26 Jul 8 Fundamental Elements Every Room Needs
Moving into a new home, or redesigning a space you already live in, can be both challenging and rewarding. You want to make sure you have the right combination of style, function, and comfort. Don’t fret! Achieving this perfect blend may be easier than you think.
There are two phases when it comes to balancing your home decorating elements. First, you create a neutral space with the basic home decor essentials, then you layer in simple items that showcase your personality.
Create Your Canvas
As with any artistic endeavor, we must begin with a blank canvas. Clear everything from the room and follow steps 1-4 below to create an ideal setting for creating your dream living space.
1. A Neutral Base
The first thing you need is a neutral background, a wall color that complements your color scheme without dominating the room. Light beiges and greys are a popular option and look stunning with stark white trim.
2. Updated Cabinets
The next step is to update your cabinets. Kitchen cabinets cover a good portion of the wall space in the main living areas, especially if you have an open floor plan, and bathroom cabinets are the first thing you see when you enter that room. Check out Knotty Alder Cabinets for beautiful wood designs at wholesale prices. Knotty alder wood looks natural, but upscale, making it a great choice for any decorating scheme.
3. Lots of Light
Lighting is key to the ambiance of the room. Dim romantic lighting should be reserved for special occasions. Letting in lots of natural light can make the room feel larger and contributes to a general feeling of happiness. If you don’t have a lot of window light, look for light bulbs that mimic sunlight and hang mirrors to reflect light back into the room.
4. Floor Decor
The final step is the flooring. Wood or tile that is easy to keep clean and hides dirt is best in kitchen and bathroom areas. In other rooms, choose a neutral carpet color or add a fun throw rug.
How to Decorate a Room with Simple Things
Phase two is learning how to decorate a room with simple things you may already have or can easily acquire. Most of us don’t have an endless decorating budget to work with, so check out steps 5-8 for simple and beautiful home decor essentials.
5. Floral Arrangements & Greenery
Similar to lighting, plants can visually, and literally, breathe life into a room. The easiest way to add a splash of color without overthinking is to incorporate vases of flowers, potted plants, or other greenery.
6. Wall Art
Choose items that have personal value to you or cause you to feel happy and peaceful. Family photographs, scenic pictures, and simple paintings are a good way to incorporate your personality into your home decor.
7. Functional Storage
Beauty isn’t just on the surface—look for items that can be used or repurposed for storage while still adding to the design. For example, a decorative bowl can be placed near the door to hold car keys, or a pretty basket can be used to keep tv remotes out of sight.
8. Finishing Touches
Finally, add some color with throw pillows and blankets, which will also make your home cozier and more inviting. Try a table runner or simple centerpiece to glam up the dining room table or use your favorite books to create a display.
Knotty Alder Cabinets
Learn more about Knotty Alder Cabinets and how we can help you with your home decor essentials. Our wood cabinets are simple to install and assemble, plus we have DIY tips to make it even easier. Contact us to get started on your own bathroom or kitchen cabinets today!