At Amalia Home Collection, we’ve researched some clever design tips that you can easily follow to transform your home.
1. Use color to make your room feel larger
When choosing a color for the walls of a room you should not only consider your personal tastes. Color has a significant impact, so it is also important to consider other factors such as the size of the space. Interior designers preach some fundamental principles such as the fact that darker colors will make a room feel smaller, while light-colored walls will make it look larger.
Even with the abundance of natural light and the strategic placement of the mirrors, a room in a darker shade will always have a more boxed-in feel to it. Certain colors can lead to anxiety and sleep problems but the right colors can be both aesthetically pleasing and healthier for your mental state.
2. Use decorative mirrors to light up your living space
As we just mentioned, mirrors can be used to make a small space feel larger. Place mirrors across from windows to add instant light. Decorative mirrors can also be used to fill empty wall space, instead of paintings and other art pieces. Most of the interior designers agree that large or small, mirrors add light and dimension to your living space.
3. Make it comfortable
There are many things to consider when you’re decorating your home. Sure, you want it to look beautiful, but not like a museum. It should be a top priority to make your home a comfortable sanctuary. Create a welcoming space that you can picture your family and friends wanting to spend time in time and again.
4. Use what you already have
Interior designers love to repurpose what you already have. This helps cut down on their project budgets and like many of us, recognize the importance of upcycling items in order to cut down on the overall waste in the world.
Trays, wooden, acrylic, metal or silver can be placed on top of luggage racks, tea carts, trunks, bedside tables and coffee tables for extra texture and dimension. Arrange candles on them, frames or pile books on top of them.
By doing all this, you’ll be saving a lot of money and, at the same time, you’ll be making your space feel more personal. Your home will be a representation of who you are and what you love, and, for interior designers, that’s one of the top priorities.
5. Accent a wall
Balance is always the key. If you want to make a bold change don’t do something drastic, just take small steps. For example, if you want to paint your walls, try painting one accent wall instead of committing to an entire wall.
Strong patterns can be exciting but overwhelming in large quantities. Go crazy on one wall and then leave others clean so your home decor can “breathe” and look balanced.
6. Use decorative pillows and rugs
Easy ways to transform your home decor can be done by using the right accessories. Decorative pillows and rugs as home accessories are easy and cheap ways to transform your decoration. You can add pops of color, comfort, texture, and luxury on a small budget.
So, if you’re going through a home makeover, start by looking for some stylish decorative pillows and rugs that follow any trend.
7. Use plants
Spending time in nature is linked to reduced stress levels and tension relief. If we can’t be outdoors as often as we’d like, then let’s bring nature into our homes. Embrace the resurgence of plant life in your personal spaces. Add small or large, few or many. Plants are an inexpensive means to accessorizing your space and adding color and texture.
Not only are plants beautiful but they improve your air quality and balance humidity, absorb pollutants, and remove harmful gases from the air.
8. Wallpaper your bookcase or wall
Interior designers are crazy about the controlled use of wallpaper in your home to add an edgy, cool, graphic vibe to your space. It can instantly energize and transform your living room or bedroom while adding personality into your home.
Bookcases are an ideal place to start because you don’t need to use a large amount of wallpaper. Besides bookcases, you can also try fireplaces, mantels, or closets.
9. Mix it up!
For interior designers, the most fun while decorating a space is mixing design styles in a different way. Imagine taking your grandfather’s antique desk and mixing it with some modern items. You’ll see that there is no reason why they can’t coexist beautifully together.
Similarly, you can mix textures and fabrics, cheap and expensive, and styles. Don’t be afraid to just try and adjust if you change your mind. You want to create something new that represents you. And just like we all are, you’re a work in progress.
10. Add something original
Our last interior designer tip is that they believe everyone should have a special central piece of furniture or textile. Something that sets the mood for the overall decor and that makes you feel at home when looking at it. Something that you feel that is deeply connected with who you are.
It can be a desk, a wardrobe, a chest of drawers, a piece of art, a duvet cover, or any other decorative item. As long as it means something to you, the object doesn’t matter.
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