9 Graphs That Will Turn You Into an Interior Decorating Genius

Written by Grace & Silas

Now you may just have moved into your new house or apartment, or maybe you’ve lived in it for awhile. But one thing’s for sure (at least I’m assuming since you’re reading this), you want to find a new way to make your home look great. And that’s why I decided to create a list of infographics that will get you well on your way to making your place look amazing.

Now we’re not all interior decorating graduates, but with a few simple steps and tips, we can become interior decorating geniuses. There’s always a way to improve our rooms and the feelings they give off, whether that’s through color or the placement of furniture. So down below I’ve included a list of graphs to help you decide what’s best for your home and taste.

I really like finding the best information out there for my readers, but as with any list of helpful graphics, I’ll point out what tip I think is the best or know to be true for myself. And sometimes I’ll even include a tip of my own, so read on and let me know what you think!

For Deciding Your Art Placement

How to Display Art in Your Home


Source: LifeHacker

Eye Level and Lining up With the Middle: I really like this tip on how to hang pictures. You really want to make sure that it’s eye level and each picture no matter how tall or short, is lining up with their middle. You don’t want to hang a short photo (or piece of art), and line it up with the top or bottom of the long piece.

How to Hang Art Above the Sofa


Source: interiorsPL

Now this one may not have any specific tips on why you should hang your pictures in a certain order, but it certainly gives some great ideas on different hanging orders to make your room look great.

When You Want to Know How to Set the Right Mood..

Lighting Size and Placement Guide


Source: FurnishedUp

Hang your light(s) 7 feet above the bedroom floor: But make sure it’s at least 6 inches above your head when kneeling on your bed (that is if it’s above your bed). 

For the Walls in Your Home

How to Choose the Right Paint Finish


Source: Pulte

Paint your ceilings flat: Your walls are one of the main focal points in a room, not the ceiling. A flat finish to the top of your room looks best.

How to Choose a Color Scheme


Source: White Corner Creative

Now if you’re painting your room(s) for the first time (or perhaps it’s not your first time), then this is a great guide to lead you through picking the best colors to make your home look its best.

Because This is Pretty Important

Choosing the Right Rug


Source: Discover

If you’re into rugs, then Discover (a blog by World Market) has a great graph to show you how you can decorate your room with one and how to place it. It’s a great way to add some color to wood or even carpeted floors.

Basically Everything You Need to Know About Decor

The Beginner’s Guide to Interior Design and Decorating


Source: Cottage & Bungalow

Alternating lights fixtures: Now I’ve seen this one many times on Pinterest, but alternating heights for hanging lights is a great way to add some fun to your room and make it look chic.

What You Need to Know About Interior Design


Source: Beckenstein Fabrics

Wall Art That Corresponds With Upholstery: A great way to give your room some good color and unity is to have the colors in a painting (or even a photo) match the colors of your furniture; even if it’s just a nicely upholstered chair.

It May Not Be Interior, But It’s Still Something to Think About

How Long Do Your Systems and Appliances Last


Source: Landmark

Now this may not be interior decoration, but if you’re looking into taking care of your home and perhaps replacing your old appliances (such as ovens or refrigerators) for more visually appealing ones; here’s when you should replace them all.

Now whether you just want to give your room a facelift with a new paint job or rearrange your furniture, there are plenty of ways to go about it. Even simply adding a splash of color by getting new pillow covers is a great way to liven up your rooms.

It can be fun to experiment and see different ways of decorating your home; there are so many choices, cheap and sometimes a bit more expensive. And if you find the right inspiration and look, you’ll be able to nail down what you want and go after the perfect design.

Now It’s Your Turn!

What stood out to you as one of the best tips?


Meet Silas & Grace

Silas and Grace always had a passion for travel. So in 2016, they started Chasing Foxes as an independent income source. 4 months after launch, they were making enough money from their blog to travel full-time, and in the past 5 years, they’ve been able to encourage others in their blogging journeys too. Learn more about Silas & Grace.

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