At first, you would think that choosing decorative items for an unadorned room would be an easy thing to do. However, a room that is void of decorative items is like a blank page to a writer or an white canvas to an artist.
In order to find decorative accessories that you will be happy and content living with for a while, you may need to seek inspiration and ideas for a variety of resources.
Most people purchase apparel items in colors that they like. Before painting the walls in a room or selecting bedding, window treatments, rugs, pillows or any other similar items, browse through your clothes and select a few of your favorite pieces. Give some consideration to choosing those colors as part of a room design. Your clothing can also reveal the type of textures that appeal to you.
You might also want to consider the wardrobe accessories you have. You can find inspiration for decorative items to add to a room design by looking through your jewelry collection. A man’s tie or hat collection can also be a source of inspiration for home decor.
Nature Inspired Decor
Nature is a inspirational resource that offers an abundance of colors, patterns and textures that you can incorporate into your home to add warmth, beauty and excitement to a room. There may be a tremendous amount of natural beauty right outside your door.
However, if you live in the middle of a busy city, you may need to plan a nature walk through a park to have the opportunity to really examine leaf patterns, tree bark patterns, textures and the unique colors of butterflies, flowers and even insects that you see during your walk.
Interior Design Magazines
There’s a lot of interior design magazines and books available to help you create a room that you will repeatedly fall in love with each time you walk into it. Professional designers show you how to create the most elaborate, trendy or family-friendly room designs. They give you insight into what type of accessories and decorative items to include in a room to bring the design to perfect completion.
You can take their ideas and adapt them to your budget, your personality and your lifestyle.
It may be that simply sitting in an unfinished room without noise or distraction is the best way to discover how to decorate it. You might want to feel the energy of the room before buying decorative accessories.
The amount of natural light that flows into a room changes as the day progresses. You may want to take the impact of the natural light into consideration before decorating the room.
Adding decorative accessories and accent pieces to a room is the key element in unifying the design and creating the atmosphere you desire. It’s important that you look for inspiration in a variety of places, then decide what feels right and looks best in your home.