Home Decor Cheat Sheets: Need-to-Know Stuff for Stylish Living

It’s difficult to decorate your home when you don’t know the rules (or don’t care for them), but they are there to help you decorate with purpose. Indeed, following well established principles of design allows you to create aesthetic decor with less effort. And we all want our home to look not only personal but beautiful too.

But you don’t have to become an interior designer (or hire one) to have a beautiful home. Especially when you can use cheat sheets for the most common home decor situations, and no one will be the wiser. Here are 12 diagrams to keep handy for your next project.

1. Area Rug Size


Choose the right size of the area rug before buying one. Make sure it fits your furniture perfectly.

2. Sofa Styling


Create a sofa style like a real interior designer.

3. Hanging Curtains


One of the biggest home decor mistakes made is with hanging the curtains. Refer to this drawing to never hang them at an incorrect height again.

4. Bed Make Up


This diagram shows the correct way to make your bed.

5. Choose the Right Rug


Never make a mistake of choosing the wrong rug for different rooms again.

6. Styling Sectionals


You didn’t think you can just throw pillows randomly, did you?

7. Feng Shui


Following the principles of Feng Shui in home decor can be a daunting task, but this diagram will make the process a lot easier.

8. Choosing Colors


The choice of colors is a complicated subject but this diagram will help you choose the main colors for different rooms based on their psychology.

9. Gallery Placement


Creating a picture gallery in different places has its quirks. Refer to this diagram for ideas.

10. Living Room Layout


Having trouble arranging living room furniture? These layouts will help.

11. Decorate the Space Above Sofa


Make sure the space above sofa isn’t left blank by using these wall art hanging guidelines.

12. Measuring


This cheat sheet provides the most common home measurements and takes out all the guesswork.
Amit Pramanik

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