Whether you have recently relocated or are looking for home fix up, or perhaps something a little more significant, then there are some easy design tricks that you can do that take are cost efficient and require minimal effort.
Small Room Tricks
Painting small room in light colours will help make a room feel bigger and more spacious. A living room is a good example of this as it can have the tendency to feel cluttered and crapped, particularly if it stores large pieces of furniture such as sofas and cabinets. Painting your walls white or off-white and fitting an oversized mirror will reflect the natural light that enters through your windows. The mirror also gives the illusion of extra space which can widen narrow rooms. Light furniture to match the light walls is also a good way of making the room feel less cluttered and airier. Dark furniture can appear to use more space within the room and creates the illusion of shadow.
Wicker furniture such as baskets are an elegant and economical way to add storage to any room. This is a great tip to use if the room is small and lacks storage space. Not only can the wicker baskets store books, blankets and towels, but by adding a cushion on top, they can be used as a footrest, perfect for when you want to kick back and relax. Wicker sofas are great to use as conservatory furniture and look great when in a minimalistic designed room.
Make use of what you have
If you have a pile of old pictures and picture frames that you have taken down over the years that you are waiting to take to the skip, then don’t. You can actually create a stunning gallery wall which is super contemporary and looks great in any room. Not only are gallery walls a great way of infusing a room with colour and pattern, they also add texture and dynamics to a room that may be looking dull and mundane. Gallery walls work best in larger rooms as they are a perfect way to take up empty space on larger walls and give the room some life and character. Although you may not think it, the pictures you have been collecting in the attic over the years may have some interesting history. When designing you gallery wall, lay the pictures out on the floor before you begin hanging them to the wall, so you can see exactly how it will look prior to making holes in the wall. It may take a while of trial and error till you create a gallery wall you are happy with, but this is a super therapeutic task that you can do on your own or with family.
Adding plants to your house is a great way to transform a room and add dimension. Small or large, the plant will add a pop of colour and a contemporary vibe to the space. Tropical plants are a popular choice to have in the home as they are low maintenance and don’t