When it comes to decorating a room you don’t just have a blank canvas. You have a three-dimensional blank space, which can sometimes be difficult to fill. That’s why it can be a good idea to have a philosophy in mind when decorating. And one way to do it is to base your décor on a single feature or leading element.
Why Use a Print as Your Leading Element?
There are plenty of ways to decorate and many wonderful styles to choose, ranging from your own unique look to something which wouldn’t be out of place in the home of an ultra-chic Parisian. But what all of these have in common is that you have to start somewhere. And why not choose a print? This way you can pick out one gorgeous item that you love and then use its colour and pattern as the focus for everything else you buy and create. It just makes your decision making easier.
Where Can You Find a Stunning Print?
Prints can be found on wallpaper, rugs, furniture coverings, curtains and blinds. One suggestion is to visit a company like Direct Blinds and browse through their range for your home and kitchen. You’ll find distinctively patterned and plainer choices, which should give you plenty of inspiration.
How Can You Use a Print?
Once you’ve found a print with a colour and pattern that you adore, your next step is to use it as a catalyst for further creativity. Why not write down your ideas in a journal? You could also sketch out what you want to surround the print with, developing a theme. The idea is to build up your room with items and furnishings that fit your print in any or all three of these ways:
- Pattern, for example stripes or polka dots, which could be replicated in a subtle way by other decorative items;
- Colour, for example navy blue, which other items could match, be similar to or complement (tip: white goes particularly well with navy blue);
- Style, for example floral, which can be built on by adding items to your room such as potted plants and flowers.
Continuing to Decorate
Of course, there are other ways to decorate a room, but this method really works and can be applied to everything from children’s rooms to kitchens. And just remember, what really matters at the end of the day is the result, not how you get there.