Design is in the details.
Being a designer I know that the smallest things can make a big impact. A string of small tweaks can bring your space into a whole new level of sanctuary.
This is especially great when you’re working on a tight budget. With a couple of these designer-approved tricks, you can see the changes that you want in your room without having to go through a painstaking overhaul.
- Switch up the lighting fixtures
You can instantly change up the vibe of a room depending on the lighting fixtures that you use. Light can immediately enhance the aesthetic appeal and create the ambiance of a living space. Incorporating functionality and style, this design element can give you that drastic transformation that you want without too much effort on your part. Switch out harsh lighting fixtures with softer, warmer light to cast a flattering glow and make your space feel more inviting.
2. Changing paint colors can help change the mood of the room.
Lighter colors work better in some areas and make spaces look larger. These shades reflect the natural light coming in inside your room, making the space feel more open and airy. On the other hand, intense darker colors, make the room feel cozier. Darker shades are usually better in bedrooms as it allows you a more comfortable mood for sleeping.
3. Slipcovers brings new life to your furniture
Slipcovers can easily serve as a means of changing your furniture’s look every now and then. They come in so many design options that your styling possibilities become endless. This is also great as an alternative to replacing your sofa so you can save money.
- Trick the eye with mirrors
This is a classic trick that works every time. Mirrors create the perfect illusion of a bigger space so it’s a great addition to a smaller room you’re trying to revamp. And no, I’m not asking you to install wall to wall mirrors. We are in fact taking those out in a lot of the homes we are renovating these days.
- Go green
Bring nature inside your room! Plants are an inexpensive way to accessorize your space and add color and texture. Aside from aesthetic reasons, plants can also help clean household air and balance humidity. Even in tight apartments, you can have a herb garden.
6. Paint or wallpaper unexpected furniture
Another simple and inexpensive way to transform a boring space is to apply a coat of paint or wallpaper somewhere unexpected. How about bookcases? Imagine the pops of color peeking from behind stacks of books and other design trinkets. It’s truly eye-catching! Other fun places to add a pop of color include painting fireplace mantels, the insides of closets, hallways and ceilings.
7. Avoid the clutter
An organized space is always satisfying to look at. We know how busy you can be but it would still be great to take some time—say 10 minutes a day—to straighten up the areas that get the most crowded like coffee tables, kitchen counters, entry consoles, and office desks. Adding a few pieces that ease organization can also make a huge difference. Consider installing coat hooks or bringing in a stylish coat rack by the front door.
8. Be creative on your gallery wall
If the walls in a hallway are feeling tired or lackluster, add a gallery wall. And it doesn’t necessarily have to mean displaying paintings. You can be more out-of-the-box about what you display. Check out antique boutiques, thrift stores or flea markets to score interesting things you can hang up on your gallery wall.
9. Paint your floors
We’ve all heard about painting walls for a quick revamp. But how about painting your floors for a change? Colored floors in bright hues are eye-catching and give that modern touch to a room.
Need help transforming some parts of your home? Let’s come up with a clever design strategy that follows your budget! Get a design consultation now!