When you are looking to redesign the interior of your home, there are plenty of things to keep in mind. One of the most important things you should be thinking about is the latest trends for decor. Keeping up to date with the changes in popular taste will ensure that your new design will be right in fashion and will surely add value to your property, not to mention making it fashionable for years to come.
We have spoken with some top decorators in order to find out what their latest hints and tips are for interior design. And don’t worry; we’re not going to keep you in suspense for too long – those tips are right below!
Get Rid of the Clutter before You Start
Most people believe their homes to be a little on the small side – just that tiny bit too small for what they really want to do with the place. If that is the case with you (and statistics say it probably is), then you should try doing a big clear out before you begin any renovations.
Get rid of any excess clutter and move it elsewhere; to the garage or a relative’s place, if possible. Once you’ve done this, organising your home to maximise the space available to you will be much, much easier.
Then after you’ve finished the work you wanted to do, see if there’s anywhere free to put that clutter away – out of sight, out of mind. And if you need new furniture, look for things that can help you out: think ottomans or beds with storage space underneath.
When Painting, Think Light
Right now, light colours are very much en vogue, particularly when they are quite neutral shades, such as pastels and earthen colours.
If you really want to spice things up, you should be considering a statement wall – one wall which is painted in a bolder shade to really add a splash of colour to the room.
And remember: blacks, whites and greys never go out of fashion. So if you’re looking for something with a more lasting appeal, that’s the way to go.
Use Mirrors to Add the Illusion of Space
Although this isn’t a new tip by any means, it is definitely a timeless one, and one that will always come in handy. Again, if you are feeling as though your home is a little more cramped than you’d like, you can do something about it – this time, all you need is a mirror.
Obviously, a mirror will provide you with a nice view, but more than that, it will also help to create the illusion of having more space in a room than is really there. The easiest way of doing this is by placing a large mirror opposite a window. This will make the room seem to almost double in size, while also providing a great deal more natural light. It’s a win-win!