Give Your Home a Makeover with These Interior Decoration Tips
You have been planning for so long to give your home a real makeover. Well, it’s time to do it now! As per interior designer, Michelle Beamer, “One reason that a good designer can put a clever room together is because they never stop looking at images and cataloging ideas and design solutions.”
1. Paint smaller rooms in softer, lighter colors to help make the room feel larger
A small room is a challenge to paint and decorate. Color is an important part of decorating a room, because it affects how the room feels to its occupants. Light colors are ideal for making a room feel bigger, but there are shades that can make the space feel calm and relaxing as well.
Rich, saturated colors such as red or chocolate brown tend to make a room feel small and bring the walls inward. To make a room feel larger, light to mid-tone shades are the way to go.
2. Use decorative mirrors to add instant light to your living space
Mirrors are the best thing you can do for your living room. They add so much detail, decoration, and function to your home and take away nothing.A room automatically looks more sophisticated and put together if it has a great mirror in it.
There are a few tricks to getting and hanging the perfect mirror in your living room:
- It’s all about position
- Make it unique to you and your home
A well-placed mirror makes the most of a room’s natural light, enhances views, opens a small space and adds oomph to decor. The key lies in pairing the right mirror with the right location to maximize its decor-uplifting potential.
3. Follow the Indigo and Denim Decor Style
There’s a reason denim is an American staple. It’s versatile, durable, and built for comfort — all sterling qualities in the home upholstery market. After swooning over the vintage chesterfield sofa Brooklyn Decker reupholstered in faded denim as the centerpiece of her impeccably cool Texas living room, we became entirely sold on true blue as a burgeoning decor trend.
If there is one color that transcends time and space, sparks love and imagination, it is Indigo. The patterns are stitched and tied very tightly and the cloth is dyed in huge wooden barrels of indigo. This traditional fabric is hand woven and is tie dyed in indigo using an ancient technique.
Dark indigo is making waves this spring — so go with the flow and give your home a sophisticated new look
4. Add a hanging pot holder to your kitchen
A pot rack is a great storage solution for both small and large kitchens. It keeps pots that are too big for a standard cupboard out of the way, and can actually be a great decorative item for the kitchen. Pot hangers today come in multiple configurations and beautiful materials, like copper, brass, nickel and steel.
When storage space is at a premium in the kitchen, we love hanging racks for pots and pans. They ensure your cookware doesn’t take up valuable cabinet or drawer space, and give purpose to spaces that would otherwise likely go unused
5. Add more symmetry
Symmetry is a natural way to create the sense of order in a space. It will take care of visual balance but also create a rhythm that the eyes can pick up on.An easy way to make more symmetry is to invest in the idea of multiples, and have them match across a room or side-by-side. Curtains are a great way to create the look of symmetry. Matching chairs or a set of two couches can, too.
Find a room’s center line and consider repeating matching elements across it. You’ll find that the room starts to make visual sense and feel more harmonious.
6. Include plenty of negative space
Too many design elements covering every visual surface can be tiring to be around and to look at. It can feel chaotic. So intentionally leave room for the eyes to rest on negative space, or space that doesn’t have a lot of design elements going on.
7. Place a rug based on its size
The size of the rug says — for under the coffee table will dictate how you arrange furniture around it.With an eight-by-ten-foot rug, situate the sofa and any chairs so that the front legs of each are somewhere on the rug but the back legs are not.With a five-by-eight-foot rug, keep the sofa completely off, but still place the front legs of the chairs on it.In a large family room, use two rugs to create two separate living areas.
8. Follow this go-to color scheme
When choosing a color palette, assign 60 percent of the room a dominant color, 30 percent a secondary color, and 10 percent an accent color.In a classic room setting, this may translate to designating walls the dominant color, upholstery the secondary color, and a floral arrangement or pillows the accent color.
If you have a nice view outside, frame it by painting the interior window trims a dark color.