Posted: April 24, 2013
Category: Decorating Tips
|5 Practical Tips on Making Your Home More Stylish |
You do not need to be an interior design guru, or pay to hire somebody who is, in order to make your home look great. What will really come in handy is a little imagination and some tips on how you can make big changes to the colour schemes and the layout of the rooms in your house without spending a lot of money in the process. Whether you have a good imagination is down to luck really but the tips you can find below. However, if you are having trouble coming up with new ideas there are plenty of sites devoted to the topic of interior decorating that are sure to help get your creative juices flowing.
Use easily moveable furnishings so that you can restyle your home on a regular basis. Coming up with ideas in the first place is not really the hard part, it is putting ideas into action that is difficult. If you use the sort of room dividers featured in the spaceslide 2013 range and the websites of other leading suppliers, along with some good quality rugs in neutral colours, you will be able to change the look and feel of each room in your house in a matter of minutes rather than days. This flexibility, more than any fancy ideas that professional decorators may have, is what will help to ensure that your home looks fresh and stylish for years to come.
Use paint, not wallpaper. Whatever your personal preferences, if you want to ensure that your living room and other reception areas have a modern ambiance that appeals to visitors of all persuasions, you should use a matt emulsion paint rather than wallpaper or any type of paint that has a glossy finish. Minimalism may not be quite the buzzword that it used to be in decorating circles but the emphasis is still very much on clean and simple lines as far as most people in the industry are concerned and in this particular instance it is worth following the example of the professionals. In addition to looking good, a plain emulsion is easy to apply and relatively inexpensive should you wish to change the colour of your walls every couple of years. If you have children, get them involved when you are picking out new colours, fabrics and furniture every time that you redecorate. This is not just because it will be nice for them to have a say in what sort of environment they live but if they feel some personal responsibility for how your home looks, they will be far more likely to make an effort to keep common areas of the house looking neat and tidy. As any parent with young children can confirm, nothing is guaranteed to make your beautiful contemporary designs look less stylish than heaps of comics strewn across the floor and piles of toys as far as the eye can see. Win this battle and you will be well on your way winning the style war in your home!
About the Author:
Lydia Bradley writes for Portico Midlands Limited TA, owner of Spaceslide 2013 and is one of the leading manufacturers and installers of wardrobe systems in the UK. They also specialise in sliding doors for housing sectors spread across the country.
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