Are you looking to change the look and feel of your home but don’t have the time or money to spend on a full remodel or style make-over? Take a look at the tips below to get some ideas of how to revitalize your home with small design changes.
How Can I Decorate My Room or Apartment on a Budget?
You don’t have to break the bank to change the design of your room or apartment. Start with small changes that are relatively cheap. The most obvious place to begin is with color. A can of paint is not too expensive and you can change quite a bit about a room with a new coat of fresh paint. Play around with the color of walls but also cabinets, furniture, and even floors. If you are looking to add some new pieces to your room, you don’t necessarily have to go to retail stores. Instead, go thrift shopping for a one of a kind vintage piece that makes a statement. Not all new pieces have to be expensive. This includes art. Try purchasing posters instead of prints or look for originals by lesser-known artists or even friends. Lastly, keep in mind that smaller, detailed items will cost less but can make a big difference. Change the hardware on your cabinets, find new lampshades or DIY reupholster your chairs. Small touches like this do not make big dents in your bank account but make a huge impact on the overall design aesthetic.
How Can I Decorate My Living Room to Look More Cozy?
The living room is where the heart of the home is. You want to feel welcome and comfortable as well as invite your guests to feel the same. You can achieve a more cozy look by adding some warming touches. Consider adding some window treatments like those from InnuWindow. Adding simple curtain panels or shades can soften the light coming in and add a homey touch. Make sure to incorporate some textures in the room as well in the form of pillows, a throw blanket, rugs, or even textured or patterned window treatments. Lastly, change the lighting by switching your bulbs for soft white bulbs and adding dimmers. Dimmers can help you adjust your light to a more inviting and cozy ambiance.
How Can I Make My Room Look Expensive?
The detailed styling of the room can make space look luxe and expensive. Try adding metallic accessories like gold mirrors or silver vases. You can even spray paint items a metallic of your choice if you do not want to buy new items. Structural details like moldings also make the room look luxe. Crown moldings for wainscoting are elegant and luxurious ways to draw the eye. You can add expensive-looking interest points like large art pieces. Invest in a single piece like an abstract painting with a beautiful metallic frame. This single piece can change how the whole room looks. Similarly, custom window treatments like those from InnuWindow can make a room look much more luxurious. In particular, the floor to ceiling curtains can add extra flair.
How Can I Make My Room Look Bigger?
Floor-length curtains like those found at InnuWindow can also transform the look of a room by making it appear much larger than it actually is. The long length extends the eye and makes the room feel bigger and like it has higher ceilings. You can also help your room appear larger with some small touches and furniture choices. Pieces that reflect light or don’t take up “visual space” can help your room appear bigger. For example, consider adding mirrors instead of paintings to your walls or install a glass coffee table instead of a wood one. Don’t shy away from large pieces just because you have a small space. Large furniture can actually trick the eye into seeing the space as a bigger, but make sure to keep the negative space. This means you can decorate with large pieces but make sure not to add to many or space will seem cluttered. As always, the use of color is very important. Choose light and bright colors that are in the same chromatic scale for walls. Patterned walls with vertical stripes will also help stretch the space.
Overall, if you want to improve your home or apartment decorations with a small touch you should consider adding custom window treatments. Whether you want to make your space feel more cozy, expensive, or larger, InnuWindow will help you measure and pick the perfect window treatment to compliment your home decor. Visit InnuWindow online today to find out how you can take advantage of the professional measuring and design services.