Do you lust over gorgeous interiors and find yourself wishing your home had that gorgeous show home luxury feel? Many are often mistaken when it comes to interior design, often avoiding to even attempt to achieve their dream look with fear of it exceeding their budget. However, the key to interior design is often in the minor details, and often it can take just a few small tweaks or updates to really transform a room.
Perhaps your living space is freshly decorated however feeling slightly bland? Whatever your decorative style, usually to get that finished look a statement piece is needed. Having a bespoke piece of furniture is often a great investment piece for any home, a matching Chesterfield suite would be the ideal candidate in this case. Allowing you to customise your sofa to your needs and design specifications, the excellent quality and 10-year warrantee means that the price tag works out extremely inexpensive long term.
If you have played it safe with your interior design and stuck solely to neutral tones, this is your chance to take risks with your furniture instead. Charity shops and auction sites are great places to find some hidden gems perfect for upcycling. Why not be bold, go for an oversized piece of furniture or add a pop of colour to really add some contrast to your home, this small change can change your room from looking drab to absolutely fabulous!
Hallways are often overlooked when it comes to décor, however being the entry to your home and the first thing your guests see – surely it deserves some love and attention. Create the ultimate welcome for your friends and family – think fresh flowers, scented candles or wax melts, large mirrors and bold runner rugs. Don’t forget to include some stylish storage for things like shoes and coats that might otherwise make the hallway appear messy and cluttered. These small and inexpensive additions can make all the difference to a once dull and monotonous space.
Fixtures and fittings are usually the last to gain love and attention in a home, however when they are attended to, they can really set off a room and take it from looking budget to boujie! Think brushed brass doorknobs, metallic light switches, and gleaming gold handles. Sounds expensive right? Think again! Most homeware stores offer wide ranges of fixtures and fittings at affordable prices – no excuse not to upgrade!
Don’t neglect those fireplaces and windowsills, dress them up and really add some character. Dressing blank spaces such as these are sometimes all that’s needed to give your interior some flair and personality. Try to choose items that work well with your existing themes – vases, candles, photo frames, decorative books and artwork are all superb ideas to pull off a high end look on a low budget.
Hang some art on the walls – with so many inexpensive prints to choose across various websites from you are bound to find something to match your taste. Creating a gallery wall and showcasing prints, framed photographs, and other forms of wall art can really help a house feel more homely. Get creative with it, think different shapes, sizes and colours there is no rule of thumb with this although it is recommended to only keep to one or two walls per room rather than all of them – that may cause a headache or two.
One trend that seems to be sweeping the world of interior design is panelling. Panelling is a decorative treatment on walls, doors by where thin sheets of wood are installed and to add a framework to said walls and doors. Panelling adds a real sense of elegance to a room, and there is so much that can be done – you could dare to go bold and paint the panels in a contrasting colour or go for the minimalist approach and camouflage them within your neutral tones. A really effortless and simplistic way to add charisma to your home.
Last but certainly no means least, lighting. Good lighting is essential in all homes and every room. It is recommended that each room as multiple sources of lighting, whether that be a good overhead fitting and a large window allowing in natural sunlight, or table lamps and battery powered LED fairy lights dotted around. Lighting can really set a mood and ambience – brighter lights can help you to feel energised and awake whereas dimmer settings will allow you to relax and unwind at the end of a long day – perfect.