When you’re looking to create a completely different ambiance in your home, there are a few items that you just shouldn’t live without. They will help make a dramatic difference and give you the most bang for your buck.
1. Wallpaper and/or Paint
Many people underestimate the power of a good coat of paint or a great wallpaper design. Applying paint to any surface is fairly easy. However, if you don’t have a DIY attitude, just hire someone to paint for you. In order to transform one room in the home, you can color one wall and make it a statement wall. Statement walls are usually in bold colors. If you prefer a muted color, grays and taupes look lovely on the walls.
Rugs add depth and visual interest to a room. When you’re purchasing a rug, make sure that it is large enough to fill a space. If the rug is going in the living room, all of the furniture should be able to fit on top of the rug. If the furniture surrounds the perimeter of the rug, the rug is too small. Have fun with fibers, textures, and prints. All of these elements add a lot of power to the design scheme.
Two of the best ways to add height to a room involve a tall bookshelf and bamboo reeds. Bamboo reeds are popular for many people to place in really large vases and stack in a corner. Adding different types of height to a room will make it more interesting and easy on the eyes. Most people have plenty of books and nowhere to put them. Add a solid bookshelf with height and add the books for depth. To up the ante, sort the books by color and add a one or two picture frames or candles on empty shelves.
There’s nothing more depressing than sitting in a dark room. If there are windows, make sure the curtains allow as much natural light in as possible. In addition to natural light, purchase tall floor lamps or install light fixtures. These additions will brighten a space and make it appear more inviting.
Even though it should be expected, furniture truly adds the coziness a home really needs. If you don’t really have a designer’s eye and don’t want to mess up a room, take a look at a few magazines, pictures, or sites like Pinterest for recommendations. When in doubt, pick furniture pieces that are neutral in color. Once you have the neutral colors, add pops of color through items like throw pillows and light blankets.
Add these five pieces to any room and watch how the ambiance of your entire room changes! Remember to take it one step at a time and build on the basics. This will ensure that your home is inviting and beautiful to enjoy.Tags: featured