It’s not every day that you get the urge to transform your home style completely. But when it happens, it’s essential you have the vision and the skills to make it happen. Few of us have a massive budget for a home renovation. Instead, you need to look to your decor to revolutionize the appearance of your room. It can be easier than you think to create a new style.
There are some very simple, easy to do ideas that may be helpful when it comes to developing a new look for your home. The first thing to look at is color. If your budget is not big, chances are you’re not in a position to change the furniture. However, the colors of your sofa, cabinets and coffee table will influence the new palette you pick. Most colors work with high gloss furniture. But woods can be more tricky. Pale oaks beg for soft tones in pinks, purples, and reds. But rich mahoganies and walnuts warm better to oranges, blues, and greens.
Paint doesn’t need to be restricted to the walls. White ceilings are bland, and they can be a missed opportunity for you to explore your color palette. Choose paler shades of your primary color, or something to accent it more. Leave the white for trims like skirting boards and coving. If you are handy enough to build a false wall or ceiling, why not paint that white? You can then use colored LED strip lights to add another dimension to your color choices.
Windows can be dull and boring. So can french and patio doors. Decorative window film can create a stylish look for the glass. It works well for internal dividers or glass balconies too. Look at products like the LLumar Window Films by SolarTex, Inc. to inspire your own designs. Decals can also be used, although many are designed only for walls. Check with your supplier if they work on the glass.
It’s not always easy to find cushion covers and throws in the right color. If you are handy with a sewing machine, why not make your own? You can shop for different fabrics in hundreds of different shades online and local sewing stores also offer a large variety of fabrics. Fabric choices may be textured, patterned, or plain. Adding some interest to your cushions or throws can help create a focal point and break up strong, vivid colors.
Once you’ve designed your lighting and your soft furnishings, it’s time to consider the floor. Wooden floors beg for interesting rugs that offer punchy tones of your favorite colors. It’s not always easy to find the right rug. Size may be an issue. Or maybe your color choices are difficult to replicate. Don’t be afraid to pick a multicolored rug. As long as there is a strong presence of your chosen color, it should work. And the introduction of the other colors helps bring more character to the room.
A complete color transformation could be all you need to bring a new style to your home. Move the furniture and grab some fresh wall art. Enjoy your beautiful new room.