Does every nook and cranny of your home look the same to you? Are you tired of the same view whenever you look at your interiors? Do you long to do a home makeover that is sure to meet your expectations?
Put a smile on your face, as there are simple solutions for sprucing up your place.
The Beauty Inside
The thought of doing a makeover can cause one to feel some apprehension. It may be because of the extent of work to be done, but it’s also because of the finances involved. However, interior home makeovers need not be so costly. There are simple ways to update the look of your home.
What’s important when you do these updates is to make sure that it is what you truly want. If you’re living with other people, make sure that you also consult everyone and get their ideas so that all will be happy with the result.
Additionally, plan out the makeover and see what you can do with and without. It is better to lay down the essential details, such as what you want versus what you need, so you can arrive at a beautiful compromise that recreates the look you have in mind.
Here are five simple ways to update and reinvigorate the look of your home interiors:
1. Charm with Carpets
One way to infuse character in a specific area of the home is to lay down carpet tiles or wall-to-wall carpets. Depending on the size of the room, carpets can already make a difference and update its look. These carpet types are also good heat and sound insulators.
Usually, wall-to-wall carpeting is best used for bedrooms and studios. Aside from efficiency, it also helps in the flexibility of furniture placement in smaller spaces. You can choose a color that blends in seamlessly with the room concept or your lifestyle. For a more adventurous choice, you can also choose carpeting that has patterns or a pop of color.
Carpets are the safest option as well when it comes to flooring as these help prevent slips, especially when you have kids or senior citizens in the house.
What’s more, carpet tiles allow you to have more creative freedom when laying them down. These are also easy to install, clean and repair as you can just take out the damaged tile, in case it happens.
2. Festoon with Fabrics
Fabrics, such as those used in curtains, drapes, and furniture covers, can also greatly help in updating your home interior look.
Windows can be dressed with a vast selection of fabulous fabrics; you only need to choose which design best fits your taste. Not only can you use these fabrics as drapery, but you can also mix and match them with your couch, pillowcases, or furniture upholstery. Choose the best color or design that suits your home’s theme or concept.
There are also machine-washable and even flame-retardant fabrics that give you versatility and beauty.
3. Light Up with Lights
What better way to brighten up one’s room than with lights?
There are countless ways to make use of light to bring your room’s aesthetics up to date. From wall sconces to strategically placed lamps, lighting up a corner or two can seriously amplify an interior space’s visual volume.
Lights can make your home warm and welcoming, so a floor lamp here and a table lamp there can already help. You can also cluster some candles of different heights, sizes, or colors in one area or repurpose old home items to make modern-looking lamps or votive holders.
Don’t forget to also make use of natural light. You can rearrange your desk to face the window or move the breakfast nook near the huge windows or glass doors to get more sunlight.
4. Punctuate with Plants
One of the easiest and healthiest ways to update your home interiors is to bring the outside in.
Pepper your house with plants and flowers to make an area or room bloom. Greens such as ferns, succulents, or even bonsai plants can make a room feel more relaxing. You can also opt for plants that are said to be natural air purifiers such as the Dwarf Date Plum, Peace Lily, or Spider Plant.
5. Create Wonder with Wallpaper
Update the look of your walls with tastefully designed wallpaper.
There are a lot of fabulous residential wallpapers available today. These wallpapers come in a variety of colors, designs, and patterns that can be easily mixed and matched with your home theme. There are also different textures and surfaces for you to choose from.
Home Sweet Home
Whether its wall-to-wall carpets, floor-to-ceiling fabrics, or wonderfully designed wallpapers, you can bet that these simple upgrades can already give your home interiors a big boost. From plants to lights, these minor additions heighten your home’s aesthetics without you going on full renovation mode just to enhance the look and feel of your abode.
James Prathap is the General Manager at NGC Nafees, top importers and exporters of wallpapers, flooring and fabric in the Middle East. The business also offers high-quality panoramics, coordinated fabrics, and creative stickers for residential and commercial projects.