Anyone who has just moved into a new home or is dissatisfied with their current décor scheme will want to splurge and engage a professional interior designer to add some life back into their space. Luckily, there are ways to decorate your home beautifully just like a professional without spending the high price tag.
Fake Windows & The Use Of Mirrors
Whether you are checking a professional interior designer’s website, a curated magazine selection, or a great interior décor Instagram blog, you are likely to see the creative use of mirrors. Mirrors are a bit of an expert hack when it comes to decorating your home as they can be used to add character and dimension to any space, make any room look taller and larger, and can even be used to create fake windows!
You can DIY a wooden window frame and attach some mirrors to it and hoist it in any of your smaller rooms or cramped spaces that do not have much natural light. Decorating with some added foliage and natural elements in these spaces will also create the illusion of a synergy with the outdoors in a space that is otherwise rather closed in. Tall mirrors especially with funky frames like antique varieties can instantly add a lot of character to any room and come in handy in places like the bedroom for getting ready or the foyer for having a last look out the door.
Hide Wiring, Radiators, And Appliances
A professional touch often means functional items are either kept away from view or tucked inside cabinets or fold-away furniture. Get wiring covers so your walls look cleaner and your spaces look clutter-free, whenever possible have wiring and extension cords inside cabinets. You can also fashion a gorgeous crisscross white cabinet for your radiator and cover your appliances with peel-off wallpaper to make them look customized and ever so beautiful.
Use Sentimental Value Items Instead of Generic Ones
When a professional works on a space they usually want to bring in as many of the client’s preferences as they can within a design concept. If you are decorating your space yourself make sure to choose art like dog portraits or monochrome photographs or any other type of wall and 3D art that depicts your personality and interests. Not only will décor items of sentimental value make you happy every time you are at home, but they will also provide excellent conversational materials when visitors come over.
Have A Cozy Nook
Everyone needs a spot in the home away from the noise just to unwind after a long day. That can be in the form of a basement gaming studio, a piano room, a reading book with a window seat, or even a small outdoor sitting area. Decide according to your interests which type of space will suit you best so you can always have somewhere to relax or work on your laptop when your main living spaces are occupied. What can set a real damper on your relaxation is if your roof is damaged and water leakage is occurring in the walls which can damage paint and wallpaper. Consult roofing contractors to provide the best solution with regard to roof repair and replacements.
Opt For Fusion Décor
Professionals are very keen to combine design eras and styles to create a unique appeal. As a homeowner decorating your space yourself, you can do wonders with this idea and mix and match elements, colors, textures, and concepts to add variety and culture. Fusion décor typically has both older and more contemporary modern elements and there is a lot of room for artistic experimentation.
Get Intelligent Lighting
Companies like Philips have all manner of lighting products and bulbs that can be operated from your smartphone or tablet with a multitude of features from changing color and intensity to automatic functions. Invest in intelligent lighting solutions so you can change the atmosphere and vibe in any of the rooms in your house depending on your mood.
Research has indicated the effect light has on the human brain and the right kind of lighting fixtures can induce a happier mood and the secretion of hormones like serotonin. Buying a sunlight or sunrise alarm clock that imitates natural light is a great way to wake up in the morning as it reduces stress and allows you to start your day without being in a fluster. Fairy lights to light up shelves or walls have the same effect of homely coziness!