For some people, the home isn’t where the heart is because it hasn’t been decorated properly. When a home looks and feels beautiful, it’s a lot easier to become a homebody. Thankfully, you don’t have to hire an interior decorator in order to bring beauty into the functional parts of your home. Consider the following tips to get started.
In an area like the laundry room, most people are expecting to see a simple washer/dryer combination, dust and laundry detergent. Instead, make the space beautiful by adding artwork. While you may know that the laundry room is often too humid a place to safely keep pictures (if your dryer doesn’t ventilate properly) you can still bring a little joy to the space with artistic laundry baskets, decorative plants, and little ceramic figurines about the cleaning shelves.
Play With Exterior Colors and Designs
When you’re looking at the outside of the house, you might not have that much control over the color of the door or the shutters. If you have a lenient HOA, you can have more fun. However, you can provide a range of textures to make the exterior look interesting. Create a clean palette by making sure the shutters, doors and gutters match in both color and style.
Seamless gutter systems are wise investments because of the look they’ll provide as well as prevent unseemly leaks about the corners of your home. While gutters are typically one of the more ‘functional’ rather than fashionable parts of your home, they can still be decorative in their own right. Consider different materials and colors that will match your home’s exterior better for a greater aesthetic.
Change the Lighting
It doesn’t matter what room you’re in. You need to be able to see. By illuminating the room well, you can make a room turn from dank and rusty to bright and effervescent. Whether you choose to use recessed lighting, vintage chandeliers or standing lamps, keep them clean, clear and bright for a flawless finish. Adding a chandelier to a half bathroom can instantly add sophistication. Lining a hallway with a row of recessed lights can modernize an older home.
If you’re struggling to get the creative juices flowing, take a look at what other people do on the internet. Start following some interior decorators on sites like Instagram, YouTube and Pinterest. Bookmark tips and tricks that stand out to you. As you compile your examples, notice any common threads between the photos and videos. This will help you narrow down the choices to a defined look that will turn your house into a stunningly beautiful home.
Meghan Belnap is a freelance writer who enjoys spending time with her family. She loves being in the outdoors and exploring new opportunities whenever they arise. Meghan finds happiness in researching new topics that help to expand her horizons. You can often find her buried in a good book or out looking for an adventure. You can connect with her on Facebook right here and Twitter right here.