Break the stereotypical design shackles about colour, style and matching, and watch your rooms come alive!
Ever since the beginning of time, homemakers (cave makers back then) have been running amok, finding resourceful items to decor their homes with. Each of us with a roof over the head (rented or ownership) would want to have the best interior decor to bask in. Functional and chic, eye catching in a positive way and sometimes, by breaking all rules too.
Heard about the famous Chinese saying, “If the old doesn’t go away, the new won’t come”? We just mentioned about breaking old rules, didn’t we? Today, let’s debunk the common home design myths and bring in new ideas to spruce our living areas with!
Old Rule: Always paint the smaller rooms with lighter colours.
We were always told on how to use light colours when painting our walls, and in turn have an illusion of more space for small homes created. However, some of us prefer not doing that anymore. Style and class over the light colours and shades have become the latest trend, and many homemakers don’t mind painting their homes a tad bit dark these days. With the help of a [easyazon_link identifier=”B002FYG63O” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y”]satin finish[/easyazon_link] or a paint that has semi-gloss features, the ‘reflective quality’ helps bounce the light to every nook and corner of the room. In the end, your room may be small but would look big and cosy!
Old Rule: Patterns and prints should not be placed together.
Bought a new rug for the home and it has plenty of monotone patterns or animal prints on it? We say lay it next to your other printed accent pieces to create a ‘print party’ look. Even if other furniture pieces around have prints embossed on them, a [easyazon_link identifier=”B00I0QV49M” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y”]patterned rug[/easyazon_link] with the right style and colour would easily fit in and make the room look cosy. For a cohesive touch, play with large patterns and small prints or vice-versa! Myth debunked yet again!
Old Rule: Something old and something new, should never mix eschew.
Where the old meets the new, the twain shall make the house a happy dwelling! A combo of the old and the new would work wonders, especially when you use epic pieces from a certain era with new age items. We say, liberally embrace those gorgeous relics from years gone by. Do check out some exquisite home accents and decor items at Target.com. And, by using coupon codes on bedding and furniture, you can be sure to add a visually appealing ultra-modern decor scheme to your abode!
Old Rule: Wallpaper is for walls only.
A myth that has been passed down from one generation to the next! But in actuality, there are many smart and very innovative homemakers who have done wonders using wallpaper to decorate the doors, drawers, storage spaces and wall cabinets, and leaving the walls to be dolled up with plastic emulsion paints. What you get is a bespoke range of chic and colourful looking furniture.
Old Rule: An overhead light in each room.
We love chandeliers and we love the hanging dim lights, but when it comes to the use of overhead lights in each room, do we really need one per room? For sure the overhead light would be the centre of focus when well places, or else they cause shadows around and irritation to the eyes. Set the mood with [easyazon_link identifier=”B00XLAUETI” locale=”US” nw=”y” tag=”tidbitofexp-20″ cart=”n” cloak=”y”]multiple spotlights[/easyazon_link] around the room, instead of one big giant crystal embellishment hanging in the middle of the room! Debunk the myth on the use of overhead lights per room, like a pro.
The cardinal sin of breaking house decor rules has begun, and now the DIY approach is being taken by most who are nonchalant and ready to unlearn what was taught or told to them by the many experts out there. You are an individual and as a homemaker, it is your right to express your creativity and style, in your own way. Go right ahead and do just that!
What old rule have you broken?