Home decor is the act of putting together all of the interior design elements that you have in your home to create a look that you love. Both home decorating and interior design are often mistaken for being the same concept, but in actuality they are not exactly the same. Home design is basically analyzing a space, picking a color scheme, picking a furniture style, and finally to accessorize in order to achieve a desired effect. While home decorating entails doing an in-depth study of how your room is currently being utilized, and any possible functional changes which are needed in a redo, home decorating involves simply putting together a bunch of things that you like and making them fit together in a nice way. In other words, home decorating encompasses a lot of activities which help you get the most enjoyment out of your rooms.
The most basic example of home decor is using the colors of a couch and chairs, wall coverings, flooring, window treatments, paint colors, tablecloths, pillows, lamps, and so on to create a color scheme. You then choose pieces of furniture from this color scheme that either have the same colors or compliment them. For example, if you are using a yellow couch and chairs, you would probably pick up pieces of wood or metal in the color of yellow, put them together in a beautiful complimentary color scheme, and put them in your living room for a visually pleasing centerpiece. However, while an interior designer would go through tons of detail to carefully pick the right cushions and fabrics for the perfect color scheme. You just wouldn’t do that job by yourself.
Now let’s take a look at the next example of home decor: changing your light fixtures. You might be like me and have dated light fixtures over the years. Some I don’t even like to even see, much less touch. Others are just too gaudy and clunky, no matter how much I love certain models. If I have a hard time picturing a new lamp stand or light fixture, I probably need to go to some light fixture store. Luckily there are some trends within interior design that help you pick out what is attractive and what isn’t.
The trend of creating bold modern interiors with sleek lines and simple furnishings took off after the modernism movement of the 1970s. This was the decade when consumers’ tastes changed and they wanted everything to be shiny and new. When we think of today’s modern home decor, many of us think of sleek interiors, minimalist designs, contemporary pieces, and so on.
Another important trend in home decor is coming up with color schemes and painting methods that are inspired by nature. Colors like apricot, yellow, and peach are coming up more often as primary colors and earth tones such as brown, terracotta, olive, chalk, and cobalt blue. You will also notice earth tones blending together more with each passing year. Earth tones seem to be the perfect color scheme for living rooms, kitchen rooms, dining rooms, bedrooms, bathrooms, and anywhere else you wish to create a warm, inviting atmosphere.
From the colors we see in furniture stores to the colors in the colors of the walls and floors, we can surely see that there is no end in sight for the boldness of modern and contemporary interiors design. However, there are trends that are changing the way people decorate. It looks like the grandmillennial style of bold colors and intricate pieces may soon be going out of style. One reason for this is the fact that the consumer is catching onto the fact that there are a lot of great deals to be found when shopping for antique pieces. Stay tuned for future articles to learn more about the newest GrandMillennial trends in home decor.