Designing a theme or deciding on a style for your home or a room in your home can be overwhelming, especially if you aren’t sure where to begin! One common mistake is mixing too many styles and decorations into one. This can cause your room to look dysfunctional or even messy! It’s okay to mix styles sometimes, but that’s a topic for another time.
To help you find the right pieces for your desired theme and achieve a completed look, I’ve narrowed it down to four elements: textiles, wall arts, plants, and decorative objects.
1. Textile: Find colors and patterns that compliment your wall color and furniture upholstery. The color palette in this step (pillow, throw blankets, rugs, curtains) will help you bring in the the rest of the decorations, allowing you to layer and add to it.
2. Wall arts: Find the right size of wall art/painting for each walls, allowing each piece to be appreciated without fading into the background (oars, surfboards, lake signs, lake painting, photos).
3. Plants: Adding plants to your room will not only fill up awkward empty spaces but it will also help create a nice flow of aura and tranquility to the room (succulents, ferns, fiddle fig leafs). What’s nice about plants is that they can go in any room, and be used year-round.
4. Decorative objects: The finishing touch goes to decorative objects. You can’t go wrong with incorporating some theme pieces into your existing home decor. Adding in cherished theme objects (lanterns, vase, lamps, books, decorative objects) will tie in your theme, and exhibit your unique style!
I’ve spent the last couple years curating a lake house theme. I’ve realize there’s a thin line between Lake House and Beach House theme. These two are different, however, there are some decors that will work for both themes.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this guide. These simple four elements guide can help you design any theme for any room!