When you’re single, you’ve got a bit more freedom in terms of choosing home decorations for your space. You don’t need to consult anyone on your home accessories, as you are the only one you need to answer when you’re a bachelor or a bachelorette. Of course, with all this freedom, it can be difficult to get started on choosing the right home accessories and decor for your space. Here’s a few tips and tricks for decorating while single.
Determine What Your Style Is
If you don’t know what home decor style you’re most drawn to, you can’t even begin to decorate your space. This applies to both men and women. It’s important to figure out what styles you’re most drawn to before you rush out and start buying whatever you can find on sale at your local retailer of choice.
To do this, check out online resources for inspiration. Print out pictures of rooms that you feel particularly drawn to and eventually, you’ll figure out what styles of home decorations you’re most drawn to. Interior design styles include popular styles such as contemporary, modern, traditional; as well as lesser-known styles including steampunk, mid-century modern or shabby chic.
Set a Budget
When you know what you want, you’ll need to set up a budget. Be sure to divide that budget up accordingly and have money for everything in that particular room. For example, in the living room you’ll need furniture, wall decor, table decor, throw pillows, floor rugs and other home accessories to complete the space.
Tips for Bachelors
Bigger is better when it comes to choosing home accessories, so keep this in mind. Chances are, you don’t’ want your space to look cluttered. By choosing a single large home accessory, laundry room hooks such as a large hammered metal vase, rather than choosing several smaller home accessories, you’ll create a cleaner, less-cluttered look.
When choosing colors, it’s okay to stay in your comfort zone. If you prefer toned down neutrals, then your home decor should reflect this. This same concept can also be applied to your furniture, wall art and other home accessories.
Tips for Bachelorettes
Remember that much like your life, your home decor must be multi-tasking. This means incorporating all of the elements: furniture, home accessories, wall art and lighting.
Next, don’t be afraid to tackle different projects around your home. You can learn to tile a backsplash, a fireplace backsplash or a floor if you put your mind to it. Plus, updating areas of your home decor can really help you pack a punch when decorating your space.
Finally, no matter whether you’re a bachelor or a bachelorette, don’t be afraid to mix and match different home decor styles. Don’t be afraid of color. Don’t be afraid to try new home accessories in your space. Home decor is flexible and if you don’t like it, you can just as easily change it, so keep this in mind when you’re working to create your single-person space.