Are you looking at making your home beautiful and attractive? Want your home to have a calming effect on you? All this is possible and much more by redoing your home. Home decoration, as most people assume, needn’t be a costly affair. You can make simple changes to bring about lasting differences to your home. And all this can be a pocket-friendly affair.
So, where do you start? First, it would be best to try to understand what kind of changes you want to make to your home concerning the colour, space, and vibes. For instance, if you want a vibrant space, you can select bright pop-out colours for your living space. Though there are professional home decorators available in the market, it would be best to decorate your home yourself. By investing some time and energy, you can turn your house into your sanctuary, a place that uplifts you as soon as you enter after a tough day at work.
Below are some of the do it yourself for making a home sweet home.
1) Usage of colours
Colours are an important factor in home decoration. Colours bring liveliness to your home. The main door is where your house begins. So, making sure you have this beautifully painted. You can choose either red, orange, or yellow all of which denote warmth. If you are trying to get a fun look for your home you can choose light blue. If you are looking for a vibrant look, you can use bright pop-up colours for the pillow covers and upholstery in your living space. If sunlight spills into your room, choose to paint the walls a light colour since light colours won’t fade.
2) Usage of mirrors
Keeping mirrors in your home will make sure your home looks larger. But always exercise caution when placing mirrors. If you place a mirror opposite where a window is located, it will reflect the light. So, it is best to place mirrors perpendicular to a window.
3) Placement of furniture
Changing the sofa covers and pillow covers is the easiest way to bring about a difference to your home. It is also good to move the furniture around once a while for the same design to your home might get boring. Another benefit of moving around furniture is that it opens up the opportunity for you to clean up areas that have been ignored. Thus, making your home beautiful and clean. Placing couches against the wall might seem like the best way to make your living room look large. But this might not always be true. It is best to place couches and chairs in either a “U” shape or “H” shape. “U” shape is when you place a couch and two chairs facing each other at the end of the coffee table. “H” shape is when the couch is positioned directly opposite two chairs and a coffee table in the middle. Potted plants are best to be placed in the bathroom and the living room. You can keep a potted plant in the square corners of your living room. Potted plants in the bathroom also increase its aesthetic look. Some plants purify the air so that you can select the right kind of plant for your home decoration efforts.
4) Clear the clutter
The first and foremost thing to decoration is to clear the clutter. If there is clutter everywhere, it isn’t easy to understand how you want your home to look. Your vision will be lost.
5) Paint cabinets and furniture to give them a lease of life
It is always best to have beige or gray on the first floor of your home. Neutral walls give maximum flexibility in decoration. But if you find repainting your home to be a cumbersome job. You can think of just painting the furniture and pots for your home. A bright yellow cupboard in a light colour room makes that room look cheerful. Kitchen cabinets and other storage can also be painted to suit the colour of the room. If you happen to have two small rooms adjacent to each other, applying a neutral colour will make them look larger. You can also choose a subtle variation in the paint from room to room.
6) Drapes, curtains, and rugs
You can choose the curtain colours based on the personality you want your home to reflect. Sheer curtains can bring in a lot of sunlight into your home. Heavy light-blocking curtains can be used in the bedroom, preventing street light from entering your bedroom. Rugs and carpets give a cosy look to your home. Make sure you anchor the carpet under the couch. At least the front two legs of the sofa have to be placed on the rug.
There are three different kinds of lighting that every room must-have.
Ambient, for overall illumination; task, is found over a reading nook or a kitchen island and accent for decorative purposes, for example, artwork.
Finally, do not ignore the small things like door handles and doorknobs. Though they seem like furniture, that doesn’t matter. Remember, little things sometimes make the biggest difference to your home.