When it comes to the interior design aspect of your home, it can be daunting choosing the right colours and accessories that compliment one another, similar to the stunning display homes we see.
Here are the top 10 tips on how to present your home like a display.
1. Choose your colours
Before you make any additions or changes to your house, it is important to decide on your colour theme. Choose one or two colors for your accessories that will add interest and coordinate with your furniture and wall color. Contrasting colors add vibrancy to a room. If your furniture and walls are neutral, go bold with your accessories. (via www.sheknows.com)
Another great way to incorporate colour into an otherwise bland room, is to add a bright feature wall. This is a perfect way to add vibrancy to a room, plus it is extremely affordable and doesn’t require a great deal of maintenance. You can choose to paint or add wallpaper instead, the choices are endless.
If you are unsure about changing the colour of your walls, or feel this is too permanent for you, buy some bright and fun pillows to add to your couch or bed. This is a great way to incorporate some life into a room, without making a decision that takes longer to reverse
2. Stick with a theme
Accessories are a fantastic way to add character to a room, which we often see in display homes.
For example, incorporating a car related theme into a males room or a beach theme into another, with similar colour’s that compliment one another, can add enough character to a room whilst maintaining simplicity.
3. Incorporate lighting
Whether it is artificial or natural, lighting in your home can make a world of difference. If you do not have floor to ceiling windows or doors like the image below, incorporate a feature light or draw back your curtains during the day. Bringing light into a room not only makes it look brighter, but also more open. Choose a lighting fixture that compliments the theme of your room, even adding colour can take your room from bland to brilliant.
4. Add a splash back to your Kitchen
Another great way of adding character to your house, similar to what we see in a display home, is to add splash back in the kitchen.
Adding splash back to an otherwise plain wall can make a big difference to your kitchen. By incorporating a colour that already exists, or otherwise adding a colour that is completely opposite, such as a bright green, red or blue, can make a great statement piece in your kitchen.
5. What about those floors?
Whilst many people wouldn’t consider this part of the house to be important, adding colour to this area can make a big difference. This is another blank canvas that can be accessorised. Adding a rug is a fantastic way to add colour and texture to a room. Another handy tip that takes minimal time, effort and money.
6. Group according to size & number
When grouping multiple objects together, vary their size and height. This goes for candles, framed photos, jars and any other accent pieces. Mixing size and height adds visual interest to your design. Use odd numbers when placing accessories in a group. (via www.sheknows.com)
7. Decorate a wall
8. Add light to your garden
Garden lighting can add a lot of character to your garden and means you can sit out on the warmer nights. The choice of garden lighting is huge, from battery-operated lamps to solar-powered lights. To save money (and do your bit for the environment), solar-powered lighting is a good option. The variety is immense, from tea lights to lamps, many of which can be staked into the ground (perfect if you don’t like DIY). Alternatively, you can go for energy-efficient bulbs to save on bills if you’re looking at non-solar-powered lights. Draping cabled lights around a plant or planter can look lovely in the evenings as well. (via Good to know)
9. Add a water feature outdoors
Fancy water features aren’t what we’re talking about. We mean something as simple as a bird bath. Not only will it look great, but it will attract birds to the garden which is perfect if you’ve got kids as they will love looking out for the birds as they visit your garden for a quick wash. (via Good to know)
10. Remove clutter from your backyard
When visiting a display home, you never see a backyard that is full of junk. Make sure your backyard is free of clutter and looks aesthetically pleasing. For some outdoor inspiration, take a look at the following images.