We have most of our interior design knowledge from the homes we’ve lived in, the styles that we enjoy, and the budgets we can afford. Most of us have not taken a course on interior design. We tend to use what we know works and what is most effective in order to create a comfortable feeling in our home. We could then fall into a pattern of making the same mistakes, which could ruin our home’s appearance.
Here are some tips to help you make your house look better and avoid common problems:
Creating Extra Space
Recently, I removed some walls that were a pantry for my kitchen. The only thing on the top was my fridge. Not only did it make my kitchen appear smaller, but the whole lobby as well. In any case, it wasn’t easy to reach the refrigerator in the pantry. My home is one of those old-style designs. I think that since the walls are not there, it has a better feeling. Consider ways to make your house more spacious and airy.
Hide Your Cables
We have probably all fallen for this trap. Our extension cords are visible, at least somewhere. It can be a difficult task to hide our cables. There are some ways to get around this! There’s no need to show off all those octopus wires under your desk or TV set. You can hide them behind cable concealers and then run them along your walls or around corners.
These concealers come in different sizes and colors. You can also paint the color to match your walls. You can be as creative as you like with these concealers. You can make ugly cords disappear, and your home appears more sophisticated and less cluttered by doing this. You can also hide your cables behind drywall if your home has any. Make two holes in the drywall and lead your cords away.
Upgrade Your Lights
Use boob lights sparingly. These are so 1980s. They are used as they have been for decades. They seem to be practical, easy to install, and good value. Do they really make your house look the best? No, they do not! Explore your options at your local interior design stores to find something unique and more modern.
A stylish lamp can transform the look of your home in ways you never imagined! You can find inexpensive replacement lights on eBay and Amazon. You can make your apartment look completely different, whether you rent it or own it. You don’t even need to take your walls down!
Mixing your Furniture
Mix your furniture with decor instead of buying everything at IKEA. Why? Why? You can spice up the look of your home by adding items from different brands. As a general rule, you should not use more than three affordable items from one brand.
It can also be tacky to have matching furniture sets. For example, a bed, chest of draws, night table, etc., are all identical. Mixing and matching furniture, colors, and patterns will create a dynamic and unique look. When choosing your sofa, a shop assistant may offer to match it with an ottoman. It would be best if you used this as a hint to pick a color that goes with the room.
You can move some furniture to another room if you have too many identical tables in one area. This will avoid a shabby appearance. You can easily make your home look more elegant by experimenting with different colors, finishes, and styles.
Many of us put our furniture near the walls of our homes, but this doesn’t give your home a good vibe. How can you create a better atmosphere in your home? You can give your bedroom a hotel-style, elegant look by placing two nightstands on either side of the bed. This change can be made with any piece of furniture, regardless of its value. It will improve the look of your bedroom.
You could do the same in your living area. If you place all of your furniture next to the walls in order to gain more space, your home could look cheap and boring. It would be best if you tried to place your furniture away from your walls. This will create more flow. You can also experiment with placing your furniture on rugs to create a unique layout. Choose the rug size that best matches your table and room.
How To Choose The Right Rugs
Rugs should add warmth to your home and increase the space. Rugs anchor furniture. If you can fit at least two chairs or table legs on the carpet, then you have probably chosen the right size. Dining room rugs should be large enough for your table and chairs. When pulling out the chairs, ensure they remain on the carpet. You’ll know you have the right size when you see your chairs on the rug.
It would be best if you didn’t let your rug float at the end of your bed in your bedroom. You can give your bedroom an elegant look by placing your rug beneath your bed so that it extends beyond the bed. The carpet could be aligned with the nightstand. If you like your small carpet, can you keep it? You can put a bigger rug under it to create a layered look. This could give your home an elegant look.
Shoe Racks with Visible Racks
Your messy shoe rack could be the first thing that people see when they enter your home. Perhaps we should keep our shoes on display for convenience. They don’t add style to your home. You could use other closed storage options instead of shoe racks. These include slim shoe cabinets or front closets. You can make your home look much more stylish by using this method.
Your Wall Decor
The wrong wall decor can also ruin the look of your home. Most of us know IKEA and JYSK wall décor pieces or whatever furniture and home accessories store is available in your country. These are recognizable and can give your room a cheap appearance.
It would be best if you didn’t buy unique wall decor from furniture stores. It would be best if you instead looked for styles, materials, finishes, and even fabrics that match your taste. In other shops, you could find a beautifully framed piece of art, a photo, or a printed picture.
Your Decor Pillows
Decor pillows can make your home feel cozier. For a dynamic look, you can style your pillows into groups of three. You can also add different textures and colors to make them pop. This layering will give each pad its unique look, creating an aesthetically pleasing place. You can also arrange items of different sizes and shapes in threes on your shelves, your coffee table, your fireplace, or anywhere else you like.
When grouping three items, use different textures, materials, and forms. You could, for example, hang a large wall mirror above your console and then place some books and candles on top. This will give your room a group of three unique looks.
Hanging Your Pictures
What is the best height for hanging your pictures? It would be best if you didn’t turn your views too high above your eyesight. This will make them appear as part of the design. This is around 4 feet 7 inches. You can create a floating effect by placing your wall art much higher. It could also change the appearance of your room. You can achieve a uniform look by bringing all items to eye level. Good luck!