At some point, everyone dreams of living in a glamorous home. So whether you’re moving into a new apartment or thinking about giving your old one an upgrade, you need to spice things up. This will make you fall in love with your abode all over again. But selecting the best design for your interior space can be a little tricky. There are so many things to think about – wallpaper, furniture, artwork, etc.- and you don’t know where to begin.
You’re not a pro, but that’s not a big problem! Instead of hiring an interior designer, let’s mimic their knowledge and expertise and save some money. You can do it yourself and achieve that ultimate designer look. Here are several tips to add style to your home.
The quickest way to create a chic look is to use accessories. Just like your jewelry collection, build it up with staple pieces, such as standout trinkets and vases. By changing them from time to time, you can produce a different look. So, whether it’s seasonal festivities or a special occasion, you can add style with a few affordable homewares. Don’t forget that a good room has to have the right balance between being clean and having just enough accessories. Just make sure it doesn’t look too cluttered.
Alter the room layout
Furniture placement is essential for creating great spaces. An easy way to update your home is to rearrange the furniture in a slightly different layout. Often the most obvious position might not be the right spot. Try thinking outside the box.
Use dividers to add instant walls to your rooms. Then you’ll have more space to place your furniture. Don’t let a power point or TV connection limit your imagination.
Choose furniture wisely
Think about how your current furniture is using space. If you’re moving into a new place, see if it fits in with the walls and windows. You need to create a functional but well-presented room. And if your budget allows, why not create an entirely new look. This can be done by selling or donating old furnishings and buying something more modern. Get ideas by browsing through magazines and websites to get a gist of what’s trending.
Even if you don’t find furniture that exactly matches your requirements, aim at getting neutral shades. This will help it to blend in, especially if you have colored walls. Invest in comfortable pieces that you regularly use, such as a couch or a beanbag where you can stretch out after a busy day.
Whatever your furniture choice is, be sure to get some upholstery, throw cushions, or throw rugs to pull your rooms together. Unexpected pops of color and prints against simple backdrops will make others think that a designer made this choice for you. Discreet yet bold choices like an oversized velvet crimson cushion to your neutral settee or a rug with bright abstract geometric patterns can become your room’s showstopper. But don’t go overboard by painting the entire house in vivid shades!
Transform indoor plants into home decor
What could be better than walking into a room filled with colorful flowers? Besides enhancing the beauty of your home, greenery can brighten up the surroundings while aesthetically improving the overall look as well. In fact, they create a relaxed and inviting atmosphere.
Use plants as different forms of decor such as centerpieces for dining tables or dramatic floral arrangements on center tables. Also, a large plant such as a fiddle leaf in the foyer, or potted plants as a collection of hanging art can do wonders. Consider decorating bedside tables with smaller plants such as succulents. But keep in mind to bugproof your plants and garden, making it healthy for you and your family.
Create the wow factor
Add a drop of luxury to each room and get that designer look. Use unique baskets or vases that complement the style and color selection of your home. Try implementing a little bling by incorporating metallic and glitter. Position shiny works or mirrors in smaller rooms so that light reflects off them to give the illusion of a bigger space.
Adorn those windows
The smartest way to add style to your house is to buy the right curtains. They depict the style, taste, and personality of the inhabitant. It’s vital to select the right fabric and design to add class to your home. Keep in mind that the material, color, and length implement the overall effect. Thin, gauzy net curtains are great for creating an airy atmosphere. Dark faux ones will block out the sun in your bedroom for a more private aura.
Decorate the doors
You’ve all heard of wall stickers, wallpapers, and special paint textures to embellish the walls. You can do the same for your doors. Decorating them is a less permanent and more affordable method to add style than with walls. Customized knockers, decorative wreaths, or a hanging lamp near the doorway all create a nice touch. And if you have the time and money, renovate a portion of your homes such as the patio or entryway. Simply altering a door or window can make that area of your house stand out from the rest.
Have a unifying theme
Use a consistent style and color palette. Style often dictates the overall look of your home. So when you hang up artwork, make sure it follows a central theme throughout the house. For example, if you’re inspired by nature; have flowery decorations in one room and leafy ones in the other. Avoid completely changing things up. Similarly, create a color palette to use throughout your home. Make sure the hues flow, portraying a form of unity that makes your house seem complete. A consistent palette makes each room feel as if it’s connected to the next.
Don’t forget the kitchen and bathrooms
People often focus on big things, like living rooms and bedrooms, and overlook the most important aspects- the kitchen and bathrooms. Some prefer to have a minimalist approach when it comes to the kitchen. But as a hub of activity with its cooking aroma and endless chatter during meals, it should have a style of its own. Make the fridge a canvas for magnets depicting your style and taste. Ensure that the kitchen countertops are free of clutter and adorn these space with chopping boards, cookbooks or baskets.
A bathroom can transform within minutes. Put away all your products. Plant a candle, add a few decorations, revamp the shower curtain, and add stylish towels. Now that didn’t take much, but it does look more luxurious.
Show your personality
Your home is yours so remember to showcase your personality. Personalize as much as you want with the use of color, texture, and patterns. If you love bold or bright colors, add your interest to your spaces by introducing pops of color. Add cushions, throws and other styling accessories to the lounge or bedroom. Try mixing smooth and rough textures or prints to create a more interesting finish. And what about the impressive display of books that you love to read in your comfy corner, a family heirloom or an upcycled piece of furniture? Incorporate these noticeable snippets of your personality into your home.
It’s not just about buying a luxurious house, but also how it’s set up inside. Don’t get bogged down by money issues. All it takes is a bit of research and ingenuity to make your home décor elegant and awe-inspiring! But remember to take it slow. Don’t rush your decisions because there’s no need to finish things in record time. So let the creativity begin!