You don’t have to be a designer or an artist to make your home look lovely on the inside. In fact, by just making a few select changes to your home, you can make it look more welcoming to guests and more peaceful and ‘homely’ to you.
It will not be necessary for you to spend a fortune on renovating your home or anything of that nature. The tips that we are going to cover here today are all very affordable and can be done fairly quickly as well.
Here are four design tips that will improve your home’s decor significantly”
It’s the simplest trick in the book, but it works. You can improve your home’s look drastically just by rearranging the furniture around. Rearranging can also be a simple and easy project, or a long and drawn out one. It really depends on how much furniture you have to move and if you have any physical assistance from other people.
One of the biggest reasons to rearrange furniture in your home is simply because it can create more physical space. You may find that there are some items in a room in your home that you just don’t need any more and can throw out. Sometimes the best way to decorate is to take away existing things rather than to add new ones.
Try placing your bed on the opposite side of a wall, splitting up your sofa and chair from one another, putting the coffee table in another area or another room, and so on.
Change The Countertops
If you are going to make a significant renovation to your home, changing the countertops can be one of the most important that you can make. Countertops are used virtually every day in the kitchens and bathrooms and need to be able to sustain abuse and resist moisture, while also complementing the overall look of the house.
Two of the most popular countertop material options are marble and granite, because of their natural look and inherent durability. The cost of a marble countertop will usually run from $30 to $60 per square foot. Conversely, a granite countertop will typically be around $40 to $70 per square foot.
Add A New Coat of Paint
Another way to easily improve the decor of your home will be to paint the walls with a new color. Just changing the paint color can drastically change the entire theme or look of a room, let alone the entire house.
For example, the color green has a very natural feeling to it and would go nicely if you have a lot of vegetation in the home. The color blue is very welcoming and signals to guests that you are a welcoming person. The color red signifies power, and may not be as inviting to guests. The color purple can add much elegance to your home. The color orange is very energetic and can easily grab someone’s attention, according to Diyza.
You get the idea. If you are not satisfied with the look of a room in your home, one of the simplest ways to change it is to simply change the color of the paint on the all. If you’re not sure which colors would be good, you can take a photo of your wall and then play around with colors on special software or programs to see what would be good.
Last but not least, be sure to contrast colors against one another rather than only using one dominant color for everything. The colors blue and yellow can go great with one another, for instance, even though one is brighter and the other is dark.
A good idea will be to have the colors of your furniture and/or your carpet to contrast with the colors of your walls. One of the most famous color contrasts is black and white: try having a room with black walls and white furniture and carpet. Another good idea would be a pure/lavender color mixed with green.
Also look for the subtler colors in the room as well. Look for colors such as an accent in the rug, or in an artwork, or the color of the window blinds. Then add more things in that color to the room and see how they stand out.
You get the idea. The idea is to use two or more colors together to see how well they play off one another to add a unique look to your room.
As you can see, you can easily improve your home’s decor without having to spend an egregiously large amount of money. Decor isn’t necessarily about having expensive items and furniture in your home, but rather making better use with the items and furniture that you already have.