Some people could walk into a room and immediately envision the layout and design that suits the space. Others don’t just envision it, they can fully implement their plan easily and effortlessly. Then, there are those who don’t know the difference between a natural fabric or one blended with a poly material.
Let’s face it, not all of us have a talent in interior design. But most of us still appreciate a room with nicely added decorative elements. If you want to design your own space, you can follow some design tips and technique to achieve your goal.
Here are some of them.
Mixing old with new
Not everything in your decor has to be brand new. As a matter of fact, there may be older, charming items in your home that could give character to a room. Try incorporating new furniture pieces with the older ones. You’d be surprised at how much of a difference this can make in your space. Additionally, your older or vintage items could become exciting conversation starters, which is perfect for entertaining guests.
Create a focal point
Some people think they need an ornate or oversized piece of furniture to create a focal point. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Choose a wall and adorn it with an artistically designed wallpaper or color combination to liven up the room. Furthermore, that wall could create a bold and beautiful focal point. If you play your cards right, this could be one of the areas in your home that’s “Instagrammable.”
Updating light switches and hardware
It is amazing how small changes can make a huge difference in a design space. Upgrading light switches in a bedroom or bathroom can add a pop of color or interest in that room. For kitchen spaces, changing the cabinet hardware can totally transform your entire kitchen. A great example includes changing brass knobs to oil rubbed knobs. This simple change can change the character of the entire kitchen.
Painting a room can make a huge difference
Changing the color of a room will instantly transform the space. In making the decision to paint the entire room, make sure you’re using a paint color that you can incorporate with your existing decor. Otherwise, you may find yourself having to replace furniture pieces. Overall, painting a room is an excellent way to liven up your space.
Some people don’t know what that means. Creating contrast means pairing items with opposing colors together. This usually entails coupling a lighter color with a darker color. You can create contrast in so many ways and in so many areas of your living space. For example, if you have a beige sofa, try adding darker color throw pillows and combining it with a fluffy throw blanket to create a point of Interest.
Declutter your space
You’d be surprised at how a space free of clutter can totally transform a room. If there are items that you don’t use or are not essential, get rid of them. If you have a tendency to be a packrat, you may need to make a conscious decision to deliberately let go of things that you don’t use very often. Making these small changes in a space can change the entire look of a room.
Don’t be afraid to blend
Some people think that if they choose a particular style, they must be consistent with that style throughout the entire space. That’s simply not true. Combining traditional and contemporary pieces or modern pieces with transitional pieces can create a sense of interest and make your design space pop. This eclectic decorating style breaks the monotony of a room and creates a wonderful sense of style in your space.
Pay particular attention to important rooms
The master bedroom and bathroom are the most important rooms in the house. This is the first room you see when you wake up in the morning in the last room you see at night. For this reason, it is important to splurge in this area. If you have a favorite color, this is the space to utilize that color. Whether you go for an over-the-top look or choose to implement accent pieces to create ambiance, it is important not to skimp in this area of the home.
Incorporate accent furniture pieces
If you’re like many of us, you’re probably on a budget. Purchasing large furniture pieces may not be within your budget. You can, however, incorporate accent pieces that can totally transform your living space. Choose accent furniture pieces that will create an eclectic blend and add a pop of interest.
Don’t be afraid of size
While it is important to choose furniture pieces that fit appropriately into your space, it never hurts to invest in a couple of oversized pieces. For example, to give the illusion of higher ceilings, incorporate floor-to-ceiling bookshelves.
These are a few easy and simple decorating tips you can incorporate into your space to make it feel special for you.