Everyone would like to spend time in an environment that brings a sense of comfort and convenience. Most people opt for renovation of their interior setting just for a change. The current appearance of the house might have lost its sense of appeal and uniqueness. There are very many simple ways of reviving the appeal in homes from altering the colour schemes to featuring trendy furniture.
Painting is the most popular method of enhancing an interior. It always gives perfect results as long as the chosen colours rhyme. Many people combine colours with their shades on the walls. This idea gives a room a simple yet beautiful appearance. Crazy colour schemes on the other hand have a very dramatic effect and are increasingly becoming popular. Different colours have different effects on people. Warm colours like red and orange for instance have an energizing effect, while cool colours like blue and green have a relaxing effect. Yellow colour schemes enliven a room, which is perfect for winter. Therefore, colours should be featured where they create the desired effect. For instance, it would be wise to have blue as the theme colour in a bathroom; everyone would want to be in a relaxed mode while enjoying a bath. Bold colours manifest elegance while bright colours would brighten up the room. The whole colour scheme incorporated on walls should be complimented with matching fabric and accessories.
Illuminated homes are bright and fun to live in. Instead of the traditional doors that partition rooms, featuring full height translucent glass dividers would brighten up a home. Full height windows allow maximum penetration of natural light and give a clear view of the outdoor. For the perfect artificial lighting for the night, coloured bulbs with unique designs would be fabulous. Coloured lighting gives walls a different appearance. Subtle lighting is good for a dramatic effect in living rooms. Concealed or accented lighting on the other hand should be featured in kitchens under cabinets for ideal lighting conditions. The light bulb choice, from LED to Fluorescent bulbs, comes with different effects. LED lighting is suitable for creating focal points due to their stunning brightness.
Furniture Design and Arrangement
Before purchasing any piece of furniture, it is essential to ensure that the size as well as the colour would blend well in the required room. Comfort of the pieces and their functionality should also be put in mind. The best furniture to settle for should feature unique designs that match the owner’s taste and preference, as well as cost friendly. In addition to the incorporating trendy furniture designs, the arrangement is also a key requirement for them to appeal. Groupings should be created with respect to the flow. The shape and size of the rooms determine the most suitable grouping, either way they should not restrict movement. It is important to have balance in any setting. Mixing furniture with different characteristics such as depth and length would create a visual impression. Fixing shelves on walls with less furniture removes the plain look. For a modern look, iron shelves are a better option. Not only are they unique but they also feature many interesting designs that are rare with wooden shelves.
Beautiful and trendy accessories are the best ways of creating a focal point in any home. With their beauty, they attract attention to specific areas in a room, especially when arranged in clusters. When displaying accessories on the walls, placing them in patterns creates a greater impact. Plates or pictures arranged in a diamond or circular pattern break away from the simple ideas. Adding reflective surfaces brightens up a room and makes it appear larger. Baccarat crystal pieces, cut-glass candy dishes, and stylish mirrors can add a spark in an interior setting. Incorporating more glass furniture and accessories has a similar effect. A glass-topped table and glassy cabinets always have a classy effect irrespective of their designs. Silver-coated or gold-coated accessories featured in photo frames, magazine holders, planters, and candlesticks would enhance a room with their classic touch.
Flowers rejuvenate a drab room by bringing the outdoors indoors. They are available in a wide range of designs and colours that could match with the main colour themes in any home. When looking for the perfect flowers for an indoor setting, it is important to ensure they require low humidity and have the capability of tolerating the flux of extreme temperatures. African violets are ideal because they need very little cultivation efforts. Spider plants are not a bad option either because they require very little maintenance. Amaryllis flowers are the best for a decorative touch. They add a pop of pink, red, or yellow during the winter season. Flowers are a fabulous way of enhancing an interior setting; they are not only beautiful but add a marvellous scent that would captivate guests.
The natural touch in homes should not only be limited to flowers. Brightly coloured coleus plants, alone or together with soft succulent plants can attractively transform the whole setting. Succulent plants gain favour because they are well adapted to dry spells and therefore require less maintenance. They also come in a wide variety of leaf forms and shapes that give rooms a romantic and architectural look. Settling for plants that appeal is however the basic requirement. Even if some may require a lot of maintenance, self-watering pots could make the process much easier.
With the complete design in place, adding a final touch can create a spark on the existing gold. If a homeowner has a favorite quote, adding it to the wall would make a room stand out. Wall writings in shiny colours and beautiful fonts, though very rare, make a room look very captivating. Trendy lamp stands, uniquely designed flower vases, and creative wall hangings would transform any room into a heavenly setting.
About the Author: This is a guest post by Eva Stephen, who is running a business of home decoration. She often likes to share her experience and new ideas with home décor community by writing for different blogs. In this article she has discussed the ways by which one can give his room a brighter look.