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Tips For DIY Interior Design

Author : Roger Nikon

There are many people who prefer to do their own interior design, and the advantage of doing your own interior design is that you can create your house to look exactly how you want it. You can also end up spending a lot less money if you decide on the d?cor yourself, and a little bit of artistic talent can really go a long way in your interior design.

Here are some tips for you if you are considering doing your own interior design for your brand new house:

- Keep it simple to begin with. Start off simply by deciding what color of walls you want, and you should try to keep the walls as plain and simple as possible. Many people clutter up their walls with a number of painting and portraits, but a minimalistic interior design can often be more attractive than a busy one.

- When making the purchases of furniture, make sure that you measure the room to give you an idea of what kind of space you have to work it. If you know the dimensions of your room you can more easily purchase the furniture to fill it without filling it up too much and making it impassable.

- You can often mix styles, such as sophisticated artwork with contemporary furniture or Oriental trim with an antique artworks and decorations. Experiment with combining different styles to see which works best for you.

- If you want to make a plain room look a bit more elegant, use wainscoting, baseboards, and molding to add flair to the room.

- Mirrors always make a room look larger than it really is, and you can add a couple of mirrors to give the room depth.

- Certain colors can help you add a particular feel to a room. White and light colors make a room feel large, airy, and bright, while deeper colors make the room feel more compact.

- You can utilize a dual color style to give the room a colorful look. Use wainscoting around the middle of the room to divide your room into two sections that can be painted. Use a dark color on the bottom section and a lighter color on the top section, but make sure to use two colors that contrast nicely.

- When you are trying to decide what color to paint your wall, why not brush a few strokes of your colors on your wall and let the paint sit for a couple of days. Let your eyes get used to seeing the colors and you will find that you are attracted to one particular color.

- Try to use softer colors when painting bedrooms and living rooms, as glaring colors often hurt your eyes if you spend a lot of time in the particular room.

- When installing pictures and frames, make sure that you hang them at the level of your eyes. Placing them too high up on your walls simply makes your room seem shorter and the ceiling seem too low.

- Throw down some rugs to add a homey feeling to certain rooms in the house. If your floors are wooden or of marble, a nice rug will make your room feel much cozier and less harsh.

There are certain elements for Do it yourself home renovation that can be done by a person, such as accentuating and beautifying your home. However, a more logical choice for interior design may end up being to hire a professional such as Capoferro to do the work and not have to worry about the price, structure, or potential damage you can cause by doing it yourself.

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