If you are new to decorating, it may seem a little daunting to find and place pieces that not only reflect you, but make your home pleasing to look at. As I’ve played around with what works and doesn’t work in decor, I’ve put together some “rules” (guidelines, really) that will make your home decor look great.
The Rule of Three
But understand, but this rule doesn’t limit you to three, it’s titled this way because it sounds cool. To be entirely accurate, it’s “The Rule of Odds.” As you can see, it doesn’t sound as good.
This is something I’ve observed whenever I look at others or my own arrangement of decorations. Typically when you arrange decor, it always looks better when there is an odd number of decorations versus an even number. Symmetry looks nice, but you know, asymmetry is eye appealing.
Fill the Wall Space, but Don’t Crowd it Out
It’s such a delicate balance. You have to make sure your wall art isn’t cluttering up the wall, but only having one tiny photo on a large wall space looks just as bad. It also needs to be spaced out, but not too far that it looks tacky.
Give your Tops Depth and Levels
When you’re decorating a table top, top of book shelf, or any other surface, you make it eye appealing. Having everything at a uniform height is boring, so make sure your pieces are different heights (this is what I mean by levels, everything is a different height). Don’t be afraid to bring some of your pieces to the front, this creates depth and more 3D look. Again, it’s eye appealing.
Make Sure it Matches
When decorating a room, you need a color scheme or theme. It brings uniformity to the room. My Mom has millions of adorable trinkets around her home, and because they all fit in this same color scheme, it looks amazing. Just this one simple change can affect how your entire home looks.
Decorations Should Reflect Who You Are
Pretty obvious, right? It’s like clothing. It reflects who you are. Pick things that show your values and what you enjoy. Have fun with it, because in the end, it’s your home.
Less Isn’t Always More, More Isn’t Always More
This is a tricky rule. Yea, it's pretty similar to a rule you saw above, but hear me out. Again, it’s all about that balance and what you prefer. I generally go for a more minimalist look, enough to complement and fill the space, but not suffocate the room. Generally, when there’s too much to look at, you end up not looking at it at all.
However, like I’ve said about my Mom and all the things she has, she makes it work. Though she has more space to fill than I do as she lives in a larger home. Make sure it has depths and levels and all fits in a theme or color scheme.
Symmetry is a Nice Flair
But having all your decor be placed symmetrically is boring. Use sparingly. It’s like an exception to a rule.
Greenery Adds Life
And it doesn’t even have to be a real plant either! For me, I actually don’t have the best of luck with real plants. I end up killing them or they bring in fruit flies into the house. I have a few fake plants placed around the house on different pieces of furniture. Maybe it’s because I like greenery, but it makes home a little more homey.
So there you have it, my tips to decorate your home. Following even a couple of these rules will make your home more eye catching. Don’t be afraid to experiment by moving things around, you may never know what will work for you.
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Hello! My name is Char. Thank you for visiting my blog, CallCrafts. I am a wife and mother who LOVES to make her house look pretty. I’ve discovered that it’s very affordable to add flair and style to your home without spending hours completing the project. I’ll be sharing printables I’ve loved, printables I’ve created, and tips to make your home gorgeous on a budget. Read more about me in My Story.