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Published On: Fri, Oct 16th, 2015

3 Tips for Decorating Your Home

Moving into a new house can be an incredibly exciting experience. You are given a blank canvas to work with that you can turn into your new home. Do you know what steps to take to make it feel like home? Utilizing some fine art from Park West Gallery may be a great step to take, but you don’t want to begin buying art pieces without some prior planning. It is important that your rooms all mesh and complement the fine art you bring into them. Included here are a few tips to consider when decorating your new home.

Designate Room Purposes

Each room in your home is usually geared to a specific purpose. The kitchen revolves around eating, the living room is for hanging out and the bedroom is for rest. A gray area occurs when you look into the extra rooms you have in your home; examples like den, library or sunroom may come to mind.

photo/pocketwiliey

photo/pocketwiliey

Before you begin decorating these rooms envision how you see using them. Is the library a room for calm or for focused study? Are you wanting to take naps in the sunroom or play games? Are you hoping to enjoy conversation in the den or simply watch television? Before any paint hits the walls you will need to understand your goal and purpose for each room.

Choose Color Schemes

Many people do not realize the power of a paintbrush. Your paint choices have the capacity to impact how happy or sad you feel as well as how hungry you are. Don’t believe it? Studies on the psychology of color show that the color of your environment can greatly impact your feelings and thoughts. For instance, restaurants have long understood that red can stimulate the appetite and is a popular color for kitchens.  

When choosing the color scheme for your home you should carefully analyze how the colors will make you feel before applying them to the walls. Blue has a calming effect and is commonly used in bedrooms or bathrooms. Yellow can boost the mood, while green promotes a feeling of stability and focus. Neutral colors like brown and beige can actually help stimulate conversation and can be great for the entryway to your home and living spaces.

If you suffer from depression, you may want to avoid blues and grays and increase the yellows and reds. However, those on a diet may want to avoid any red in their home and integrate greens instead. Take the time to spend time in spaces with these colors before you commit to the new paint on your walls.

Find Art Pieces

Bringing fine art into your home is a wonderful way to make it yours. You can enjoy the creative expression of other people while inspiring yourself and giving your home new talking pieces. Consider choosing paintings, sculptures and photographs that mesh well with your color scheme but are still noticeable of their own accord.

Guest Author: Lolita Di

Kinetic artwork windmill photo/Brandon Jones

Kinetic artwork windmill photo/Brandon Jones

 

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