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Trying to decide on a theme for your home? Whether it’s antique, modern or contemporary, coming up with a theme can make for a beautiful aspect to your home. Besides, a theme is the perfect way to bring together individual elements.
Coming up with a theme may be the hardest part of a home renovation because a theme is where the entire process will be aimed at. Finding the supplies you need is no longer that hard as there are several shops now providing home improvement supplies.
Below is a guide to applying a couple of basic principles of design to help bring your theme together.
Choosing A Theme
Of course, the first step is to pick a theme. You may already have one in mind based on a pattern or interest. Or, you may have no idea where to start. Try this:
- Write down a list of your favourite interests, in order of importance.
- Look online at themed rooms and list some of the themes that appeal to you.
- Look for décor items and make a list of the ones that jump out at you.
By creating these lists, you may see patterns emerging. For example, your biggest interest could be country style and you find that you favour country home styles. You may even find that paintings of horses and fields stand out and you love a country feel. If you don’t notice a consistent pattern, pick a theme from the lists that seems to stick out the most.
Design By The Room
Once you have a theme or two, you can decide how much you want that theme to rule. Do you want the theme to run throughout your home, or just in a single room? Or, maybe you want a different theme for each room?
As a rule of thumb, try not to overload your home with too many themes. Rather have a few neutral rooms to give themes a rest.
As for bathrooms, you can check out the showers of Trading Depot to match an elegant theme. You can choose to mix the modern bathroom parts with bathroom accessories that match your chosen theme. You can also just focus the theme on the walls, the floor, the door, and even the windows, among others. Bathroom parts are a lot more efficient and convenient these days and they easily blend well with almost any theme a homeowner chooses.
Using Themed Décor
Now, let’s get down to specifics. The first thing to do is get a couple of décor elements that display the theme you’ve settled on. You don’t need to buy a bunch of new things, just find a couple of visual focal points, such as a decorative item or wall art.
But, if you’ve decided to base your theme on a strong and well-established interest, you may have plenty of décor items lying around. Gather them together and decide what you want to display. Aim to intersperse items throughout the room in a way that is balanced.
Be Subtle With Décor
If you’re not a big fan of collections or large pieces of art, there are plenty of other ways you can incorporate a theme in a more subtle and elegant way through these tips:
- Order customised prints that detail a certain theme. Place them on pillows as accents.
- Use a few small, more natural elements to place on tables or windowsills.
- Don’t forget the lighting is a good way to accent a theme.
- Consider textured accents.
- Repurpose items to help camouflage the décor.
- Window and upholstery treatments are a great way to add subtleness to a theme.
Don’t Forget Practicality
You may have to think about features that add comfort to your home. When the weather is too cold, you will appreciate that you didn’t forget that underfloor heating installation by Trading Depot in your home renovation plan.
Using these tips, you can effortlessly create the perfect theme for your home designs.
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