DIY and decorating your home are not things to be feared – there are lots of straightforward ways which can give your home a much-needed facelift from everyday items you can find both online and in stores all around the country.
Decorating your home can be an overwhelming and stressful experience; the options open to you are endless, mainly thanks to the internet and the many websites which let ordinary people sell their handmade wares, but this is also what makes it a lot of fun. Whether you are looking to make simple improvements to your living space or want to overhaul a room completely, there are plenty of ways to make the job much simpler.
If you take your time to do a proper job of decorating your home with these simple tips, you can easily put your own stamp on the space and make your home your own. With decorating a home, thinking outside the box is always the best approach. For example, a very rich and deep forest green makes a brilliant feature wall in a living room, but it can add a touch of class and glamour when it’s used to paint four walls in a bedroom.
Here are some simple ways you can bring your home to life through decoration.
#1: Keep Your Walls Light and Neutral Outside the Bedroom
In your living room, kitchen and other more open areas of your home, it’s a good idea to keep your walls light, neutral and modern. Use colours such as beige, grey, and light pastel colours. Natural walls give you the most significant scope for adding in other decorative pieces such as cushions, throws, and wall art. With darker or bold tones, these things can easily contradict each other and look out of place. Plus, lighter colours let you switch up some of your home accessories with relative ease.
If you’ve got two smaller rooms next to each other such as a living room which leads into a dining room with an open wall, using the same light colour in both rooms can make your rooms feel larger and more open. If you don’t want to use the same colour, try to find something which is different yet subtle by looking at a paint strip.
#2: Add Artwork and Mirrors to the Wall
You should have at least one mirror in each room. Mirrors do a lot to help your space feel brighter as they bounce light off them and open up a room, however, placing one in the wrong place can have the opposite impact and look entirely out of place. The best spot for a mirror is perpendicular to a window.
Add in simple artwork, too, and make sure that it’s appropriately scaled to fit the wall. Nothing looks quite as silly as having small pieces of artwork hanging on their own towards the top of a wall. The middle point in a picture should be at eye level, and for a larger wall then either use a single large painting or hang up multiple smaller pieces in gallery-style.
#3: Use Upholstered Furniture, Cushions and Curtains
What’s the point of having cushions which are an exact match of your sofa, or curtains which blend into the wall? Adding in cushions, rugs, curtains and other smaller pieces of upholstered furniture can bring a room to life when they stand out from everything else. You can buy cushions that come in a range of colours and patterns and will stand out from everything else in a room, and this is an excellent idea if you have stuck to using simple and subtle shades on the walls. Exciting curtains and rugs can also become a focal point for your room and help to break up plain carpets or add a layer of comfort into a seating area when you have a hardwood floor.
There are plenty of places where you can find products and design inspiration when it comes to this. One place we’d suggest looking is fashioninteriors.co.uk where you can find a range of fabrics, curtains, cushions and wallpapers in a variety of styles and designs – from minimalist to loud and artsy – which will fit any style or design taste.
Decorating your home and providing your living space with a facelift isn’t something which should be seen as a laborious and painful task. We think that it’s an excellent opportunity to have some fun with your style and let your home reflect who you are as a person. Whether you’re a minimalist or hate empty space, by following some of these simple design tips, you can achieve an end-result which doesn’t look out of place. You don’t have to spend a tonne of money, either; even painting a wall can make a huge difference.