People tend to think that an interior design project is time consuming. It conjures up thoughts of endless fabric swatches, flooring and wallpaper samples. You do not have to immediately jump to a big project, however. Here are some changes you can make that are simple and that you can do as soon as today.
Use lamps. Aside from simply looking nice around the house, lamps are a great way to create a relaxing atmosphere around your home. They are better at lending to a desirable ambiance than the harsh light of an overhead fixture. Lamps can also save you quite a bit on your electricity bill.
If you have small windows and would like to make them look bigger, hang drapery near the top of the ceiling to elongate your windows. By hanging the rods near the ceiling and having the drapes hang to the floor; it gives the window the effect that it is actually bigger than what it is.
It can be difficult to decorate a basement because you cannot possibly imagine what you could do in such a dark and gloomy place. If you use some brighter colors and fabrics, you can turn your dark, damp, depressing basement into a place where you will want to spend time with your family.
Try buying accessories for your home in groups of coordinated items. If you pick up a throw pillow at a department store, a lamp at a yard sale and area rug somewhere else, chances are good that they really will not match once you have them all together. Buying in sets guarantees color harmony!
If you want to add a dramatic touch to a room without repainting it entirely, you can pick one wall to paint in an accent shade. This should be a vibrant color that coordinates with the rest of the room’s colors but definitely stands out. Consider using a primary shade in a room that’s otherwise painted in pastels, for instance.
An excellent addition you can make to your bathroom is a pedestal tub. These tubs give off a classic appearance and are a fine piece of craftsmanship. Handheld shower attachments are important for both aesthetic and safety purposes. Any hardware store will give you plenty of options.
Once you decide on the specific projects you want to do, it is very easy to get the materials that you want. Interior design is a fun project as you will find out soon. Doing little projects here and there can make you see the difference in your home.