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5 Reasons your Home Decor does not Look Cohesive

Have you ever entered a home or a hotel room and felt something was off but you couldn’t point out exactly what the hell was odd, not immediately or even not at all, and that weird impression sticks with you way after you’ve left the place? That happens because something is indeed wrong with the decoration. You see there are people who don’t give decoration or interior design the importance those fields deserve and when those same people are feeling uneasy inside a hall or inside a room they can’t quite understand the feelings that assaulted their spirits ang get exasperated.

If you don’t want your home to exasperate people, take a look at this list. And if you are a person who’s been angry or uncomfortable in a place all of a sudden the list may help you comprehend that event.

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Color Clash:

It may have escaped your notice but not all the colors are friends. While some contrasts certainly look great and have that classic aura around them, like black and white for instance, or green and silver, other contrasts hit the eyes as aggressive combinations, as if the colors displayed there were true rivals battling each other in some sort of metaphysical realm. Red and blue for example don’t sit well with each other, therefore, if you have a couch that has both these colors don’t expect people to just sit on it and have nice conversations with you. The hidden combat of those colors will escalate until it takes a hold of a person’s soul and guide it through the path of destruction. In other words, your visitor will want to beat you to death and just the smallest fraction of his or her personality would prevent that tragedy from happening.

Wood and Metal:

As you’ve probably noticed from the topic above, contrasts have to be used wisely and it’s not wise to have an entire room’s furniture in metal and just a wooden chair. Said chair would stand out in the wrong way and people would feel uneasy inside that room as if someone would be constantly poking them with a toothpick.

Mannequins:

Your living room is perfect. It took a long time but everything is the way you wanted it to be except… Great idea, you can put a mannequin there at the corner so it can lifeless stare at people, so that your dog has something to bark to at night, so that your mother in law can die from a heart attack after forgetting the damn thing was standing there, so that your coworkers have enough reasons to think you’re creepy, so that your child can come to you and say the mannequin head moved and smiled.

Classic versus Modern:

Again, contrasts. Do not fill a room with classic style furniture and modern art, or with modern furniture and replicas of Caravaggio. The environment will be a very confusing one, just like you. Avoid such mixtures.

Weak lights:

Also avoid using really weak lights, otherwise whoever visits you will have the impression the family is preparing for some bloody ritual, and you don’t want to give people this impression now do you?

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5 YouTube Channels Every Aspiring Home Decorator should Subscribe to

Home decorator is a job that frequently does not have the recognition it deserves to have. It’s not that hard to imagine the following dialogue: “What do you do?”, “I decorate homes”, “Yeah, I can do that too, I meant what do you do, you know, for a living?”, “I decorate homes.” “You do…. That’s’ your job?”, “Yeah.”. “But anyone can do that, I thought you went to college or something…”, “I did go to college…”, “Fred I’m so sorry! What can I do to help you? You deserve better, you are smart!”, “No, no, I’m OK, I love my job and I’m doing just fine thank you very much.” “But you are decorating homes, this is like cleaning the streets!”

For those of you who know it’s nothing like cleaning the streets (for the record to clean the streets is a really helpful and important job) and who know you’ve got to be smart to do it well and are interested on the field, I’d like to present 5 YouTube channels that you, aspiring home decorator, should subscribe to.

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Sparklyblonde1:

I shall begin this list with a channel that has the number one in its name. Sparklyblonde1 channel is a channel that will strongly help you improve your methods of organizing little things and stationary shop material. Of course the viewer will find lots of other useful tips in there but think of a micro organization, so to speak, as the main focus of the channel. You won’t regret subscribing and you’ll have a valuable number of insights regarding daily organization, and organization is crucial for a home decorator; a home decorator is, before everything else, a professional organizer. See, that was a good start.

The Classy it Girl:

Learning things through Youtube can be a real pain, I’m pretty aware of that, and you can find piles of statements all across the internet of people saying the same thing after reaching an extraordinary similar conclusion. It is no different with home decoration. Sometimes you may find yourself struggling with a specific point and have no one whom to turn for help. That’s why The Classy it Girl is on this list. She is an angel and use to answer those who seek her help. Don’t be shy, if you have a question you can just go and ask. There’s a great chance she will reply to you.

Stilababe09:

See what we’re doing here? First you’ve got your future profession treated as a real and important job. Then you’ve been introduced to a vlogger who can teach you whole lessons about organization of little things and that can offer helpful tips about organization in general. Then you’ve been introduced to a girl that can eliminate some of your doubts. Do you want to know what Silababe09 is good for? For you to start developing more accurately a sense of style. You don’t need to like her style, but you can appreciate the fact that she does have a personal style that doesn’t seem fake and that she knows how to convey this style in terms of home decoration.

Aspyn Ovard:

Now, a good home decorator – a good professional – has to trust in his or her job. Aspyn can teach you, through her behavior, how to attain such confidence in yourself. Her eyes are steady, her voice is feminine yet firm, her choices are assertive. Learn something from her.

Miss Remi Ashton:

A good professional must also know how to be relaxed when going about his or her business. There are few teachers as good as Ashton regarding this point.

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Cheap Home Decor Ideas

Everyone deserves a beautiful home. Small decor changes can create a big impact on the looks of your home. You can give your home an improved appearance without having to spend a lot of money. Sometimes, the simple things you do make the most significant change. So try out the following home decor ideas to turn your home into a beautiful place.

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Have proper lighting:

When you have the right lights in your room, it can transform the setting of the house at a very low price. You can try out a fresh shade for your lamp and even replace the mismatched table lamps, with the ones that match your furniture. You can place lamps on either side of your bed or sofa and see the change it brings.  A stylish lighting will always make your place look beautiful.

Change your cushion/ pillow covers:

If you feel that you cannot afford to change your furniture, then change your cushion covers. Try to match the cushions with the colour of your paint. There are various fabulous cushions on the market, and they instantaneously increase the looks of your home.

Give your walls some new paint:

Painting your walls is one of the cheapest and best ways to improve your home decor. Choose a mild colour to paint your walls. You can also match it with the furniture in your house or even try to mix and match.

Wall hangings:

Try to add paintings or pictures on your wall. Sometimes a bare wall can make your home look dull and unattractive. Adding wall hangings are like adding some colour to a black and white picture. You can also hang your photo albums in a beautiful frame. If you have kids at home and they happen to draw something, you can frame it and hang it on your wall.

Rearrange your setting:

Try to move few pieces around and get rid of the things you feel is destroying the looks of the house. Change the position of your furniture, and you will feel a lot better about your home.

Give your bedroom an update:

Find an inspiration to match your bed sheets with the screens on the window. You can think of a concept and design your rooms based on the concept. Choose a colour which will catch your eye and at the same time make you feel relaxed.

Replace your rugs:

If you feel that your carpets have become old and need to be replaced then try to get new rugs that match the colour of your walls.

Accessorise with books:

If you happen to be a vivid reader and have a lot of books lying around, try to stack them up on a table or a small desk. These reflect your interests and personality.

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7 Ways to Add Country Charm to your Home

When someone says that they have designed their home in a country style, we immediately think of an old-fashioned look. But just like the classic styles of decorating, the country charm design also keeps evolving. The words ‘earthy,’ ‘wholesome,’ ‘rustic,’  ‘honest’ and ‘handmade’ invoke the feelings of cosiness, and welcome, these words aptly describe country style. The new interpretation of the country look seems to work when it is integrated into an urban decor. A little bit of country charm will help to ease the decor of each room.

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The following are some of the ways to add a country charm to your home:

Add baskets wherever possible:

Baskets are one of the most functional items that bring the country charm to your home. You can get baskets in any size, and they are easily available in the market. They are also very handy and can be used in any room. You can even use them to hold toiletries and towels in the bathroom; Baskets can be used to gather snacks, fruits or vegetables in the kitchen. Baskets are also inexpensive and an easy way to add the country appeals to your home.

Focus on the comfort levels:

When you increase the comfort level of your home, it instantly feels inviting, and it makes your home a place where you want to spend most of your time. You can do this by adding layers of comfortable cushions. Use natural fabrics, such as linen and cotton to add a contemporary feel.

Use Subtle Colours:

The paint you use is very important in deciding the style of your home. Try to use mild paint like the colour of the faded salt, and the sun-washed tones. You can also use bleached pastels, like green, blue and yellow. All the shades of cream nicely blend to ‘simpler’ times. If you want to be creative, you can mix and match the paint, or you can go with a monochrome palette.

Try to have vintage pieces in your house:

Vintage furniture is one of the best ways to add the Country Charm to Your House. You can also add few vintage accessories to go with the furniture. Also, choose colour schemes which go well with everything in the room.

Expose the bricks:

When you expose the bricks in your walls, you get a raw and rustic look. Try to have modern interiors to make your room look stunning. Most of the country-style homes are built of bricks, and it gives a traditional look.

Farmhouse sinks in your kitchen:

A farmhouse sink will instantly upgrade your kitchen to a cottage haven. These sinks come in a variety of styles.  It will be better if you upgrade to a farmhouse faucet as well.

Farmhouse table:

Having an antique dining table can give a country look to your home. You can choose a simple, vintage table which has a weathered look.