Upgrade your home with these tricks…
Whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a quick, little home pick-me-up, or perhaps something more significant, there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers employ that you too can easily do with minimal effort and cost. Sometimes the smallest things make the greatest impact.
1. Lighter colours in smaller rooms
A room of a smaller size has the tendency to seem cramped. Unless you have large windows to add some light, light coloured walls will make a space feel bigger. Add some mirrors as well to give the optical illusion of space. darker colours will make a room feel smaller. Even with the abundance of natural light and the strategic placement of the mirrors, a room in a darker shade would have a more boxed-in feel to it.
2. Mix it up
The most important aspect and one of the easiest tricks to decorating your home is that it reflects who you are, your personality and your style. Don’t be afraid to mix up patterns and textures! With fabrics whether it be furniture, rugs or pillows, varied colours and patterns can bring warmth and texture into your living space.
If you need something quick and easy, slipcovers are the way to go. They can serve as a means of changing your furniture’s look to reflect the seasons. These easily removed coverings allow you to have a sophisticated look without constantly worrying about people dirtying or spilling on your furniture.
4. Wicker baskets
Wicker baskets are an economical and elegant way to add storage to any room. Baskets can be used to store and display books, architectural and decor magazines, toys, towels and blankets to name a few. Place a couple of small wicker baskets on the counter-tops in your kitchen to beautifully display and store your fruit and vegetables.
5. Go green
Add plants to your living space. Add them to every room, small or large, few or many. Plants are an inexpensive means to accessorizing your space and adding colour and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but many can clean household air and balance humidity. They can absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air.
6. Area rugs to soften hardwood floors
Throw rugs give warmth and can add great texture, colour and personality to your living space. Hardwood floors are beautiful and easy to maintain but they lack the comfort that carpeted floors offer, especially in the cooler months. Area rugs can add fun and functionality to your living space.