Not Good at Home Decorating and Design? Tips to Achieve Beautiful, Creative Decor and Home Accents

What you display and how you decorate your home, with home decor, is a reflection of your taste and style.

For many people home decorating and home decor accents are meaningless and they may not have any desire to have anything other than the basics in their home.

Many people desire to have a beautifully decorated home with nicely displayed home decor accents but don’t feel they have the talent to put it all together or just don’t know where to begin.

If this is where you are, this article is for you.

If this applies to you and you find that you want a decorative home and a home that is eye pleasing to you, there are a few ways to achieve a welcoming, decorative, and desirable place that will be your retreat and refuge.

Each of us is giving talents and gifts in our life and some of us don’t excel in the decorating department.

And, if home decorating and putting home accents together properly is not your talent or gift don’t be discouraged you just need to tap into what you have or tap into someone who has that gift.

Below are a few tips of ways you can find your creative side or find someone who can help you accomplish your desire in having a home that is tastefully decorated in home decor and home accents.

If money is available to hire a decorator this is certainly an easy and good way to acquire a great result.
Take caution that you find someone with a good reputation that is a listener to your wants and needs and who will give you a complete list of what they can and will do for you.
Get the cost in writing
Listen to your instinct when interviewing decorators.
Find a decorator with whom you can work with and trust.
If you feel confident enough to do your research and want to pull out your creative side, roll up your sleeves and do it yourself by:

· Taking a decorator class. It may sound odd, but you will actually learn and develop good principles in design. There are many basics that need to be understood in design.

· Shop in furniture stores for ideals and styles you like.

· Realize what your taste is. It could be modern/contemporary or rustic/Tuscan or country or another style.

· There are great products on the market in the field of furniture and decorative home accent pieces, such as, metal wall art. Take the time to explore products that are of good quality, that reflect quality and craftsmanship, and will add value as it is displayed in your home or outdoor living space.

· Take time to discover what it is you really like and want.

Tap into a friend who is really good with color, display and decorating. You probably know just the person who has the talent and you like his or her taste. This is a great opportunity for you to enjoy learning from and trusting that friend’s creativity. Your friend will probably love to get involved in your project.

· Understand and don’t expect your friend to take as much time as a paid decorator will.

· Don’t ask above what your friend has time for or is able to accomplish.

· It is important to not take advantage of a friend.

· This may be an opportunity where you can exchange talents. Maybe your friend could use some of your talent for where he or she lacks in tasks. This is chance to give of yourself to your friend. Always, give more or yourself than what you expect in return in your friendship.

If any of these tips will work for you and you are willing to pursue your desires you will certainly be pleased and satisfied to have your home decorated in a way that will bring you pleasure and enjoyment for a long time to come.

What Your Home Decor and American Idol Have in Common

Whether you watch the popular Fox television hit reality show American Idol or just hear your local radio personalities talk about it each week, it is hard not to be intrigued. As excitement grows with each new season, you will find that celebrity judges have basic criticisms that are repeated over and over: “You have to know who you are as an artist” and “Take the song and make it your own”. The same is true with your home decor.

1) Know Your Personal Style

Is your room a mixture of several styles of hand me downs, family heirlooms and pieces you have collected over time? Is the space not quite you? Edit down. How do you want your space to feel? Energetic? Comforting? Romantic? Try to keep or add pieces that make you feel good and echoes this mood. Remember, however, there is a point where too much stuff becomes clutter. It is better to have empty space than something that does not match the feeling you want to create in your space. If you have a lot of items you wish to display, store some and rotate them periodically to keep the space fresh and interesting. On American Idol the judges often tell contestants that if you do not know who you are as an artist you will only confuse the public and they will not buy your records. Similarly, once you create a personal space that you feel good in, your guests will inherently be drawn in and feel welcome.

2) Make it Your Own

We can all find a furniture showcase or decorating magazine spread that we would like to re-create in our own space. And it is easy at places such as Rooms to Go to simply “buy a room”. But without injecting your personality here and there, the end result will seem cold and lackluster. Singers who do this on American Idol are labeled as bad lounge or karaoke singers. It is hard to be completely original, so take something you have seen elsewhere and change it up slightly; put your personal spin on it.

To quote Idol judge Simon Cowell’s preamble… “Here’s The Thing”: If you need help, make sure you choose a professional consultant that listens to your opinions, takes time to understand you and is willing to incorporate this into the designs. Whether it is an interior designer, drapery consultant, flooring expert or even a custom picture framer, ultimately it is your space and it needs to reflect your personality and how you want to feel in that space.