So you just bought a new house and have to start decorating. You are clueless as to how you would design your house to create a “homey” environment. Here are some techniques that you can use to quickly change that empty room into a place of relaxation that has a very nice ambiance.
Measure your room first before deciding to head to the furniture shop to buy some furniture. You can use cut out newspaper to scale the room: 1 foot = 1 inch and see if the furniture will be proportioned to the room. Make sure that you still have space left for people to walk around your furniture. You do not want them to bump into things.
If you are the type of person that likes Zen effects, then mix and match different styles of stuff, like oriental pieces with contemporary furniture. Make sure they blend together and do not look like you overdid it.
Use mirrors if you think that the room looks a little bit smaller. They give that illusion effect of more spaces. White walls always make the house look spacious. Colored walls consume a lot of light and your house will look very dark in the night. Monochromatic color like whites, cream and beige will make your room look bigger. You can also use blue and green colors as this gives an openness appearance.
So take note of these few things and you will definitely welcome your visitors with warmth and comfort. Have fun decorating your house!