If you’ve been spending more time in your home than usual, you may find yourself looking around the interior and thinking about how it could be different. When all elements of interior decor come together, such as painting, lighting, furniture and accessories, it’s like your own personal form of magic – and helps you feel comfortable at home.
Painting and decorating is part of this, but it’s not the only way to make your space feel like your own. It’s all about making the most of what you’ve already got and creating a space that says home to you. So, if you can’t access DIY supplies, here are some ideas to enhance your home:
Organization is one of the most important principles in any home. All spaces benefit from the use of additional places to store things. One of the easiest ways to make your home an easy place to live is to make use of shelving options. Shelving is available in a great many colors and materials. Contemporary homeowners can choose from all kinds of shelving. Think about the overall style of the room. For example, if you are into minimalism, shelving in an understated style with only a few glass or wood shelves is a good option.
You can also find lots of other shelving options. A more elaborate system is one way to add in the kind of style you like best. Lots of shelving can be placed on any wall. If you’d like to bring it to the next level, now is the time to consider built-ins. They’re deeply stylish and they help you make the most of what you’ve got in your home.
Artwork is something that can enhance any room, anywhere. You may already have items you wish to hang on your walls, such as photos or posters, or you can take this time to make your own artwork to suit the space. Making your own posters allows you to add personality and flair, or if you have cats, you can take your favorite photographs and send them to an online printing service. Arrange your artwork by colour, size and shape and try out different patterns on the wall to make your room feel interesting.
BRING OUTDOORS IN
Take inspiration from the outdoors and bring plants into your home. Shades of green found only in nature make the room feel like a haven at any time of the year so take some time to think about the kind of flowers and greenery you like best. This is especially important for those of us living in apartments who want a green space of their own. Fresh flowers and other forms of greenery not only make the room full of colour, they also fill the room with scent and texture. Just remember to put a watering can next to your plants to make it convenient to care for them!
RUGS AND FLOORING
Flooring is another area where you can add colour and pattern to your home without having to decorate. A large rug can give a living room a bold focal point and smaller, casual rugs are a good way to show off the room’s best features. For example, you could place one in front of the fireplace for a cosy place to cuddle up on a cold day.
Other kinds of flooring also offer a chance to add texture, but it might be something you’ll have to leave until later in the year. Stone flooring is easy to care for as well as helping the room stay cool. Solid wood flooring in a warm shade such as light beech or deep oak can be installed for a look that is elegant and works with any decor plans you may have in the future.
Let me know your stay-at-home decorating plans and DIY revamps in the comments below. I’d love to know what makeovers you’ve been able to do without leaving your home!
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