Decorating a home is one of the most fun parts of being a homeowner, but it can also be a challenging project.  Trying to keep up with the latest home décor trends can be costly since styles change on a yearly basis.  By the time you finish decorating with all the 2015 trends, 2016 will roll around and a completely new set of trends will give your home an outdated feel.  Luckily there are secrets and tricks to decorating your home that will give you the versatility of making minor changes to keep it modern without breaking the bank or having to completely redecorate your home at the very least.  Here are some suggestions about how to decorate a home, keep up with the trends and not spend too much money in the process.

Picking paint colors

If you are moving into a new home, and you are anxious to get paint on the walls, Houzz suggests that you don’t paint until all of your furniture is moved into the home.  Lighting has a strong effect on paint color, and depending on how the natural light as well as electric lights fall on the furniture, the rugs, the flooring and the walls can completely change your opinion about paint colors.  Move in all the furniture, lay down the rugs, then go shopping for paint colors, and do not be afraid to purchase a few samples to paint the wall a bit to make sure you get what you are looking for.

Creating space with furniture

It used to be a trend for a room to be closed in a full with furniture.  Now the style is completely opposite.  The more open a room is, the better.  As the person living in the home, you want space to easily move through.  Position your furniture so it’s easy to maneuver around.  The great news about open space being a trend is that you do not have to purchase a lot of furniture to fill in space, ultimately saving you money!

Avoid being perfectly matched

Another trend that is completely outdated is the perfectly themed rooms.  Instead, the new style is to mix and match.  If you like the beach, blend the beach theme with a Tuscan theme to create a warm and unique vibe.  The goal should be to avoid the obvious clichés, and you can do so by purchasing artwork that does not match perfectly, but it works together to tie the room together.

Create character

Your home should definitely reflect who you are, so don’t be afraid to go bold with the home décor.  Give the home character by adding unique pieces of furniture, throw pillows, décor or light fixtures that reflect your personality.  Making your home your own is one of the best parts of decorating.  The décor and furniture and paint colors of your home should make you feel comfortable and happy, so use these suggestions as simple guidelines, and have fun with them! 

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