal kind of balance. Gives you free rein over design. Excellent for those who want to try new things and experiment.

Radial – Center-oriented balance. Creates a focal point in a room. Great for those who want a clean and simple look.

Finally, be sure to set items in proportion to adjoining objects. It’s also crucial to examine if they’re in scale with the size of your room or area.

The bottom line is to sustain a good rhythm in the placement of your furnishings and décor. Keep this in accordance with the structure of your room and house.

Making a Design Board


We’ve gone over the basic theories you need to plan a new design and structure to beautify your home. So what now? How do we apply these concepts to refurnishing your home from scratch?

Experts suggest creating a design board before going to buy anything. Specifically, before you hire contractors or architects to revamp your home!

We strongly recommend you start by visualizing your home on aboard. It’s not only more affordable and less taxing in the long run. You’ll also see your tastes in rooms and furniture more clearly when put together. Plus, you can mix and match the style and motif of your home! Even magazine cutouts or printouts from online ads will help. Every detail matters when you put all of it together to spruce up your home!

Here is a brief list of things you should pin on separate boards to visualize your home. This is the best way to start on revamping your home. Take up your markers and pins and install your drawing boards, because we’re about to make your dream home come to life!

Composition & Layout in Rooms & Spaces


Here, you can place on sample floor plans you’ve seen on the net or in magazines. If you have the space for it, you can even break it down into the different rooms in the house. By doing this, you can visualize each space more with exact details and adapt as you go along.


Structure Design & Arrangement for Furniture & Fixtures


Don’t worry if you don’t have someone on-call to give you tips on the design and structure of your interior décor. Shoot ahead and do your research on famous DIY and home remodeling blogs, and take ideas from them. Choose any kind of design and structure for your furniture or fixtures that catches your eye. This includes shelves, tables, chairs, kitchen counters, office desks, bed frames, and shower cubicles. Place them all together on your board.


Placement of Interior Décor


Now you’ve chosen the theme and layout of your furniture and fixtures. Next, you have to think about the specific arrangement of the décor you want to have for your home. This includes potted plants, artworks, figurines, posters of your favorite movie stars, and more. Every little detail counts, and makes your home a little more your own!

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