You may well have a general decorating style chosen for your entire house, but within every style, there are rooms that should each have their own purpose and personality. How the room will be used should be considered as you arrange each room, as well as the choice of materials, accessories, accents and more.
It’s never an easy task decorating different rooms in the house, and each room needs to reflect your own personal taste and interests but also address the particular function of each room. In this article, we will break down the most important rooms in the house and explore some tips and tricks you should consider when decorating your home.
The dining room is arguably the most impressive room in the house. For most people, it is where they create and gather people around for dinner. For this reason, it can be quite a daunting task designing a dining room, it needs to be a one-of-a-kind room that can provoke intrigue and spark conversation amongst guests, and of course, it should be an enjoyable space for you to produce your day-to-day meals in.
Before designing any space, you need to determine its function. Will the space be used for formal dinner parties or casual gatherings? How much seating is required? Does the space need to serve or store formal dinnerware? These are just some examples of things you should be considering. It would help if you found the right balance between function and form. Ensuring that it looks good, provides its purpose, and supplies the right amount of seating and space to suit your needs.
After considering its function and purpose, you can then start thinking of potential dining room furniture to start using. You should ensure that your space is unlike any other when it comes to custom furniture. A one-of-a-kind dining table or unique chairs will set your dining room apart from the others. A dining room table is the centrepiece of the room, and the style and placement are critical to any decorating project.
Home offices have come into fruition since Covid, with more and more people exploring hybrid and fully remote working situations. Therefore, ensuring that you have a comfortable and enjoyable working environment in your room is very important. It’s important that when designing a home office, you do it in a way that is right for you because if not, you have to deal with it every day on a 9-5 basis. A great home office is one you feel comfortable enough to spend all day in, minimal enough to keep you focused and interested enough to get your creative juices flowing.
Choosing a desk and chair that provides you with an appealing work setup and allows you to work comfortably with good posture is important. You don’t want to be working on a wooden chair sitting by the kitchen table; you need to consider getting a nicely elevated working desk with a chair that compliments your lower spine and keeps you sitting upright. It would be best to consider spending a good amount of your budget on a comfortable desk and chair as it will reward you in the long run.
Having a source of natural sunlight is vital in-home offices and will ultimately lift your overall mood and keep your energy levels high. Having the warmth and rays of the sun is a much better option than artificial lighting.
The bedroom is a room we spend approximately one-third of our life in, so obviously, it’s important to carefully consider what you are doing to make it a nice, restful area. Of course, the foundation of choosing the right bed and mattress is the most important. While you may be able to save money in other areas of the bedroom, buying a good quality bed frame and mattress is always a sound investment.
Your choice of colour is also worth considering in a bedroom, and it’s often the one room in the house you can experiment with. Consider choosing a lighter hue if you are a morning person, or maybe a darker colour if you are a late riser. No colour works well without appropriate lighting, so you should also consider where you want your lights to be and what kind of bulbs to use. You want the lighting setup to be in the right mood as it will help you with daily tasks like getting ready in the morning.
There are many different rooms in a house, and depending on your house size, it’s impossible to include them all in this short article. But hopefully, this article has covered the most common rooms in the house that you can consider. You can also consider mixing and matching different ideas with other rooms.
Remember that it’s your home, and it should reflect you as a person, not other people. Make it a space you are happy to live in each day.
Thank you- This is very helpful
I have often been disappointed with my schemes after decorating rooms. it’s worth buying paint pot samples to try instead of buying from colour cards and, yes, lighting is much more important than many of us realise.
Thanks for your inspiration – would love a home office but we haven’t the space