Owning your first home is a huge accomplishment and is a goal that most people work towards their entire life. However, once the home has been purchased, the next step is to create an interior design that fits with your taste. This can be quite tricky and many people opt to hire home interior designers. However, they can be quite expensive and unnecessary since anyone can learn to design their home with a little research and experimentation. We will cover a few interior design tips that just about anyone can implement to create a beautiful, welcoming and luxurious home.
You will need to decide on the paint color of the interior of the home before purchasing furniture and accessories. The elements in each room should highlight and complement the color of the walls and tie the room together. A statement wall can also created in the living room. This is when one wall is a different color from the other three walls. This can make a room look quite unique and the statement wall can be used to showcase artwork or family photos.
When it comes to the kitchen, it is best to buy stainless steel appliances as oppose to traditional white ones. Stainless steel is more modern and these appliances tend to last longer and be more durable. If there are outdated cupboards, fixtures and wallpaper, these should definitely be removed. Old cupboards can be quickly updated by simply painting them and changing the handles. Wallpaper can be removed and replaced with paint or even a tiled back splash. The kitchen is the heart of the home, so be sure to focus the majority of the design budget on this space.
When it comes to designing the living room, the furniture that is purchased is very important. Many people think that they need to fill up the space for it to look good, but this isn’t true. Less is more and it is better to take a minimal approach so there is more space for easy movement. Also, instead of buying many cheap pieces of furniture, it is better to purchase one or two high end pieces. There are many ways to get high end furniture for a fraction of the cost and one way is to check out flea markets, antique stores and even garage sales.
Lastly, any room can immediately be made to look more luxurious by adding crown molding. Crown molding can even be used as a frame for mirrors, which can turn the mirror into a centerpiece for the room. It is better to use wider crown moldings as oppose to thinner ones, since these tend to look more luxurious.
When it comes to home interior design, the only limit is your imagination. There are so many interior design websites, books and TV channels which makes it unnecessary to hire an overpriced designer. Be sure to implement some of these tips to create a home that is not only beautiful but also a delight to live in.