Dive into the world of interior decorating with your imagination unleashed and your creativity unmasked. Interior decorating should be fun rather than a chore and you should allow yourself to take your décor plans into the heart of darkness where others may be too timid to trod.
Decorating with Purple
Purple signifies royalty so you can incorporate aristocratic images into an interior design scheme based on the color purpose. (You don’t even need to include Oprah or Whoopi.) If purple raises your spirits, be aware that it can have the opposite emotional effect on others; some people get depressed when exposed to too much purple. A good way to incorporate purple is through a violet painting of the walls and accents painted gold or green or even a purplish-blue.
A big room can be divided with a wall that is actually just a collection of shelves. The more cubby holes that are created via the intersection of horizontal and vertical boards the better. Place your collectibles on the shelving, but stay away from books unless you place one kind of book facing to one side of the room and the other side of books facing the other. Even this should be avoided unless you want to create a more solid wall. If you want to maintain the illusion of space, then place object that allow empty space around them into the shelves.
A tile floor without patterns on the floor doesn’t have to be boring. Plain tiles can be incorporated into your interior design scheme through the magic of random placement. The bulk of your tiles should remain a plain color. At random spots across the floor you should place squares of a contrasting vivid color. The introduction of bright colors into the floor in random spaces can enliven your decorating even more so than an entire floor of brightly colored tiles.
If the surface of your ceiling is flat, you can apply wallpaper to it. A bold design that might overwhelm the room if it were on the wall can work wonders when it comes to decorating your ceiling. Putting wallpaper up on the ceiling is not an easy job and it can become frustrating, but who says the entire ceiling has to be papered? A judiciously placed bit of truly offbeat and vibrant wallpaper can become the focal point around which the rest of your offbeat or eclectic design is constructed.
C’mon Baby, Light My Fire
There is nothing in the Constitution that says a fireplace has to be real. Consider adding a faux fireplace to your house. Faux fireplace kits can be built or you can hire an artist to create a trompe l’oeil painting that from the proper distance could fool anybody into thinking you’ve got a real fireplace there.
Make Mine Formal
If you are striving to create a formal look for a room, one of the best methods of decorating is through faux marble painting. Even an inexperienced home painter can create a good enough simulation of marble by learning the technique through a web site, video or book. You can go with white marble or dark marble on your walls or furnishings. You can even create a faux look of a marbled floor if you want. The addition of a faux marble paint job instantly lends any room a sense of formality.