It’s not always easy to come up with design ideas for your home. Knowing a few simple hacks that you can easily implement in any space will make all the difference. From laying down a large rug to adding wall panels, there are so many simple and cost-effective design ideas you can execute at your home.
- Lay Down Large Rugs
Laying down large rugs instantly makes rooms look larger. They are also a great way to make a cohesive space, like in a dining room. Putting a large rug down under your dining table will instantly create a “room”, especially in an open concept home.
Rugs also cozy up a room thanks to their textured features. They also keep furniture from slipping and protect hardwood floors from damage.
- Add Wall Panels
Adding wall panels are another easy way to elevate the look of your home. If you’re feeling quite adventurous, this could also be a fun DIY project!
Once these are installed, paint them and your walls at the same time. You can opt to do the full walls in one solid colour, or if you’re installing panelling on the bottom portion of your walls, you can opt to paint them white. There are so many possibilities and no right or wrong way.
- Create a Feature Wall
Rather than painting all of the walls in a room, you can opt to paint just one wall, creating a feature wall. Make this the wall that you want to call attention to. For example, in a living room, place your TV on the feature wall; in a bedroom, make the feature wall the wall you place your bed on.
This also allows you to opt for a bold colour, such navy blue or deep green, that would otherwise make a room look small if used on all of the walls.
- Use Lighting to Your Advantage
When it comes to lighting, there are so many different options. If you want to add volume to a space and make use of vertical space, one idea is to hang pendant lights. Installing them at eye-level increases the illusion of height.
Fun lighting fixtures that make a bold statement are also an easy way to completely change the look of any room.
Lighting is also one way to cozy up a space at night, especially in a reading nook or living room.
- Repaint Old Furniture
Who said that you need to buy new furniture pieces? All you need is a can of paint and you can instantly transform old, dated pieces into modern, trendy furniture.
Another simple hack is to purchase peel-and-stick wallpaper in fun prints and apply it to the outside of shelves and drawers. There are so many retailers selling easy to install wallpaper these days. Do an online search and you’ll see all of the fun options available to you.
Since the wallpaper is peel-and-stick, it’s much easier to apply than traditional wallpaper.
And there you have it! Five simple hacks to transform and elevate your space in no time at all.