Anyone can improve the interior decor of their home fairly inexpensively. Be confident in your abilities and prepare yourself by doing some research before you get started. Seeing the work of your own hands will make you proud!
Simple Home Painting Ideas (also Wallpaper!)
A quick way to make an old home seem new is to give the walls a fresh coat of paint. The overall look of any room can change with a new coat of paint. Although just painting a room could be cheap, it could potentially change your house’s value. It is best to use light colors that go with the decor of your home.
Make Ceilings Look Higher with Floor Lamps, Wall Stripes, and Higher Window Treatments
Many people feel that low ceilings are too constricting. Fortunately, you can make your ceiling seem higher than it actually is by using two simple methods. A floor lamp, or perhaps a striped wall may add a new flavor to a room. This will make an optical illusion that any eyes will follow. You will focus on the lines, and you will create the illusion of a bigger room with higher ceilings.
Also, window treatments may add a much-needed makeover with color and the illusion of larger square footage. All you have to do is place your window treatments higher to make your ceilings appear higher.
Make a Kitchen Backsplash from Wallpaper
Utilize wallpaper and varnish to create a simple, inexpensive kitchen backsplash.
- Buy wallpaper in the design of your choice.
- Measure the space of your walls and make sure you cut your paper too big.
- After you apply the paste to the back of the wallpaper allow it to become somewhat tacky for a minute or two before hanging it on the wall.
- Place the paper on the wall and use a trowel or squeegee to remove any bubbles.
- Once you have the bubbles removed, trim any excess paper off to create a better fit.
- After hanging, add the varnish.
As soon as it’s dry, your attractive, cost-effective back-splash is complete.
Accent Niches and Alcoves
You can make a small niche or alcove really pop by using colorful paint or wallpaper to cover the back surface of the inlaid area. If you’re only painting a small area, consider purchasing sample sizes of paint rather than a full gallon.
Ideas for Livening Up Furniture
You can rejuvenate the energy of your home space by using a few tricks on your furniture.
How to Puff Up Flat Cushions
Chair cushions eventually flatten after they are used for a while. A great way to bring life back to your cushions is setting them in the sun. The sun helps evaporate moisture from the fillings in the cushion, and they can bounce back. Place the cushions outdoors to freshen, but place them under cover after a while so their cloth colors don’t fade.
To Make Rooms Look Bigger, Move Furniture to the Center
If you want add the illusion of more space to a bedroom or living area, do it the way experts in interior design do. Simply pull the furniture into the center of the room and make space along the walls. It’s a more contemporary design, and it makes the room seem more spacious.
Other Easy Home Decor Suggestions
Here is just a grab bag of a few other ideas that can make your home look nicer.
Pick the Right Colors for Each Room in Your Home
Select a color scheme that works best for your room. Complementary colors (opposite on the color chart, such as yellow and blue, red and green, etc.) are especially great in formal rooms of the home, like dining rooms. This color scheme offers a clear separation of colors and therefore is visually challenging, but highly effective.
Decorate Your Kitchen with Fruit and Flowers
Use fruit and flowers in order to provide your kitchen with a fresher look and smell. A wonderful flower arrangement or a bowl of fruit can perk up your kitchen. Using this technique will brighten your kitchen inexpensively. No matter how bad of a day you are having, seeing some fresh flowers in your kitchen can instantly lift your spirits.
Display Jewelry on a Wall Mounted Coat Rack
You can use a coat rack that is mounted on your wall for a place to hang and display any of your bracelets or necklaces. You should only display costume jewelry, not anything valuable. Using creative displays to hang your jewelry can become a nice, decorative element and also protect your jewelry from tangles or breakage. Keep a few pieces in an easy to access location.
Finally, look around you: inspiration is everywhere! The more information you seek, the more likely you are to come across an idea that perfectly fits your wants and needs. A wide range of books, magazines, videos, podcasts, and articles can also give you good ideas of what to do. Take home any color samples, as well as carpet swatches. The idea here is to get a real look and feel of what you’re going for. If you don’t love it before following through, you’ll hate it afterwards.