This is a great time to look for house decorating ideas to upgrade your interior. A weekend makeover can bring life to your home and refresh your mind.
Continue reading for 8 DIY home decor tips that will make a huge difference.
1. ADD PERSONALITY to a HALL
“Hallways, entrances and corridors can feel cold and empty. A runner placed on the floor can instantly add warmth and welcome. Layering is essential even in small spaces – great wall treatments like wallpaper or key pieces of furniture, such as an elegant console that fits perfectly into the space will work wonders,” Greg Natale, interior designer at Greg Natale Design, says.
2. SPLASH OUT PAINT
A paint project is the fastest way to find renewed love for your home. Paint the risers of a hallway staircase in a variety of shades of one color, starting with the darker step and ending at the highest pastel shade. A similar treatment could be used on the ladder for a child’s bed in a bunk bed. You can also pick up other colours in the walls and trims,” Andrea Lucena Orr, colour planning manager and communications manager at Dulux, says.
3. PLACE A SUMPTUOUS RUG
A stylish rug is the best way to create a space that’s unique and engaging. Textures are big right now – think undyed wools and nettle yarns or the organic, relaxed feel of bamboo silks. The trend is also for classic designs in distressed finishes, which are available in subtle shades of blues. A vintage rug can be used in a modern setting to create a unique and chic look. For example, a tribal rug could be placed in a minimalist space. It is important to keep a rug in good condition for many years. Bob Cadry, Cadrys managing director, says to vacuum regularly without bristles, paying special attention to the fringes and rotating rugs in high-traffic areas or sunny spots to even wear and exposure.
4. PULL THE OTHER ONE
“Black opaque door hardware, along with Art Deco-inspired designs in modern finishes like rose gold, polished nickel, and satin-finished brass, is the hottest trend right now.” Although it is best to have a professional replace your door hardware, most knobs for kitchens and cabinets can be easily replaced by you,” Simone Pittella, Pittella’s managing director.
5. JAZZ UP THE JOINERY
If you have limited time or money, the kitchen is one of your easiest rooms to renovate. You can simply paint existing joinery. This is the fastest way to do it. For cabinetry, I love the combination of matt and green colors with brass hardware. You can also replace old tiles with newer and more modern ones,” Thomas Hamel, interior designer at Thomas Hamel & Associates, says.
6. SWAP YOUR SPLASHBACK
“Changing your splashback to colored glass adds a clean, modern element to your space. It is also easy to maintain because there are no grout lines. Thomas Hamel says that simple white and smoky grey are my favorites.
7. TURN ON THE TILE
Your bathroom will look great if you replace dated wall or floor tiles. For the floor, geometric-patterned concrete tiles can be a great choice. If you prefer a dramatic look, run them up one wall. You can echo the luxe look of your faucetware with a brass or rose-gold tumbler or soap pump if you have already upgraded your tapware. To store all of your bathroom accessories, finish the look with a tray. Greg Natale says it’s a stylish storage solution that makes cleaning surfaces much easier.”
8. AMP UP YOUR ACCESSORIES
You can transform your bathroom without having to do a complete renovation by updating the tapware and accessories. The latest trends in tapware include the slimline and geometric to the multi-coloured and mixed-material designs, such as Milli Axon’s shiny chrome or rose gold, paired with black. Reece’s business manager Daniela Santilli says that you should add plenty of storage to reduce clutter. The Kado Lure storage seat on castors is a personal favorite – along with scented candles, soft, fluffy towels.”