Sayeh Woodman —
Only a little while ago, I shared some pointers and advise on how you can transform your bathrooms so that you will have a spa-like experience every time you are inside it. But why stop there when you can re-vamp the whole look of your home. I compiled some tips that will allow you get a fresh new look for your homes minus the spending a fortune. Here are some little secrets.
So I was told …’A room should have a beginning, middle and end concept and the final look should be one that you’ll love every time you walk through your room.’
Start with your colour scheme — For a head-to-toe makeover, the first step is creating a palette. Come up with a basic colour scheme and take it from room to room. By using the same base colours throughout, you can create interest.
You can also use other colour from the palette in each room but keep the flow, blend them perfectly to create that continuous feel.
Avoid impulse buying. By working within a light colour palette, plan carefully to ensure the finished scheme works as a whole. Painting it yourself means fun and saving money!
If you haven’t got it, then fake it — If you have low ceilings and want to give an impression of height, keep your furniture low slung. Create strong verticals and avoid horizontals. Adding large accessories such as a mirrors, will add scale to a room. Use and enjoy your cherished items and unique finds, especially in a utilitarian room like the bathroom. Injecting personal style and items with a story are what runs an average room into a stunning home.
Apply a little bit of what you fancy — Kids can be messy, don’t postpone a makeover because you’re afraid if will be ruined. Spend your money on a comfortable, well-made sofa that you’ll have forever. Use the designer fabric you’ve fallen in love with on small items like a cushion. Making your own cushions with extra fabric saves on costs.
Amplify neutrals with texture — If you prefer to keep it simple with neutral tones, then add lots of textures and materials to keep your room interesting with variety, which will add depth without compromising on simplicity.
Stay curtain classic with floor length — Curtains are an investment, they add warmth and complexity to your windows, but they must go all the way to all the floor otherwise they look unfinished and a bit stingy.
Keep it natural with basic textiles you might think of straw as an outside textile, but it can look just as good indoor. A pair of cushions looking the same can be quite plain and bland looking, but by adding a different pair with contrasting patterns and textures makes the room feel warm and inviting. Don’t be afraid to go bigger in size, small cushions can look like they came with the furniture.
Mirror, mirror on the wall — When hanging a mirror, consider what will be in the reflection. A stunning ornament or chandelier creates an additional beautiful dimension. In the dining room, consider a mixture of chairs and benches. It feels more relaxed and cosy. You wouldn’t have eight identical chairs in your living room, so apply the same rule in your dining area.
Small changes can make an impact in your home. Then you can add an extra string to your bow and call yourself an interior designer!