While there are no set rules for interior design and making things look good, there are a few tips and tricks to keep your home looking neat, and to your satisfaction. Whether you want a modern living room or a vintage bathroom, these tips can help even the least experienced get their overalls on and get into the world of DIY interior decorating.
Make sure you have good quality furniture and fixtures.
If you want a neat and tidy looking home, you have to make sure that your furniture and the fixtures around your home all fit this. Well fitted, high quality internal doors are not only practical, but can give a sophisticated look to your home in a way you wouldn’t expect, and the same can be said for the furniture you choose. Tables and drawers that are straight and function correctly will give a levelled, well-kept look to you room long before you’ve even reached the fun part of decorating your home.
Picking a colour scheme before you begin buying things for your home is important if you want a matching home, or at least a matching room. You may see a gorgeous blue sofa that you like, but buying a pink lamp to sit aside it can ruin the feel of the room completely. Collect colour samples and use them to determine which furniture, paint, and other items will fit best within the colour scheme. If you’re going for the mismatched design, then by all means buy that pink lamp, but a simple colour scheme can create a sophisticated, clean look.
Show off your investments.
What do we mean by this? Well, it’s simple. That ornament you bought when you first went shopping for your home that doesn’t seem to fit anywhere? Fit everything else around it. Your statement items that you’ve invested in for any reason can easily become the centrepiece for you room, even if they aren’t actually in the centre. Think about which room to put them in, too. Sometimes putting the odd ornaments in the bathroom or a guest room can create a talking point for guests in a way that having it directly in the main living room or kitchen wouldn’t.
Think about rug placement
Putting the right size and shape rugs in a room can be important for utilising the space you have. With small rooms, big rugs can make the room look smaller, so either opt for a carpet that spans the entire room, or use smaller rugs to create the illusion of space. In larger rooms, consider rugs that are either large enough to hold most of your central furniture completely on it, or undersized just enough to have two legs on, and two legs off when it comes to your couches, beds, armchairs and similar.
Paint the room last.
Painting the room last can save you having to paint you room multiple times. Painting the room a colour that you like to begin with will limit the furniture that you can choose to match, whereas buying your furniture and décor before painting can then give you the opportunity to pick a colour that matches the furniture and fixings.