a Theme for Your Home Décor
by Dakota Caudilla
home décor requires research and planning, but once you've
begun you have a clear framework within which to work. Themes are
able to work for you by dictating what you should add or change. It's
In all cases, your
theme will determine the choices you make about the five most
essential elements of good home décor, namely, art, color,
fabric, lighting and furniture.
The theme you
choose can be as specific or abstract as you choose. You may want to
create a specific world theme or style, such as country, rustic,
Tuscan, Aegean, Parisian, or New York. Maybe you don't want to
restrict yourself to something so specific but rather choose a
colored theme, such as black and white, earthy colors, primary
colors, pastels, or floral. Or you may want to go for something more
generic, such as contemporary, traditional, formal, or casual. You
may even like to choose to do each room in a different theme.
Before you choose
your home décor theme or themes it is an absolute necessity
that you research and plan. Open a file or scrapbook on home
décor and start collecting notes, how-to's, photographs and
articles on themes that seem to be of theoretical interest and
practical guidance. There is so much information available on the
Internet. Also, visit showcases and home centers and seek advice from
experts on how to begin and sustain a particular theme in your home.
The great thing
about a theme is that it provides a real sense of organization in
your home. Themes encourage you to match things appropriately so that
the final effect is utterly pleasing to the eye.
About The Author
Caudilla, journalist, and website builder Dakota Caudilla lives in
Texas. He is the owner and co-editor of http://www.stylish-home-decor.com
on which you will find a longer, more detailed version of this article.
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