Having a beautiful living space to come home to is one of the great pleasures of life, it can bring an untold amount of comfort and joy. For many of us, interior design may seem like an impossible luxury, but it doesn’t have to be. With a little creativity, you can create a stylish and beautiful space for yourself and your family.
Here are 8 ideas to get you started:
1. Color Coordinate
Color coordinating just a few objects can bring a room together instantly. Pick a few objects that are in need of an update and invest in a can of spray paint in a colour that makes you smile. This technique also works beautifully for a collection of simple objects, such as picture frames, vases, or candle holders.
2. Use Natural Elements
This can be as simple as picking some wild flowers and arranging them in a vase or as complicated as you like. Pressed flowers can be made to look modern in double glass frames, shells and driftwood can add a beachy feel to a bare room, and some sand and choice stones can create a zen space anywhere in your house.
Over the past few years, the internet has become a gold mine of Do it Yourself tutorials. So, take a look at what you could use in your space. Do you have a chair that could be reupholstered, access to wooden pallets, or an old dresser you are not using anymore? You can find countless projects for little to no cost that will add style to your home and maybe even teach you a new skill!
4. Update Your Lighting
The quality, placement, and accessories for your lighting make a huge difference in the atmosphere of your home. While beautiful lights may come with a huge budget, good discounts can be found online. Check different stores that offer voucher and discount codes, say LED Hut Ltd., has some beautiful and inexpensive options.
5. Thrift Shop with a Theme
Thrift shopping suddenly becomes chic when you shop with a collection in mind. Gather together half a dozen vintage teacups, frames, lace doilies, small plant pots, or plates and, suddenly objects that seemed out of date look fashionable and new.
6. Fake a Headboard
This tip might be the easiest and most effective on the list. With a small pot of paint and stencils, you can a mattress on the floor look like a bed fit for royalty in a style and color that fits your sensibilities!
7. Use your Jars
Jars are a great organizational tool and they come free with your groceries! Making them look gorgeous is a cinch, just wash the labels off and paint the lids to match your decor or with chalkboard paint! You can use them to display your loose leaf tea, buttons, and spices or find something decorative to fill them with, like twinkle lights, origami stars, or tea lights.
8. Mix and Match
If you are living with a dining room or serving set that has seen better days, consider trying to find inexpensive individual pieces that share a common theme instead of investing in a new set. A mixed set of beautiful thrift store plates can look much more charming than a standard set as can an eclectic mix of wooden dining room chairs or stools.