Are you house proud or interested in home decor? If so, there’s a good chance you will have scrolled through Pinterest or flipped through home magazines at one time or another, and admired the photos of beautifully styled rooms. While these stunning designs can seem unattainable to anyone who doesn’t have access to an interior designer, they can be easier to put together than you might think. Here are some of the ways you can go about it!
Paint The Walls a Light, Neutral Colour
Ditch the busy wallpaper, plain walls painted in a neutral color look calming and make the most of the space. You can’t go far wrong with plain white, although a cream or light gray will also work well if you prefer. Plain walls give you a blank canvas and mean you can accessorize and dress the room, without the worry of competing or clashing wallpaper designs. If you want to add interest, you could consider ‘colour blocking’- this trend is considered to be the new ‘accent wall’. If you’re painting, it’s important that your walls are very smooth. Carefully fill in any holes and sand them down, or have a plasterer skim them if they’re in bad condition. You will also need to make sure the other paintwork is up to scratch- doors, skirting boards and ceilings look fantastic when they’re a bright white.
Source Beautiful Furniture
When the room is a blank canvas you have far more options when it comes to furniture- you can find designer furniture brands at PalazzoCollezioni.com.au. If you go for something sumptuous and unique, it will make a huge impact in the room and look classy and expensive. Alternatively, if you wanted to play it safer, you could mix and match classic with unusual. For example, a classic sofa won’t go out of style and will work with many different decor changes over the years. Pair it up with an accent chair in a bold color or pattern to make a statement in the room. Both white and mirrored furniture is very ‘Pinterest, if you want to achieve this kind of look,’ it’s very pretty and again helps the room to look bigger too.
Choose Good Lighting
The lighting plays such an in a room. You could choose a statement overhead light fitting, anything from a chandelier to a modern industrial piece with exposed bulbs. You’ll also need to add additional lighting sources as well, LED strip lighting looks effective under kitchen cabinets and along kitchen kickboards. And of course, a variety of different lamps so you can tailor the light and ambience in each room.
Keep It Tidy
Let’s face it, busy family life doesn’t allow your house to look like a show home at all times. But if you have the right storage in place, it’s easy to quickly get the room in order when you have guests or want it to look nice. In the living room, for example, you could use an ottoman as storage for children’s toys. It doesn’t look out of place but gives you somewhere to quickly put them away when you’re tidying. A basket to hold blankets or magazines again means you can easily get the room in order when you’re tidying.