Does your home need a little pick-me-up? Or perhaps you feel like an interior design change. There are some well-known interior design tricks that designers employ that you can easily achieve with minimal effort and cost. Remember, sometimes the smallest things make the biggest impact. It could be the addition of a statement mirror, patterned rug, vintage lamp or Parisian style ottoman.
Here’s some clever tips to transform your home instantly.
1. Paint Smaller Rooms in Lighter Colours
The theatre room is a great example of how to maximise a usually small, cosy room into a larger looking space. A theatre room is often painted dark (which can make it look cramped) but with a lighter coloured floor, walls and accessories you will open up the space dramatically.
2. Use Decorative Mirrors to Add Instant Light to a Space
Creative statement mirrors are a great tool to make any small spaces feel larger. They will enhance light and add vibrancy to a space.
3. Mix it up – Patterns and Textures, Old & New, Expensive & Inexpensive, Light & Dark
Interior decorators say one of the most important factors in decorating your home is that it should reflect who you are, your personality and style. Don’t be afraid to experiment with patterns and bright colours to bring your space to life.
4. Attractive Storage Solutions
Why not turn your everyday storage items, like bookshelves, baskets, and cabinets into statement pieces themselves? Bookshelves are great for stage and you can always paint them to suit the remaining decor.
5. Wicker Furniture
Wicker furniture is an elegant addition to the alfresco and courtyards due to their reliability and weather-proof material. They are also comfortable and come in a variety of colours. Brighten up your backyard with these resort style chairs.
6. Go Green
Plants are an inexpensive way to accessorise your space while adding colour and texture. In addition, they clean household air and balance humidity by absorbing pollutants and removing harmful gases from the air.
7. Add Paintings
Bathrooms tend to be minimalist in style, but why not add some extra warmth and fun vibes to the space with the addition of a colourful painting.
8. Use Rugs to Soften Hardwood Floors
While hardwood floors are beautiful and easy to maintain, they also lack the comfort that carpet floors offer, especially in winter. Rugs are a fun and functional addition to your living space, especially when there are varying patterns, fabric and textures to choose from. You can even change up your area rugs to reflect the seasons using warmer tones for cooler months and lighter tones for warmer months.
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