Touching up the interior décor of your home doesn’t have to cost a fortune and it definitely doesn’t mean replacing everything you own. Finding the right inspiration to suit your home and being aware of a few simple tips can make a world of difference and give you that warm, fuzzy feeling of contentment when you walk in the front door.
Plan accordingly before you hit the shops and start seeing shiny, new things everywhere. Look online, in magazines, even invite yourself over to as many friends or frenemies’ places as possible to get solid ideas of what you want and do your best to stick to a particular theme for each room rather than coming home with a mish mash of stuff and trying to piece it together.
A good place to start when thinking about theme and overall design of your home is your flooring. Have you always dreamt of wooden floors? Or the beautiful, spacious look of tiles? What about a combination of both even? Carpeted bedrooms are always nice in winter.
There are so many options available for all types of flooring, it’s important to give yourself the time to explore all options. A good place to start is Yeomans Bagno & Ceramiche where there are ideas for each room in the house. Make sure you also consider colour – a nice clean white bathroom might look great, but it has to be kept very clean, which means needing the time to clean it. Are you that person? Darker or mosaic style tiles can also look amazing in bathrooms when done right.
Like with pretty much everything in life, creativity is key when it comes to home decorating. Think about exactly what you want from your home. Try to take inspiration from as many sources as possible. Think about the specific assets your house has, and what type of people live there. If a guy can transform a run down cement factory into an amazing castle, then you can turn your own little castle into your dream home.
Whether you are a lover of books or not, getting creative with bookshelves can make an incredible addition to your home. From building one into your staircase to having a room completely walled by bookshelves, it can add such character to a room.
Plus it gives your guests something to peruse, who doesn’t enjoy looking at what type of books their newly acquainted work colleague keeps on their bookshelf, hoping to find something scandalous like a ‘Kama Sutra for Dummies’ book.
The art you have hanging on the wall in your home can bring years of daily pleasure.
It’s worth spending the money on some great art.
It’s not quite so simple as going down to the local shop to pick it up, generally it’s best to gather works that you find on your travels and just happen to stumble upon. It also doesn’t have to just be paintings or photographs, there are many types of wall art that can tie a room together and put a smile on your face.
Take your time when shopping for your home.
If you need a coffee table or desk, don’t just run out and buy the first thing you see. Give yourself the time to find a piece that is going to both fit in with your current furnishings or new theme and lift the look and feel of a room. Antique stores and online classifieds are a great place to start, there’s nothing wrong with second hand furniture and it usually comes at a more affordable price, allowing you to spread your budget wider. What you end up buying is probably going to be a part of your home for at least a year, so get something that will make you happy to look at every day.
Remember to enjoy the process. This is your home you are decorating, it’s all about you and the space you want to live in.
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