If you feel like your home is in desperate need of a makeover, but you don’t know where to start, this handy little guide will give you plenty of ideas. With only some of these designer tips, you will be able to transform your home from an ugly beast into a stylish beauty in no time.
Welcome people in style
We all know just how important it is to leave a good first impression, and a good first impression is made right at the entrance. So, make sure your entryway is welcoming and well-designed. New doors, some fresh paint and a few decorative elements will not only improve your curb appeal but also set the entire tone for your interior design style. That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to invest in high-quality door models with a few glass or metallic accents to give your home a classy look.
A fresh coat of paint goes a long way
If you want to change the look of your space quickly and effectively, grab a paint bucket and get to work. A fresh coat of paint will instantly improve the look of your home, especially if you opt for a modern and stylish shade. Neutrals are very popular today, especially when accompanied by a few pops of color. You can also choose a color that’s very bold and vibrant but try not to overuse it. One statement wall painted Ultra Violet or Canary Yellow is quite enough. However, if you don’t want to embark on a wall-painting journey, you can take your old furniture and give them a new life with some color.
Renovate your kitchen
Renovating your kitchen will make a lot of difference in your home, especially when it comes to boosting the value and style of your property. However, you don’t have to start from scratch to achieve a big effect. Simply replacing your old lighting with some new and contemporary fixtures can make all the difference. Also, if you’re planning to invest in a new generation of appliances, opt for models that are as beautiful as they are functional.
Use statement pieces
It’s unbelievable how much difference can one bold and eye-catching piece of decor make. Just one oversized accessory or a statement piece of furniture can completely change the dynamic of the space and create a stylish and modern vibe that will impress everyone who steps into your home. However, don’t let two or more statement pieces fight for dominance. There can only be one star of the show that will reach its full potential when displayed alone.
Give your master bedroom a luxe vibe
If you want to redecorate only one room in your home for your pleasure, then opt for your master bedroom. Refreshing the space where you sleep will automatically give you beautiful dreams and make early mornings a little bit easier. If you don’t want to go big, you can invest in some rich fabrics like satin, silk and natural cotton that will instantly add texture and style to your bedroom. If you want a bigger change, then invest in a new bed base to spice things up a bit and change the overall dynamics of the room. A giant crystal chandelier can also bring in some glamour and drama to your bedroom.
Bring some style to your outdoor space
Your indoor and outdoor space should work together to boost the style of your property, so if you have a garden in your yard, make sure to use it to your advantage. Add some interesting seating to your deck or porch where you can lounge, enjoy al fresco meals and just chill with your family and friends. A few privacy screens or some tall greenery will provide shelter from curious eyes and make your outdoor time much more pleasant and relaxed.
Now that you have some practical ideas, feel free to roll up your sleeves and start your stylish home makeover. Good luck!
Contributed courtesy of Catherine Collins.
Catherine is a passionate home design consultant from Melbourne. She loves making homes beautiful and buildings sustainable, but she also like sharing her advice and knowledge with people. That is why she is also a regular contributor to the Smoothdecorator blog. Besides all this, she loves reading and enjoys a superhero movie from time to time. Check out her Facebook & Twitter!
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