The Top 5 Ways to Level-Up Your Interior Design
Whatever kind of abode you have, designing the interior of your home is one of the most exciting parts about moving.
Here are five tips for levelling up your interior design for the maximum wow factor.
1. Figure out Your Colour Scheme
A consistent colour scheme is important in your rooms to maintain balance, and prevent an eyesore of clashing colours.
For example, you might want to pair bright colours like yellows with a more understated and neutral colour like grey.
Avoid darker colours and use a lighter palette instead to encourage light distribution throughout rooms and open up the walls to make rooms look bigger and feel more airy.
You can use free paper paint palettes from local hardware shops to help you to find complimentary colours for your rooms.
2. Use Glass for Extra Lighting
Glass is a fantastic resource to use for interior design. Many make the mistake of assuming that glass is a ‘cold’ material, but specially treated glass can be used to help conduct light through a darker house, can trap heat, and create decorative effect.
You can also use mirrors to help reflect light down darker hallways, or to create the illusion of more space in smaller rooms.
Local companies like Halifax Glass can help you to create bespoke glass designs for personal or business purposes, whether it’s glass staircases, wine walls, or glass cladding.
To introduce more light into your rooms, you can also remove any heavy curtains and replace them with blinds, which will encourage more daylight through the edges of the window frame that would otherwise be covered.
3. Accessorise your Rooms
Accessories can help bring a room to life with minimal effort, and can bring some character to your home.
You can accessorise with colourful cushions, artwork, wall hangings, and photographs for a personal touch. You can visit shops like Dunelm for soft furnishings and decorative accessories for your rooms.
However, avoid having so many ornaments that clutter your surfaces; this can look messy, and create extra work for your weekly house clean. Instead, minimalist decor can create a cleaner look that’s easier on the eye.
4. Have Your Books on Display
A study published by The Guardian has shown that teenagers who grow up in a house with books are proven to have above average literacy and numeracy skills, compared to those who don’t.
Putting your book collection on display can also create a cosy and homely atmosphere in your home, whether that’s a handful of shelves or a full-blown library that sprawls across an entire room. You can also use your bookshelves as a handy storage unit for trinkets or photo frames.
5. Find Your Green Thumb
Houseplants like Aloe Vera and Snake Plants are an excellent investment for your home, as they’re clinically proven to help filter the air and re-circulate oxygen.
Of course, looking after house plants isn’t always easy, but luckily, these are hardy succulents, perfect for busy homeowners.
Do you have any tips for decorating your home? Leave your answer in the comments below!