We all want to have a home that makes heads turn. You want to make your house a notable landmark that will lead by example, and talk volumes about your personality.
Nonetheless, you are afraid of decorating your home, because you don’t know what to do, and you are worried that you might get it all wrong!
You sometimes take a home tour, and when you see what others have done, you start saying, “My home looks awful!” what you don’t know is that you don’t need a professional designer to transform your home to a haven that everyone will desire to be associated with.
Stop lamenting and keep reading! Below are some home decoration ideas that will help you make the sound decisions in 2019:
1. Use wallpapers
The reason why most homeowners ignore wallpapers is because they are old school. This is a fact that cannot be disputed. In fact, there are high chances that you find them in your father’s house which was built sometime in the 1970s.
But look – what makes wallpapers unique is the fact that they never go out of style.
Therefore, if you want to decorate your home and make it a picturesque art piece in your neighborhood, don’t go slow on wallpapers.
Since there are many options available in the modern market, you might find it perplexing to choose one that will work best for you.
You can seek advice from your friends, family members, or better still; you can part with a few dollars and consult a professional designer who will help you choose a wallpaper that will complement the style of your abode. Regardless of the direction, you decide to take, ensure that the colors and patterns you choose will transform your simple house into a chick, smart, and classy vicinity.
2. Never ignore your ceilings
Some homeowners will decorate every part of their home, including the outdoor space, but forget the ceiling.
Don’t you believe this?
Well, look at your ceiling right now. Isn’t it white?
Your answer is probably in the affirmative.
You don’t have to leave your ceiling white because you found your parents and forefathers doing so. You can add as many decorative features as you want, but make sure they don’t make it appear too bold.
For example, you can paint your bedroom with a complementary green color instead of plain white. But if you still want to see some white, you can add some moldings of this color to make it more appealing.
3. Paint small rooms with white colors
If some rooms in your home are small, you don’t have to complain every time and use the “I wish I knew” every time you look at them.
You can still decorate them and make them appear bigger and beautiful. The best way to do this is by painting them with bright colors. Unbelievable, right?
Studies have shown that bright colors make small spaces appear bigger, while dull colors do the opposite. Therefore, choose your colors wisely. You can consult a designer for advice on the best colors to use, and decorative features to add to enhance aesthetic appeal.
4. Add texture to walls
Most people are a wimp when it comes to practicing creativity with walls, and they more often than not smoothen and paint them with basic colors.
But did you know that you can enhance the overall appeal of your home by texturing walls? Probably not!
When we talk about texture, it doesn’t have to involve machines or sledgehammers. No! You can easily create charming patterns jute, wallpaper, or cardboard!
This is one of the cheapest ways of decorating your home, but one that will require you to practice creativity, and of course have a lot of free time!
5. Rearrange your furniture
Sometimes, the reason why your home looks ‘ugly’ is because most of the furniture is not arranged in the right way.
Start with the dining furniture, and make sure it looks neat and can speak volumes about your personality to your visitors. Then, proceed to the living room, and ensure everything looks perfect. Remember, you don’t have to spend thousands of bucks buying new furniture to make your home beautiful. You only need to arrange what you already have creatively, and you might be surprised by the results you will achieve.
6. Recycle old jars and make them centerpieces and vases
Are you thinking of disposing of a couple of jars that you no longer deem useful? Don’t do that yet. You will need them to decorate your home.
Wash them and fill them with flowers. If you love art, you can even add some writings or awesome drawings and place them strategically in different parts of your living room. If tens of jars, you don’t have to turn all of them into vases, you can use others as a votive for candles.
7. Declutter countertops, shelves, and table tops
You wonder why your home looked beautiful when you first moved in it, but now it looks a little disappointing? Well, to get the ultimate answer to this question, look at your shelves, countertops, and tabletops. What do you see? Lots of items of course!
To regain your home’s former glory, declutter these elements, and you will appreciate your residence even more!
8. Go antique!
If you are both eclectic and creative, using vintage and antiques to decorate your home can be one of the wisest decisions you can make. Go for antique furniture, window curtains, lighting, closets and carpets. They are superior decorative options that will make your indoor and outdoor space unique and attractive.
Before you choose any of the ideas mentioned above, you need to consider your style and needs. Don’t go for the one that sounds super-appealing because it might be disappointing in the long run. Instead, choose one that will work best for your home. Best of luck!