Your Interior Design Needs A Hint Of DIY

Wednesday, December 20, 2017


Your home’s interior massively affects your level of comfort. It’s about aesthetic as much as it is practicality. Dreary and uninspired design will leave you feeling… well, dreary and uninspired in your own home. A house should feel vibrant and warm but also liveable. As we’ll discuss throughout this article, that means space doesn’t always need to be filled. Sometimes, it’s the openness of a room that really makes it work. There’s a reason as to why minimalism has become so popular in home design. Of course, spaciousness is only one part of the equation when it comes to making your home look better. You need it feel like your home too. Glitzy design can only get you so far. Shiny surfaces and minimalistic aesthetics can often feel a little bland and lifeless if you don’t throw some of your own personality into the mix. That’s why your home’s interior needs a healthy dose of DIY. And if you’ve no idea where to begin on such a task because you don’t feel very handy then here are some DIY pointers.

Make rooms less suffocating
As explained in the introduction, your home needs to feel spacious in order for its interior to really shine. Overloading rooms with furnishings and possessions will only make them look worse. Obviously, you don’t want your home to feel sparse and lifeless, but there’s a healthy balance somewhere in between the two extremes. We’ll talk about ways to add vibrancy and colour to rooms later on in the article. First of all, however, you need to declutter your home with great care. Your goal is to reduce your possessions down to the bare essentials so that your home really shines. A minimal interior is something any home can achieve and it doesn’t have to cost you a thing; all you have to do is cut down on what you own. And decluttering isn’t the only way to make rooms feel less suffocating. The best way to achieve spaciousness beyond reducing clutter is to find better ways to store your remaining possessions. Putting up shelving units on the walls can create homes for possessions that would otherwise be left lying around. You can find creative ways to increase storage too; maybe the space under the stairs could become a cupboard? And minimalism is about an “open” aesthetic too, so the illusion of space can help. You could put up more mirrors around the house to make rooms feel larger, for example.

Make sure your bedrooms feel homely
A house can’t be happy and homely without cosy bedrooms. Everybody in the house needs their own personal space that feels welcoming and safe. Think of ways to spruce up the bedrooms of the house; you could repaint the walls white so as to brighten this space, for example. You could get some lamps with warmer and softer lighting to help make these spaces feel cosier. On a practical level, you might want to look into getting some hotel-quality bed linens that are slightly more luxurious than the standard linen on the market because there’s no point scrimping and saving when it comes to your personal comfort at bedtime. Sleeping well is important for your health. Having a cosy and relaxing bed to slump onto at the end of the day could make all the difference to your bedroom and your house as a whole. It’s important to feel as if you have your own warm and inviting private space to which you can retreat, so make sure all the bedrooms in the house get this “luxury” treatment.

Prioritise focal points
Minimalism is a great way to give your home a sleek aesthetic but you run the risk of stripping back your home’s design too far and making the whole place feel bland. You need to combine this spacious and minimal aesthetic with little moments of vibrancy and life. Focal points really tie a room together. An exotic plant in the corner of a room, for example, can make a huge difference. You could hang some intriguing pieces of artwork on the wall. Colours can help too; a hint of red really makes a difference to a room. The point is that every room of the house should have some focal point which draws people’s attention.

Jazz up your spare room
You’re wasting your home’s potential if you’re not utilising your spare room, garage, attic, basement, or any other space that’s simply become an oversized storage cabinet. You should make it your mission to convert your spare room into an additional bedroom for guests or a games room with all the clutter that you don’t want to keep in the living room. The point is that your home has the capacity to become larger if you simply utilize your available space.

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