Often decorating a home feels a herculean task needing a lot of effort, time and money. Whether you are moving into a new house or are trying to redesign the interior to give a new style and personality, knowing some basic tricks makes it easier to decide on the change needed. Here are some tips that can help you build an aesthetically pleasing and well-balanced interior with limited resources.
House plants are excellent at adding depth and character to any corner of your residence. It easily brings a fresh and lively tone in the house and can be used to add colour to an otherwise sterile room. Indoor plants that can be easily maintained include Chinese money plant, Tillandsia or Air plant, Spider plant, Aloe Vera, English Ivy, Sansevierias, Bamboo palm, Peace Lilies, Philodendron etc. You can also use a variety of holders for the plants according to the structure of the house like earthen pots, bowls, cups, mason jars and even terrariums. Plants further double up as a source of clean air and humidity while removing harmful gases from the atmosphere.
2.Upgrading Lights and Switches
Placement of lighting can make or break the vibe of the room. It’s important to focus on a good ambient light source that can evenly illuminate the room. Art pieces and decorative objects can be highlighted using strategically placed lighting sources. Nowadays with no shortage of bulbs, it is easy to select one according to the overall theme of the room. Lighting sources whose intensity can be individually adjusted according to the time of the day are also being used in modern houses. Upgrading your light switches is another quick and effective way to add character to the room. Led lights nowadays are not only used brighten up your living space but also to use energy efficiently.
3.Hanging Art Pieces on Walls
One of the easiest and effective ways to spruce up any house is to add frames on the wall. It can be a traditional painting or a decorative piece. If paintings are not in your alley, you can print your favourite picture on canvas and use it as the centerpiece of the room. The size of the frames can also be used to enhance the already present decor. Bigger canvas paintings are apt to fill up walls with sparse decorations. Multiple smaller art pieces are effective in bringing out the other furnishings present. Furthermore, a child’s room can be decorated with their choice of wall stickers.
4.Using Strategically Placed Decorative Mirrors
If your home or specific room is too small for your liking, there is no reason to be worried. Using mirrors, you can create the image of a larger space while still enjoying your cozy room. Experts suggest placing a mirror 57 inches high for a strain-free, easy on the eye level. In larger rooms or halls mirrors can be used to spread more light if placed opposite to a door or window. Small rooms fitted with a mirror at correct angles can make it look much larger due to the optical illusion. Framed or Decorative mirror can be used instead of art pieces to decorate empty walls.
5.Adding Different Textures and Shapes
If you think having a similar palette and theme is too bland for your taste, mixing and matching texture is a good way to add your flair. An arrangement of traditional wood furniture and modern minimalistic pieces can give you space your signature style. The futuristic wire sculpture and an antique gifted by your grandparents can go hand in hand on a shelf. A modern couch can be accompanied by handmade cushion covers and throws. Having different textured fabric and prints on rugs and cushions can add a spectacular effect. It is important to think about how to incorporate your personality and style while furnishing your house. It is never a bad idea to add a variety of metal, silk, marble and other different natural and man-made materials to create a unique yet cohesive look.
6.Investing in Wallpapers
Wallpapers have always been the go-to way for anyone willing to change their interior design without having to invest a lot of money. A bold printed wallpaper can make an entire space look good as new. There are a variety of choices and prints that can be used to accent the already present furnishing. Furthermore, it doesn’t need hard labour or more than a day to install. Areas of transitions like hallways or small rooms like pantries and powder room can be changed in a fun and lively way by applying contrasting wallpapers. Another good way to up the wow factor is to invest in a good wallpaper for your ceiling.