For most of us ‘decorating’ usually means hanging some wallpaper and giving the walls a quick coat of fresh paint – a pretty basic practical approach which serves a purpose but isn’t particularly inspiring.
If anything beyond that seems impossible, think again, as just a few extra tweaks can turn that mini-makeover into an amazing revamp. Here are five ideas on how to achieve a new high-end decorating result without having to do anything at all complicated, time-consuming or construction work. With time being more and more precious to everyone these ideas are a great guide to go by.
1. Hang Pictures in the Right Places
Bare walls are boring, so a few properly placed pictures, paintings or photographs make a room sing, but do pay attention to where you place them. Start with a tape measure, as professionals recommend the centre of any piece should be around 145 – 152cm from the floor. You can style these pictures with family photos to personalize the space to and it can often be a talking point when visitors come round.
2. Spruce Up the floor
Choose flooring that coordinates with the wall color. Similar is all right but avoid an exact match. For example, cool grey walls and silver-hued hardwood-look grey laminate flooring is a great match and will look fantastic. It’s always good to be careful when choosing your flooring. The right type of flooring is easy to clean and to maintain.
3. Lose Bulky Furniture
Streamlining with fewer lower-level and average-sized pieces, in shades that showcase your main color theme, is an easy way to achieve the wow effect. You want to make sure when people walk in they are blown away.
4. Mix Up the Lighting
The perfect room sports a mixture of soft and direct light, so a table lamp, an uplighter and a couple of spotlights are great choices. It allows for great mood lighting for most occasions like family birthday parties and allows you to feel comfortable any time of the day.
- New Heating
Get a new feature piece in the main area of your home that is stylish and keeps you warm for example from a Stoves Northern Ireland company at sites like stovebay.com/stoves#.xlct9-hkhpy. This is a great way to decorate an area that can often seem empty.