Your home says a lot about you. Is it comfortable? Artsy? Cold? Disorganized? Sometimes you don’t even know because you haven’t stopped to think about it. Taking a look around your home through a new lens can often bring new things to light. Interior design is at its core the art of making a home stylish, functional and a wonderful warm place to live.
Whether you’re moving into a new place or looking to update your own home, interior design skills can go a long way for a little money. Small accents like picture frames, candles, flowers or even curtains can change the character of a room without any major overhauls.
Recycling old objects is another fun and cost effective way to update your home. Do you have a great book collection? Some old trinkets left to you by a grandparent? Put them on display. Arranging objects in new ways around your home can bring new life to both the space they occupy and the objects themselves.
A paint job can also completely change a room. Whether you paint one wall or all four, a bold colour or a neutral earth tone, paint can work wonders on any space, large or small. With an endless palette to choose from, picking paint can sometimes be an overwhelming endeavour but ultimately, very fun.
If you don’t have the time or energy to paint a room, look to the windows. Curtains can be a strong design statement. They can be dark and heavy, light and airy, patterned or solid and can change the character of a room accordingly. Curtains from Tesco are inexpensive and come in a range of colours to suit all your design needs.
Curtains allow for the control of natural light coming into a room, which is a very important feature. With such long summer days, daylight seems to linger for hours. Curtains in a bedroom can provide those few extra hours of sleep in the morning, or allow you to darken a living room to create perfect movie-viewing conditions.
There are thousands of ways to design the interior space of your home. If you’re looking to make a change but don’t have the money for any drastic alterations consider these few simple ideas and see what you can come up with. And never forget, your home says a lot about you.