5 Tips for Interior Design

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One of the most fun aspects of redecorating is that it is a chance to change your home’s style completely. Refresh your living space with these interior design tips. 

Utilize the space

It’s not comfortable sitting in a room that feels cramped and overcrowded. When thinking about different items of furniture and other decorative accessories, make sure that you are making the most of the space in that particular room. Are there any alcoves that could fit bookshelves or cabinets? Does the room have any odd angles where certain items won’t fit properly? Think carefully about where you want to place a particular item, and if that position is definitely the best place to put it. 

Color Scheme

Go to your local DIY store and search for some samples of wall paper and/or paints. Take them home and paint tester patches on the wall of the room that you’re decorating. You might have an idea of what colors you want to use, but it is better to see how the paints dry on the wall in order to get a more accurate idea of how it will turn out. Statement or feature walls are a strong look, and are a good way of adding color to a small room. Just having the one bold wall, and the others in a more neutral tone will help to make the space feel bigger. 

Furniture

Choosing the right furnishing for the room is a big part of interior design. Some pieces are more stylistically pleasing rather than comfortable, but it is possible to get your hands on a couch that’s both. Second-hand stores are a great place to find some interesting items that won’t cost you a fortune. 

Flooring 

Tiled, wooden, carpeted, or vinyl, there are plenty of options on how to have your floors finished. Depending on the room, carpet or wooden flooring are the usual favorites; the latter creating a more rustic feel to your home. Tiling in bathrooms or kitchens are more practical and aesthetically pleasing, but can be costly. There are vinyl flooring options that have tiled patterns on them for the same effect, which could be a more affordable option. In any case, it’s a good idea to go to somewhere like A Flooring Boutique, who will be able to guide you on what your best options are. 

Artwork 

Finding some unique paintings or photography to put up can truly bring a room together. You don’t have to limit yourself to prints however, there are also plenty of textile-arts that you can put up on your walls. Additionally, sculptures and figurines can be nice touches to the décor of a room. Even decorative vases and candle holders can be interesting items to see on a mantel or shelving unit. Art, in whatever form, can bring a room together wonderfully. 

Next time you find yourself redecorating, or if you move into a new home, think about the points listed above before you get started, to make sure you’re creating that perfect space to live in.

 

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