First-Time Decorators: Some Tips for Getting Started

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If you’ve never decorated your space before but you’re ready to start, it can be intimidating. Patterns, colors, balance, structure—there are a lot of separate components to consider when decorating.

If you want to jump in and get started, these tips should help and make your space perfect for you!

Build Confidence: Start Small

When you’re first trying out decorating, starting in a bathroom can let you experiment with style and build confidence. Because the space is small and not a primary room in the house, it’s less risk and you can feel free to try new things.

What styles do you like? What colors? What patterns? Now is the time to take a close look at all of those things and try them in the bathroom!

Balance Your Colors

One of the mistakes new decorators often make is lacking balance in the color scheme. If you’re using an overly warm color, you’ll want to balance it with a cooler color. For instance, you can use red as an accent when you balance it with a cool color like white.

If you’re really ready to play with color, find a color wheel that will show you colors that are complementary. That’s an easy way to color coordinate and balance when you aren’t sure how to use color.

Keep it Simple

If you know you want to start using colors but you aren’t quite ready to jump into matching yet, there’s a simple way to use color that will keep the room looking elegant: use one color in different shades and with neutrals..

For instance, if you want to try blue, paint the room a light shade, then accessorize with a darker shade and some white. The room will look pulled together and elegant, and you won’t have to worry about the colors not looking right. 

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