Home Decorating for Everyone

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Very few people in the world have ever opened their eyes. They live day-to-day with their focus on the big picture of their own personal world- and they omit to truly stop and acknowledge what is around them. Decor resides everywhere around us, but is an unappreciated art that is frequently overlooked and unappreciated.

Decor is not just a style in a room, but a form of expression of culture, eras and often can be a time capsule. Decor has a way of changing a room into a unique environment, causing an impact on the people who pass through. Decor has the power to dictate a person’s emotions and mood. With an empty room as a canvas, you have the power to paint a masterpiece with colors, objects and lighting. It can be an identity for people and places around the world.

When walking into a room, or even viewing an image throughout history you can see a distinct style as well as set mood and have the ability to identify a time period simply from that. An example of this could be seeing a large room of grey stone, a red and gold trimmed carpet that trails up to a throne. The room lit by candelabras above and thresholds are arched and elaborate handmade banners proudly drape on the walls with their unique insignia. One could see this and think of kings in the Medieval times solely from the decor of the throne room. The atmosphere is indistinguishable.

Enter a room lit by a spiraling thread of lights around a pine tree that’s covered in ornaments of all shapes and sizes, some even handmade by children, along with pictures of the past. Look at the snowglobes, and the presents placed everso carefully beneath the tree. The stockings soon to be filled with goodies. The atmosphere of Christmas is unparalleled. Simply by the decor you can not only know the exact time of year, but also the holiday. Even the magic of the holiday briefly passes through your heart.

The amazing thing about decor is how it has its own fingerprint. Every style is unique just like people in the world and they can evolve into different designs. Some people feel most comfortable with simplicity, While others may have a taste for a Bohemian Decor which appears more fun and full of collections. It’s more care-free.

Decor has made a very beneficial impact in my life to not only stay creative, but also to comfort me as well as a countless amount of others all around the globe. Using color theory and soft inviting objects, Decor has made my room feel like a safe place custom for me. Decor has a way to enchant one’s heart and bring a sense of safety to those who embrace it. All they have to do is open their eyes.

Interior Designers: What To Know

There are many, many reasons that décor is significant, but it is important to understand that décor is a part of design.  Well executed design can bring about emotions that make people feel something.  The reason that décor matters is variable as to when it is being used.  From a home owner’s standpoint, décor matters because it is what makes their home, their home.  It creates a sense of uniqueness inside the space, when the outside may look the same as every other home in sight.  From a designer’s standpoint, décor matters for another reason entirely.  For designers, décor is a tool that can be utilized in their specific form of art.  The question of why décor matters is equivocal to a question like: “Why does music matter?”.  Why it matters is dependent on the significance of the person at question.  This is not a question that can be answered holistically, with an overarching, answer; it has intricacies, details, and uniqueness. Because of this, I will try to explain the most fundamental aspects of the significance of décor, in my eyes.

In an effort to understand the significance of décor, it may prove valuable to look at a prominent professional in design, who uses décor in his daily work.  Marcel Wanders is a well-respected and affluent designer from Holland.  Wanders views design as “A tool that allows us to reach out and inspire, to touch others and help makes lives magical”.  Décor is an accessory to the larger picture of design, and as Wanders explains, design matters.  When designers are creating their masterpiece, décor is the paint on their canvas.

For homeowners, the role that décor takes on is more personal.  These are pieces that they will most likely be seeing every day of their foreseeable future, and that is significant.  Because the décor in their home is something that they will have to see and deal with so intimately, they will place immense importance on what these pieces say about themselves.  They want the home, if possible, to feel like an extension of themselves.  This will be a space in which they will live their daily lives, a space in which they will host get-togethers with their friends and space which will be filled with many, many emotions.  They want the design within their home, their décor, to be flexible to these items.  The home is where memories are formed, and the décor of the home should be memorable.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition was a successful ABC television show that ended in 2012.  The Emmy Award-winning show would send a talented, and incredibly personable team of designers to the homes of families that were nominated to be on the show.  These families would be interviewed about their situation—which was typically unsuitable and incredibly unfortunate—and then they would be sent off to a beautiful resort for one week while their home underwent construction.  The show experienced the success that it did because of the emotions that it could bring out of the families.  When these families would be brought back to their homes after the week of construction was finished, they would then get to see their new homes for the first time.  This was almost always incredibly emotional to watch, and the families would be overcome with fillings of raw joy, wonder, and overwhelming happiness when they would see their new homes.  The talented designers would bring together personal details of each and every family member, to make the home their home.  Although the home was only modernized, still filled with inanimate objects; the design of the home felt powerful to the families.  The design and the décor made them feel like this new place was their home, where they belonged, altogether.

Maybe the real reason that décor matters is because people matter.  Décor holds its relevance for the reason that it is a way that we can express ourselves, our individuality, our humanness, our togetherness.  The aforementioned Marcel Wanders once said, “Design allows us to create an environment with love, live with passion, and make our most exciting dreams come true”.  Décor is the tool that brings interior design to life, and without it, our homes might feel inherently emotionless.  If the décor that is chosen makes a person feel loving, passionate, exciting, and like their dreams can come true then the décor is absolutely significant.

Decorating Pro Tip: Area Rugs

Area Rugs Are A Great Home Accessory

Decorating is important in my life. My lovely mother loves to keep the living room filled with furniture and the kitchen with tables. Decorations around our home make the whole house organized and unique in its’ way. Each piece has a meaning and reason behind it. Apart from the sofas and the area rugs in Cincinnati OH, my dad’s favorite sports’ team clock is located above the flat television, a dreamcatcher, wind chimes, pictures frames of our family across the living room, and my sister’s paintings hanging upon a wall. The rug is special because of its dark brown swirls and flowers around it, and it matches along with the sofas. My dad has an exclusive recliner for himself, which he uses every day before and after work. No one bothers to sit in his recliner because it’s his own. My mom has specially designed vases with flowers sitting on the countertop of the table that represent her. She is also a big lover of wind chimes, which explains why they are found inside and outside our home.

My neat room has decors of its own. I have a big wooden desk I have kept for years that I use for my homework with a black lamp to see my homework, and a nice shelf to organize my files. My walls are still covered in pink with white flowers around the four walls since I was 9-years-old. Pink is my favorite color, and I tend to match everything I can in my room with pink. I also have a couple of dreamcatchers along my wall since I was little that keeps me safe from nightmares during the night. Decorating a significant meaning in every household. My neighbors have their kind of decorations in their home that can represent their own beliefs, traditions, and likes.

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