When you walk into an empty room you see potential, you imagine what could be. I call this feeling decor. When you walk into a home and the decor is set up nicely, you feel warm and almost at home with the place (if it is not already your home). Decor sets up the mood of anywhere you go. Have you ever walked into a furniture shop and they have those little bedrooms of “what if”? that is their decor, setting up the mood for you. That is the imagination running wild of “what is this going to look like in my house?”
My favorite place to go is Pier 1 Imports because, like the commercials, the objects talk to you, they almost come off of the counter when it catches your eye, and you just imagine how lovely this piece would look in your living room or bedroom. By having the right decor, you want friends and family over, but it also means that you never want to leave your house because you love it so much. So many things can fall under décor, from area rugs Fort Collins CO to curtains, from paintings to chairs, and from table counters all the way to lighting.
Décor is something everybody should have, but few do, or at least few know how to find the right décor. When I imagine the right décor I always imagine some nice hardwood flooring, with a soft rug and deep dark brown couch, something pleasant and warm to look at. Of course, others have different preferences. It also seems to go off of the type of house you have and even the type of person you are. All in all, décor can make a home and by having the right decor it can make your house a home.
I have to admit that I did not pay a substantial amount of attention to décor until I was in 6th grade. This is when my mother purchased her first home. Along with our new home, I got my own bedroom. I took pride in keeping my room cozy and beautiful and enjoyed rearranging my furniture when I was bored. It was my retreat from the stresses of being a new student in a neighborhood where most kids had grown up together right next to area rugs Palo Alto CA. As if middle school was not hard enough.
As I matured, décor played a more and more vital role in my life. I continued with the trend of keeping my bedroom as a tranquil retreat where I could relax, draw and journal. My friends and family took notice of my eye for design and I became the go-to person for interior décor advice.
My first job out of undergrad was working in a classroom with young children. I had learned about many concepts that correlated interior design with child development. As an early childhood educator, I was attentive to the type of lighting in my classroom, providing different textures for children to explore and using natural materials and calming colors to complement the social/emotional development of the young children that I cared for.
As a health and wellness enthusiast, I am intentional about making sure that my environment is conducive to my own emotional wellbeing and organized for optimal function. I also am a firm believer that you don’t have to spend much money to have a beautiful space. I purchased from garage sales, thrift stores and discounts stores with the occasional splurge.
I know that day to day, as well as, over time, your immediate environment has a tremendous impact on your personal development and wellbeing. I am an advocate of beautiful and purposeful spaces.
As a human, we taste most of the things in our lives by a sense of sight. This sense led us to experience new things, and to the creativity in displaying objects in various fields as in the decor world. The decor is known as interior decoration and it is a vivid representation of a number of different and related conceptions, which are designed by designers to transform the interior space into a dynamic and effective background. It is the art of decorating the interior space as a room so that it is attractive, easy to use and conforms to architecture.irstly, the decor is a huge world which the cultures have a big effect on it. The difference of civilizations throughout history is characterized by:
Firstly, the decor is a huge world which the cultures have a big effect on it. The difference of civilizations throughout the history has resulted in different cultures with different manifestations of life. This aspect shows on the style of decoration from place to another, and from country to another. For example, I am an American citizen with Algerian background, I have lived in two cultures with huge differences. When I start talking about the decor in Algeria, I have to mention that there are 48 states in Algeria, and each state has its own customs and traditions. I am from a state called Tiaret, it’s in the middle. Our region is famous by handmade like knitting, pottery, sewing, and make rugs.
In second, our region is famous for the traditional furnishings where the rugs play the big role. In each house, you will find the guests rooms as the biggest room which located in the front of the house. When you entered the room, the first thing will attract your intention is that the furnishings are in the ground, there are no couches. The room furnished with a very well decorated carpet in different colors, and the table in middle. There are some squared cushions where people seat. Most of the furnishings are from wool, which our grandmothers made them by hand with traditional tools. I used to see my grandmother made rugs, cushions, and clothes by using wool. That was amazing moments in my childhood, I really miss it.
Third, the decoration has a special place in the Algerian culture, because the people back there known with generosity, hospitality, and kindness especially with guests where they have to serve them in good conditions by providing them with the necessary facilities from the food, the clothes, the place of seating and sleeping. Because of this culture of serving guests, the people care about the decorating of all the house, kitchen, living room, bathrooms… without forgetting the great effort exerted on occasions such as weddings, all the family, uncles, aunts, and cousins meet before the occasion day and start the preparations and the decorations. Really they are great moments!
Finally, when we search about the decoration in Algeria, we will find that there are several of civilizations affect it, beginning with The authentic Arab civilization and to Ottoman and the French civilizations. All those civilizations represented today on the different styles of decoration there.
In the end, I have to say that each decoration style represents a special event or culture. That is what I learned by living in the US and immigrate. Each country has its decor inspirations and its historical background, and we have to be so appreciated by those people who are creative and try to achieve our dream comfort by their products and designs. And to be proud of the cultural and civilizational diversity of each nation, and try to discover them.