Who said you have to overhaul your home’s interior design to make it contemporary and stylish?
And who said that if a room in your home feels a little off, you must invest in costly improvements?
The truth is that small changes can completely transform a home!
Here are eight interior design tweaks that can significantly change the look and feel of your home.
Go ahead and try out some — if not all — of them.
1. Add Texture
If you don’t like the feel of your bedroom, add items with soft texture such as a faux fur rug on the floor, satin throw pillows on the bed and chairs, and macramé and tapestries on the walls. These items will make your room ideal for rest and relaxation.
If your living room is uncomfortable, add luxurious curtains and area rugs, and keep soft throws on couches and chairs. Don’t worry about matching, especially with the throws — variety is the spice of life and ‘matchy-matchy’ would be boring!
Of course, you can add more than soft items — just like backyards thrive with a mix of landscaping and hardscaping, interior rooms feel balanced with a blend of fabric, metals and wood.
Did you know a whole Scandinavian movement focuses on texture and hospitality in interior design? Learn more about hygge here.
2. Install More Lighting
If you’re planning to buy a home, or you’ve just bought one, you may have discovered that the previous owner didn’t share your style for home lighting.
Whether you’re facing outdated light fixtures or a lack of ambient lighting, there’s always an affordable solution.
You could replace old fixtures with modern ones, or just paint the ones you have to give them a new look.
You could install pendant lights, task lighting and under-cabinet lighting to enjoy a nice mix.
And don’t forget about natural light — open curtains and blinds during the day and make the most of ‘free’ lighting and its unique qualities.
3. Paint the Doors
If you rented before buying your home, you probably couldn’t change much about the unit. But that changes with homeownership!
Painting the front door not only improves your home’s curb appeal, but it also makes your home feel warmer and more welcoming to guests. Especially if it’s an unexpected color, like red.
As for interior doors, painting them distinctive colors will give your home some character and show off your style.
And isn’t that one of the reasons why you own a home: because you can do whatever you want to it? Giving it a unique appearance is a great way to truly feel like you’re in your own home, where you make all the decisions!