Sometimes it can feel as though decorating your home is a bit of a chore. It brings with it challenges ranging from choosing a palette that suits your home to ordering perfect furniture. Not to mention the time and energy needed to get the job done!
In the long run, it’s definitely worth doing. Not only will a nicely decorated house or apartment make you feel at home and give you a mood-boost every time you walk through the door, it will also ensure that your visitors feel comfortable when they visit as well.
If you own your home, it can also add financial value. Homes that are tastefully decorated often sell for high prices and provide a healthy return on investment. After all, who wants to buy a place that doesn’t look great?
With many beautiful styles currently all the rage; there is plenty to choose from. There will always be an option that suits your home, whether it’s a small apartment or a large house. Ranging from innovative paint color mixtures to fashionable furniture items designed to make your room look stylish, yet tasteful. There are lots on the market.
In this article, we will take a look at the latest style trends when it comes to home decor and share some of our top tips on how you too can make your home look great.
Match grey with another color for maximum effect
Color palettes go in and out of style. It can sometimes feel like a nightmare deciding what colors to opt for.
That’s why it’s important to go for a versatile color that fits in with a variety of furniture and other decor. Grey is an ideal choice. While it can be used as a major color splash in itself on a feature wall, it can also be used to complement another more luminous color to make sure your room doesn’t appear too bright.
Colors that are popularly used alongside grey include lemon yellow, which provides a mood-lifting splash associated with feelings of happiness, and green, which is associated with freshness.
Remember, if you’re warming up a room, it doesn’t have to be with a standard bright color. If you’re working with a very light grey on your walls, you may even feel bold enough to add dark brown, navy or black to your floor or furniture.
Select furniture that’s perfect for your style
When it comes to choosing items of furniture, there are a few golden rules to always remember. While there are cheaper options available, solid wood is really the only way to make an investment in your home’s design. It will last much longer in the long term. For chairs and tables, it’s vital you also make sure you’re comfortable sitting on them; otherwise you’ll just become resentful.
Beyond that, there are plenty of ways to customize your home and deck it out with furniture that is not only functional and beautiful, but also says a lot about your personality.
These days, interior design often revolves around relatively simple and minimal options, and for that reason furniture in modern homes can be sparse and sensibly selected rather than everywhere you look.
It’s all about working out your own style. If you’re a person who places a lot of value in displaying your trinkets, photographs and other physical objects, for example, then you’ll need somewhere to house them. Once you’ve worked that out, the rest is simple.
Dress your windows for a touch of class
One trend that has crept into interior design in recent years is window dressing. Gone are the days when heavy curtains were the only way to keep your home’s windows blacked out in the evenings or spruced up during the day. There are lots of options available.
A popular choice for many is to install shutters. They come in a wide variety of styles and formats, and they’re easily customized or painted to fit your room’s style. Of course, don’t forget to make sure that you get vinyl shutters if you’re planning to place them in your kitchen or bathroom. You’ll need to ensure they’re waterproof or you could be facing a costly damage repair bill down the line.
Another excellent choice for windows is to experiment with more unusual curtain options. Have you considered a “cafe curtain” – a piece of fabric covering the bottom half of your window and hanging from a rod? These allow light in for a fresh, airy feel, while also offering privacy and a blank canvas on which to add more designs.
There are plenty of interior design options out there, but with everything from paint to footstools to think about, it can seem a little bit daunting. But don’t worry. With some research and a lot of thinking about what your style is, you too can craft your own ideal and beautifully decorated home.