How can I decorate my entire home?

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  • Michele Pappagallo Michele Pappagallo on Dec 22, 2017
    Start by looking at magazines and websites to see what style appeals to you. Choose colors and styles that appeal to you and work on one room at a time. Add your wall color first, then choose accessories such as artwork, pillows, furniture pieces, etc that fit your style and decor choices. Slowly but surely, you will end up with a home that you love!

  • Judy Judy on Dec 22, 2017
    Give us a good idea of the present colors, and if it is a dark home, with a few windows, or natural lighting. We will help you from there. Best wishes, J.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Dec 22, 2017
    First, make a list of all of the things you already own starting with the furniture and decide what you want to use and in which room. Then make a "wish book" of what your ideal rooms look like using photos from magazines, websites, and pictures from other rooms you've seen at friends' houses, Open Houses, t.v shows, etc.

    Then pick out your color scheme and start putting it all together. This is the "decorating Rule of Thumb"--- 60% should be a main color. 30% should be a coordinating color and 10% an accent color.

    Spend the most money on your key pieces that you expect to anchor the room, like sofas, beds and dining sets. Spend the least on accessories since they can be switched out by season or whenever you are tired of them.

    Finally --- decorating is based on function and personality. DON'T be swayed by what's "new" or popular since many sources are marketing ploys to get you to buy their products. Besides, it is your house and you will be living there. Surround yourself with things you have and things you love.

  • Jan Clark Jan Clark on Dec 22, 2017
    The above ideas are all great. The thing you need to remember is your home is a reflection of YOU not some magazine. Pick and choose what YOU like. Use a theme - so going from one room to another is comfortable. Color (paint) is the cheapest decorating tool there is. Pick soft relaxing colors for bedrooms and don't forget plants. They clean the air and provide oxygen. If you have pets, make sure the plants are safe from being mauled AND that they are not toxic to your pets. Above all, remember to have fun and that you are not decorating a house, you're decorating your HOME.