For many people, homes are sacred spaces reflecting their style. However, style becomes easier if home decor is as functional as possible. These five home decorating ideas work in any space, whether it is an apartment, house, or beachfront condo.
Open a Can of Paint
Painting is one of the easiest ways to make a major change in a space. It’s also one of the least expensive and does not require special skills. A fresh coat of paint can take a room from basic to brand new in the time the paint takes to dry. Hue options are almost limitless, but it is important to consider what the space will be used for. For instance, bright colours can be overwhelming in spaces meant for relaxation, but they add instant energy and whimsy to children’s playrooms and creative spaces.
Update the Flooring
Floors are important but often neglected, and depending on the type of flooring already present, replacing the carpet can completely refresh a space. On the other hand, pulling up the carpet to reveal hardwood floors or going with hardwood-like flooring tiles can bring a new level of warmth to a space. For budget-conscious people, area rugs are economical and can be used in other rooms later.
Repurpose and Rearrange
Take a creative look at what you have and see if rearranging the furniture or using an item in a non-traditional way can breathe new life into the space without costing a lot of money. One example is to turn over a large, decorative flower pot and use it as an end table. Group the sofa and chairs together to create a sitting area conducive to conversation or consider making something other than the TV the room’s focal point.
Plants are an easy way to add colour, height, and interest to a part of the room, and they are also perfect for sprucing up deep corners or other awkward spaces. Deciding between tall versus bushy plants or plain greenery and colourful flowers depends mostly on the overall feel of the room and personal preference. Whether the plants are real or synthetic is also personal. Real plants can help clean the air, but they also require care and can be poisonous to certain pets.
When it comes to decorating, styles can change as often as the seasons. To protect their wallet, homeowners can consider investing in inexpensive temporary pieces such as throw pillows and stick-on wall decals that can be changed with little time or financial investment. These small touches can boost room decor to the next level without any major projects.
Owners can use these five home decorating ideas to claim a neutral space as their own, and take existing home decor to the next level.