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Social media is undeniably a strong influence on everything people do nowadays, especially with your choice of products. According to a recent survey of over 2,000 Instagram users, 72 percent of respondents said they made a purchase relating to lifestyle after seeing a post or story on the social media platform.
This isn’t necessarily a bad thing. Thanks to interconnectivity, more and more people are exploring styles and themes they never would have considered before. But how can you be sure you’re making the right and stylish purchasing decisions?
If you want your home furnishing and decorations to remain classy, here are 7 tips on how you can keep your decor as tasteful as possible.
Beware of False Advertising
You can’t be too careful when you’re shopping for products online. Because you can’t physically examine the furniture or decorations you are purchasing, you must find trustworthy shops. Some form of enhancement from photo editing services for e-commerce businesses is acceptable, but some businesses completely misrepresent their products. Read through customer reviews and be thorough when researching an online shop to determine if you can trust their products.
Choose Colorful Curtains
Curtains are excellent for accentuating any space. The right window treatments can make your room instantly look more stylish and eye-popping. So you should ditch curtains with boring colors like beige or flat tones. Look for curtains that have interesting shades like jewel tones or bright colors. Curtains with interesting patterns can also make the difference between a boring room and a chic one.
Add Mirrors for Space
Not everyone has the same square footage as those gorgeous rooms and apartments you see on Instagram. However, you only need a few mirrors if you want your room to look more spacious than it really is. Buy large mirrors with sleek frames and position them strategically around your room. Put them on corners or flat,undecorated surfaces. This way, they can make it seem like your room is twice its size without needing any radical action. If you want to make more of a statement, buy mirrors with ornate frames like gilded edging or carved curlicues.
Look for Cute Lamps
A few years ago, everyone was decorating their rooms with large chili lights or even repurposed Christmas lights. However, this is now considered more kitsch than cute. The hot thing right now are statement lamps with very cute lampshades. These lighting appliances come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, from hanging lamps to free-standing lamps. Look for hanging lamps with interesting ceramic covers or antique-inspired pieces for more authentic aesthetics.
Minimalism and overly cluttered room decorations have both passed out of public favor. The new trend favors a balance between the two. The key to this is managing your clutter and your purchases. Sure, that DIY stepstool might seem attractive, but do you have the space for it in your house? Do you really need another spice rack in your kitchen? Not only will managing clutter make your home instantly more stylish, it will also make your rooms easier to move around in.
Don’t rely on just one type of texture when you are redecorating your home, especially in places where there are plenty of fabrics. For example, your bedroom can look more elegant if you have an abundance of different cloths with varying textures. Silk sheets present smooth surfaces, while woven rugs offer warmth and coziness. Roughly woven curtains or throws also add more interesting visual and tactile experiences. You can apply the same principles to your living room. Aside from colorful curtains, you can pair shaggy throw pillow covers with velvety couch cushions.
Buy Something Eye-catching
If you don’t want to spend a lot of money on different furniture, you can achieve the same result by buying once eye-catching statement piece for each room such as a hardwood board game table. The nature of this piece will depend on the room you put it in. A piano can look more interesting in the living room but completely out of place in the dining room. Determine what you want your key furnishing to be in each room and pick all the other furnishing and decor in the room to match them.
Decorating your home according to social media tastes can be very difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. Following these tips can help you shop for the right furnishing and make the right choices when it comes to decorating your home. So the next time you are scrolling down your social media feed, keep these tips in mind and you can make the right decisions.