Your home is your haven. It is the place where you can relax, spend time with loved ones, and it’s where you should feel safe, secure and at peace. Your home is also a reflection of you, your life and your personality. But it’s not always easy to express all that in one room is it? For many people, choosing the décor, colour scheme or furniture for a room can be a difficult decision. It takes a special eye and talent to create a coherent, pleasing space that accentuates the space while it adds beauty and functionality.
Don’t worry though. If you are struggling to transform your home, help is at hand. This article shares some excellent insider tips from a leading interior designer. The tips will help you to make visible improvements to your home, and make the best of every single space within it. Once you’ve read this article, you’ll have a much better idea on how to make your home welcoming, attractive and a true reflection of you.
For very little money, you can transform your space and give it that professional interior design style, that none of your fiends will have, or know how to achieve!
Most homes have a hall of some kind, and they can tend to be quite dark and gloomy. Make sure your hall has plenty of light. Mirrors, artfully placed pictures and a beautiful narrow hall table with some well-chosen accessories on it can lift the entire space. What you don’t want is a pile of coats and muddy shoes, a dark dingy entrance and bare, dreary walls.Choose warm colours, but keep them neutral so they will compliment and accentuate every colour of room which leads of the hall. The upstairs hall will benefit from this treatment too, if you have one.
The living room is traditionally the room we spend most of our spare time in. We relax, watch TV and spend time with family and friends in this room. As such, it needs to be suitably decorated for many functions. During the day it needs to be light and airy with plenty of daylight. And in the evenings in should be cosy, warm, welcoming and comfortable in a soft inviting way. Consider creating two distinct spaces within the room. One area can be for viewing the TV, and one area with a table and good lighting, can be used for reading or chatting. Have a variety of lighting. Wall, ceiling lights, and lamps are all great choices. They will add atmosphere and texture to your room.
Your bedrooms should be laid out to be as spacious, airy and welcoming as possible. Again, lighting is the key. In the daytime it should be bright and sunny, even on a dull day. In the evening it should be warm, enveloping and comforting. Add good lighting at the side of the bed, and one or two lovely calming pieces of art to the walls. That’s it! Bedrooms should not be too cluttered or filled with pictures, ornaments, and furniture, and certainly no junk. It is your haven of tranquility and place of rest so should reflect this.
Our final tips can be used for any room in your home. Always create spaces were you can place fresh flowers to cheer a room, and make sure there is always comfortable seating available in each room. Another tip is to use a variety of complimenting prints and colours on fabrics to add interest and layers to your colour scheme. A variety of cushions which all complement each other look much better than a row of twelve in the same colour.
And finally, don’t follow fashion! The very best interior designers will spend more time getting to know their clients, and then create designs which reflect them, not the inside of a furniture store. Old, refurbished pieces or vintage furniture can look amazing so don’t feel you must make everything looks super modern. We don’t live inside furniture showrooms so you don’t have to make your home look like one.