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  1. 1. Interior Decorating Concepts To Change Your House With the way technology has advanced today you can do a lot more things easier. Something like designing your house has become easier than its ever been. Do you need some helpful advice? Well read this article and see what you can learn to apply towards fixing up your home. If you decide to use an interior designer, communicate your goals and budget to them. Professional designers often have ambitious plans. Sometimes those plans clash with the homeowner's taste or their pocketbook. Don't be timid. If what the interior designer suggests doesn't fit your goals, tell them. You are the one who has to live with the designer's choices. When you are decorating your children's room, try to look at things from their perspective. Decor in their room should be practical and age-appropriate. If you have young children, get down and look at things at their eye level. This will help you decide how to make the most of the space in their room. If you feel that interior design ideas don't just come to you, gather ideas for yourself. Many cities have decorated showhouses designed by interior designers to help the public gain insight into designing. If you don't feel like visiting a please click the next site showhouse, look at different books, home decorating and designing magazines or use the Internet as inspiration. Speak with friends or family before you take on a project. This will help you to get ideas that you may not think of, which you can incorporate into your project. Also, this helps you to reduce the chances of making an error as someone else may be able to spot it. Consider counter tops that aren't traditional when you are redecorating your kitchen. Traditional granite is always popular, but materials like concrete, cork and wood can also be lovely options. These options may be more cost-efficient, and add a unique appeal to your kitchen as well. Don't spend a fortune on light fixtures. Sure, putting in new fixtures can make the whole room look better, but many people make the mistake of getting them at ridiculous prices. They can be purchased for much less on various websites, including Amazon. Also, discount stores usually have lovely fixtures. Make changes to you area by adding accents. Update your fans, lighting and accents. Try adding some new tea towels and brand new curtains. Small solutions likes these make your rooms give off a fresh vibe and will not be costly at all. When it comes to lighting and interior design, it is always a good idea to use layers of lighting. A simple overhead light, while it may provide lighting for the entire room, does little for the ambiance so consider adding some accent lights as well. Accent lights can bring focus to specific parts of the room. Always keep functionality in mind when you're designing a room. You need to consider your day to day usage of the room. Ask yourself if certain features will inhibit your day to day usage. Will it become hard to maneuver around? Will it become distracting and hinder you? Your room should be functional above all else. When it comes to lighting and interior design, it is always a good idea to use layers of lighting. A simple overhead light, while it may provide lighting for the entire room, does little for the ambiance
  2. 2. so consider adding some accent lights as well. Accent lights can bring focus to specific parts of the room. Don't crowd the nightstand! Nightstands often get piled high with reading material, glasses, jewelry, and more. To give yourself more space, get rid of the biggest nightstand space-hog: the lamp. Instead of a table lamp, go with a wall-mounted lamp or sconce. This will free up a lot of space on your nightstand, and a wall-mounted fixture with an adjustable arm will give you better light for reading. Avoid clutter in your interior-design project at all costs. Whether the problem is too much furniture or too little storage, overcrowded, busy spaces need to be streamlined and simplified to function properly. It is impossible to relax in your home if the environment is as hectic and frenzied as your life. Get new window coverings. Curtains and blinds cannot only change the look of your space, but can change the amount of light that you let into the room. For example, if you have heavy curtains, try switching them out in favor of some airy, light curtains and see what you think. Although it is a great idea to bring you home up-to-date, avoid outrageous designs. If you are planning to move in the near future, you would do well to stick to a subtle design in a neutral color scheme for broad appeal during the selling process. While you may appreciate the look of vivid purple carpeting, there's a good chance that your tastes may not be shared by the next person. If you own a lot of DVDs, do not just stack them up by your television. Organize them with an attractive DVD case or shelving unit. DVD cases that are just lying around near your entertainment center make your area look unkept and disorganized, and it gives the impression that you do not
  3. 3. care about the way your home looks. Make sure that people can easily move inside your home. If your home's design has tons of clutter in the pathways, you and guests may feel like you have no space. This makes your home seem smaller than it really is. Therefore, allow at least three feet of space for the primary pathways. Relocate your China cabinet into your living room. You can accessorize the shelves with things like plants, vases, books or photo frames. You will be surprised at how many compliments you get when your guests enter the room and notice what you have done. It only takes minutes to do and will have a great presence in the room. Professional interior designers add a focal point to every room they design. It could be anything from a piece of furniture or a place withing the room that everything revolves around. The fireplace, a work of art, a large armoire, or a contrastingly painted wall can all be used as focal points. With all of the knowledge you gained you might feel a little overwhelmed right now. This is fine, just remember that you can reread this article if you have to. It is always a good thing to understand the material you read so that you can apply everything that you read to the best of your ability.