09/11/2017 by Suzanne Grable 9 Comments
Debunking Some Common Home Decorating Myths
When it comes to decorating your home, the task may not be as simple as it appears to be. From the moment you start planning decorations, you are going to face a number of challenges. From choosing the right color to the right furniture and accessories to decorate the house, you will be faced with a myriad of decisions to make. And, then there are the myths surrounding home décor that make it all the more difficult. However, beware as many of these set rules are just myths and nothing more. Be a little brave and go a little different, after all, these are just myths, meant to be debunked one day or the other.
1. Choose One Style and Paint It All Over the House
They say, don’t experiment. Pick a single style and stick with it for every nook and cranny of the house. Well, they are very wrong. This sounds boring just by the thought of it. When it comes to modern interior design and décor, mix and match is the new world order. You are at complete liberty to choose different styles for different corners of the house. Take inspiration from different cultures, play with colors and designs and be casual, formal or both to create an eclectic look for your house.
2. A Single Metallic Tone for One Room – Always
When it comes to metallic tones, people tend to stick to one color most of the time. It is either gold, or silver or platinum. The myth can be busted easily if you go on and take a look around at one of the faucet displays in a home improvement center near your house. You will be amazed to see how beautiful and complementing different metallic tones look with each other. Not only can you play with golds and silver, but brushed nickel goes equally well too.
3. Books Belong with the Bookshelves
No NoNo! Books can be used in a variety of ways other than just stacking them in the bookshelf the old way. You can use books to elevate your lamps, the plants or in the bookshelf with decorative items. And, instead of just making them stand next to one another, you can play with their symmetry a little, let some stand and others lay flat, mix and match the colors and covers and so on. There is no one stopping you.
4. Be Symmetrical – It’s the Key
It might have been true if you were still living in the 20th century but for the present, asymmetry is the king. There is no need to match the furnishings, colors, angles or making sure that the left side of the room matches the right side. It’s all about being creative, different and unique and you can attain it any way you want. No need to put it all in one line.