‘Tis the season for decoration and there’s no better way to do that than with some inspiration. From marvelous lighting designed to add a little sparkle, to elegant carpets, eieihome sought out expert advice from the interior decorators at Decorium, who shared their tips on how to accessorize your home on a budget. By following the guide below, it won’t be just your house that lights up, but the faces of family and friends in delight.
Choose a theme
Throughout the holidays, we use themes to decorate; ranging from building up a wonderfully decorated tree, a decked out mantel and many other areas of your home. Whether you prefer to stick with the more traditional red and green of Christmas past, or a more modern take with sparkling gold and teal, choosing a singular theme can help keep your home cohesive and consistent, giving it the look of a professionally decorated living space with minimal effort.
Switch it up
You should never be afraid of mixing it up a little bit, and by something as simple as swapping out what are normal centre pieces—such as a lamp, area rug, cabinet or a mirror—you can save some money by avoiding a full overhaul.
Don’t be hesitant about using an additional table or floor lamp—which can easily change the ambiance of a room—and if you position the lights just right, you can bring your artwork to life. You can never go wrong with extra lighting during the holidays; a warm and cheery atmosphere can make any social gathering a success.
Area rugs can bring a cosy and comfortable feeling to a room, making them functional as well as fashionable. Keeping in mind your decorating theme be it teal and gold or red and green—the more commonly used rooms will work better with a flat-weave area rug.
Mirrors can reflect light to help brighten and widen even the smallest and darkest rooms. They also make a wonderful focal point for your space, like this beautiful Prescott Antiqued Gold Leaf Round Iron Mirror. Remember to always keep the size, shape, style and even the colour in mind when choosing your mirror.
With these tips now it will easier than ever to turn a simple space into a beautifully lit, warm and cosy gathering for your family events. If you require a little more help, Decorium offers complimentary interior decorating services that will assist you in various areas, such as small space solutions to in-home design consultations, making it easier to create your dream space.