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In your endless efforts to change your living space or simply just move & look for a quick, little home pick-me-up, or perhaps something more significant, employing down to the smallest things that simply make the greatest impact, see how these clever design tips can inspire you!
1. Paint smaller rooms in softer, lighter colors to help make the room feel larger.
If your living room is small or in a way cramped, then selecting for it large windows with softer colored paintings to lighten the walls, and large mirrors to reflect the largest amount possible of natural light into that room from the doors and windows is simply making that room feel larger.
2. Use decorative mirrors to add instant light to your living space.
For larger rooms or those which allow limited amount of natural light through, placing large decorative mirrors directly across from the windows will definitely add light and setting them to fill empty wall spaces will also give dimension to your living space.
3. Mix it up. Mix up patterns and textures. Mix up old and new, expensive and inexpensive.
There is no wrong in mixing things up in your home, like putting alongside a modern couch an antique Chippendale desk that your grandfather used to use to tell you stories, or placing in the same room a painting by Salvador Dali on the same wall next to a Monet.
With fabrics whether it be furniture, rugs or pillows, varied colors and patterns with whatever past and present decorative items co-existing beautifully together can not only reflect who you are, your personality and your style but also can bring warmth and texture into your living space.
4. Slip into something a little more comfortable!
Slip-covered coaches not only give the air of a casual, comfortable, easy yet sophisticated elegance to a living room but are also ideal for rooms used frequently by children who go on with others spilling and dirtying on your furniture and a means of changing your furniture’s look to reflect the seasons.
5. Wicker baskets
Used to add storage to any room, these baskets are an economical and elegant way to store and beautifully display anything, by setting them on the counter tops in your room the rest space is left to be complimented with other furniture.
6. Use what you already have to decorate.
You don’t have to run for the store for home accessories. Your home needs some accessories? You will be amazed at what you can do with what you already have!
Everything can work from trays, to wooden, acrylic, metal or silver that can be placed on top of luggage racks, tea carts, trunks, bedside tables and coffee tables for extra texture and dimension. Even plates can be hung to create wonderful wall art and art from children’s books can be framed and hung in nurseries, etc…
7. Add a hanging pot holder to your kitchen.
Hanging a pot rack in a kitchen is a way to make others feel that it is in constant use and a trick to pave way for other items to be stored in the additional cupboard space below.
Not only this, but a hanging pot rack with the many sizes and styles available for it looks so wonderful and is a useful elegance in a place that is meant to be warm, inviting, entertaining and reflecting of the much time spent during a day eating and preparing for meals.
8. Go green.
You can accessorize your space inexpensively adding color and texture by putting plants few or many in every room small or large. For these wonderful greens can clean household air and balance humidity, absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air. But when sleeping remove them from the bedroom for they can clean oxygen from that room during night and make you breathe carbon dioxide instead causing instant death.
9. Paint or wallpaper your bookcases.
A coat of colorful paint at areas in the house like inside bookcases, fireplace mantels, and the insides of closets, hallways and ceilings is the simplest, cheapest and most unexpected way to instantly energize and transform your boring space.
10. Use area rugs to soften hardwood floors.
Style your home with several rugs of the same pattern and fabric, or different textures but the same color and don’t rely only on hardwood floors to beautify your household. Several rugs with varying patterns and fabrics of warmer tones for cooler months and lighter ones for the warmer days of the year add great texture, color and personality to your living space.
Just be mad about transforming your home into a better living environment by these and other adds and carry on a similar transformed apartment design filled with innovative style, spacing, character, elements and glamour from Future Makers in Abu Dhabi and live a smooth and harmonious transition between interiors and flooding views from exteriors in what entails a wholesome of artistic illuminating living interaction.