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Welcome to my quagmire of knowledge.
I’ve been through quite a few homes in my day and with each home comes new ideas on how to decorate.
Maybe you’re worried that your apartment is too cold in the winter or too hot in the summer or maybe you don’t know where to start with interior design at all.
Well, I’m here to tell you everything I know about interior decorating, so sit back with some hot cocoa and get comfy because this might take a while…
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Alright, let’s go over what kind of space you have before we move on to anything else, shall we?
Does your place have hardwood floors?
Do all of your walls have a uniform color?
What’s your lighting situation like?
Is there a lot of natural light?
How would you describe the style of your home, is it modern or more rustic, eclectic, do you need the help of professional cleaners Sydney or simply vintage?
All these things are going to affect what kind of interior design you use in your home so knowing this stuff before we go on is pretty important.
Next up, why do you want to decorate in the first place?
Do you just want something that makes your apartment feel cozier when walking through the door after a long day at work or were you thinking about redecorating before guests come and visit and they see how ugly your living room is with its tiny TV and leather couches with the cigarette burns from the smoker who lived here before you?
Now I bet you’re probably thinking, what does that even mean?
Well, if you just want to impress your friends and family with how fancy your apartment looks then maybe all you need is a few throw pillows and table cloths for the dinner party.
But if it’s the first scenario we’re talking about I would recommend either painting or wallpapering your walls and possibly knocking down some of those interior walls to make the space feel bigger because chances are your folks will be impressed by what you’ve done with such a small room.
Okay now that we know why we’re here let’s start looking at pictures of cool rooms!
I always like to look at pictures on Pinterest because they give me great ideas on how to decorate.
You can either browse for rooms that match the style of your home or you can look through the pictures and try to figure out how they were designed in the first place, which is probably my favorite part because it lets me brainstorm new ideas.
The next step is figuring out what pieces of furniture or knickknacks you can use in your home without breaking the bank.
Let’s start with furniture; if you’ve got a loveseat in good condition then keep it!
No matter what color or style it might be there are always ways to incorporate that into your design idea.
If you don’t have any great furniture though then that’s fine too, just stop worrying about it because we’ll get through this.
If you’re looking at the picture and there’s a great couch with three matching chairs but all you’ve got is an awful green recliner then look for stores online that sell furniture in your size.
Sometimes going to a couple of different sites might help you find the same pieces in a different color or fabric if it isn’t in stock in one place.
Otherwise, don’t be afraid to go thrift store shopping!
I know a lot of people think that a dumpster dive is where it’s at when it comes time to decorate at home but sometimes it takes more skill to make something old look new again.
Just make sure when you start this process that you measure your room beforehand because buying furniture can cost a ton of money in shipping if it doesn’t fit.
Okay, now what about knickknacks?
Worry not my friends because I got you covered with that one.
If you’re really into decorating then maybe you’ve started painting or making crafts yourself so when in doubt just find something you made at home and put it on the mantle.
Who says your stuff can’t be cool too?
Although if painting isn’t your forte then maybe try browsing garage sales or flea markets to find some cool items for cheap!
Another great idea is repurposing old stuff around the house into new pieces like an old toolbox holding TV remotes or a lamp made out of colanders.