There are many things that you can do to spice up the décor in your home and it doesn’t have to cost you a lot of time or money.
Whether you have just moved into your new home or whether you want to do something different to some of the rooms in your current home, it is important to remember that sometimes the smallest changes make the biggest difference.
Here are 10 tips and tricks that you can use in order to change the décor in your home up a bit:
(1) Use what you have
Instead of running to the store to see what they have, look in your own boxes to see what you have.
You might have old tea trays, candles, or even plates that you can use for decoration; things that you have completely forgotten about!
You can even use art from children’s books to add color to the walls!
(2) Smaller rooms = softer colors
If you have a small living space, the best thing that you can do is to paint it softer and lighter colors in order to make it seem more spacious.
Décor design experts have also noted that the use of mirrors will reflect light off the windows, creating the illusion of a larger room.
(3) Mirror, mirror on the wall
As we mentioned in the above point, mirrors can create the illusion of space, but you can hang them just about anywhere, just like the example in this bedroom. Does this look great or what?!
Mirrors are a great way to decorate your home without spending too much money.
They are especially handy when you want to fill an empty wall!
(4) Slip into something more comfortable
Slipcovers are decorators’ best friends. They are so easy to maintain and when you are tired of one color, simply change the cover to another.
You can have a sophisticated look in your house without worrying about people dirtying it – perfect for a house with kids!
(5) Wicked wicker
Wicker baskets are all the rage and they can add an elegant element to any room.
Use these baskets to store your magazines or books in living rooms, bathrooms, guest rooms or even in the kitchen as illustrated above.
(6) Add hanging pot holders to the kitchen
A hanging pot rack is a great way to give your kitchen a warm, lived-in feel.
Kitchens demand to be in use all the time and a pot rack will make it seem like there is always something brewing without cluttering your kitchen too much.
(7) Paint or wallpaper your bookcases
Add a pop of color inside your bookcase to make it seem more attractive by painting the shelves or adding wallpaper.
You can do this in other unexpected places too, like the fireplace mantel and the insides of closets!
(8) Mix it up
No one says you have to buy everything from the same brand!
There is nothing wrong with placing a few heirlooms next to an ultra-modern couch!
Use fabrics and furniture of different colors to add depth to your room and to make the house more interesting to visitors.
(9) Make use of area rugs
Rugs work great to soften hardwood floors and it gives warmth and texture to an otherwise cold floor.
You can also easily change your rugs during the seasons to play with different types of colors and fabrics.
(10) Go green
Adding plants to your living space is always in style and it creates a very tranquil atmosphere.
Not only do they look great, but they also help keep your environment clean and fresh!
Now tell us, with these few décor design ideas, you are undoubtedly bound to look at your house with new eyes once you’re done, no?
What has your personal experience been in transforming your home using some of these (or other) interior design tips? Feel free to share them in the comment section below!
About the author: The above article “10 Smart Interior Design Tips to Transform Your Home” was written by Xavier De Buck, your top-producing Johannesburg real estate agent with Keller Williams Realty. Xavier has been nationally recognized and awarded for providing service excellence, exceptional property sales, whilst exhibiting the highest level of professionalism. With over 17 years combined experience as a real estate agent, real estate investor and landlord, if you’re thinking of buying or selling a home in Johannesburg, Xavier would love to share his property knowledge and expertise.
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