I love my home! Everyone does! This is precisely why we keep our homes well-designed and decorate them to make them look beautiful – the ones that ooze out happiness! 🙂 And why not? After all, it’s our abode, where we spend some really memorable and happy times with our loved ones.
According to me, a well-designed home is really important, as it reflects one’s personality and lifestyle. I work from home and I really feel that designs and décor can increase my productivity and creativity. We all love to try our hands at home interior decoration and always work hard towards maintaining it. But have you ever given a thought that there’s a lot more to do with your well-designed home? Yes!
With a little more creativity and some cool colour plays, you can make your beautiful home look even better. Take a quick look at these 8 interesting tips. So, here you go!
8 tips that can actually make a difference to your home
- Crafty décor pieces on the wall
If you haven’t already, try crafty décor pieces on your well-painted walls. The idea is to make the walls look more beautiful. Let me reveal a little secret – in one of the rooms in my apartment, I have placed a stitched wall piece of a life-size handmade Ganpati. I got it from Odisha some years back and it is one my favourite things at home.
- Contrast does the trick
While most designers and experts suggest matching furniture with your wall colours, I always prefer going for a little contrast here. For instance, the colour of walls in my living room is cream, but I opted for a gray and black sofa set. This colour play often makes the room look more artistic and beautiful.
- Factor in height for art pieces
So you love artwork and own some envious pieces with you. Now, as you plan to hang them and make them public, make sure you factor in height. A painting should never be hung too high or too low. Just like this one! This family picture is at a perfect height, which gains maximum eye-balls. It is the first thing you will notice when you enter my house, though it is not placed in the living room. 🙂
- Select a theme for your room
Believe me, if done right, a right theme can add dollops of class to your abode. Go with your heart on this and pick something that adds grace to your home. Create a plan before you set out for it and then execute it gradually. An all-time favourite theme is ‘white’ and people love to play with it in their own way. Fancy styling your furniture, décor items and wall hangings to create this perfect, peaceful world!
- Create a dramatic wall
Behind my bed is my dramatic wall. I keep on changing the wall décor hangings, but I always maintain a pattern. I follow the rule of 3 in decorating this dramatic wall. All you need to do is take 3 similar picture frames and simply put some dramatic picture or décor pieces. Need some help with ideas? I have put these 10th century stones framed in wooden vintage photo-frames.
- Interesting decorative pieces
Normally people use photo-frames and plaster-of-Paris décor idols as decoratives on side-tables of the rooms. I suggest you use different and unique décor items like beautiful scented candles, sheesha or vintage vases to add some mystic charm to the room.
- Play with lights & lamps
Proper lighting adds so much grace to the room! Have some dim lights in the alley and spruce up the entire look. You can also put a beautiful yellow light table-lamp on one of your bedside tables to give it a luxurious effect.
- Have your own style statement
Your house reflects your personality. Be bold with your choices and let it be your style statement. Put an indoor plant in your room, for it will look even more fresh and beautiful. Me? I always keep a lucky bamboo plant in my room.
With these easy tips, I really hope you will be able to spruce up the beauty of your well-designed home. Now, if you too have any good tips or DIY ideas, do share via the comments section below.
Images courtesy: Anamika Mishra