There’s no doubt that some of the incredible interior decoration schemes you’ll see are the result of big budgets and high-priced, experienced decorators at the peak of their skills. But just as often it’s the thoughtful, common sense things that activate a decor or to hold it together. These can be discreet background elements or things that assume a more front and center position in the decor, but the point is they aren’t dependent on enormous cash outlays nor do they require re-inventing the decoration wheel. In this post Isabelle will share some of her favorite common sense home interior design tips.
6 Tips for a More Pleasing Home Interior Design
Here are 6 simple decorating tips that will help you create a more pleasing home interior design.
- Working within a Theme: Whether you’re decorating a downtown penthouse or a Victorian in Hamilton or Burlington there’s nothing like a theme to draw a border around the proceedings and help facilitate the decision making process. But themes are not just limiting, they’re also challenging as they force you to consider new ways of presenting well-worn ideas. And it’s in that process that the magic happens.
- Work with What You Have: Before you go assuming you’ll need to spend money on components for your new home interior design scheme do a bit of checking in the attic or basement or take a trip to the storage space. There’s often new life to be found in old objects that may not have fit with your previous decor. And it’s not crucial that they be in pristine condition either. What’s important is the shape, volume and whether they can be adapted to the new decor.
- Don’t Forget Dimmers: If someone told you that you could change the entire mood of your room by simply moving your finger half an inch wouldn’t that seem like something worth exploring? Well that’s what you get with a dimmer switch. While dimmers are often overlooked as a design tool they shouldn’t be because for just a few dollars they allow you to add layers of expressive possibility to a room.
- Embrace the Luxurious Touch: There are times when a luxurious touch in an unexpected place can elevate the look and feel of a home interior design. A small chandelier in the bath, a Tiffany lamp in the kitchen or a Persian rug in the foyer both surprise and delight and can be that tiny accent piece that makes the whole decor pop.
- Speaking of Accents: In the land of delightful decor repetition is a simple but effective way to do more with less. Fabric has a way of ramping up the feeling of comfort and luxury so instead of 2 window treatments try 3. Likewise a series of artworks stretched across a wall or walls can create visual interest that’s hard to top. And where 1 table lamp may be a nice accent 2 can create a focal point.
- Think Outside the Paint Box: There are a lot of ways to break up visual monotony in a room. Wallpaper is probably the most well-known way to do so but paint can be utilized in a similar fashion. A red island in the kitchen is an inexpensive way to add interest and sophistication while painting the back wall of a cabinet is a great way to draw the eye to the collectibles or precious china within.
Creating an interesting, engaging home interior design doesn’t always require massive expenditures and months of planning. Use these simple tips and bring your Burlington or Hamilton home’s interior to life. If you’d like some more in depth advice give Isabelle Tremblay at Decor Isabelle a call on (416) 573-2301.