Interior Decorating – Creating Rooms that are Comfortable and Functional

Interior decorating of a home basically begins with simple changes that can result in a large impact.  In fact, simply by changing the paint color of a room can make a dramatic change in the overall design and many times it can change the function within a space.  For instance, an office can be made into a nursery simply by applying a pastel color to the walls.  Other changes can include upgrading the furniture style, window coverings, floor treatments, and decorative accessories within a room.  It is very important to plan out decorative changes prior to visiting a store or shopping online.  For most homeowners, home decorating consists of adding items and making changes that reflect their own personal taste or style.  It is however, crucial to always keep the function of a room in mind when designed or changing the décor of a room.

Practicality of each piece of furniture and each accessory is crucial to getting the most out of your new design.  For example, if you are decorating a family room then you will need to choose furniture pieces that are comfortable and most importantly durable.  Family rooms are intended as a space where people can come and relax without having to worry about damaging fancy furniture or spilling a drink.  On the other hand, a formal living room or dining room can be decorating with fancier furniture such as a glass coffee table and items that are more appropriate for entertaining.  Even though a formal dining or entertaining spaces is only used periodically, the pieces you choose should still be highly functional and comfortable.

Textures within a space can also change the function of a room by making it more comfortable and inviting.  Choose plush rugs and linens to create a cozy environment in a television room where family and guests will want to take their shoes off and stay a while.  Formal rooms can also be made cozier by choosing upholstered furniture and floor coverings that are of soft and plush textures.  Carpet, window coverings, area rugs, pillows, throw blankets, and even lamp shades can all be purchased with a specific texture and color that can enhance the décor of a room while also keeping it functional for its main purpose.

When shopping for items that are going to come together to create a seamless design within a room you should always keep the overall design in focus.  Too much clutter can affect the function of a room.  Begin your shopping trip by choosing the largest and most functional pieces of furniture for the room.  Next add decorative items, textures, and colors that reflect your personal taste as well as the overall look you are trying to achieve.