Do you agree that when you visit someone’s house, the first thing that seizes our eye is the manner they have furnished their house? The decor can tell you a lot about a person’s preferences. The similar thing applies to you. When you initially think about designing your home or a particular room, a heap of colours and themes immediately pops into your head. Colour surely sets the tone for the whole design. Another thing you think about is the ideal layout with visually stunning furniture and accessories.
But what about texture? In concurrence, colour and texture are two methods that can turn an otherwise dull room into a masterpiece. So if you’re planning to make a few easy decorative changes to your living space to achieve a more clear and peaceful day-to-day experience without going over-budget, then keep reading our tips!
Your home is a reflection of what you and your family are. It shouldn’t be for pretentious guests or the uncle that perhaps shows up twice a year. Remember, it’s your home. The requirements and space are primary- plenty of children, family and friends get-together, all watching movies at the same time or there is much homework; the needs are very different in a period of one’s life. Plus, pliancy, multitasking-products are great, particularly if space is limited.
Pick a Great Colour
Colours, in general, can give an impact in various ways. It can be utilized in plenty of ways so to have a neutral base is always great, but an entrance in a solid colour including orange could, of course, be really nice, or try different shades of warm grey, but stay away from bluish grey, that’s cold.
Decorate With Texture
When you add texture, it means that you give visual interest by adding layers of different materials, textiles, and colours in a space. The texture is also an exhibit of multiple various objects. It’s the added appeal you need to complete any home design.
Stone Feature Wall. This will surely stand out from an otherwise bland background. Consider it as your focal point around your fireplace or mount your TV above it.
Wooden Planks. You can add these to the ceiling, wood doors, or a wooden table set to an entryway or room. We suggest that you don’t incorporate wood everywhere in your home. Balance smooth wood next to a coarse stone wall for a fair look.
Bold Wallpaper. Doing this will add focus to a room. But don’t go overboard! Just choose one dramatic wallpaper for the most important wall of your space.
Brick Wall. Want to give your room a modern twist? If you’re looking for something authentic, but not expensive, then you may try a fairly equal elegant faux brick wall. If you can’t do this alone, you may ask assistance from a home builder whether you’re trying to achieve a modern, vintage, or contemporary look.
Other Textured Designs
Furniture. Explore different furniture such as metallic pieces, antique dressers, upholstered pieces, leather couches, sparkly door handles. You may start with graceful antique furniture such as wooden and brass trunks, dressing tables and chests that have an intrinsic sentimental value to them. However, if it’s about larger furniture, you might want to use chemistry in the space by pairing them with lots of neutrals or antique pieces with modern ones.
Rugs. A rug is of course already textured. But try to upgrade with other not so popular surface such as jute, faux animal skin, fur, wool, or silk. Be bold to layer rugs on carpets or on top of other rugs.
It’s important to take note of your traffic volume when choosing a rug. If you think you’ll be having loads of visitors, then save the delicate textures for more intimate spaces like your bedroom. You don’t want to learn the hard way by choosing a light coloured furry rug for the living room that will just become extremely damaged by your little cousins and all the company that would come over.
Accessories. It’s a great idea to add a mixture of different objects to tabletops and shelving. Explore on lamps with various textures shades, glass trinkets, mirrors that sparkle or shine, furry blankets, and pillows, straw baskets, and plants.
You can place several cherished ornamentation and collectables in various corners and spaces of your home. And aside from the forever respected family photographs, paintings, frames, and classic flower vases, you may also opt for carefully crafted vintage gramophones and telephones influenced by ethnic art as well as traditional colourful crockery. You may group some objects you love together or just simply completely mix and match.
Window Treatments. You may want to use flowing drapery fabrics, texture on blinds, roman shades, sheer shades, or plantation shutters.
Light is Crucial
Many people overlook the importance of light. It impacts us in various ways as well, so better take care of allowing maximum daylight to enter into your house, if possible. Try to make sure that you have good reading lights or functional as well as atmospheric light in your house.
Aside from natural lighting, why not add a sense of relaxation across your space by placing illuminating lampshades with a colonial-inspired design and votive candles that create a sense of relaxation across your space while chattels like glass nautical decor
If you want to start living a sustainable life, it’s best to create a better future for the planet. Conserving energy and water, sorting out waste, and having that consciousness about your options should be a passion for us all. This type of behaviour and living can highly influence your children to do the same and make a playful and safe home.
Even if it’s a dream home, it should still reflect your preferences, have some fun colours that describe your personality, enough light and smartly picked curios for a personal touch. The most important thing to consider when decorating a space in your home is making sure that your personality is seen and embodied in the space. So don’t try to stress and just have fun with the colours and textures you gravitate towards.
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Author Bio: Ivandrea Ollero is a writer for Wincrest Bespoke, one of Sydney’s well-renowned home builders who offer custom-designed homes that blend elegance, space, and functionality to create a perfect match for families, suburbs, lands, and lifestyles. She is also a content crafter who researches and writes custom content about travel, fashion, finance, business, home improvements, health, and beauty in order to provide helpful information and tips for her readers. Ivandrea graduated from St. Scholastica’s College, Manila, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism in 2016.