The right decoration gives our home its individual charm and cosiness as well as style. However, you shouldn’t just decorate it now. Because from room to room there are actually some differences that you should keep in mind when decorating your home. After all, the decoration in your entire apartment should come into its own. We therefore tell you what is essential when decorating your four walls and have the most beautiful decoration ideas for you!
Rules, tips and no gos for decorating your home
There are endless decorations for your own four walls, but you also need a knack for it! If you want to prettify your rooms without a decoration concept, a lot can go wrong. Our living experts will give you helpful tips and tell you the best rules for a beautiful home.
Decorate your home: Our rules & tips
- It’s the mix that matters! Always decorate odd numbers, because that looks particularly harmonious.
- For a coherent overall picture, you should stick to the skyline concept. You can arrange your decoration on the chest of drawers or decorate the shelf at different heights.
- Skillfully pick up on the color scheme of the interior or white of your furniture with the decoration and underline the ambience.
- No decoration without suitable lighting. Various lighting elements are just as much a part of the decoration concept as fresh flowers and pillows.
- Create contrasts by mixing light and dark shades together. You can also combine different materials that may not necessarily match at first glance. Because on the whole you give your room the necessary charm.
- Pictures on the wall are a great decoration, but can quickly become confused. Therefore, think in advance of a suitable collage arrangement and mark it accordingly.
- For harmony in your four walls, you should pay attention to the color composition. Mix a maximum of three colors with each other, otherwise the look will quickly appear overloaded.
- Take up individual elements of the decoration more often. This can then be continued as a common thread through the whole apartment.
- Less is more! A special eye-catcher per room is sufficient.
- Decorate according to our melon rule. This says that home accessories should not be smaller than a bowler hat.
Decoration in the apartment: mistakes and no gos
Basically, when it comes to decorating your home, everything revolves around the golden mean. Here it is important to find the balance and therefore a good mix of colors, shapes and dimensions. In order for your decoration to be convincing across the board, you should definitely avoid these errors:
- Decorate too much or too little
- Use too many or too few colors
- Use only dark colors
- Do not use lighting decoratively
- Choose mass instead of class
Decorate the apartment by room
If you cannot decide on a particular decoration, then simply decorate your apartment by room. This gives you the advantage that you can design each room individually and get the best out of every four walls. So that the look within your home still creates a coherent overall picture, a common thread should run through every room. This can be a style, a color or a special material.
Decorate the living room
The decoration in the living room should above all be cozy and practical. Because this room is used in a variety of ways like no other room. Whether for fun game nights, romantic togetherness or as a chat corner with your best friend. In addition to the key pieces such as the sofa and coffee table, it is above all the decoration that gives the room character and charm. Flowers, personal pictures, fluffy pillows and blankets belong in every living room. Curtains, on the other hand, provide privacy, shield against excessive sunlight and make the room appear more attracted.
Decorate the bedroom
Rest and relaxation! The bedroom serves as a place where dreams should have more space than stress and hustle and bustle. Accordingly, the decoration should also turn out. Stylish bed linen, decorative pillows and a bedspread skilfully round off the look of your bedchamber. A bedside table serves particularly well as a practical storage space, which can also be decorated with flowers, a table lamp or scented candles. If you’re not a fan of bedside cabinets, you can skip them and stack cool coffee table books instead. Looks stylish and can also be used as a decorative shelf. You can find even more tips for your bedroom in the video!
Decorate the nursery
Children love colorful and wild living! Therefore, your very personal realm should meet these demands. Create a real children’s paradise with colorful pennant chains, soft carpets, bright wall colors and lots of toys. Another thing that shouldn’t be missing in any children’s room: an XXL night lamp with a trendy miffy look. So that the decoration does not appear to be overloaded, you should limit yourself to two or three colors. But you can combine them in different shades. Crafts are of course also allowed!
Decorate the bathroom
Since the bathroom is used more practically, the decoration in the bathroom is often neglected. Appropriate bathroom textiles, fragrant candles and pretty wicker baskets can be used to conjure up a completely new look in just a few seconds. Small wall shelves made of wood or metal also offer storage space, which you can use with stylish storage baskets for your small items. Towels and bath mat that harmonize with each other complete the decoration in your bathroom.
Decorate the hallway
The entrance area is the calling card of your apartment. Impress your guests in just a few square meters with a stylish hand for decoration. In the video, our interior experts tell you how to set pretty highlights and give you five tips for decorating your hallway.
More ideas for decorating your home
You can decorate by room, but you don’t have to! Some decorations are also ideal for several rooms. Above all, table decoration is the supreme discipline and a particularly important decorative element in the dining room or living room. Our interior experts will give you great tips and tricks on how to decorate your apartment in an atmospheric way.
The table decoration
When it comes to decoration, the dining table is often forgotten. Stop it! The table decoration is just as important for a harmonious overall picture as the decoration on the chest of drawers or on the wall. Especially if you have a large table, a nice decoration is perfect. Give your dining area a harmonious ambience in just a few simple steps. Textiles such as table runners, placemats or a tablecloth are very suitable for this. Candles provide warmth and cosiness and are a must, especially in the dark season. Colorful flowers not only provide the necessary freshness on the banquet table in spring. Of course, a dining table can also be beautifully staged seasonally. Small ornamental gourds are popular accessories in autumn. In winter, however, fragrant fir branches and nuts are great. and in summer you can breathe pure holiday feeling into your table decoration with palm leaves and colored glasses.
Decorate with plants and flowers in vases
Green houseplants or fresh bouquets of flowers are not only pretty to look at, because they also make a pretty good decoration anywhere in the home. This is mainly because the plants give the room freshness and vitality. However, some green plants not only look beautiful, they also ensure a better indoor climate. If you don’t have enough space for green plants, you can stylishly let the new roommates dangle from the ceiling in a hanging basket. And then you arrange the colorful spring bouquet in a suitable vase on a dresser or coffee table. Learn in the video how to elegantly decorate your apartment with flower vases of any kind.
Decorate with candles and lighting
Light is particularly important for a cozy atmosphere. So that your four walls become a cozy place of rest and relaxation, candles and indirect light sources are highly recommended. In the bedroom and living room in particular, fairy lights that give a touch of lighting are particularly beautiful. Candles, on the other hand, are simply wonderful in the bathroom. If you don’t have a fireplace, but want to breathe a romantic flair into your living room, decorate a sea of candles on your dresser or console. Now just cuddle on the sofa and enjoy the warm cosiness.
Decorate the apartment for Christmas
Classic, modern or elegant? When it comes to Christmas decorations, we ask ourselves the same question every year. How do we decorate the apartment so that the Christmas spirit can unfold? The living room in particular is often decorated seasonally with fir branches, fairy lights, Christmas motifs and Christmas baubles. But the table decorations in the dining room should also not be neglected. As soon as Christmas is just around the corner, do you need some inspiration for your banquet? Then let yourself be inspired in the video by the preparation for Delia’s Christmas table decoration!
Decorate with pictures
A picture wall is not only a good way to present your favorite photos, but also makes an excellent decoration on the wall. So that the look looks elegant and modern, you should make sure that the individual motifs are arranged symmetrically. If you want to put your pictures in the picture frame casually on the chest of drawers and lean against the wall, an individual arrangement is also perfect. In the video we show you how to decorate the perfect gallery wall for your wall. Step by step to an individual wall decoration!
Decorate the sofa with pillows
Can your couch take a little more pep? Then optically upgrade the good piece with various decorative pillows. A color family, different patterns and sizes combined and a good distribution are half the battle. Then loosen up the look with single-colored cushions – the professional sofa styling is done!
Buy decoration online at Westwing
Our tips for decorating your apartment have convinced you and you want to give your home a new look? Then you will find a nice selection of home accessories in the WestwingNow online shop. Simply click through our range from the comfort of your sofa and secure your new favorite items. From an order value of 30 euros we even deliver to your home completely free of shipping costs. Have fun browsing, shopping and decorating!