How to decorate your house: room-by-room tips

by Joe N. Pollifrone 01/09/2023

When decorating your house, it's best to go room by room. While having a general design style for the entire home is an excellent way to begin, highlighting each room's specific features and design can take your decor to the next level. Here are some room-by-room tips for decorating your house:

Living room

Living rooms are multi-functional spaces with a variety of options for decor. They are typically places for people to gather, socialize, play and enjoy media. To get started designing your living room, think about what you want to be the focal point of the room. You will also want to arrange your furniture to create conversation points while also drawing attention to a focal point like a fireplace or media center.

Bedrooms

Bedroom design matters more than you might think. Though you spend most of your time sleeping, the choices you make in decor can have a big impact on your comfort level. Choice of color is particularly important in bedrooms. Choose light, neutral colors to create a sense of freshness and rejuvenation. Vibrant or dark colors can add luxury, coziness and a personal flair.

Bathrooms

Many design ideas for bathrooms trend toward making the room relaxing and luxurious. Others prefer a clean and simple approach. Whatever your preference, focus on the basics before getting down to the details. Some specific things to think about when designing a bathroom are your choice of sink and vanity, the style of shower or tub, and any storage or functional features you might need.

Kitchen & dining room

Kitchens are often considered the heart of the home, both for comfort and function. Kitchen design should prioritize use of space and functionality while still following your personal style ideas. If you're decorating a pre-built kitchen rather than remodeling one, focus on light fixtures, paint colors and cabinetry as part of your design scheme.

Every home is different, as is every homeowner. No matter your preferences, keeping these tips in mind will help you design every room of your home.

About the Author
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Joe N. Pollifrone

For over 30 years, Joe Pollifrone has practiced real estate full-time as a licensed Real Estate Broker in California. Joe’s vast sales experience includes duplexes, tri-plexes, four-plexes, apartment buildings, land, condominiums, townhomes, fixer-uppers, estate properties, and bank-owned properties (REOs). He also is active in selling non-owner occupied properties and is well-versed in 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, property management, tenant/landlord issues, and local laws. During Joe’s career to date, he has sold in excess of $200,000,000 of real estate, including over $32,000,000 in REOs. 

Joe brought his deep experience to Sereno Group Willow Glen as a Broker Associate in 2012. He was the Sales Manager and lead a top-producing office. Joe would mentor new Sereno hires, making sure that they’re comfortable with the ethos of the office, plugged into Sereno’s network of contacts, and well-versed in the technology required of today’s real estate professionals. 

Joe prides himself on his proven ability to negotiate, extensive knowledge of contracts, and securing close of escrows in a timely manner. Both he and his clients credit his success to effective communication skills, honesty, and hard work. Joe is a native of San Jose and resides in Willow Glen with his wife of twenty-seven years, Kimi, his daughters Milan and Micaela and their two Goldendoodles, Tony-Luca and Marco.