It’s easy enough to fill your space with essentials, but creating a home that is truly stylish, chic, and reflective of your personal taste takes time and commitment. The process of thoroughly decorating your home takes time, but there are plenty of strategies you can use to get your home looking great quickly, without blowing your entire budget. Here are some helpful tips for decorating your home.
If you have a huge collection of anything, whether it be clothes, books, sporting gear, or anything else, you will need a place to put those items. Instead of buying an assortment of boxes, which can be clunky and take up tons of precious space, look for places in your home that can be easily expanded or transformed to store more. Maybe you can hang hooks inside of a closet or cabinet to store coats, scarves, jewelry, or even keys. If you have lots of wall space in your bathroom or garage, consider adding extra shelving. Just these small additions can have an enormous impact on the look of your space – it will feel less cluttered in no time.
Alternatively, if you have a vast clothing collection and not enough storage space to keep it tucked away, why not keep it on display? Buy a rolling clothing rack and some appealing hangers in metal, wood, or fabric. Choose your favorite fashion pieces and hang them artfully on the rack. This adds texture to a boring room, and you can keep things current by switching out the clothes every season.
Having bright colors in your home will brighten your mood every day – as well as make your guests feel subconsciously happier. You can add pillows, wall art, or small furniture pieces in bright colors to achieve this effect without overdoing it. Happy yellows, sweet pinks, or soft greens are great choices for accent colors, or you can even go extra bold and add an intense red.
Looking for a quick and easy way to alter the feel of your home? Add new knobs to your doors, cabinets, and dressers, and swap out other fixtures that are easily changeable, like lights. Switching from something plain and boring to something a little more interesting can completely change the look of a room and make it seem like you’ve spent a lot more time on it than you have. New knobs are also very cheap to put as well.
Instead of just painting your walls, paint your floors, your ceiling, or the interior of your shelving for a modern, exciting look. You can go for a neutral color or something bright – whatever you think suits the space the most. Painting just one surface also means less work for you, especially if you choose to do it yourself.
If you want your space to appear bigger and brighter, place a mirror on the wall directly behind a lamp. This will reflect the light back into space when it is on, making it seem warmer and more inviting. Mirrors in general also just make rooms seem bigger, so if your area feels very cramped, just hanging a mirror on the wall can make it instantly less claustrophobic.
Instead of feeling stuck in one design scheme, combine pieces of furniture and decor from different eras to capture a cool, eclectic style. This is an especially helpful tip if you have a lot of old furnitures and you feel like your space is starting to feel stuffy – changing out just one piece of furniture to something sleeker will instantly lighten the room.
This trick can be applied to your bedroom as well as to your living room couch. Instead of going for a matchy-matchy set of bedding, which can be flat and stuffy, go for individual pieces in similar or complementary color schemes. Include pops of patterns and brighter colors for even more depth and texture. Don’t be afraid to take risks – multiple patterns and designs read as eclectic instead of kooky when paired together nicely. Just include some solids and neutral tones to balance everything.
If you have a small corner in your house that you aren’t sure what to do with, get some comfy chairs, cushions, or even bean bags and turn the area into a cozy reading nook. Depending on the space, you can also include a small storage space for books and maybe even a candle. Especially if you live with others, you’ll be excited to have a place to relax alone.