When it comes to designing the interior of a home, it can be quite a frustrating task. After all, not everyone is design inclined and simply choosing paint colors can be a stressful experience. However, this doesn’t mean that interior design cannot be learned and it is possible to create a beautiful and elegant home without hiring an interior designer. We will cover a few traditional decor tips to help transform a home.
In the event that the living room of the house is small, then it is best to paint the walls in a light neutral color as opposed to darker tones since it will make the space look smaller. In order to create the illusion of space, the windows should be treated with curtains that are placed from as high up on the wall, over the windows. If the curtain rods are placed lower, then simply remove them with a drill and re-position the rods. Also, a mirror can be added to the room which will increase its depth as well as a circular rug. The circle represents infinity and space without borders, which will naturally make the room seem much larger.
When it comes to the living room, the sofa is definitely the centerpiece. As a result, it is best to not skimp on this piece or purchase a cheap and poorly made sofa. It is much better to buy an expensive designer couch set that will last a lifetime as oppose to a cheap IKEA set that will fall apart in a few months.
One common problem in most kitchens that have cabinets from the floor to the ceiling is they tend to look dark. In order to address this, simply paint the ceiling a slightly paler color than the walls. This will make the room look a lot brighter, even if there aren’t many windows.
For decorating the dining table, it is better to mix different colors and designs as oppose to matching everything perfectly. Best of all, this can be quite a creative experience and affordable since buying matching pieces tends to be expensive. Many people have difficulty knowing what colors are complementary and how to tie different designs together, so, simply copy a look from any popular home decor TV show, magazine or book.
The proper use of pillows can make the couch look more inviting while tying the room together. One pair of pillows looks quite skimpy, so make sure there are at least two pairs on the couch. To create an appealing design, both pairs should contrast each other through different texture, color and pattern. Also, be sure to opt for larger pillows as oppose to lots of smaller ones since these tend to look more luxurious and comfortable.
We have just covered a few traditional decor tips that will surely make any home look amazing. All it takes is a little research and experimentation and any home can be transformed into the best version of itself.