It’s never too late to change. In a world where the only thing that’s permanent is change itself, a simple change of mind could make a big difference. A subtle change of words could lead to a whole different conversation. It also applies to interior design. A change of decoration could bring a positive vibe into any space. Here are 11 fresh ideas to make every room in the house appear stylish.
Bring Nature In
For the spacious living room, creating a peaceful, inviting, lively feeling is imperative. It is where all family members need to feel most comfortable in beside their own bedroom, especially in houses where family gathering is the norm. The key to this is to get inspired by nature.
There are countless reasons why nature is good for the human body. It helps people centre their mind, lowers stress hormone levels, and makes the body relaxed. So naturally, bringing nature inside spaces such as living rooms and alike would entice family members to stay longer inside comfortably. Worry not, nature can be mixed with any interior style. From the 60’s minimalism to the late 20th century’s postmodernism design, a little bit of nature here and there can be a sightly complement. Think decorative wooden logs, bonsai, rattan, jute, and ornamental shrubs.
Eclectic Decorating? Why Not?
Most people stick to the simple and modern living. It is pleasant and safe, but maintaining that atmosphere is a bit tricky. For the creative and vivacious ones, it is rather hard to stay productive amid bare simplicity. Try mixing ranges of style to create vibrant air in, say, your bedroom. The only rule is to be creative. Scandinavian design complemented with Memphis furniture? Absolutely rad!
Less is More
However exciting, bold art is not for everyone. It can be exhausting to always be surrounded by complexity, so why not go back to peaceful modesty? For places like study rooms and home offices where people need to focus, it is a good idea to keep everything at minimum. But remember to add simple decoration to make it seem more dashing to the eye.
Freshen Up the Hallway
People tend to forget hallways when it comes to decorating. They either put whatever stuff they never figure where to place or not pay attention to it at all. Want to try something new? Step outside your comfort zone by choosing a bold color for the hallway. It is innovative and refreshing, but most importantly, it will be a stunning backdrop to showcase. Guaranteed, guests will stop by to see your pictures and paintings. Try orange parrot, chrome yellow, staid navy, or even Barbie pink.
Bring Collectibles to Light
Most of the time, prized collectibles are stored in cupboards and shelves. While it is a safe move, it adds nothing to the interior. Let your rooms benefit from that decorative Chinaware, antique matchboxes, and cool figurines. Set them a table in the drawing room. It is good to balance out your display, plus there will be more talking points for your conversation with your guests.
Throwbacks to Memories
Living downtown in the metropolitan area, it is okay to long for a nostalgic feeling of the places you grew up in. Know that you can always give the house a more traditional look. The kitchen, for example, can be decorated with your old valued items. Cover the wall with pieces you’ve collected over the years—they don’t have to be highly curated collectibles. Old postcards from childhood friends and extended families will surely suffice to give the kitchen a cottage feel and bring back memories.
Adding a Focal Point
It's important to make sure there is a focal point in your home. A focal point is what the eyes land on when entering a room. Focal points come in the form of windows, wallpaper, fireplace, or artworks. Often times it faces the main entrance. Even so, this is not the only rule. For example, when a focal point of a room is the window, furniture placements are usually grouped around it to show that the window is the primary anchor.
For those who prefer sleek and uncluttered rooms, cool modern art is a safe bet. Decorations like contemporary metal sculptures will surely add visual interest. Most importantly, it also keeps everything stylish.
Furniture should be replaced once in a while. Each has their expiration dates. Sofas, for example, will last typically between 7 to 15 years. Until then, you can opt for reupholstering it to freshen up the space when it starts to feel boring. For sofas, consider sheepskin throws or faux fur. They bring in warmth and texture and are easy to move throughout the space as your needs shift. Furthermore, they can also be placed on your dining chairs to accentuate and add comfort while you eat.
Fun fact, you can also choose reupholstering as an alternative solution, especially if you are really attached to your sofa and you just can’t let go of it. So instead of replacing your couch with a brand new one, you can have the very same structure but with new fabric. Absolute win!
Going Back to the Old Style
Your house architecture might be of contemporary, but no one said your entire interior has to be too. You can always mix things up with old and new. Style up with old furnishings such as a 17th-century French chandelier, 18th-century Spanish colonial Mexican console table, 19th-century African wood chair, and early 20th-century Chinese rustic elm drawer.
Oversized Statement Art
The fun part of furnishing a house is that you have a myriad of choices to décor your interior with. Furniture can both be functional and decorative. For example, you can make your wall clock as stylish artwork. Choose one large element to serve as a visual point for the simple naked wall and make it a little more exciting. Large-scale photography is also a nice touch, but if you really want to make a statement, pick the most vibrant one.
Mirror Mirror on the Wall
Photographs and paintings are not the only things you can hang up on the wall. Mirrors are also perfect for a dazzling gallery wall. Simple but stunning, mirrors can adapt to every room decoration. The fact that a mirror can reflect light is also one of the reasons it’s often used to add dynamic to the interior. A huge mounted mirror can simply make your walk-in closet appear larger than it actually is, while a small hand mirror with frame serves as a chic ornament to your bathroom wall.
Motivational Typography for the Soul
The easiest way to style up your house is to install a typography wall mural. Make meaningful words for yourself. You’re going to read it every single day, so make sure it radiates a positive vibe for your soul. Choose the right font that aligns perfectly with both the interior style and your character.