Look Beyond the Name When Making Decorative Choices

Once you decide to update your décor, you’ll find yourself faced with multiple decisions. In order to create a décor that is unique to your personality, you’ll need to expand your thinking beyond product names and generalized assumptions. By doing so you can create a home that exudes your personality, showcases your style and simply makes you feel good about the choices you made.

Paint Colors

Paint companies place names on colors hoping the name will catch your attention. In many situations that is effective marketing. However, one of the best ways to select the paint color you want for each room of your home is to gaze at a color board or flip through paint sample chips while totally ignoring the name of the color. When you get to a color that intrigues or excites you, that’s probably the color you should go with regardless of its descriptive name.

Flooring

Flooring is another area where the name shouldn’t impact your choice. Farmhouse hardwood floors are an ideal example of how you could miss out on some exquisite flooring simply by assuming the floors are intended for a rustic or country décor. Farmhouse hardwood wide plank floors can be a key feature in an upscale, sophisticated modern décor. In addition to choosing the width of planks, you can select boards of the same length or random length.

Lighting

If you think a chandelier is just for classy, elegant decors, you may miss out on the opportunity to add some whimsy, character or flamboyancy to your home. Take time to explore some of the quirky, colorful, fanciful chandelier lighting designs. Once you see the variety of options, you may want to hang a chandelier in an unexpected place such as a laundry room, bathroom or nursery.

When it comes to décor features, it’s a good idea to let your eyes and heart be your guide. Your completed design will then be as unique as you are. Don’t let descriptive names influence your decisions. Go with what you like.