A home is more than just a well laid out flat with good architectural design. It is the things that you put inside that give the space character and make the house a home. From interesting color palettes to comfy home accessories, there is a lot that can be done to make your home beautiful, welcoming and cozy.
Try out some of these home decorating tips and tricks and you’ll your friends will constantly be complimenting your ideas and requesting for parties to be hosted at your place. Commonfloor has many such tips and tricks to improve your home and life!
1. Make Smaller Rooms Look Larger
Painting smaller rooms a softer and lighter color can make the space look larger than it actually is. Adding other elements such as mirrors and glass can also help to create the illusion of more space. Reflective mirrors create the impression of amplified space and strategic placement can really help trick the mind into believing it. Large windows with glass allow for a lot of natural light which makes the room look brighter and with the light pouring onto the mirror, the illusion of space is magnified. Avoid using dark colors for small rooms and use minimalistic furniture to make the most of a small space.
2. Mix And Match
Nothing adds some extra charm like mismatched knick knacks all over a home. Don’t be too rigid on color schemes, matching drapes and fixed ornaments. Don’t be afraid to mix it up a little. Drape a contrasting runner on a plush couch or throw in some fun pillows, keep your rustic heirlooms in a chic modern looking shelf, or place an odd chair along with a couch furnishing set; just have fun with your decoration and remember to give your home some of your personal style.
Adding plants to your home is an excellent way to breathe some life into living spaces. Whether miniature potted plants on a shelf or a flourishing mini-tree in the corner of the room, just add the greens that you love and nurture them with some tender loving care. Not only do they ensure that your home stays fresh with clean air and free of pollutants, but they also add some texture and color in an inexpensive and creative way.
4. Carpet It
A carpet acts like a little comforter for your feet. You can go in for fluffy carpets or thin mat like ones depending on your personal preference. But a carpet is an excellent way to spruce up a home without adding too many other elements. This simplistic style will instantly uplift the interiors of your home and make it look cozy at all times. Plus this ensures that you don’t need to sweep your floor every few days.
5. Add Art
Many homes seem bare and lack a personality. One way to liven it up is to add art to the walls. It can be in the form of paintings, photographs, murals, statues etc. Having elements of art in a home is a brilliant way to decorate and show off your personal tastes at the same time. If you are not too sure about art, you can even use the wall spaces to display photographs, post cards from your travels or any other souvenirs that you have been gifted.
Home décor is not difficult. With just a little bit of imagination and the right accessories, you can convert any living space into the home of your dreams.
For even more decoration tips to spruce up your house, try out Commonfloor!