A beautifully designed and decorated house is a dream come true for everyone. Well, it’s not something unachievable. Are you renovating your old house? If yes, you’ve arrived at the party. I’m an interior designer by profession. It’s my passion and I love giving shape to my client’s dreams. A happy and satisfied client is what makes me the happiest. Sadly, not everyone can afford an interior designer. Not to forget, interior designers are quite expensive these days, but you need not worry. In this article today, I’m going to provide you with some incredible interior design tips and tricks.
I’ll cover everything you need for your house amid renovation. Check all the points and add them to your list of renovations. Trust me; you’ll fall in love with the finished product. Let’s get this started:
Theme or Color Scheme
The first thing that you need to do is choose a theme or color scheme for your house. Gone are the days when people used to decorate every room differently, now themes are followed that make your house stand out in the crowd. Googling themes or color schemes for your home can get quite overwhelming. Therefore, I’m going to share with you a secret rule that can make the job easier. If your house is small, you should go with a subtle, light-colored theme. On the other hand, if you happen to have a spacious house, you can choose a darker color scheme. Dark colors can make your house appear a little clustered; hence, they’re not recommended for smaller houses.
Adding new wood cabinets and shelves is mandatory whenever renovating a house, but do you know those large-sized, hefty shelves are not trending anymore? That’s right, guys. They’re pretty out of fashion now. What you can do is add vertical storage instead. Vertical storage consumes less space and makes your house appear spacious, covering one of the most important aspects. I mean, who likes a suffocating or clustered space? Furthermore, you can add floating shelves to your house. Floating shelves are inexpensive to get made and they consume little to no space. The best part being, they can add a contemporary touch to your space.
The kitchen and bathroom are neglected by many when in reality, they can make a huge difference. Many interior designers and architects believe that they’re the most important areas of a house. I won’t suggest re-building a bathroom, but you can make a number of small amendments that can make a big difference at the end of the day. For one, I would recommend adding new toilets, bathtubs, and countertops. If you’re on a budget, a Gerber toilet is what you need. It’s pocket-friendly as well as stylish at the same time. Similarly, bathtubs are quite expensive, so you can go for a rain shower head. It will save you a considerable amount of money and needless to say, a rain shower head is a luxury in itself.
There are several crucial things that cannot be placed into one category; hence, miscellaneous. As I mentioned earlier, your kitchen plays a vital role in the design of your house, so why not go for wall-fixed appliances? Yes, you’ve heard that correctly. Get the refrigerator, washing machine, and oven wall fixed in your kitchen. It will instantly add a dash of extravagance to your space, precisely what one needs. Besides that, I suggest you purchase an inverter generator for your home. It can be used both indoors and outdoors. And it will ensure your house never goes out of power, another luxury. I’ve recently read a number of inverter generator reviews and guess what? It’s one thing everyone is buying for their new homes.
It doesn’t matter how beautifully decorated your house is, it won’t look good if the lighting is not appropriate. Who likes a dimly lit house? Nobody! And that’s not how family houses are, so lighting plays a vital role here. If you have an open budget, I suggest you buy a crystal chandelier for your house, at least one for the living room. In case it’s not the case, feel free to purchase ceiling lamps. They’re relatively inexpensive, but they can still get the job done. Also, please don’t forget to purchase a few floor and table lamps. The coffee tables in your house must have table lamps. Simultaneously, floor lamps can add a contemporary touch to your living room and bedroom. Whatever you choose, be sure it’s trendy.
Last but not least, why don’t you think about adding a kitchen garden to your house? It fulfills both necessity and luxury. A kitchen garden can provide you with fresh, chemical-free products, which is excellent for your health. Likewise, it can also add extravagance to your house. How many houses have you seen that have a kitchen garden in them? I’m sure not many. Having a kitchen garden will definitely make you the talk of the town. If you ask me; I suggest you get a glass-walled kitchen garden made somewhere in the center of the kitchen and living room or dining area. It will leave a strong impression on everyone that ever visits you. Also, it will allow light to reflect in your entire house, which is another benefit.
How simple is that? Apart from the things mentioned above, you must purchase a few art pieces. Art has a language of its own. It will wonderfully speak for your house. A few paintings and 2-3 mini sculptures for the foyer, living room and dining area would suffice.
I usually splurge on art pieces. If you have budget issues, you can check out local thrift stores for paintings and antique ornaments. Yes, thrift stores have some amazing stuff. You just need to pinpoint the right ones. Rest assured, your house will look beautiful once all these things are incorporated. I wish you all the best, my friends. Let us know if you have other brilliant ideas in mind!