It goes without saying that we all want to live in nicely decorated homes which feel fresh, vibrant, and alive. You want a space that makes you feel good just standing in it, even if what you’re doing is not that exciting. Home is where the heart is, and if your heart is in it you want a place where you’re not embarrassed to invite friends.
Achieving this goal is made to look easy on TV. These shows generally have an army of experts who seem to be able to build a whole block in a weekend. For you and I, however, we don’t have an army. We may have a partner and a few pals at best.
It is not just labour where we wish we had more, but it is the eye for detail that is sometimes lacking. It is this detail that can make or break a room design. This is why the profession of interior design exists. These guys can see and visualise colour in ways a lot of people can’t. So what to do?
Interior Design Ideas
Don’t be put off by the fact you’re not an interior designer. Often a few ideas are all it takes to give a room the wow factor. So get a coffee, read this post and take in the suggestions. Soon, your mind will be full of ideas to make your home a wonderful place.
Think bold blocks of colour for an uplifting effect. This approach works well in every room and can really make dark rooms brighter, and brighter rooms more vibrant. Most designers are going for bold blocks of colour, mixing brighter and darker tones for an uplifting effect.
If you want to feel good in your home, use bright colours where you can and set them off by contrasting them with darker tones. You can compare and visualise different colours ideas using this interior design mood board tool from Style Sourcebook.
Canvas prints are growing in popularity all the time. Having a photo canvas of the kids or an event that has stayed with you is a great way of bringing interest to a particular wall. It is a great talking point, and thanks to the professional services available they look amazing and will last.
When choosing a photo canvas pay attention to size, and how it will look against a particular colour.
Natural Textures & Materials
Touch is a very potent sense and arguably a little underrated. For example, the sensation from touching a real wood box is a very different sensation than touching a plastic box. As such, whether it is a decorative hanging feature to storage, you may want to go with what feels natural rather than what feels manufactured.
This can be extended to every fitting and fixture in your home. When combined with house plants it can bring a real soothing, real world effect.
Plants bring a home to life and can add colour and vibrancy to a dead space. They are not just visually pleasing but can engage your sense of smell with pleasing fresh aromas. As well as what you see and smell, nurturing your plants gives a sense of fantastic well being and oneness.
Have fun decorating your home.