in Decorating a home , there are some basics for everything like colors , pictures , plants ,must do this , must not do that ,….etc.
so , what are these basics ?
To me it sounds like you’re looking for rules. So many decorators go on tv and tout what you should and shouldn’t do. Pfft. I say you do what you think looks good. What is pleasing to YOUR eye. You have to live there. Your house isn’t a show room.
My rule is that I pour my personality into my home. I’ve gotten so many compliments on my home and have had friends ask me to help them with theirs. I give them basic ideas but mostly I think they should use their own creativity and pour their personality into their homes.
One thing I personally hate is a very well decorated room but bare walls. ICK!! Photographs, artwork, etc. are a must in my opinion. But that is just MY opinion.
Don’t always rely on those supposed professional decorators. I once saw a professional decorator on tv paint hay onto a living room wall to give it texture!!! It was terrible! Professionals decorate with their own personal style so you must take everything they say with a grain of salt.