A Beginners’ Guide to the Confusing World of Aesthetics and Room Décor

Updated: Apr 27

“Oh! I like these neon lights. Oh, but I like this golden lamp too.” “I wish I could have a boho inspired room but I also like vintage and Goth themes”. Puzzled over choosing what you want your room to look like? Don’t worry; we have all been there too many times.

Scrolling through Pinterest for room inspiration, as fun as it is, gets bewildering. It displays a myriad of room design ideas and product set-ups that just look too inviting. Pinterest and other room inspiration outlets make us want everything all at once. With so many different ideas swirling in your mind, compartmentalizing and selecting, what truly speaks to you is a confusing task.

Coming to your room after a stressful day at work, or just a long tiring day in general and feeling refreshed instantly, at the end of the day isn’t that what we all truly want? However, imagine if all you have in your room are three white walls, a wooden bed with mismatched bedding, an out of place study and gloomy lighting. Or, if you were too flustered with ideas and went overboard with color and décor so now you have heavily painted walls accompanied by dark beddings and totally out of place décor.

It is time for a makeover and lucky for you, you are exactly where you should be. The Dream Space Co. is here to make your dream room become a reality. Are you a Boho chick, sucker for a minimalistic vintage vibe or a lover of rock and punk? Don’t fit into any of the pre-defined categories and want it all? Can’t stick to a singular aesthetic? We got you!

Firstly, we want to run you through some basic things everyone needs to keep in mind while decorating their room, irrespective of what kind of result they aim for-

  1. Good lighting- The whole point of having a space that is soulfully yours is so that space makes you the best version of yourself. Most of the job is done if there are good sources of natural lighting in the room. It helps us focus better, improves daily routines and sleep patterns, makes us significantly happier and radiates positivity that is essential for any room space. Moreover, it significantly cuts down of electricity cost and makes any space look bigger and more balanced. If in case, your room location does not provide enough natural light, you can easily add warm white and yellow lights like desk lamps and tube lights will do just the trick.

  2. One painted wall- By this, what we really mean is keep your walls basic and simple. Walls are the canvas for your art, let the base be simple. If you want to jazz your room up a bit and really want a particular painted or textured wall, opt for the wall behind the bed or some other heavy furniture and keep the other walls empty. You can later doll up these empty walls with wall collages, lights, grids and other wall decorations. This maintains great balance in the room.

  3. Plants- Plants truly are magical; they can so easily transform any room or living space with such little effort. Best part, they go with every aesthetic! Potted indoor plants and leaf vines are exceptionally huge right now. And if you are anything like me and cannot maintain actual plants, fake plants or dried flowers are a great replacement, often better than the real ones.

  4. Color scheme- It is very important to narrow down to what colors you want to surround yourself with daily. This makes your room décor hunt not only organized but very convenient too. It provides some much-needed clarity. Try to put together complimentary colors in your scheme to provide a well- balanced contrast. However, remember, once you find your color scheme, you don’t have to stick to it completely. Play around with it and have fun!