Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Practical Home Decor Tips: A Guest Post

Today, I'm excited to be sharing the words of my friend Ella on the blog. There's not much I love dreaming of more than home decor. But sometimes I don't always take the time to plan ahead and think behind the looks: to think practical. Thanks for these tips, Ella!  

There are endless home décor ideas which can make your place interesting and beautiful, but how many of them are also truly practical to incorporate into your interior? Your home probably needs more than just antiques, reproductions, crafts and other works of art from all around the world. If you want to keep things on the practical side, you will have to combine aesthetically pleasing, affordable and useful decoration solutions. The tips up ahead will provide you with some simple pointers to make this possible.

Practical Home Decor Tips

Colors


One of the most practical decisions you can make for your home design is to paint the walls in colors that will make home cleaning easier. Make a different set of interesting colors you can use in your home, from the lighter to darker shades all around, but be careful where you will paint with them. Do not pick the lightest colors for the surfaces which require regular cleaning sessionsas they will make the cleaning and maintenance even harder. Do keep in mind that decorations in darker hues will usually require less elbow grease to be clean and good looking all the time. This is why it is a good idea to paint high traffic areas in darker earthy tones, and leave the shiny and light colors for the parts of your home which see less foot traffic and cleaning trouble.

Fabrics


Fabrics take part in our everyday life in plenty of different ways, and being turned into clothes is just one of them. Fabrics may also be used to make great home decorations that are not only adorable, but also very practical and convenient. There are plenty of combinations of cloth and other materials that you may consider, depending on the effect you aim for. The simplest way to include fabric in your home décor is to install some beautiful curtains, which might also be a very practical solution, especially if you need more privacy in a given place from time to time. Or you can add a few lanterns or lampshades and thus make the lighting in your house even more sensible. However, you will have to remember to keep the lampshades clean of dust and any type of dirt or they may truly ruin the interior of the room they are situated in. Fabrics add great texture to a room.


Tiles


If you have to deal with a fairly large home, then you will need to take different approaches to decorations in new and creative ways if you want to make things work. Tiles can be another great way to decorate your home in a way that is dazzling and practical at the same time. The various patterns provide many opportunities for interesting combinations that will complement your overall interior idea. Moreover, а tiled floor will require much less cleaning than a carpet or a rug, which makes tiles a perfect suggestion for those who look for a more pragmatic interior.

Having a home that looks amazing and does not consume all of your energy to be kept that way is a dream come true, so it is definitely worth it to give these tips some thought and design your place cleverly. It will be nothing but beneficial to you.

Practical Home Decor Tips

This post was a guest post by Ella Andrews. Ella is a content writer and blogger. Her passions are all sorts of home remodeling, organizing, and interior-design related projects. She enjoy sharing tips and advice with readers! Thanks for stopping by.

Currently,
Kelsie



11 comments:

  1. Great tips! I love these ideas. I love having my home in a way that I love when I come home.

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  2. Great tips. I would never had thought to decorate with colors that are easier to clean but it makes it a lot of sense.

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  3. So interesting! I hadn't thought of many of these tips before, but they totally make sense. I'll be keeping these in mind as we choose paint and decor for our dining/living room!

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  4. If only adding fabric by installing curtains were that easy. For some reason, curtains are one of my biggest home decor fears. I guess because they're fairly expensive and make a big impact. I'd love a post all about curtains!

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  5. These are such great tips. Home decor can get so overwhelming so quickly!

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  6. I love that creme colored couch in the last picture! I can't have light colored furniture with babies and dogs, but I'll keep dreaming of one day! LOL

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  7. We purposely bought a microfiber couch with the intention of it being easier to clean! and so far so good...we'll see how it holds up! But buying based on ease to clean is def a good tip.

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  9. Very interesting post :) Thanks for sharing some helpful tips... Keep it up

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  10. The different fabrics of different chairs and things is important to look at when determining. It makes a room look good for these sorts of things match/or if they compliment each other. Things like leather can go well with fur rugs and such nicely.

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  11. Great idea! Your results always look so polished with the labels! Home Improvement

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