IF you are new to this world of decoration or if you want to expand your knowledge, these tricks can come in handy. These are the common mistakes that we usually make when decorating .
Overloading a room or illuminating a room incorrectly can make the decoration the opposite of something comfortable.
And it is that the decoration not only has to seek aesthetics but also transmit sensations depending on the style that we decide to choose.
So here are some tips:
- THE POINTS OF LIGHT
The first thing we must understand is the difference between illuminate and illuminate since it seems the same but nothing is further from reality.
- Illuminate: It is to create cozy spaces, transmit sensations, with certain numbers of lights, their arrangement and intensity.
- Lighting: It is what we merely do to be able to see ourselves, therefore it does not fulfill a decoration objective but merely functional.
Sometimes we do not give it the importance it really has and we only focus on having a point of light to illuminate but we do not have other lights to set the scene, that is, decoration .
Therefore, once the functional light points in the room have been established, we must look for the complementary light points with which we want to decorate or give atmosphere.
Another detail is that you can regulate its intensity, thus generating different environments with the same light, but at the same time different contrasts with the shadows that the different points of light in their different intensities can give.
- DECORATE VS FURNISH
In some cases we think that filling the house with furniture is having it decorated and nothing is further from reality.
The key is to find a balance between furniture and other decorative elements . Sometimes even an empty wall can decorate more if it has enough personality (a cobbled wall, or with rustic exposed brick, or various textures... etc)
Therefore we have to find a certain balance trying to find a certain consonance between the furniture and not mix very different styles as we sometimes do.
The use of colors depends on the tastes of each one and it is that for tastes... the colors!!!
Only if you know how to combine them well, the result can be very good and very showy, but if you cannot give a contrary feeling, even to disorder and dirt.
A good combination of colors can really brighten up a room, so ask for advice, but if you are not sure how to do it, my advice is to start with a predominant color (whatever color you like), that is, the one that will most see yourself with respect to others (not by force but by quantity).
For example, if in a room I want blue to be the predominant color, the rest of the colors that you want to introduce cannot detract from blue.
In other words, we must complement our predominant color with other colors that, although they generate a high visual contrast, do not take away from the color that we have chosen as the main color.
- THE DECORATIVE LINE
It is about looking for a decorative consonance not mixing very different styles since it can cause a negative visual impact.
- MIRRORS REFLECTIONS OF THE SOUL?
Well, I don't know if it's true that they reflect the soul, but they do give a feeling of spaciousness in a room if they are placed in the most strategic way possible.
Not only do they give a feeling of spaciousness, but they can amplify the light as well, so if we have a very dark room with the right point of light falling on the mirror, we can give a more spacious and better illuminated feeling.
- THE ODD RULE
The decorative accessories are also important and as far as possible we recommend the decoration in odd numbers.
There is a whole theory about it that we are not going to detail, but it undoubtedly makes an aesthetic difference since an even number of accessories (two candles, two vases, four figures... etc) gives a static sensation in decoration.
On the other hand, if we want to give more dynamism to the space to be decorated, having elements in an odd arrangement can be more aesthetic to our eye.
- THE HEIGHT RULE
In the same way, arranging all the objects at the same height gives a sense of order that is not bad but is very boring.
If you have different elements at different heights, it can be more visually attractive if you do not overload the space with excessive elements, giving more "movement" to your room or to the wall.
- BE YOURSELF
And this is the best advice for decorating. Sometimes we look at photos from magazines or decoration blogs and we try to copy the design that we have seen in the photo. I'm not saying it's wrong, of course it can be done, there is no rule or law that prevents it, but obviously, when we decorate we try to give our touch.
That is, we try to make the room we decorate say or transmit something about us.
Therefore it is very important to always try to decorate with sense, looking for a decorative line but with our personal touch.
A beautiful but impersonal decoration does not stand out as much as an original decoration composed by ourselves.
Of course, sensitivity and balance in decoration is an art that develops over time and experience.