Decorating is a bit like putting on pants—it’s only complicated if you try to do it all at once. Though you need to keep your eye on the big picture, breaking it down into smaller steps makes it much more approachable. To help you decorate one leg at a time, consider these simple home decorating tips to try.
Hang Mirrors To Simulate Space
First, hang mirrors in most (if not all) of your rooms to give the appearance of space. Here’s the trick—even if you consciously know they’re there to make the room feel bigger, your brain will still fall for it.
Beyond that, they provide a visual focal point while doubling whatever light’s in the vicinity. Depending on what you need them for, there are a bunch of different shapes and sizes and other ways to get creative. To add some intrigue to your mini-bar setup, Quinn’s Mercantile offers these awesome oval mirrors with a seamless built-in shelf to hold your favorite spirits.
Get Smart About Art
Next, a couple of notes on wall hangings. When you go up and down the aisles of a grocery store, do you often look up to the top shelf? Not really, but you often grab an item that’s at eye-level. Consider how that principle generalizes to art.
Not only do you enjoy your pieces more when they’re lower and closer, but you avoid creating a visually cramped environment. For best results, hang things so that their centers are at the average height of each adult in the house.
Include Touches of Wicker
In addition, add flares of wicker. Referring more to a weaving method than a material, wicker typically takes on a light, sandy, wood-toned appearance. The intricacies of these items make them quality inclusions to a home, and they lend a homey warmth. If you’re going for a rustic or southern-style look, wicker chairs and baskets are your go-to.
Do What Inspires You
The simplest home decorating tip is to include what inspires you, though it’s actually quite hard in practice. You need to convince yourself that that extravagant-seeming coffee table could have a life in your home. Take risks, see what works after the honeymoon period wears off, and don’t be afraid to reassess.
Don’t forget to get your friends in on the home decorating fun. Scroll through Quinn’s to find some unique home gifts for them or visit us in the flesh at our Murfreesboro, TN, store.