Whether you have a natural eye for design or you endlessly search ideas on Pinterest, you need to have some interior design tricks up your sleeve. No project is too big or too small! Keep these 12 tips handy and you’ll easily transform any living space.
1. Paint small rooms in soft, light colors to make the room feel larger.
Large windows, light colored walls, and the use of mirrors will help to reflect the natural light and make the room appear bigger than what it is. Mirrors especially will give off the illusion that there is more space. However, dark colors will make any room seem smaller.
2. Use decorative mirrors to add instant light to your living space.
As mentioned, mirrors help make small spaces feel larger. If you have a large rooms, or a room with limited natural light, place mirrors directly across the windows and you’ll instantly add more light. Additionally, use decorative mirrors instead of art to fill empty walls.
3. Mix it up.
Use family heirlooms and modern pieces to create a space that reflects who you are. You don’t need just one “style”. Past and present create the most stunning living areas.
4. A slip or two.
Slipcovers might not be everyone’s favorite, but they have a way of changing a look in the blink of an eye. Easily swap out a slipcover to reflect the season. You can always have a sophisticated look without worrying about getting your furniture dirty.
5. Wicker baskets.
So you want to add storage to any room? Wicker baskets are the answers! Easily and beautifully store magazines or books, toys, towels or blankets. You can even add one to the countertop of your kitchen so you can display fruits and vegetables.
6. Use what you already have.
You probably already have some chic items at home but they’re probably in a box somewhere. So instead of running to the store, look at what you already have! Trays can be placed on top of tea carts, trunks, or bedside tables to add extra dimension. You can even arrange some candles, books or frames on them. Plates can be used as wall art. You’ll be surprised at what you can do with what you already own!
7. Add a hanging pot holder to your kitchen.
Kitchens should be inviting and warm as we spend a lot of time in them whipping up meals or entertaining. By adding a hanging pot, you illuminate a kind of elegance.
8. Go green.
Don’t just add plants to your kitchen, add some in every room! Doesn’t matter if the pots are small or large or if you have many or just a bit. Plants don’t cost much either. Plus you can accessorize pots with bold colors and textures.
9. Paint or wallpaper your bookcases.
A lick of paint can transform and energize any space! A built-in bookcase can often seem boring but with some popping color, it can completely transform a room. By painting the unexpected, you can flip a boring room into a chic one. Don’t have a bookcase? Add some paint to hallways, ceilings, inside a closet, or a fireplace mantel.
10. Use area rugs to soften hardwood floors.
Add some personality to any room with a throw rug. If you have hardwood floors, you know that they’re not as comforting as carpeted floors during cooler months. By adding an area rug, you warm up the room and even add a splash of color and personality. Use various shapes, textures, and patterns. Change up your area rug to reflect the season.
11. Use some tile.
Create a swanky statement in your kitchen or bathroom with some eye-catching tile. Don’t go crazy and blow your budget. Simply buy enough tile that your budget allows and cover as much of the wall as you can. It'll look stylish without burning a hole in your wallet.
12. Swap chairs for benches.
Using a bench in your dining room but not seem conventional, but it is super cozy and friendly. Don’t be afraid to mix it up! No one ever said you needed identical chairs in your living area.