Essential Home Decor Advice from Eco Décor in Atlanta
With a special affinity for excellence and an eye for beauty, Eco Décor has been improving interior decors in Atlanta since 2012. Applying rich cultural sources in producing their special brand of design, Eco Décor has a special capacity for capturing the vision and expectations of their client while effectively complementing the interior space. In the following article, Eco Décor’ founder and master interior decorator, Dekel Balzar, shares some of his foundational pointers for achieving a superior home decor. While many of the final productions are only limited by cash resources available, you will find that the basics of establishing an attractive interior are simplistic, cost-effective and ubiquitously applicable.
1. Determine Your Style
You will never achieve the final look you want unless you know deep down inside what it is that you are trying to accomplish. The only way you will ever come upon that look that makes you feel completely inspired, happy, and at rest is by knowing what it is that inspires these feelings and reactions in you.
One super good way to begin your search into your likes and dislikes is to consider the types of clothes, shoes or cars you are naturally drawn to. Do you like clothes that are loose and comfy? Do you prefer a modern year model car or a classic ride? Are you the type that wears flamboyant colors and bright patterns or do you prefer monochromatic or tightly controlled color groups? How do you feel about wing-tipped shoes?
All these details will allow you to begin forming your own picture of what the interior home décor should look and feel. You can then take things a step further by considering any places you’ve been, rustic bed and breakfasts, fashionable hotel suites, delightful restaurant decors and many other places where your imagination can run wild. Compile a list of the details you like, this can be as simple as a list on the back of an envelope or as detailed as an entire scrapbook.
2. Begin With What You Like
If you have decided to invest in the interior of your home, there are specific details about your environment that you feel strongly about and would like to enhance. It has become a common practice in interior designing to get rid of everything, except load-bearing structures, and remodel the interior after the luxurious palaces of the 18th century or some other attractive picture selected from a magazine or online source. This doesn’t always pan out as people would like. Small differences in the original and copied work can accidentally turn a luxurious idea into a cluttered storeroom. This is always disappointing.
It is a far better idea to consider what you love about your space and begin making improvements that accentuate and improve the appeals and value these elements offer. You may have an especially beautiful view and spectacular sunset glow through your lovely picture windows. The takeaway here is that by understanding the dynamics, flow, and function of the room, your designs and décor can be elevated to a truly impressive level.
3. Picking Colors
Working with the right colors can be one of the most tedious and drawn out aspects of choosing an ideal home decor. The right job is sublime and brings the entire home décor together, but this perfection leaves a very narrow margin for error and striking that perfect chord takes some know-how to get it right in as few moves as possible.
Here is a plan that I have found effective numerous times in helping clients select the color tones that complement their interior and lifestyles exquisitely. Begin by selecting your primary color with purpose and intention. This color is very important and must be one you feel very strongly about. It doesn’t matter if it is a bright flamboyant purple or red, or a more subdued and soothing earth tone like a soft green or stone gray.
Once you have selected your primary color, the other colors you select must be part of the same color “family” or colors that support the primary color and enhance its tones. The same applies when choosing colors for your walls, carpets, sofas, bathroom tiles and anything else.
Finally, never forget the value of contrasting your primary color with some tones and hues from the opposite end of the spectrum. This will underscore your primary color through contrast and this does much to complete your final look.
4. Sampling Paints
There is one final note that all novice interior decorators should be aware of to shorten the learning curve and avoid unnecessary frustration. Painting an interior is a tricky thing to do and this is why most people will stick to an easy white to avoid the trouble.
This difficulty comes from the fact that a swatch will not give you an accurate idea of what a color will look like once it is on your wall. Furthermore, the way the lighting in your room plays on the colors you choose is another subject for consideration.
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Because the paint you apply to your walls can have the biggest impact on the energy of your room, it is a much larger consideration than many people imagine. My advice? Give yourself plenty of time and practice getting the paint in your room perfect. It may be a good idea to try a few colors to see how they play out in the room at different times of the day. You will then find some tones have high energy, and others are more serene and calming. This is a fun and important factor in adjusting the atmosphere of your home decor. If you need more advice, feel free to give us a call at (470) 505-1775.