Is your house looking a little plain? Maybe, now we are coming towards the end of winter, you may be thinking about brightening up your home, and adding a few little touches that can make your interior design stand out from the rest. Your home is a place where memories are made with your family and a place for retreat from the outside world. It is our haven and castle.
So what can you do in your home to add that touch of class and bring a feeling of quality? It’s not an easy question to answer as everyone’s taste, and home is different. Here are my 5 top recommendations that you may choose to follow in order to make your surroundings better.
Many modern interior designs demand that flooring, particularly on the ground floor, flows through all the rooms seamlessly. Luckily, there is a product on the market that can be utilised to adhere to this rule perfectly. Yes, i’m talking about laminate flooring. It’s not the substandard product it once was. Manufacturers have gone a long way in producing attractive and hardwearing options in a vast choice of designs. The boards simply click together, and the whole ground floor could be laid in a day or two.
Lighting techniques can touch our emotions. Moods are set and changed at the touch of a switch. If you work in an office, you may suffer from the low quality light given off by buzzing fluorescent tubes. Imagine coming home to the same lights. You would be on edge all night and unable to relax and unwind. Lighting, if used subtly, can add a quality feel to your home that cannot be achieved in any other way. Be sure that the main light can be dimmed and then accent this with alcove or hidden lights. Stand lamps on the floor that then use furniture to create shadows. Using coloured bulbs such as maroon or deep blue will create a sultry mood suitable for a relaxed evening.
Fixtures and Fittings
Take a critical look at the bathroom and kitchen. It may be looking a little worn and tired. A full replacement may not be an option due to cost. You are able, however, to replace tapware and accessories for classy, modern pieces for a reasonable price. You will be astounded at the effect these changes have on the whole room.
Now, if you are on a tight budget, you may not be able to go out and buy a luxurious leather suite. A cheap and cheerful alternative is to cover what you have. There are designer throws on the market that have stunning designs, and there is sure to be something that will make your threadbare suite look new and fresh.
Regularly placing fresh flowers around your home is a timeless and ever changing method to improve the interior design. Flowers change with the seasons and colours span the whole spectrum, so every colour scheme is covered. You also now have an excuse to buy a range of exciting modern, or antique vases to place strategically.
As you can see from the above points, it needn’t cost a fortune to add to your interior decor. Little changes can have a dramatic effect on the whole scheme. Sometimes all it takes is someone else’s point of view to get your creative juices flowing. Most of the time there is no need for dramatic remodeling projects to raise the quality of your surroundings. So start your improvements and most importantly, have fun.