Room decor: 150+ photos and tips for the perfect environment

December 2, 2021 0 Comments

 

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The living room of the house is often the first place people see when they enter a home, it is where visitors stay most, where residents spend a good deal of their free time when they are at home. As it is an important room, it is also an environment that needs care and attention when being decorated and assembled.

The room needs personality, it’s where residents can let their creativity speak louder and play with different colors, textures and both functional and decorative items. Architects Barbara Gomes and Giuliana Ravioli from Studio 011 bring tips and important information so that the room’s decoration can be done with mastery.

It can be said that the room is the home’s calling card, so it should be decorated with balance and planning. “The room must be a pleasant, sophisticated and at the same time cozy environment”, punctuate the professionals.

Inspirations for decorating the room

Regardless of the use that is given to the room, a decorated, organized and clean room is essential for this to be a harmonious and pleasant environment to be in. See some inspirations to clarify ideas when choosing a decoration for your room.

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Some decorations can be more specific and, for cases like that, there are tips and inspirations for different styles below. For the process of decorating and assembling the room, it is necessary to keep in mind some essential steps in the pre-project. Items such as furniture arrangement, electricity and lighting are essential for the resident to be able to have a warm and welcoming environment.

8 Commandments for Room Decor

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Some items are essential when thinking about decorating the room. They are indispensable pieces both for the functionality of the environment and for the comfort and beauty of the space. Barbara and Giuliana bring you step by step items that precede and guide the decor planning of any room.

  1. Electricity: electricity must be very well planned. During the construction phase, it must be taken into account where the television and electronics will be, as well as lamps and switches. When it’s time to finish the environment, a good tip is to hide the cables and wires behind furniture, panels and channels, so that the space is cleaner and more organized.
  2. Circulation: it is recommended that the resident leave at least 50 cm of space for circulation and passage in the room. It’s unpleasant to have to push a piece of furniture or to have to sideways between the pieces in the room to get somewhere else. Nothing can hinder the circulation and flow of the environment.
  3. Furniture arrangement: ensuring free passages, use the walls to lean sofas and racks, taking care not to leave the back of the furniture in sight. Another important point is to think about the openings of doors and windows when arranging furniture in the room. Likewise, it is also important to consider the main function of the environment: if you are going to watch TV, move the furniture back to the focal point.
  4. Decorating style: if they are done well, all room decor styles are beautiful, the important thing here is to know which one best suits the resident. If you are afraid of daring, you should opt for something simpler and more neutral. In that case it’s good to choose timeless furniture and items that won’t get bored with time. An important tip is to avoid mixing too many styles and always think about balance and room function.
  5. Lighting: ambient lighting is one of the items that should be considered the most, although it is often not one of the main concerns of residents. A well-lit space gives a feeling of spaciousness, so the best option is diffused lighting, which illuminates the entire environment. However, directed lighting is also indispensable in a room: lampshades, lamps, sconces and other accessories are used to illuminate specific parts, such as a reading chair or a work of art to enhance. The architects give a tip: “we can’t forget about natural lighting, it’s very welcome and important”.
  6. Decorative objects: decorative objects are essential to give the room its personality and give a new face to the environment. Keeping the bases neutral and playing with colors in focal points such as pillows, vases and throws is a surefire tip to ensure a good decoration.
  7. Mirrors: adding mirrors to the decor is a good trick to enlarge small spaces. You can use several, in different sizes or just one big one. The frames add a touch of personality to the environment.
  8. Paintings: paintings and works of art are essential objects in the decoration of a room and valuing these pieces with the correct lighting makes all the difference.

The commandments brought by the architects can be applied in different types and styles of decoration, but each one has peculiarities when applied to a certain style. There are several types of decoration that can be used in the room and each one of them needs special attention so that nothing goes wrong and leaves the room ugly and not very functional.

Decor Styles

Decoration can be seen as a matter of taste, but it is important to plan everything so that the design of the room is not a mixture of too many decorative lines, making it unpleasant. It is necessary to define a style for the environment, so the choice of furniture and objects becomes easier and more assertive. Keep in mind that there are different styles of decor available and choosing the one that best matches the resident’s personality makes the room a welcoming environment.

Barbara Gomes and Giuliana Ravioli give tips on what to keep in mind when it comes to different styles of living room decor.

Modern rooms

The modern rooms take advantage of straight lines and a more modern and technological design. High tech objects are important items in this style of decoration and furniture should follow a cleaner line.

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In this case, it is possible to abuse the clean, without too many elaborate details. Practicality is a vital feature of the modern style, in addition to the furniture with straight and imposing lines, which attract attention in itself within the environment.

Classic rooms

Classic rooms ask for nobler fabrics on sofas and curtains. Art objects are also a differential of this style of decoration, paintings, sculptures and pictures with ornate frames give the necessary classic touch. Marble items are also a good choice, as well as antique and traditional furniture.

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A tip to bring the classic style to the decoration of the room is to use long curtains on the windows and opt for dark wood furniture, which add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any environment. Classic never goes out of style, so this is a good style for a resident who doesn’t plan to change his room for a while.

Minimalist rooms

The minimalist style refers to a cleaner decor, with few objects and fancy items. Neutral and sober colors are a great bet in this style, both on the walls and in the few objects arranged in the room.

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It is important to keep in mind when choosing a minimalist style that the furniture and objects that will be part of the room should be just the essentials. Each of the pieces, usually with a different design, must be chosen carefully to have a function within the room.

Rooms in vibrant colors

So that the resident does not get sick of the room itself, the vibrant colors must be applied with great care. Choose only one element, such as the sofa or a wall. Colors should be strong but sophisticated and more closed. “If the sofa is green, or other elements can follow in shades of gray”, suggest the architects.

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The colors bring joy to any location, and are a great way to highlight an object, furniture or even a living room wall.

Small rooms

In small rooms, the tip is to opt for light and neutral colors. Mirrors to enlarge the environment are a good option. The professionals remind that “it is important to care about circulation and flow: remove everything that is not for continuous use and leave the space clean”.

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When it comes to a small room, it is important to know all your measurements before starting to decorate it, it would be unpleasant to buy all the furniture and realize that there is no room left for circulation in the room.

Retro rooms

To get the retro decoration right, bet on an off-center and asymmetric composition in frames and decorative items. Using candy colors and charming vintage pieces with toothpick feet also bring a retro feel to the environment.

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An easy tip to bring the retro feel to your living room decor is to gather old family photos and place them in older frames. Another way to decorate the room in this style is to use wood, both on the furniture and on the floor.

How to choose the best color for rooms

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There are many types of paints on the market. Acrylic, latex or PPVA paints, oil, enamel, epoxy, varnish with matte, satin, non-gloss, glossy finishes. For smaller environments, the nice thing is to choose lighter paints, as they give a feeling of spaciousness to the environment.

Larger spaces, can have more closed colors or a single colored wall, a tip of the architects is always to consider the lighting when choosing the paint, as the color usually changes according to the light.

The less shine in the paint, the greater the ability to disguise irregularities and defects on the walls, but the brighter the paint, the easier it is to clean the place. “In addition to being easier to clean, glossy surfaces also wear less than matte ones, that is, they have greater resistance”, the architects point out.

Some tones such as white and nude are widely used when coloring the room to make the environment more neutral, but it is possible to be bold when choosing the color of the room’s walls using a burgundy or mustard yellow. See some suggestions for painting the room both if you want to bet on neutral, as if you want to change and dare in painting.

White and Off-White

Nebolous White Sherwin Williams, White Petal Suvinil, Snow Puff Coral, White Luckscolor |  Image: Your House

NEBOLOUS WHITE SHERWIN WILLIAMS, WHITE PETAL SUVINIL, SNOW PUFF CORAL, WHITE LUKSCOLOR | IMAGE: YOU’RE HOUSE

The white and off-white tones give an impression of greater space for the environment. They are tones that bring comfort and don’t go out of style, in addition to combining with other colors that can be used in the room.

Nude

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USEFUL GRAY SHERWIN WILLIAMS, IPANEMA SUVINIL BEACH, STRAW CORAL, GEORGIA LUKSCOLOR | IMAGE: YOU’RE HOUSE

The nude tone is an option for those who want to get out of white and use something more sophisticated than yellow. This tone makes the place very cozy and brings modernity to the environment.

Gray

Passive Sherwin Williams, Nickel Suvinil, Platinum Coral, Shalby Lukscolor |  Image: Your House

PASSIVE SHERWIN WILLIAMS, NICKEL SUVINIL, PLATINUM CORAL, AND SHALBY LUKSCOLOR | IMAGE: YOU’RE HOUSE

Gray tones are neutral and, therefore, allow other tones to be used in the decoration of the room, both on another wall and on furniture and decorative objects.

Burgundy

Cherries Jubilee Sherwin Williams, Carmine Suvinil, Ruby Coral, Lukscolor Rematch |  Image: Your House

CHERRIES JUBILEE SHERWIN WILLIAMS, CARMINE SUVINIL, RUBY CORAL, AND LUKSCOLOR REMATCH | IMAGE: YOU’RE HOUSE

Burgundy is a color for those who want to dare and get out of red, purple and orange. It’s a tone that brings sophistication to the room, but it should be used with care. Choose to apply it on a wall that is not behind the focal point of the room, for example.

Yellow

Glisten Yellow Sherwin Williams, Jaca Suvinil, Canary Yellow Coral, Barreiro Lukscolor |  Image: Your House

GLISTEN YELLOW SHERWIN WILLIAMS, JACA SUVINIL, CANARY YELLOW CORAL, AND BARREIRO LUKSCOLOR | IMAGE: YOU’RE HOUSE

Yellow is a color that refers to light, but it should be used sparingly when it is in stronger tones, as this can provoke anxiety, as it is quite stimulating. White and black are colors that go well with yellow as well as grey.

The ideal wallpaper

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The wallpaper is an item that can help to completely change the face of the environment. Like paint, it can create the illusion of a larger, more spacious environment or a more intimate and cozy place.

Another feature of the wallpaper is that it contributes a lot to bring sophistication and personality to the environment. To choose the wallpaper well, the first step is to know which style you want to achieve and then look for the model that best translates it. “Very evident prints reduce the atmosphere, stripes increase space and textures are a good option for using paper in a more neutral way”, comment the architects.

Another tip is to use the wallpaper only on one of the walls in the room. Vinyl papers are a practical option when cleaning, especially for those with pets. According to the professionals, wallpaper is a very versatile item, and can be used in addition to the walls, in some detail such as a niche, an organizer box or a shelf.

10 Essentials to Decorate a Room

As in any environment in a house, there are some items that are essential when decorating a room. From functional objects that need to make up the environment, such as the sofa, to others that add to the space, such as vases and books? The architects at Studio 011 show which are these decorative elements that make all the difference when setting up the room:

1. Carpet

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / THE RED JET

Carpets are items that come in a huge variety of fabrics, colors, textures, sizes and materials. These are items that renew the decor and integrate the space and should be chosen according to the style of the room. A modern room combines with a light and terry carpet, while a classic room asks for a traditional carpet made of nobler fabrics.

2. Light fixture

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In addition to helping to lighten the environment, lighting fixtures are very useful in decoration. The indirect light from lamps and lamps makes the environment super cozy and warm yellow lamps should be used to bring warmth, or cold white lamps if they are intended for reading, for example.

3. Curtain

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / THE L&L COMPANY

The curtains are essential, they wear and heat the home. They can be made of fabric or blinds, depending on the style of the resident and the type of window where they will be applied. Blinds can make the environment look more like an office, so you should think carefully when applying them.

4. Cushion

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ANN LOWENGASRT INTERIORS

The pillows bring comfort and warmth to the environment. If the resident uses the living room to watch television, it is necessary to bet on pillows with comfortable and larger fabrics to be used as pillows. On the other hand, if the pillow is to serve only as a decoration, brighter fabrics can be used, with applications and textures. There are several formats, colors and prints on the market, so the resident should be careful not to run away from the style chosen when placing the pillows in the environment.

5. Works of art

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This is an item that enhances the environment and can be used in rooms of different styles. The frames with ornate moldings are more compatible with a classic style, has the most clean, smooth and black frames are a good choice for modern or minimalist room.

6. Books

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Books are very important items when producing a decoration. In addition to their primary function, they also decorate and decorate the environment and can be used on coffee tables, shelves, shelves and niches.

7. Vases and flowers

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / ASD INTERIORS

Vases and flowers brighten any room, and are important to bring the room to life. The flowers can be natural if the place where they are located receives natural light; or artificial if the resident is not in the habit of taking care of them.

8. Sofa

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The sofa model must be chosen according to the style of the decoration, but it must always be the right size: the proportion is fundamental for the correct arrangement of all the furniture. Comfort is also essential for the sofa to be another cozy item in the room.

9. Coffee table

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / GZ INTERIOR DESIGN

Coffee tables or ottomans are items that complete the environment. Without them, it may look like the decor is unfinished. A good tip if the space is too small is to choose tables that support the sofa.

10. Sideboard

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PHOTO: REPRODUCTION / CLIFTON INTERIORS

Sideboards are great furniture to use in the living room with different functions, such as a table, a bar or a surface to place flowers. Also, they are a good wild card when it comes to hiding the back of a sofa if it is facing the door, for example.

11 foolproof tips for not making mistakes in decoration

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One of the most common mistakes when decorating the room is using sofas that are too big or too small for the size of the room. The sofa cannot be too big, so as not to give the impression that the space is smaller, in addition to hampering circulation. On the other hand, if it is too small, it can devalue the environment and lose considerable space. “It’s not just the sofa, but all the furniture must be proportionate to the available space”, sentence Barbara and Giuliana.

Another very common mistake is filling the room with too many items and objects that the resident likes. When decorating the room, less is always more, so removing some decorative pieces, some pillows that are left over and freeing up the circulation area by eliminating old or useless pieces is ideal.