If you have bought a new bigger house for your big family, you need to decorate it to make it more attractive and comfortable. Small changes can greatly impact on how each room in your house functions.When buying a house, the best option is usually to purchase one which does not have fixtures, cabinets and appliances installed. This gives your decorating an option that eliminates the cost of replacing these items. Anyway, it is still possible to adjust a house is decorated to suit what you have in mind for your big family even if you bought a house that already has these items installed. Your house should be the most comfortable place for you and all the members of your family. That is why it should be properly decorated to create an atmosphere that each and every member of your family wants to be in. Here are 5 tips important tips to help you decorate your big house-
1. Break up the rooms
All the rooms in your new house are probably larger than those of the house you previously lived in. Look at each room and decide what you want to be done in it before you break it up into different sections. When you break up the rooms, you create a plan that defines where everything will be placed. If it is a two storey house you need to take a different approach when decorating. When making two storey house plans, you must ensure that you place the rooms that require privacy (e.g. bedrooms, office etc.) on the uppermost floor of the house. After creating multiple spaces, it is now time to place everything at the designated spot.
2. Appropriate furniture placement
The most common decorating mistake that can be found in the living rooms of many big houses is the placement of furniture against the walls. Why should you do this yet you have a lot of space in your room? The furniture should be located several inches away from the wall if you want to create an inviting sitting area. You must also ensure that there is enough walking space between the pieces of furniture to allow you and your children to easily walk around the room. Make sure that all the furnishing placed in a room match the size of the room. Large room will require large furniture while small rooms should have small furniture.
3. Use proper color in every room
When painting the large rooms, you can use either one solid color or use multiple shades. When using multiple colors, use the corners or where molding begins to locate the breaking points. The colors you use on your wall should complement the colors of the accessories placed in a room. This will give your rooms a pulled-together appearance.
4. Give your rooms a texture
Texture can be introduced using materials such as glass, stone, fabrics, metals and ceramic. They help to give your house a unique look and make its appearance more inviting. Again, the color of the materials used to add texture should match the color of your walls and accessories. When making two storey house plans, you can use different textures on different floors to give each floor a unique appearance.
5. Decorate using lighting
The lighting style used in every room should be able to add a distinctive appearance to that room. Lighting plays a very important role as far as house decoration is concerned. The kitchen requires ambient light to make it easy to perform chores in it. The bedrooms on the other hand require less light. Light every room in depending on its function. Ensure that natural light gets into all the rooms in your house. This way, you will not need to use the artificial lights during the day. Remember, without light, your interior decoration cannot be seen.
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