Western Home Decorating Has Many Aspects

One way to give your home a warm, comfortable look and feel is with western home decorating. As you might expect, there are some items that depict cowboys and rodeos, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Come along while we explore the wide variety of furnishings and accessories that fit right in with the western style of home decorating.

Whether you just want to add a few decorative pieces here and there, or decorate your entire house, western style decor can add charm and down-home coziness. If you don’t already have a few ideas about the look and feel you want, try browsing through a few home decorating or interior design magazines. Also, print and/or online catalogs from western furnishings stores have lots of ideas and suggestions.

One of the great things about western home decorating is that it can be done fairly quickly and in a way to fit almost any budget. Since the flavor and feel of a room usually comes from the accessories and accents, you can often decorate a room without buying new furniture and other high-dollar items.

Seven Secrets Of Awesome Home Decorating

Two identical houses sit side by side, walk into one and you feel comfortable and welcome.Walk into the second house and you feel ugh – uncomfortable? The people in both houses are friendly, the type of people you would like to get to know better.

What’s the difference?

The difference is the way the houses are talking about their occupants. The first house is decorated nicely and your eyes flow smoothly from place to place giving you that warm fuzzy feeling. In the second house nothing flows together. Your eyes are constantly being stopped by an out of place window treatment or “thingie” that just doesn’t belong where it’s placed. This gives you an uncomfortable feeling – Do I really want to be here?

Here is a list of seven secrets of awesome home decorating the will give your home that warm fuzzy feeling:

Secret #1. Don’t Sweat The Cost!

The reason I put “don’t sweat the cost” as the first secret is because that’s the number one reason I have heard through the years that people don’t decorate. It’s too expensive!

That’s about as far from the truth as you can get. In my thirty plus years of decorating, some of the best decorated homes were the ones that the owners spent hardly any money. Money is not the cure all for awesome decorating.

Secret #2. Decorate For Your Family!

Decorating should be meaningful. You want to showcase the talents and hobbies of your family. If your family is into sports, then what ever sport they are into should be the focal point of your decorating, especially in the family room or what ever room you spend the most time in.
The most important people who will ever be in your home is your family. Flaunt them and show all your visitors and friends what you’re about as a family.

Secret #3. Get the Family Involved In the Decorating

When the family is involved in the decorating project you create family memories that will last lifetimes and be talked about at family gatherings for years to come. When the family is not involved in the decorating they resent the intrusion into their space and will throw little “monkey wrenches” into the project to show their resentment.

Secret #4. Go Style Shopping as a Family!

Don’t know what style or theme you want your next decorating project to be? Make it a family fun decision. Go style shopping with your family, ending up in a favorite place for desert or snack and discuss what your project will look like and say about your family.

Secret #5. Over Spend Not!

You could have the best looking house in the neighborhood but if you over spent on decorating and your family is feeling the pinches for doing so you will resent the beautiful surrounding. Your resentment will show in how you take care of the room as well as your attitude about the room. This attitude will spill over and your house will lose that warm cozy feeling that is portrayed by those living there.

Secret #6. Keep It Simple!

Have you ever been to a house where it was decorated to such a degree that you felt uncomfortable? You don’t know where to sit because you don’t want to disturb the starched look. Not only do you not want to disturb the look you couldn’t feel comfortable if you tried. You sit on the end of the chair hoping you don’t wrinkle the fabric. I know you have been to a place like that, so have I, far too many times. You just want to get out of there so you can relax.

Secret #7. Have Fun with Your Decorating!

Let your humor show through. A couple of pillows with your favorite sayings will liven up a room in short order. If it looks starchy to you it will look 10 times more starchy to your visitors and friends. Decorating should be fun and exciting. What you decorate today you will replace with a new “thingie” tomorrow. Have fun with your decorating and your humor and good taste will speak volumes about you and your family to visitors and friends.

3 Home Design Tips To Use Today

No matter what size budget you’re working with, anyone can have a beautiful home. It’s all a matter of taking some of the best home design tips and applying them to your situation. If you have been searching for options that will make your home pop with a certain design flare, than you have to look into the following tips that will help you create and establish any type of mood in your home. You’ll be surprised at what you can do with a little bit of interior magic. Whether you’re an experienced decorator or not, the following tips are universal.

Kitchen -Let’s first venture into the kitchen, a place where culinary mastery is the norm. It’s here where you will find a great deal of traffic and opportunities to apply several different design influences. If you’re looking to upgrade the area, change out the cabinets first and maximize the space that you have. You’ll notice that many standard designs don’t allow for maximum space in the corners and other areas. Change this out and choose your wood, design, and color wisely. Once you’ve accomplished this update your appliances to match, and accent with new countertenor. You’ll find that these 3 quick elements will transform your drab cooking area into someplace where the whole family will want to gather in.

Bathrooms -One of the most neglected areas in the home is the bathroom. This is one of the best places to get creative with home design tips. Paint the walls anything but white, and pay close attention to the fixtures that you have. Change the fixtures to something more modern, and change the lighting so that you have several choices. Add a simple fan and accents that tie everything together and you’ll be the envy of all your friends when they visit and notice that the bathroom design has flare.

Living Room -When dealing with the living room, try to paint the walls a different color than the standard “white”. White is a good color for walls but you want to go with a new option. Take enough time to look at your furnishings, location of your television, and several other pieces to tie the room together properly with a new color. You’ll find that the paint can really create an aura if done right.

The above ideas are just some of the many home design tips that you can implement today. You’ll find that they will allow you to put together a variety of different ideas in your home without breaking the budget completely. Take baby steps and tie things together for a modern update to your home’s decor.