If you’ve just moved or are looking for a quirky, little home pick-me-up, or something more significant, there are some well-known interior home design tricks that designers employ that you too can easily do with minimal effort and cost. Sometimes the trivial things make the greatest impact. It can be the addition of a mirror, a painting, a lamp or even a plant. If you want to soften your walls, brighten a room, or add some warmth to your living space. Take a look at these home design tips and see how they can inspire you!
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1. Paint smaller rooms in soft colours to help make the room feel larger.
The living room has the tendency to seem cramped, but the large windows, light coloured walls and ample use of mirrors not only reflect the natural light pouring in from the doors and the windows but the use of mirrors also gives the optical illusion of space, making the room seem large than it actually is. So, darker colours will make a room feel smaller. Even with the abundance of natural light and the strategic placement of the mirrors, this room in a darker shade would have a more boxed-in feel to it
2. Use decorative mirrors to add light to your living space.
As seen above, mirrors can also be used to make a small space feel larger. For larger rooms or any room with a more limited amount of natural light, mirrors placed directly across from the windows will add instant light. Decorative mirrors can also be used to fill empty wall space. Large and mirrors add light and dimension to your living space.
3. Mix up patterns and textures. Mix up old and new, expensive and inexpensive.
All good interior decorators will tell you that the most important aspect of decorating your home is that it reflects your personality and your style. The modern couch you fell in love with also tells a story. The same can be said for art. Now you might not want to place a painting by Salvador Dali on the same wall next to a Monet, but there’s no reason why they can’t be in the same room together. With fabrics whether it be furniture, rugs or pillows, varied colours and patterns can bring warmth and texture into your living space.
4. Slip into something a little more comfortable!
Slipcovers often get a bad rap but they are truly wonderful things. They can serve as a means of changing your furniture’s look to reflect the seasons. These easily removed coverings allow you to have a sophisticated look without constantly worrying about people dirtying or spilling on your furniture. Slipcovers are ideal for rooms used frequently by children.
5. Wicker baskets
Wicker baskets are an economical and elegant way to add storage to any room. Baskets can be used to store and display books, architectural and decor magazines, toys, towels and blankets to name a few. Place a couple of small wicker baskets on the countertops in your kitchen to beautifully display and store your fruit and vegetables.
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