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5 Simple Tips For Home Decor Beginners

Decorating your own house can feel like a mammoth of a task. There are so many routes you can go down and so many styles you can choose from, which can be extremely overwhelming. Therefore, we have compiled a list of 5 ways you can easily spice up your house and turn it into the home you have always dreamed of!

Set the Tone at the Front Door

📷 Racheal, Lauren

Your front door is the first thing you and every visitor will see when entering your home. It sets the tone for the rest of the house and can be a great statement to make, especially if the exterior of your house is rather bland.

pink front door entryway with yellow sofa and golden decorative mirror

📷 Brit Arnesen

Painting it a vibrant, glossy hue will draw people’s attention and is an inexpensive way to freshen up your home.

You can also do it yourself, which eliminates the need to pay for a professional and can be a fun activity to do with family or friends.

Take the opportunity to let everyone know your style right from the first step!

Hang a Mirror in Every Room

circle mirror entryway decor with baskets and lamp

📷 Megan

Mirrors make a space feel brighter because they bounce both natural and artificial light around the room during the day and night. They also make rooms feel much larger. Using a focal point, angle your mirrors towards it to give the illusion of depth.

arched floor mirror in bright white living room with baskets

📷 Rachel Moore

Placing a large mirror near a window to reflect the outdoors is especially effective in making a room feel larger. Mirrors on the walls, glass tabletops, and mirrored cabinet doors give the room a more open feel.

anthropologie decorative arched floor mirror in bedroom

📷 Lee Anne Benjamin

There are so many styles of mirrors on the market, so you can fit them into each room’s style and decor. Buying a statement mirror can also be the main piece of decoration in a room, working around its aesthetic to decorate the rest of the room.

Place Rugs Tastefully Throughout Your Home

green kitchen cabinets with hardwood floors and green runner rug

📷 A Beautiful Mess

Adding a rug to a room can make all the difference. They warm up the room while adding a decorative touch.

A rug can anchor a room, define it, add warmth through temperature and coziness, and help layer a room’s decor. A graphic, modern rug is enough to create an entire world of its own, showcasing your furniture.

bright living room with white sofa and accent throw pillows on white tribal rug

📷 Jennifer (rug: Ruggable)

It is essential that you buy good quality rugs, as they require a lot of cleaning, due to them being prone to collecting dust and dirt. They can be seen as a life-time investment.

You can purchase many colors, prints, patterns, and textures of rugs and it is important to make sure it matches the rest of the decor in the room.

Create a Gallery Wall

blue walls in entryway staircase decor with wall art gallery and chandelier

📷 Emma

Another great DIY idea to decorate your house is to create a gallery wall, to help showcase your personality.

magazine wall art collage home office decor with circle mirror

📷 Michelle

What you decide to put in the frames is completely up to you, whether it’s snaps of you and your family or friends, pictures you have taken on holiday, or images you liked from online.

modern entryway decor with wall art collage and black staircase

📷 Zenia Olivares

This can be a lot of fun to do and you can place the pictures into shape or just scatter them miscellaneously across a wall.

Adding different styles, colors and textures will make it more exciting, by changing up the frames, for example. This can also be done extremely affordably!

Decorate with Pillows

blue sofa in modern living room and kitchen with throw pillows and blanket

📷 Amber Lewis

If you are wanting your house to feel more homely and cozy, you can accessorize your rooms and furniture with throw pillows.

These can be found everywhere, at many different price points, and in many different styles. You can experiment with shape, colors, textures to make a room look and feel more interesting.