LIFESTYLE: INTERIOR DESIGN 101: 4 SIMPLE TIPS TO ADD BEAUTY AND COMFORT TO YOUR HOME

Your home should be a getaway and sanctuary where you get to relax after a busy day from work. For your house to be a home, it needs to make you feel at ease and be appealing enough to draw you home every day. For this to happen, you need to decorate it with the right decor items.
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You can easily get caught up in the world of interior design, forgetting that you do not need expensive things to create a cozy home. Sometimes a clean, simple space may be all that you need. If you are looking to add some beauty and comfort to your house, here are some tips you can follow:

Adding Rugs to Your Floors

If you have wooden or tile flooring, you can add some rugs to your house. Rugs add warmth and depth to the space. They not only refresh your space but also make it feel luxurious. You can use large area rugs to create an illusion of a bigger room. When decorating your living room, the rug should be big enough to have all the furniture on it.
Use bright colored carpets as they enhance the appearance of your house, giving it a more significant and spacious look. Dark rugs absorb light making the room appear smaller.
You can use rugs to separate spaces in your house, such as a dining area and living area. Depending on the style you use, rugs can bring a room design together. You can match your carpet color with that of your wall.

Using Blankets and Throws

Try to find some quality throw pillows and blankets that can coordinate with your bedroom and living room décor. You can use them in different ways, depending on your style.
You can add one or two textured pillows to your coach and an extra throw blanket to the side. If you have an armchair, you can place one throw blanket and a throw rug to give the sitting area an excellent finish.

Accentuate the Fireplace

Does your house have a fireplace? You can highlight the area with decorative pieces such as candles, vases, and pots. However, choose your décor materials wisely by finding only materials that match your style and personality.
You can as well create a focal point by placing a painting or any other big décor piece above the fireplace area to help pull the room together.

Adding Texture to Your House

Your house may have the right color scheme, décor, and furniture, but without the right touch, it may lose its liveliness and appear a little flat. When you use rough textures, you can make your home feel grounded and more intimate than smooth surfaces, which give your home a sleeker and more reserved tone. You can use wooden benches, marble tabletops, flowers, baskets, and shadow boxes, amongst other items.

Whether you throw a rug to warm up your house or use a wooden coffee table to add some texture to your living room, you need to have a good plan for a perfect interior design that makes your house look beautiful and cozy. When you have a comfortable home, you will have a place you can unwind, play, and relax. The décor you use will help to create a sense of calmness, allowing you always to want to get back home.

1 comment

Jane said...

Gabriel saying, Lovely ideas, thank you for sharing! I just moved to a new home, and it’s still quite bare, it would be nice to try a few of these tricks to make it feel more like home. They are cheap, they don’t take a lot of time to achieve, and they will definitely refresh the space.