Renovation is a process that implies a lot of hard work, time, energy, stress, and money. During the pandemic, people spend more time in their homes, so a little change will crush monotony and refresh the environment. With a good plan, renovation doesn’t have to be so stressful.Continue reading
Good design, like good art, never goes out of style. – Jeffrey Kerns
Every house has its own style and personal story. You will find out some great tips for making an open space in your home.
An open floor plan was quite popular in the nineteenth century and still has an impact in Interior Design World.Continue reading
One picture is worth a thousand words. – Albert Einstein
A house without pictures on the wall looks empty. Pictures bring your life memories into your living space. Every room in your home can be decorated with some photographs, paintings, or artwork on the wall. Before you do it, let’s go through these steps which can help you to decide what your ideal decoration is.
You are not alone in feeling dissatisfied and complacent with the appearance of your home. It’s easy to become tired with how your home looks and feels after living in it for a long period. Home renovation is frequently regarded as something extremely exhausting and expensive. The reward at the conclusion of the adventure is fantastic, but the difficulty you’ll face along the way makes the whole thing look pointless. The thing is – this project is only as complicated as you want it to be, and even the simplest of efforts can breathe a new life into your old home if you know exactly what needs to be changed. Here are a few suggestions.
1. Get rid of the unnecessary items
This seems quite unnecessary to say, but before you start doing anything, or bringing in anything new, it would be smart to sell, or give away pieces of furniture, or decorations that you don’t want to possess anymore. Maybe you own that old armchair since forever and you simply don’t like it in your interior anymore. Maybe the carpet reminds you on 2012, when you didn’t feel so great. Whatever the reason – those are just material things, they are meant to be changed from time to time. Organizing a garage sale, or donating unwanted pieces to a friend, or a humanitarian organization may be good options before you start getting new stuff.
2. Paint the walls
A fresh coat of paint is one of the simplest and most cost-effective ways to shake things up in your home. Changing the color of a room can have a significant impact on its look. Changing the background will transform the entire room’s vibe and set the tone for whatever you wish to do in the future. A ultra white coating can dramatically improve the appearance of a tiny room by visually expanding it. Orange and yellow tones can encourage movement and energy in the living room, while lavender can bring a calming atmosphere in the bedroom. It is known that blue and green tones can help you relax, while you should avoid reddish tones, at least for more than two walls in a room.
3. Bring the light in
Altering the way a space is illuminated, like changing the paint, can drastically transform its ambiance. Layered lighting creates a moody atmosphere. Combined with bright paint, light with the same characteristics opens up small rooms. On the other hand, if you want to achieve more industrial look, so called Edison light bulbs would make a great choice.
For less technical changes, there are always candles that you can strategically deploy in the room which lighting you want to improve. Among great variety of brands, scents and colors, it is going to be an enjoyment to make arrangement that would lit and change the ambient of your home.
4. Say yes to colorful patterns
Now that you’ve set the right backdrop for changes in your interior, it’s time to get down to business, and what better way to start than with beds, sofas, and curtains, which make a big first impression for anyone who walks in the room? Patterned fabrics make a huge change in an overall look and they are so fun and easy to play with. Your beloved old sofa can stay, but in a completely new color and pattern. Think about flowers, dots and stripes, their combination, think about vintage style, or maybe more contemporary motifs – anything is allowed as long as you are happy with the fresh new look.
Patterns can be used not only for the furniture and cushions. Even the walls and floors can be adjusted to your new ideas. The selection of printed wallpapers is unlimited nowadays, and a colorful rug may be a bold move, but it is known that fortune favors the brave!
5. Establish focal points
Generally, focal points are parts of a space, or even single, remarkable pieces of furniture, that attract all of the eye and dramatically alter the dynamics of the entire area. Impressive paintings, large writing desks, unique works of art, etc, are good examples of focal points in your home. Be careful not to overdo it by choosing a big sofa, for example, and placing it in a central part of the room in a way that other elements stay unnoticed.
6. Re-organize and move the things around
Reorganizing your space might help you clear your thoughts and make things more comfortable for you. Prioritize the things you use the most, and everything you don’t use often can go in drawers or even the attic (if you have one). It will make your life easier if you can simply access the things you need on a daily basis.
Rearranging the furniture is maybe the most obvious advice, but the one most of the people wouldn’t even think about when renovating their homes. Simple moving the furniture can do miracles and completely change the vibe in your home.
You should experiment with it until you find a combination that works for you. Before moving any furniture, it’s a good idea to map out the re-arrangement on a paper.
7. Relax, be patient and enjoy the ride
When making even small changes, it is possible to experience stress. Whether you decide to make a bigger renovation and maybe even hire workers, it can be pretty hectic, dusty and dirty until the work is over. Don’t let all that discourage you and give you the feel that renovation will take forever.
Good things usually take time, so prepare yourself for that and be ready to make changes to your plan along the way.
Don’t stress, take time for yourself and look forward to your beautiful new home!
We also prepared a gallery of some interesting examples of just refurbished homes. Enjoy!
Living rooms represent a central hub for most families. From entertainment and relaxation, to simply having a conversation with our friends and family members, living room is a safe space for many of us. That’s why it might be surprising for you to hear that living rooms are relatively a new thing.
Humans are social creatures and family-oriented homes had existed for centuries. So, how come it took living rooms so long to come about? Well, short answer is that only fairly recently people started having disposable income and free time, mostly thanks to industrial revolution and then, subsequently, better working rights. Anyway, with more time and money, people started thinking more on how to make their living spaces more enjoyable and pleasant. The result was – a living room. But, we are getting ahead of ourselves…Continue reading
Shelves are an essential piece of domestic equipment that has been around since our civilization left the caves and started creating first houses. While the oldest shelf, for what we know dated in 8th century, was made of a simple panel attached to a vertical surface, there are now thousands of different types of shelves available to the average person. Among the things we never think about, but they are all around us are certainly shelves. Whether they are hanging, rotating, or free-standing, wooden, metal, or glass, angular, curved, or corner, whether we use them to place books, dishes, towels, accessories, or make-up, we can’t arrange our interior properly without them, that’s for sure.Continue reading
Spending time in a bright home (or a room) is very beneficial to our mental well-being and it often results in a more open and friendly atmosphere. Who wants to spend time in a dark and/or dingy, depressing room? Certainly not us! However, making a dark area brighter is an usual challenge when arranging a room. Knocking down walls is an option. Adding windows is another one. All of that sounds like a lot of effort and it can be pretty pricey. Fortunately, there are cheaper and more fun ways to brighten up your living space. Here are five great ideas on how to make your home brighter, lighter and overall, more positive space.Continue reading
If you are a fan of lively colors, ethnic motifs and cute details carelessly left all around the place, then interior design inspired by Latin America is the right for you. There are many benefits of accepting warmness and vibrancy of this geographical region. First of all, you can’t make a mistake. Comparing to Asian interior design style, which is very structural and requires a lots of effort and knowledge, Latin American home decoration gives you more freedom in choice and is generally completely relaxed. There are no particular rules one should follow, and therefore, this concept is highly recommendable to easy going people, free spirits, and, of course, admirers of the amazing culture of Latin America.Continue reading
Serene tranquility that Asian-style interiors depict is just what we all need when we come home after every day rush. With most of us involved in a fast-paced urban lifestyle, coming to a calm and peaceful home that allows us to escape the busy and noisy reality is quite beneficial. By bringing in harmony and balance, Asian-themed rooms achieve this purpose unmistakably. Creating an Asian-inspired space, on the other hand, requires a lot of effort, since this style has many facets one should pay attention to. Let’s find out how to convert your home in a perfect Asian paradise.Continue reading
When traveling to far away places is not possible, why not bringing those places to your home? Most people who tend to experiment with geographical regions in their interior decoration usually choose between the Asian, or western-inspired elements. In the flurry for standout home decor, the beauty of African-inspired decor stays mostly unnoticed.
African-inspired interior design is great for people who love to combine warm, ground colors, natural materials, such as wood and leather, home plants, but also for the people who prefer bright colors on tiles, furniture, or fabrics.
Let’s grasp some ideas on how to decorate your private space in the most vivid and dashing of all styles – African style.