Original Decorating Tips for Every Room of the Home

Posted by Glenn Bancroft

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Are you looking to do a little redecorating around your house? If so, then you’ll want to be careful to avoid some common interior design faux pas. Specifically, there are some original decorating tips to keep in mind for each room of your place.

Living Room

Hanging some creative and eye-catching artwork can be a great way to spruce up your living room, where you and your guests likely spend most of your time. When hanging artwork, however, it’s important to mount pieces at eye level on most walls. Hanging artwork too high will force your guests to crane their necks to catch a glimpse. Meanwhile, artwork that is hung too low can make your walls and ceilings appear even lower. Ideally, you should aim to hang pieces about five feet off the floor.

Kitchen

These days, pendant lighting is very popular—especially in kitchen spaces. Most commonly, pendant lighting is installed over breakfast bars and kitchen islands. If you’re looking to add this dynamic type of lighting to your space, be careful not to hang pendants too high above your seating area. Ideally, your lighting should be no more than about 34 inches from your countertop or table surface for the best results.

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Bathroom

Bathroom spaces can be challenging to decorate, mainly because they also tend to be some of the smallest areas in the home. Fortunately, you can use decor in your bathrooms to create the illusion of more space. This can be done by taking advantage of vertical space, such as by hanging floating shelves. Meanwhile, you can also use mirrors and other reflective decor to make a small bathroom appear larger.

Bedroom

What should you keep in mind when it comes to decorating your bedroom? If you’re looking to add an area rug (which can add dimension to your space), be mindful of the size of the rug you purchase and how you orient it in your room. Generally, a bedroom rug should be large enough so that you have two feet of rug space on either side of your bed.

When hanging curtains in your bedroom, you can also create the illusion of taller ceilings by mounting your curtain rods several inches above the top of your window. Just be sure to measure ahead of time so you know what size curtains you’ll need, especially if you want them to reach the floor.

Try Out These Original Decorating Tips

These are just a few classic decor rules to keep in mind when making your home look as inviting and stylish as possible. These are tips that you can apply to just about every major room in your home to decorate successfully — No professional interior designer needed.

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Updated: 14th August, 2019 8:02 AM.