When it comes to decor, there are not many hard and fast rules about what you can do and what you cannot, it’s quite all mixed efforts of hit and trial while you see what works for your space and what doesn’t. That being said, there certainly is something such as good decor and bad decor; if we see something bad or off, we are quick to spot its off-ness, while when we see something nice, it is immediately noticeable.
The decor of any space consists of all the items that exist in that space, whether intentional or unintentional. Decor can consist of items with practical utility or those that are designed to only beautify your space. Professional designers know how to make your space appealing to just about everyone by hiding its flaws and playing up its strengths. The way your decor is laid out can change how you interact with the space, its apparent size and even make it feel more inviting or colder.
If you are thinking of redecorating or just adding a piece here or there in your space, keep reading. We have created a small list of niche products that you can add to your space, if you feel they work for you, to express your personality.
A curtain is obviously quite practical given that they give control over light and privacy, and help regulate the temperature and ventilation of the room. While normal medium-sized curtains are enough to give these utilities, long full-length curtains can instantly make a space more stylish, tied together, and complete the look. Ideally, floor-length curtains should end not more than an inch from the floor. Such a length will elongate your window and make a space appear larger and airier. At the same time, they don’t touch the floor and don’t get dirty. To make the space appear balanced and the curtains appear full, the width of the curtain should be between 1.5 to 2 times that of the window.
An Old School Rug
Rugs have to be the oldest trick in the book for a fuller and complete-looking decor. They add comfort and warmth, figuratively and literally, to a space, and make it inviting. Iconic pieces like oriental rugs can be used to set a theme or complement an existing one. A traditional oriental carpet can be used to ground furniture and add a point of visual focus to a space.
Full-Sized Floor Lamps
A full-sized floor lamp is a piece of art in the day and in night as well. It can be used as ambient light, and to light up a little nook or corner as well. These can be used in countless ways such as using two of these on either side of a cabinet or bed can add symmetry and balance to a space, or as a single piece to create a quiet corner that doubles up as a night light.
A Low Chunky Sofa Set
A low sofa is the ideal living room furniture piece. Low sofas are comfortable for sitting at long stretches and can be used for lounging as well. A good-looking sofa set is ideal for a large space. These go quite well over fully carpeted floors and large rugs. Modern pieces in luxurious tones of basic colors go quite well with traditional rugs like middle-eastern and oriental rugs.
A Royal Look Chandelier
Would a queen’s palace look any royal if it didn’t have the quintessential gigantic chandelier? Adding an appropriately sized one to your space can give a real luxurious look to your space. These are ideal for living rooms and larger halls, but can even be smaller sized to be used over dining tables.
We highly advocate the fact that when decorating, what looks good to you will work for you. And in the end, it’s all about expressing your personality. Happy decorating!