From the time of the cavemen to this modern era of ours, making the interiors of homes look enticing has always been of tremendous importance to human beings. From hieroglyphic markings to stunning mural painting, the art of keeping the interior of our homes beautiful has improved over the years.
While the cost of keeping a home’s interior beautiful continues to skyrocket, simpler effective ways of keeping every visitor’s eyes glued on your property continue to hit the spotlight. It is tips that help you beautify your home’s interiors without having to break the bank; that this article seeks to share.
Do You Need Professional Services?
When the funds are available, nothing beats the services of a tactful designer. Some of these people have several years of experience in this business and can practically stare at a home, and tell what designs would bring it to life. Above all, expert interior decorators – in addition to transforming otherwise average-looking homes to aesthetic spectacles – can do all the magic in remarkable time.
Back to the question. Do you need an expert? Yes. Can you do it without one? Yes. Will an expert do it better and faster? Yes. Whatever choice you make, what soon follows are some of the best design tips you can use for your home’s interiors.
Give Your Furniture Some Room
For many experts, this is the first thing to consider while decorating or designing a given indoor space. Often times, people cluster more furniture than they really need, into a relatively small space. This becomes good news for individuals on a low budget as there is hardly any need for all the huge sofas and armchairs.
Excess furniture can ruin that budget plan. Consider spending more of that budget on few and quality pieces of furniture; this will make your room look better and more spacious than when crowded with too much furniture. Simple things such as a crystal vase, some fresh flowers, and a couple of rugs will go a long way.
Make Smaller Rooms Look Larger
Here’s some reverse psychology – principle, in this case – at work. When a room looks too small, it is best to remove as much furniture from it as possible. In the event, however, that it an indoor space (a room) is very large, introducing more furniture to occupy some of that extra space is a good idea.
But that’s not all. Colors come in handy when we are looking at making a small room look bigger. It is a known fact that painting your rooms with dark colors make it appear smaller in size. Introducing brighter colors create the impression of some extra space. If you have noticed, prison cells look smaller because they are often darker.
Hang the Picture Properly
The way a piece of art or picture hangs on the walls of your room can affect human perception of that space. Your pictures should not tilt to any angle – should be level with the viewer’s gaze. Again, they must hang close to sources of light ideally sunlight, or electric light at night time.
A good example of this is the art galleries. Have you ever wondered why we find every piece in the gallery attractive? It’s mostly because they hang the masterpieces at a level called visitor’s level which is about 145-152 cm from the floor. This is why they are the first things you see when you enter these galleries. Apply the same technique to your home décor project.
Adding more light
The brighter the room, the more spacious and comfy it appears. Who knows? This could be the reason the United States’ White House is painted white. But that is by the side.
Adding more light to the interior of your space for beauty’s sake can happen in many various ways. For instance, it could be as simple as moving some furniture or anything that obstructs the influx of natural light or introduction of paints that have lighter colors. It could also go as far as total reconstruction of the walls and widening of windows. In all, eliminating dust from furniture pieces, wiping the surfaces and removing stains can help add some extra “light” to a home’s interior.
Mirrors, Patterns and Textures
Mixing of patterns and arrangement of textures appropriately can lighten up the environment and bring life and sophistication to the interior of a room. In fact, so long as interior décor is concerned, it is all about excellent blend of aesthetic elements to bring out the best satisfaction our minds and eyes deserve. This is where professionalism comes into play.
Choose your texture; then your patterns. After this, arrange your mirrors at angles that reflect the beauty of your artistry. If you have the time, you can experiment with basic colors, tiles, and lights. Over time, you get the hang of these designs. But then, experts will save you the stress and time.
In a Nutshell
You do not need to spend a lot to give your interior space a new and better look. It is all about mixing patterns; then arranging or rearranging your space. You will encounter your biggest challenge during the pattern and color blending process. As a result you will have to research various combinations online as it gives you an idea of where to start from. Better still, hire a professional.