When choosing construction material, furniture and accessories for a new home or a remodeling project, you may find yourself focusing on a specific décor. It’s important to keep in mind that in addition to focusing on a specific decorative style, you also want to consider the type of atmosphere you’re creating in your home. A casual atmosphere is warm, inviting and homey and can be achieved in any decor.

Color

Neutral colors are a key element used to create a casual atmosphere in a room. Furniture upholstered in neutral colors can be incorporated in decors ranging from rustic to modern. You can incorporate accessories that come from either a soft, pastel palette or deep, rich colors such as navy, cranberry or forest green.

Accessories

Natural fibers such as cotton, linen and bamboo can be incorporated into all types of decors. The same is true for accessories made of wood, wicker or wrought iron. You can choose accessories such as accent tables, lighting and tabletop décor in styles that complement your décor. There are many wrought iron accessories available that complement modern, rustic, contemporary and many other decors.

Flooring

Wood flooring not only impacts the beauty of a room, it helps create a warm, inviting atmosphere in a home. White oak plank flooring has the versatility needed to complement a wide range of decors. When choosing wood flooring, the width of the plank is an important feature to consider. Using planks of random widths is a great way to achieve a casual atmosphere in a room. Using equal size planks in a room tends to give the room a more upscale, sophisticated appearance. You can add accent rugs to an upscale décor to soften the room’s visual appearance and to add physical comfort to the room.

Personal touches in a room help create a casual, comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. A display of books, wall art, plants or other items that reflect your personality make a room feel homey. Personalization is a key element in creating the atmosphere you desire in a room.