The new house is a blank canvas; You have the opportunity to transform each room into a personality you like. Decorating your home is important to add warmth and interest, whether you're bored with your old room or moving to a new house. Try to change the big aspects of the house and combine them with the small details to get maximum results.
Method 1 of 2: Making Big Changes
Step 1. Paint the walls of the house
If you live in a rented house, this step is not an option for you. However, if you can, painting the walls of your house can be one of the quickest ways to freshen up your look and add a bit of interest. Choose colors that complement your personality and match the room. If you're an upbeat and cheerful person, consider golden yellow or bright green. Are you a relaxed and calm person? Gray or blue may be an option. Paint is not permanent, so feel free to experiment with colors until you find a look you like!
Don't be afraid to try several colors to apply on the entire wall of the house; Even if you don't want different bright colors, painting each room a different color would really work.
While this isn't the usual style, you can put wallpaper on the wall as a focal point to add a little pattern, if you like. There are even decorative stickers that work as wallpaper but can be removed, if you are concerned about the permanent nature of the wallpaper.
If you're not ready to paint an entire room (not counting the whole house!), try creating a wall that will be the focal point. This is done when you paint a wall in a room, especially a wall that attracts a lot of attention, that is, in a bright or cheerful color that matches your decor.
Step 2. Try using new furniture
Furniture is perhaps the most important aspect of decorating a home; If you are short on furniture or have used the same items for years, consider bringing new furniture into your home. Choose furniture whose color and style match your personality. Don't be afraid to try something different than the ones in store; furniture that truly represents your personality will be better than display furniture that you bought because it was on sale.
Don't be afraid to buy used furniture from flea markets; This furniture is easy to repaint and refinish to suit the room.
Combine furniture instead of just using the same set of furniture; The result is a more unique appearance and possibly money saving.
Step 3. Use decorative storage containers
Whether you are an organized person or like to collect things, almost everyone has things that need to be stored in storage containers. Instead of storing them under the bed or behind the wardrobe, try using decorative storage containers instead. Look for storage containers that can store things in the hollow center, furniture for TVs with doors, bookshelves, and cabinets with shelves to store knick-knacks. By using attractive storage containers, you can get two exits at once.
Line a shoe box with cloth or paint a storage container you bought from a store to create an attractive container for a storage problem.
Bookcases can be used to store everything other than books. Consider placing a bookcase in the kitchen to store dishes or in the living room to store various decorative items.
When buying new furniture, look for those with hidden storage areas.
Step 4. Update old furniture and accents
If you don't have enough money to buy new furniture for your apartment, renovate the existing furniture. In the kitchen or bathroom, paint the cabinets a new color. Use an inexpensive fabric to upholster a sofa or chair, and paint the floor to change the color. Wood accents (on the edges of furniture, under windows, decorations, doors, etc.) can be painted in new colors. If nothing else can be done, move the furniture to a new location and see the difference in how it looks.
Method 2 of 2: Adding Decorative Details
Step 1. Install some artwork
Nothing can change a room more than filling its walls with art, pictures and posters. Choose artwork and images with complementary colors and themes; consider posting nature photos, paintings, concert posters, favorite quotes, and more. Head to the flea market or the sales section of the department store and choose a few frames that match the size of your artwork. Then, hang the pictures all over the house. Empty walls are boring walls, so hang some large pieces of art and some small pieces of art throughout the house.
Remember, you can paint the picture frame to match the artwork or furniture.
You can buy prints of famous paintings very cheaply online, making it easier for you to add artworks at home.
Step 2. Add your favorite memorable photos
To make your home really special and interesting, add framed photos that relate to your favorite memories, trips, people, and locations. You can print large photos of experiences that happened throughout your life to hang as focus on the wall or you can print them in small sizes to hang with a standing frame around the house. People will love to see your home filled with favorite pictures and you will always have beautiful things to remind you while you are sitting and relaxing.
- You can get inexpensive frames for photos at flea markets and then paint them to suit your home's interior.
Hang photos with various artworks at home in an art gallery-like setting. This will allow you to show your favorite items all at once and add a more personal touch than just displaying a painting.
Step 3. Add floating shelves
Floating shelves are rows of small shelves mounted directly on the wall, so you can display pictures and photos on them. This shelf is great for displaying embellishments and small knick-knacks. Add glass bottles/vases, small jewelry boxes, items collected during the trip, and other pretty things on the shelves that match your home's interior décor. It's also a great way to display artwork and photos without making holes in the wall to hang them.
Floating shelves are great for decorating bathrooms and allow you to store towels and such in a small space.
Use the floating shelf in the kitchen to store recipe books and beautiful china/chinese cutlery.
Step 4. Use creative lighting
Common lamps may already be in the house, but they are usually unattractive and out of character. Match the lights in your home by buying new, more decorative lights. Look for a lamp that serves as the main light source that matches the overall style of the room, but is not too bright. Attractive little lamps can be a distraction throughout the house to add light and add fun to the style of the house. If you are interested in making your own lamp, you can buy a used lamp from a flea market and paint it or coat it with cloth to make it look new and fresh.
If you use several lamps in one room, try to find different sizes, colors, and shapes of lamps (unless they are a matching set of lamps).
Your home can never get too much light, so don't be afraid to use several lights in one small room or area.
Step 5. Install the curtains
Curtains are one of the most rarely used fixtures for decorating homes. With a little effort, you can install beautiful curtain rods and curtains that match your furniture. Look for curtains that have multiple colors or patterns to brighten up the room. If you're installing curtains in a room that you want to look dark in (like a bedroom), you can add dark-colored curtains to block out the light. If you want to make the room appear larger, add light-colored, textured curtains.
Step 6. Find a matching rug
The function of a rug is twofold: it covers an unattractive or dirty floor and adds interest and pattern to the floor. Look for rugs to fill empty spaces in the house; This rug will make the house look full of furniture even if the room is a little empty. Look for rugs that match the color and pattern of your home décor (or just flow; too 'matching' can look boring). Carpets can be installed in almost any room of the house, including the kitchen and bathroom, so don't be afraid to add lots of rugs.