These days, an interior designer is almost a necessity for anyone redoing their home. The style sensibilities and knowledge of materials possessed by a trained interior designer cannot be matched by a layperson. However, getting a professional involved for simple renovations is not very practical. That’s because, usually, when a professional comes into picture, simple changes lead to more extensive changes, thereby taking up a lot more of time and money than what you had originally planned for. If you’re concerned only with enhancing the look of your interiors without any major structural changes, you don’t need an interior designer; all you need is a little bit of creativity.
Rearrange your furniture:
Rearranging of furniture is the fastest and the simplest way of lending an interesting and fresh expression to your home. For instance, you could bring your dining area to where your living area is and vice versa. Or in your bedroom, you can change the placement of your bed and other furniture to create a different mood.
New upholstery for your living area, new covers for dining chair, and a new set of curtains can change the look of your home completely.If you fancy, you could lift the mood of the room by opting for bright colors or cheerful prints. However, do remember to go for colors and prints that are complementary to each other.
Re-look at your color scheme:
The walls and furnishing of your home should be in-sync with the kind of mood you are trying to create.White and off-white walls are a preferred choice to create an elegant touch and make the room appear as more spacious. Bright colors do not work too well in the bedroom, where one needs colors that help calm and unwind. Using white on the ceiling improves the reflection of light and also make the ceilings appear higher.
When accessorizing your home, it is essential to not create too much clutter. Home accessories are meant to accentuate your living space, and not overwhelm it. Common themed articles can be placed together to create grouped areas. Carpets, rugs, throws for a couch, show-pieces, art like paintings, sculptures, etc. are good examples of home accessories. Plants and fresh flowers can also help in making your home more attractive.
Replace old fixtures:
Appliances like fans, lights, switches, etc. should not look too old and shabby. If they are very old, replacing them with one ones can instantly brighten up the look of your home. Keep in mind that the style choices for fixtures should be compatible with the rest of your decor.
Get the right lighting:
The type and amount of light you use can have a meaningful impact on the look of your home. For example, you can get away with dim lighting in an adults’ bedroom, but you’ll need a bright light in the living space or kids’ bedroom.White light is usually less tiresome for the eyes of kids when they study. Yellow light can be used in a living area, if you prefer, but there must be enough light.
If you are refurnishing, before shopping for new furniture or accessories, it is advisable to plan everything first. Figure out the whole look of your home before making any purchases. Also, apart from the look and style, functionality is also very important when selecting home accessories.
If you have a small apartment, do not clutter it up. Also, there are no strict rules like you can use one color of wood, or you can have one style of furniture only. However, you definitely shouldn’t use too many different colors and styles, because that would create a chaotic feel. Ask a few people you trust and whose taste you admire for advice when making decisions regarding the interiors of your home.
Whether you’re completely redoing your home or just looking to change a few things around, enhancing your interiors is always an exciting and fulfilling exercise.