Many people would love to redesign the interior of their home, or at least certain rooms in their home, but refrain from doing so because they believe that doing so would require a significant investment of time and money.
While you certainly could invest a lot into redesigning the interior of your home, the truth is that interior design does not have to be so costly in terms of either time or money. In fact, there are a number of very small and cheaper changes you can make that often go overlooked, at least hopefully until now.
Here are five overlooked interior design tips for your new home:
- Change Things Around In Your Living Room
Seriously, just rearrange furniture in your living room or add things to it like a painting or a mirror.
Of course, you can do this with other rooms as well, but the living room or family room is the one room of the home where this will be the easiest.
- Place An Emphasis On Comfort
Another idea is to put less of an emphasis or focus on look and more of an emphasis on comfort.
In other words, don’t buy a chair or a modern sectional sofa just because it looks nice. Instead, buy sofas, chairs, and other furniture that are actually comfortable to you.
For one thing, you’ll actually enjoy using comfortable furniture more than using furniture that is not comfortable. Furthermore, the very act of having comfortable furniture in your home will add a very ‘comforting’ feel to it as well, that both of you and your guests should appreciate.
- Paint Rooms Using Lighter Colors
Here’s a little known interior design trick that many people don’t know: lighter colors will usually make any room feel larger.
This means that painting a room with dimmer colors such as dark blue or dark red can make that room feel much smaller in contrast to if you were to use colors such as lighter blue, or yellow or orange or white.
While you may think that a room with plenty of natural light will feel larger, the truth is that darker paints simply take that ‘larger feel’ away. If you don’t want your room to have a boxed in feel, try repainting it using lighter colors, and you should be surprised by the results.
- Use Items At Your Disposal
If you’re really on a tight budget, just try using items that you already have your disposal. For example, instead of making a run to the furniture store, look through your storage and see if you have any cabinets, carts paints, tables, nightstands, book shelves. or anything else that you can use.
The truth is that many people have furniture and other decoration items lying around in their homes or in storage in their garage that they can use to help with their home’s interior design.
- Add Plants
Last but not least, plants can add a lot to the interior design of a home as well. This is largely because they can give your house a very vibrant, lush, and alive feel. Even a simple small flower pot can go a long way.
Not only that, but plants can also help to balance humidity in your home and clean the household air by absorbing pollutants in the air. So not only can they make your home look nicer, but they can literally make it healthier for you as well, and that counts a lot.
One thing to take note of is plants can also potentially take away from the look of a home as well. Therefore, go about this on a case-by-case basis. If there’s a particular plant you like, set it up in multiple rooms until it seems to fit right.
- Overlooked Interior Design Tips For Your New Home
These interior design tricks may not be anything radical or dramatically increase the value of your home by any means, but at the very least they can add a new look and feel to your home and almost make it feel as if you’re living in a different place than you were before.
If you learn anything at all from this article, it’s that smaller design changes can end up having a major impact. For example, just adding a painting to a room can completely change the look and feel of it into something totally different.