4 Basic Rules of Decorating

These decorating rules are not worth breaking…

Bria Hammel Interiors

Whether you’re just starting out in the decorating world or you’ve been here for longer than you can remember, there’s one thing we can all agree on: sometimes it’s good to go back to basics. With that sentiment in mind, today we’ve brought you five basic decorating rules that will totally transform the way you tackle the rooms in your home.

1. Identify things you love
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Starting from scratch and redecorating a room can be overwhelming. It’s crucial that you do you do your research and organize your thoughts prior to planning the rooms look. Check out different paint colours and fabrics, pin a handful of pictures on to your Pinterest, view the different styles: scandinavian, eclectic, bohemian, etc.

2. Don’t forget your lifestyle
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There are so many questions to ask yourself when decorating. Do you entertain often? Have young children or pets?. The answers to these questions will change your choice in furniture and accessories drastically. Maybe a couch that’s pet friendly, or a chair that wont get damaged by juice spills, and lots of seating for your guests.

3. Begin with a neutral palette
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Starting off with a neutral palette will save you from a potential disaster. Most of the time – we become excited by the unique pieces we come across while shopping. Light blue? sure, and the next time you may feel the same about a bright yellow piece of art! Although these items look good in the store, they might not have the same effect in our space when together. Start with a neutral palette and work your way up to avoid a rainbow meltdown. Tip: even if you’re not adding in colour, textured pieces keep a space looking dynamic!

4. Add in a pop of colour
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After your neutral palette is as neutral as can be, begin with a pop of colour. When you’re popping in something that’s a bold color, repeat it ideally three times. It helps the eye accept it as normal when you’re replicating the look. This is especially useful in open spaces where you want to achieve a cohesive feel.

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