Thursday, September 20, 2018

5 Simple Interior Design Upgrades To Create A New Home

Need to spruce up your home's design, but not sure how to go about it? Upgrading your home's interior can provide a much-needed change in scenery and energy. After getting your home in order, homeowners can take a few easy steps to incorporate updates into their home. Whether you decide to do it yourself or hire a professional, you have many options to upgrade your home. Here are some interior design tips and tricks to get you started on creating the house you always wanted. 

Let Light In

One of the most coveted interior design secrets involves lighting. Bright spaces tend to feel open and airy, immediately shifting the energy in the house. Large windows and sunrooms are popular nowadays. If you can't afford to remodel your home, try rearranging. Move furniture so that it doesn't block windows or install new curtains that enhance natural lighting. If your house is lacking wide windows, artificial lighting can create a similar effect. Chandeliers, tables and standing lamps are good natural lighting alternatives. Lighting is a homeowner's best friend. It works with every other interior design aspect to create a spectacular space.   
Play With Color

Like lighting, color can shift the feeling of a room. It's smart to hire a professional painter if you are tackling a big job. As noted by Tea Berry, “Anyone can paint, but few achieve the same quality that a painting company can.” If you decide to hire a professional, they can take care of the details to deliver a fresh look. However, choosing a color can be tricky; using complimentary colors (like green and red) is suggested. Neutral colors are safe, but experimenting is fun. Shades of red and yellow are energetic and strong, but muted greens and blues can be calming. The key to playing with color is to determine what feel you want the room to have before picking up a paintbrush. 
Renovate Your Bathroom Functionality

The bathroom is one of the most-used rooms in your house, so it deserves some special attention in remodeling. An easy and functional way to re-design is to add extra storage cabinets. You can also simply replace the towels or faucets to design a new color scheme. Homeowners often install a shower door instead of a basic curtain to change the look of their bathroom. If you've got the resources, tiling the walls or adding a shower bench takes your bathroom to the next (spa-like) level. Your family and your guests will thank you for updating this space.

Put Your Best Bowl Forward

Yes, you read that right. Bowls are a major interior design upgrade. When realtors show houses, they often place a crystal bowl with oranges or lemons in it on the counter. The idea is that the fruit provides a pop of color, and makes the home seem more inviting. You can easily do this (candy works too!) on an empty end table or counter. This is one of the simple ways to spice up your living space. The trick is to get a stylish, funky bowl, so the table doesn't just appear cluttered. This purposeful move makes your house look and feel sharp. 

Incorporate Your Unique Personality

The best part about your home: it's yours to design. When designing, it's important to pay attention to what grabs your attention and what you turn away from. Try to stay away from the words "I'm not sure if it's my style". If you like a piece of art or type of wallpaper, try it out even if it's not conventional or something you usually go for. Try putting outdoor pillows inside or buying an abstract piece of kitchen art. Whatever speaks to you, make it work in your home. Not only will it add a unique element, it will become a conversation piece for guests who come over. Ultimately, your interior design upgrades should be representative of your unique tastes. 
Making changes to your home's design can make it more inviting and comfortable. Whether you decide to add a lamp or paint a wall, every change can change the feeling of your home. Furthermore, you can tile your bathroom or adorn the kitchen with candy dishes. Or, you can add a unique piece that speaks to who you are. Whatever simple changes you decide to do, make sure your upgrades reflect what you want your home to feel like. Creating your dream house is simple with these interior design upgrades.


  1. Painting is always a nice and sort of easy fix when it comes to decorating. We just updated out two bathroom with new vanities and pretty faucets. Up graded the toilets and new shower curtains and they look really nice.

  2. I'm all for letting the light in. I love natural light and I want my home light and airy. It's amazing what a new paint color can do for a room.

  3. I need to do some of these. I do love to let the light in. I can't stand a dark house. It makes me tired. I also love color!

  4. Great tips! You reminded me that I have a gorgeous copper-colored metallic bowl I need to put out on the table for fall!

  5. Light is super important to me! I have to have it or I am drowsy and tired. Thanks for sharing all these great tips. Off to find a crystal bowl. :)

  6. I so need a home refresh and this is the perfect motivation to do so. I'll start with a nice bowl!

  7. These are some great ideas I am totally with you on light as well - it makes such a difference to a home and can change how you feel.

  8. We always have a nice fruit bowl on our kitchen table. It's functional AND it looks nice too.

  9. Love your ideas another one which is my goal is to get all those pictures that are sitting on cabinets, shelves put them on the walls.

  10. In my office, I added some DIY paper flowers to give it a touch of my personality. I'm not keen on painting but it was an easy way to add some color to the room!

  11. OK, the crystal bowl trick with the fruit! Thats brilliant. I am in the process of some renovations and these tips were awesome.

  12. These have been on my to do list since the beginning of summer. I am so ready to upgrade every area of my home, lighting is so important to me. Great ideas!

  13. This is something I have really been trying to get better at. I love decorating my rooms around the house.

  14. These are great tips! We did a god job on lightning in our house. But I still want to upgrade some areas.

  15. It's really nice to be able to redecorate your home from time to time! I really like the tips that you shared here. Natural light is the best!

  16. these are really amazing tips my friend- so glad i came across your post because we are just moving into our new home and i need all the help i can get!


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