Sprucing up your home or office needn’t be complicated. Where we’ve shown you how to master your zen before, now it’s time to extend this to simple, beautiful decorating ideas. These simple steps will make the best use of your existing items or suggest new ways to make your room truly sing, covering all budget requirements. After all, it’s often the smallest of changes that make the biggest of differences when it comes to decorating.
Place Investment Pieces Up-Front
Everybody has a special something; objects that are unique, antique or artisanal. Place them front and center just as they were meant to be shown. Not only are they great extensions of your own taste, they become great talking pieces for guests. Investment pieces are distinctive and idiosyncratic, showing off our interests in both interior design and art. Whether it’s a piece of antique furniture, a replica vase or an original painting, make sure they are on display.
Warm Up A Room With Mirrors
Mirrors add light and space to an interior. Not only do they redirect natural light when placed across from a window, warming up interiors, they also are positioned to light up empty spaces. Decorative mirrors are a real bonus, adding sophistication to a room. Try complementing this new light with warm, bright curtains. Don’t just position your mirrors anywhere; go for an elegant yet cozy look with panel mirrors in a sectioned pattern.
Place an Aquarium In Your Office
Aquariums are a real crowd pleaser in home office spaces, marking the difference between your rest and workspaces. Tanks scream both sophistication and traditional, old-school charm. Whether you plan to go with a fully integrate aquarium shelf, a more ecological option with a self-sustaining tank or a simple and sleek sea garden, make sure you maintain and in-cycle your tank correctly to avoid any fishy calamities. Read up on fish-in cycles here.
Choose The Right Curtain Length
The little details make the largest impression. True to the phrase, a curtain that is too short or too long can break an interior. The classic look sees curtains touching the floor. To get this length, consider buying your curtains a size up and trimmed/hemmed to match your space.
Use A High Contrast Palette
Saturation can add order and distinctive lines to a room. Always look to balance your light white baseboards, panels, and frames with something darker. You don’t have to go full black-and-white, just create simple contrasts with bold colors. For tips and inspiration, Pinterest is loaded with fantastic and bold color combinations. Give it a go.