Decorating can be an arduous task, and it’s something that many of us will put off for as long as possible.
But fresh décor can give your home a new lease of life, making it feel almost like new. The look and feel of your home can have a huge impact on your outlook and overall wellbeing – a pleasant atmosphere promotes relaxation, whilst a chaotic, untidy or otherwise displeasing design will only exacerbate your inner stresses.
There are plenty of low-effort, low-cost ways to transform your above into the place of your dreams – all it requires is a little imagination and some out of the box thinking.
These three tips should give you a little inspiration to shake up your look and inject a little personality into your home décor with minimal effort.
- Get creative
Displaying art around your home adds a personal touch, revealing your tastes to guests and creating a classy feel.
Whether you opt for an undiscovered masterpiece from a local artist or prints of well-known works, there are plenty of places online to shop for your perfect wall piece.
If you’re not a particularly visual person, you can decorate your home instead with vinyl quote stickers – find an array of inspiring proverbs online, or create your own.
Alternatively, add a personal touch with framed family photographs for a warm and homely feel.
- Open Up!
When decorating, people tend to underestimate the impact a door can have on the look and feel of a room.
But doors can be a game-changer when it comes to interior design, and the right door can be the perfect finishing touch to a painstakingly designed room.
Oakwood Doors have a wide and versatile range with choices for just about every room in the house.
- Less Isn’t Always More
The minimalist look is a sleek and classic that works in any room, but it isn’t to everyone’s tastes.
If you like carefully selected and characterful clutter in your home, any number of simple additions can create the perfect vibe.
Throws and cushions looks great in bedrooms and living rooms. Whether on beds, sofas or armchairs, these create a cosy and inviting look that makes guests feel instantly at home.
Alternatively, populate bare surfaces with simple ornaments to breathe a little life into the room – if you don’t fancy a row of china ducks like your grandmother might have had, bookends, candles and plants look much more chic.
- Light ‘em up
Lighting can change the look and feel of a room instantly – a single, central ceiling light creates a bright and open atmosphere perfect for entertaining, whilst smaller lights such as spotlights are common in kitchens.
Sconces are a homely choice for living spaces like bedrooms and lounges. For outdoor spaces and conservatories, a row of fairy lights will perfectly compliment the dreamy summer evenings.
And of course, for a simple yet luminous addition to any room, plant a few candles for a peaceful ambience as well as a pleasant aroma.
We hope these interior design tips inspire your next direction.