Homeowners have come up with plenty of ingenious ways to do more with less and maximise our biggest asset – our home.
Whether you’ve just moved or are looking for a quick, little home pick-me-up or perhaps something more significant – there are some well-known interior design tricks that designers employ that you too can easily do with minimal effort and cost.
It really is the smallest of thing that can make the greatest impact. Whether it’s the addition of a few mirrors to make a room look larger, upcycling a piece of furniture or perhaps you want to brighten up a room with a lick of paint.
There’s a lot of inspirational ideas out there, therefore we thought we’d get together five of our favourite interior design tips – let’s see if they inspire you!
- Get Personal
For too long now we have been told to decorate in neutral colours in the hope of a bigger profit on the resale. Now we’re looking to stay put a little longer – it’s time to make your house a home again. So make sure you do what you can to make your home reflect on your tastes. Tune into your own sense of style and identity and enjoy the creative process.
- First Impressions Count
Designers care about first impressions and there are loads of front doors, entrances, hallways etc. now feature beautiful styles. It can be a big indicator of the way you live – especially as it’s the first thing people see when they first visit your home. One of the quickest and easiest ways to improve the look of your home is to start with the front door – a lick of high gloss pant on the door and a twinkly chandelier in the hallway is a great start.
- Mix It Up
Eclectic is the new buzzword in interior design. It essentially means anything goes following the idea that the rooms in our homes shouldn’t follow a formula with everything matching. All good interior decorators will tell you that the most important aspect to decorating your home is that it reflects who you are and your personality style. Don’t be afraid to mix up patterns and textures, the old and new, expensive and inexpensive items – get creative and make sure your home has that original feel.
For more interior design inspiration, we’ve gathered together a list of some of our favourite interior design bloggers. These are worth checking out if you want to get more interior design inspiration and hear about the latest trends…
Apartment Therapy @AptTherapy
These guys have a clear vision; they want to help others make their home more beautiful, organised and healthy by connecting them wealth of resources.
My Friend’s House @Myfriendshouse
If you want an interiors blog written by somebody with serious design credentials then you need look no further than My Friend’s House, written by not one but two interior design experts.
Design Hunter @designhunter_uk
Would describe your décor tastes as fresh and contemporary? Then Design Hunter is guaranteed to become your new hub of online inspiration.
It’s the perfect place to browse and save beautiful home photos – great for finding the right design and construction professional as well as a place to connect with others interested in the same things as you.
There you have it! We hope we’ve given you plenty of inspiration to take away with you. If you have any other tips worth sharing then tweet us at @shelfstore