A person's home is not just a place to stay; it is a mirror to a person's personality. People from all sections of the society spend a sizeable proportion of their income in decorating their homes. While deciding upon the right kind of home decor, a person should keep in mind various aspects.

The first and foremost aspect of home decor is the overall theme. The theme could be modern or contemporary. While deciding upon the theme, the architecture of the house e should also be kept in mind. For example, if the house is built in a traditional or roman style, a modern theme will not look good. You should also keep your needs in mind. If you have children in your house, furniture should not have sharp edges. Do not use a lot of glass. Try going in for non-toxic wall paints which are also washable.

It is not necessary for you to spend a fortune on home decor. You can do the decor on your own. Indoor plants look really great. They add a lot of life to an otherwise drab house. Indoor plants should be restricted to the living room, the dining room and the balconies. If your house is nice and airy, make the most use of the windows. Do not block them.

Paintings add a lot of colour to a home. They are an important aspect of home decor. Paintings are available to suit every pocket. You can go for traditional pieces which work as investments. Prints are also a good idea. A collage of family photographs or portraits also look great if hung in the house.

Colours also play an important role in home decor. You may use earthy tones like browns, rusts, beiges etc. Bright sunny shades of yellows and blues can also be used. Greys can be used to give your home a modern look. Wall papers can be used on certain walls for added effect. You may also use stencils to paint pretty patterns on certain walls of your house. Make sure you don't go overboard painting patterns on every wall.

Flooring should be chosen according to the theme of your house. Tiling, hardboard or laminate works best if you are remodelling. Marble can be used if you are willing to spend a larger sum of money. Bright coloured rugs and carpets can be used to add colour to the floor. You can use lots of throws and cushions as well. Make sure that your curtains, cushions and upholstery is colour co-ordinated.

It is always a good idea to hire professional help when decorating your house. Doing it you can be extremely time consuming. After you approve of your design, make sure you are out of the way of the professionals. Their timings should be set according to your work timings so you are not at home while the labour is at work. It is a good idea to take a holiday while the remodelling work is on.

Source by Amit Bhagat