Whether we want to admit it, sometimes we envy the people from Instagram or Pinterest for having such dreamy living spaces. The general conception is that there’s a lot of money behind such projects.
Although that very well might be true in many cases, some designs and looks are simply the results of someone’s creativity and imagination. With that in mind, we’ve made a list of styling secrets that will hopefully spark similar ideas and make your home amazing in the process.
Get Rid of the Things Preventing Your Space from Shining
We all tend to buy many things that look beautiful and believe we desperately need them. But, as time goes by, these elements make our space look smaller and unorganised. Taking that into account, our first bit of advice would be not to add but remove any unnecessary items.
Find those things that are simply collecting dust without any other purpose. But don’t throw them away. Instead, you can organise a yard sale and collect that money for purchasing fresh paint, mirrors, or other decorations that complement your new interior design aspirations.
Another option is to donate. Ensure the items you plan to give away are not broken or damaged, and spread the news about wanting to find them a new home.
Adding some greenery is one of the most affordable ways to make your home look amazing. Plants are an excellent addition to any space as they breathe life into it. In addition, you don’t have to break the bank; the market is packed with types that are not pricey but will add value to your home.
Proper research is critical. Look for plants that aren’t expensive, and if you’re not an experienced gardener, consider the low-maintenance varieties. Another thing to remember is that some plants can be harmful to pets. If you happen to have furry friends living with you, an ideal option is to look into and find out about those types that are friendly to your pets.
Aside from indoor plants, decorate your space with fresh flowers. Every area, including the living or dining rooms, needs a centrepiece, and a nicely designed vase with fresh flowers may be just the thing.
Many designers will gladly share a secret or two about how to make your space look larger and brighter without engaging in serious construction work. So here is one: add mirrors.
Mirrors are stylish and sophisticated and don’t occupy a lot of space. If you place them across from a window, they will reflect more light into the area and brighten it up, visually increasing the space.
Make the Most of Natural Light
While on the subject of making the space look brighter, natural light is one of the most significant contributors to a home’s aesthetics. The ideal option is floor-to-ceiling windows.
But if that’s not the case in your house, don’t think of yourself as less fortunate. You can work with any window size to maximise the effect of natural light. The key is not to obstruct it and to let in as much as possible.
Purchase Long Curtains
You may not have floor-to-ceiling windows, but you can have ceiling-to-floor curtains. This is an effective solution for homes that might have smaller windows. The long curtains will give height to your space and if you want to play around a little, opt for curtains that compliment the rest of the area but also stand out, making them a statement element of the room.
Focus on Your Ceiling
And that doesn’t solely mean upgrading the lighting fixtures. So, for example, an eye-catching ceiling doesn’t only include a stunning chandelier or something similar. On the contrary, you can add colour or experiment with patterns that will make every visitor look up and admire your creativity.
Decorate a Bathroom
The bathroom is usually the smallest room in the house to which we don’t pay much attention – from a design standpoint. It’s time to change that practice.
For instance, use some of the decorative items you threw out from your living room or bedroom, like an old vase, candles, or artwork, and place them in the bathroom. These can be a great addition to the area, making it look warmer, more welcoming and visually interesting.
Experiment with Your Favourite Piece of Furniture
You may come across a trend/technique in design magazines where the entire room is painted in one colour. That’s not new, you might say. Everyone does that. But, what if we tell you that the entire room comprises one colour, including walls and furniture? This trend is called colour blocking.
You can achieve it by choosing one piece of furniture, your favourite one, and using the exact colour to paint the walls. It is a bold and out-of-the-box move that will make your space one-of-a-kind. Then, you can add complementary colours and patterns to enrich the concept.
Enjoy the Process
Home remodelling awakens creativity, allowing you to spend time on exciting yet relaxing activities. Although we can’t deny that such a process can be stressful for some, it’s up to you to give it the leading emotion – aim for fun and happiness. The end result will most certainly bring about the same.