Decorate Your Home Space

by Rob Ellis, REALTOR® 04/07/2019

When it comes to designing your space, most people already have a vision of exactly what they want the space to look like. They picture what the room is going to function for and how it will work. Then there for others designing or decorating a room is completely overwhelming. It does not have to be. By taking a few small steps and tapping into some reliable resources, decorating a room can be very simple. 

When decorating a room, you always want to figure out what your style is. The good news is, there are plenty of styles and trends out there to choose from. Thankfully, home design and décor do not change at the same rapid speed that clothing fashion does. The most popular home decorating styles are transitional, modern, contemporary, and farmhouse. If you are not familiar with these styles, head over to your local furniture store and ask about the different types of styles. 

Now is also a time to figure out if you want to add color to a room. A local paint store or hardware store would have different options for you as well as swatches. If there is a color that you are considering, a pint of paint can go as low as $7. Grab a pint or two of your favorite colors to see which one you prefer in that room. 

Completion of painting leads to the second step of decorating a room, which is buying the main pieces of furniture first. Start with the couch if it is your living room, a bed if it is a bedroom and then a desk if it is an office. The furniture will be the focus of the room, therefore, allowing everything else to come together. Also, keep the size of the room in mind when buying furniture. You do not want to buy a bulky piece of furniture if you are dealing with a smaller space. 

Once you have decided on the furniture pieces, shop around to get the best prices. Depending on when you are looking, you can always find a great deal on furniture during the holidays whether it is President's Day, Veteran's Day or Thanksgiving. These are always sales to take advantage. The same goes for your online retailers. Online retailers are becoming competitive in products as well as prices for different products. If you cannot find it instore, chances are you can find it online. Sometimes at an even better price. Amazon, Wayfair, and Overstock are great examples of this. 

Once you have chosen all the main parts to the room, then start looking for accessories to compliment the style. When shopping for accessories, it is easy to get overwhelmed with all the cute trinkets and artwork. However, that is why it is essential to know what the theme of the room is first. 

Decorating a room can be exciting and sometimes an overwhelming task to accomplish. The key is to start small and work you are from there. Remember that the ultimate goal is to create an environment where you and your guests will feel welcome.

About the Author
Author

Rob Ellis, REALTOR®

I grew up in Los Gatos and lived there until 2003 when my wife and I decided to relocate to the South County to raise our 3 boys, now ages 22, 17 & 13.

I am an avid dirt biker and golfer and I love the close proximity of the recreational areas that the South County provides.

I have a passion for real estate and I absolutely love what I do. The friendliness and the down home demeanor of our tight knit community here in the South County allows my profession to blend in with my personal life. 

I view my clients as part of my family and I handle them as such. This combined with the South County’s sense of community is part of what makes our little area of the world so special.

It is my goal to largely work with the same clients repeatedly and also with their family & friends. For that to happen, I must provide a level of service and communication that is second to none.

I treat every single client and transaction with the utmost care and attention. I am enthusiastic, reliable and trustworthy…and I am fully committed to each and every one of my clients.

Simply put, I want to be your Realtor for life!