How to decorate a Nigerian Home in 8 steps

How do you make your space look its best while reflecting your personal sense of style? Moving into a new home can be one of life’s great joys, but it can also be a time of uncertainty, especially when it comes to decorating. Do it well and you’ll end up with a comfortable, happy home. Do it poorly and you’ll end up with a hodge-podge of furniture, fabrics and paint colors that never congeal into a pleasing whole. With a little planning, and by following the same steps used by professional interior designers, you’ll have a much greater chance of success.  

Here are 8 steps to follow when decorating a Nigerian home.

  1. Don’t be in a hurry to buy furniture.

Don’t go shopping in a panic, just because you have an empty home. Yes, you need a sofa. But if you pick the blue-striped coral sofa just because you like it in the store, without taking measurements or thinking about the rest of the room, you’re stuck with it. The rest of the room will have to be built around that sofa, and if it’s too large for the space it will look awkward. 

Start in the room you’re looking to furnish, armed with a measuring tape and a notepad. 

  • Know Your Measurements

Matching the scale of furniture to the scale of a room is critical. Before you start designing, measure the length and width of each room you intend to decorate, along with the ceiling height and elements that could get in the way – stairs, columns, radiators and other obstructions. A deep sectional sofa can easily overpower a small room and svelte chairs can get lost in a wide-open loft. It’s also a good idea to measure window openings, along with the wall space below, above and to the sides of each one, to get ready for window coverings. 

Carefully measuring your space can help avoid such as buying sofas that don’t fit in the room, sofas that don’t fit through doorways, tables that are too small, desks that are too big, nightstands that hang into the doorway.

  • Make a Floorplan

Once you have the measurements of your room, it’s time to put them to use with a floor plan that gives you a bird’s eye view of the entire home.

One option is to draw a floor plan the old-fashioned way, with paper, a pencil and a ruler. However, most professional designers use drafting software like AutoCAD. In between those two extremes are apps that aim to make it easy for homeowners to create simple floor plans (some even automate measurements with your smartphone’s camera, but double-check those numbers), including MagicplanFloor Plan Creator and RoomScan Pro.

Once you have the outline of the space, start experimenting with the placement of furniture, making sure that the footprint of each piece is scaled to match the size of the drawing. 

  • Decide How You Want to Live

This is the tricky part, and there are no right or wrong answers. Rooms can be traditional or modern, formal or relaxed, and visually warm or cool. “To the best of your ability, you have to try to discern how you would like to live in a given space,” said Ms. Hampton. “What will you be doing? How many people live there? Are there children? What are your ambitions for how you would like to live?” 

The decoration of a home for someone who regularly hosts large dinner parties, for instance, should be different from a home for someone who eats out at restaurants every night. The person who plans to host lavish fundraisers should have a different living room than the person who dreams only of crashing in front of the TV. 

  • Imitate the Pros

Look in design books and magazines, as well as at online resources like HouzzPinterest and Instagram to sharpen your personal style. “Figure out the style that you respond to most,” said Brad Ford, an interior designer in New York City, and develop a dossier of favorite images. 

Once you have images you like, study the details, advised Mr. Kleinberg. “See where pattern is used versus where solids are used, and where color can be used successfully or not,” he said. It will also help inform everything from the type of furniture you might like to a potential strategy for window coverings.  

  • Tape It Out on the Actual Floor

To take ideas on a floor plan one step farther, use painter’s tape in the real space to outline where furniture will be placed on floors and against walls. 

“We use blue tape on the floor to box out different elements,” said Anne Maxwell Foster, an owner of the New York interior design firm Tilton Fenwick. “Where will the rug be? Does it need to be cut? How far is the coffee table coming out? Even though we have everything down to a sixteenth of an inch on a furniture plan, there’s something helpful about visualizing it in the space, and being able to walk around.”

  • Create a Budget

There’s no getting around the math: If you splurge on an unexpectedly expensive chair, you’ll have less money available for the rest of the home. “You want to make sure you’re being strategic about how you spend your money,” said Mr. Ford. “A budget gives you a roadmap for how to divide the costs of things between rooms.” You can still make an exception if you find a one-of-a-kind dining table, he noted, but in order to pay for it you have be thoughtful about where else you can cut back. 

  • Plan the Phases

Finishing drywall, refinishing hardwood floors and painting ceilings is all messy work. If at all possible, it’s better to have this type of work completed before moving any furniture or accessories into the space.

Dining room furniture

venna dining

Venna Dining room

A luxury solution for the living room, the collection Louis white and gold includes dining room and living room. Characterised by finishing white over gold, the imposing dining table and the coordinated chairs are realized with particularly elaborated artisan shapes. The attention to the details and the elegance of the style make this collection a unique experience.

Importance of Classy Dining

Dining tables are considered to be the centre of any home, as they have multifunctional purposes that must be taken into account: people eat here, they have private conversations at the table, birthdays are celebrated at the dining table, the family organizes board games here and so on.

Do I really need a dining table?

Dining table. Like a sofa, a dining table is typically considered a household essential — but it doesn’t have to be. If you don’t mind sitting on the floor, a coffee table may suffice. In fact, in some cultures, a simple low table is the norm.

 

The Classic B Sofa

The Classic Sofa

It is a well-known thing that the sofa is the protagonist of each living room in classic style. The choice of the stuffing has a particular importance. Among different variants of furniture for a living room in classic style, the sofa Classic B is no doubt one of the most elegant.

Just look at the back of the particular shape of wave, the great arms seem curved towards the inside. The centre set, very particular so elegant and refined, adapts without any difficulties to each environment.

Moreover, the sofa is carved and gilt wood is used, it is rich in carvings with black and gold finish. The gold is one of the recurrent elements of this living room in classic style:

Creative Tile Ideas

For decades humans have been mixing and baking the combination of sand, clay and water to create a flat surface to protect their feet and homes from the elements and time has given us endless inspiration for incorporating tile into our interiors. Who says tile should be banished to the bathroom? Take it out of hiding and let different surfaces throughout your house become the focal point. Read on for some inspiration to create a masterpiece (or two) in your own home.

Wall Tile

Whether your style is modern, coastal, bohemian or traditional, there are thousands of tiles out there that will suit your aesthetic. It’s a great way to create visual interest when there is a lack of interesting architecture. Using interesting tile on the wall is a practical alternative to wallpaper, especially where wallpaper runs the risk of peeling because of the high levels of humidity, or if you’re looking for something that can stand up to scuffing.

Contrasting Tile

In the bathroom, you have the opportunity to tile the entire room. We love the idea of using a different kind of tile on the walls than you have on the floor. The contrast created from using an array of colors, styles and sizes will create a walk-in jewel box that will add a punch of excitement to your morning ritual. You also can use tile to create designated spaces within large rooms in the form of a tile “rug” within the floor design. Whether it’s a welcoming pattern in the foyer that leads your guests down the hall or the look of a rug in front of your tub, using carefully chosen tile that accents the rest of your flooring is a sophisticated move.

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Choosing the Right Tile

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Not all tiles are created equal. Well, they’re basically the same, but there are many small differences to consider when deciding the application intended.
Tiles are a combination of clay, minerals and solvents that are shaped and sized and then heated to very high temperatures. At this point, the tile can just stay as is and is considered finished. It’s unglazed and without decoration. Without the glaze, the tile is very porous and, though attractive in a rustic way, it wouldn’t be wise to use it at this stage in areas where spillage might be common, like the kitchen.

Glazing adds a non-porous element that’s usually

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 impermeable and therefore good for all areas, including kitchens and baths, foyers and countertops. A good idea is to take this one step further and seal the grout around the tile so that it’s also waterproof.
There are some things to consider before buying, though. If the tile is to be used outdoors, look for weatherproof tiles. It it’s to be used outdoors and you’re going to walk on it, take it a step further and buy a slip-resistant tile. If you find just the right tile but it’s not slip-resistant, not to worry — you can have it treated for slip resistance.

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Excellent Design
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Artistic Designs
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Luxurious Feel
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Did you know that 45 percent of all accidents happen in the home and that 95 percent of those accidents involve slipping and falling? With that in mind, it might be wise to treat all your tile floors with this slip-resistant application. Ask your tile dealer or installer.
If the tile is to be used on a kitchen counter, find one that is not only glazed but also scratch-resistant. You won’t want to use it as a cutting board, but it should be durable enough that you can set pots and pans and cooking utensils on it.
Is the tile going to be put on a wall? It will probably receive little abuse in this position, so hand-painted beauties can be in the limelight here.
OK, so you don’t have to be a rocket scientist to select the right tile for the right application, but with these pointers in mind, costly mistakes might be eliminated. Why wait anymore? We Are On Sale. Visit Us Today

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