Mari Carmen Guinovart
How To Become An Interior
Decorator For Your Own Home
9 Things that you need to know
When you decided to become an interior decorator for your own home, there is no
need to get a degree in interior decoration, but there is a good idea to
consider a number of things.
Even if you need to get something new for your home, dont buy it right now only
because it looks attractive or because of its low price. Remember, you
are going to see and to use this item every day, maybe for many years. You
should really love it and it should be comfortable for you. Try to do without
this item until you find something that really match your taste and needs and
fits your home interior.
If you are a beginner in home decoration, dont start with a big project. Begin
with something small and simple. In this way you will gain an
experience and self-confidence in your new career. For example, you can
change furniture arrangement in your living room or decorate the kids room
with wall decal.
When you feel that you cant do without an expert in your home improvement or
interior decoration project, consider a compromise: hire a professional
specialist for consultations about problem areas in your house where you really
need a professional look and advice, but go your way in the rest of your home
decoration projects and make your own decision about how your interior will
If your budget is limited, be creative: look for discount
decorator fabric, for example, or give a new life to your
own old items by renew them or transforming into a new things.
Your new project or a new item not necessarily should be very expensive to look
astonish and unique in your interior. Something old from your grandmas chest
can surprisingly refresh your interior. Discount and cheap items can also look
great in your interior when you choose them wisely. Look for things that really
can fit your room by style, color, ornament.
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Spend your money reasonably: save on less essential projects, or when
you dont care much about the quality of this particular item. But if the thing
is really important for you, if you plan to use it intensively for many years,
or when it should be safety for your kids, like window blinds
in the kids room, - make an effort and shop for a
high-quality product. You will avoid many troubles in the future and also will
save your money.
Look for new home improvement and home decoration ideas that can fit just your
specific interior. Actually you can do it in many places: look through
home décor magazines when you waiting in your hair salon, doctors office, when
you stay in the line in your supermarket (there are usually many magazines near
Gain knowledge of things you plan to obtain: furniture, window
treatment, floors, rugs, home décor fabrics. You can find a lot of information
online, in the home improvement store, in books and in magazines.
Learn about different colors and its combinations, about color palettes.
Note how you feel in different colored spaces. Learn also about home interior
styles, furniture, ceramic, fabrics and about their possible combinations. I
hope that part of useful information you will find on this site.
If you think that previous advices are
boring and are time-consuming, look at them from practical point of view.
When you learn all these new things, think about yourself. Ask yourself in
which interior style you will feel most
comfortable, what colors you would like to see in your home every day and which
colors or color combinations you cant stand at all.
What surfaces and textures do you like to touch?
What types of textile, ceramic, wall décor looks attractive to you?
What items would you like to have in your home something classic, natural and
warm, like wood, cotton and
ceramic, or materials with contemporary look, such as
glass, metal and synthetic fabrics?
When you answer these questions, you will know exactly what to look for and what
to avoid, so it will be much easier for you to go your own way in the
home decoration, and to be your own home interior decorator.
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Roman shades are the only type of window treatment that have a real feeling of
stylish drapery but at the same time can give you all advantages of window
shades. They are easy to raise and lower and they create a nice cozy look to
Black Window Blinds? Great Idea!
Why do you need black window blinds? Do you think that black will give you
better light control, or are you one of those originals who are looking for
unique home decorations? If you really want them for your interior, keep
Elegant fabric, practical vinyl, or the
modern look of aluminum which vertical blinds do you prefer?
Fabric, vinyl, aluminum... Different types of vertical blinds have different
Faux Wood Blinds
If you want real wood-like window blinds, but worry about the price or
practical aspects, shop for faux wood blinds, which are also called alternative
Like other wood items at home, wood window blinds add richness and a feeling of
comfort. Well-matched to your wooden floor or furniture, they supplement the
rooms interior and make your home more attractive.
Wood Mini Blinds
Wood mini blinds are comfortable, stylish, and provide a warm pleasant look to