Living Room Tips Interior Design
These tips will show you how to best turn your living room into a relaxing space filled with old familiar items combined with a modern touch, or one that combines similar objects of interest creating a themed area. Soon enough, you’ll be adding those final pieces to the puzzle and placing the last items in the perfect spots.
1. Mix it up
Sure, you can choose to make everything in your living room red and black if you wish, but don’t be afraid to mix patterns and textures or throw in a third color – white. White is great to use as a basis for color design as, no matter how dark or bright the other colors, it adds freshness and light. When considering textures, consider cushions, throws, wall art as well as contrasting furniture types – perhaps old meets new. Clashing is the new black for a great Interior Design!
2. Style with mirrors
Using strategically placed, decorative mirrors will add instant light to your living space. The reflective qualities will also make a room appear larger than it really is. The special bonus with mirrors is the sheer range available to suit your own unique style, so whether it’s unframed mirror art, a mirror wall series, or something creativity framed, you’ll find a mirror to suit.
3. Group similar objects together
Rather than theming an entire room with your favorite passion, consider finding a mantlepiece, sideboard, shelf or coffee table and focus your collection in that one space. This means, if you love the seaside, perhaps pick one area to feature your sailboat prints and shell art. Consider what other trinkets match the theme and include those for complementary effects.
4. Create open space
Rather like a magic trick really!
Floating furniture is furniture that’s not backed up against a wall. Floating your furniture gives you the opportunity to use wall space for function and decoration while creating open space that you can walk through and enjoy. Place your furniture on top of a large rug to create a connection within the space.
Children’s Room Tips Interior Design
Telling kids to clean their room is one of those classic annoyances of parenthood. Often parents have to step in and do the tidying if it gets completely out of hand. You often wonder how on earth your kids acquired so much stuff! Clothes, toys, books, musical instruments…
Storage is often the biggest problem in any home – especially in the bedrooms. One shelf or one wardrobe isn’t enough. So we’ve compiled a list of tips on how to keep those kids’ rooms clean and tidy, using great storage ideas like lockers, pinboards, shelving, and even drawers built into the bed itself. There are even tips on how to display artwork in a much neater and classier way than attaching it to the fridge with a magnet.
5. Have plenty of storage place for the perfect interior design
A decorative crib skirt around the base of the baby’s cot can act as a curtain to store and hide things away. For the older kids, some beds come with storage drawers installed – a big help in this area.
A rack of coat hooks on the wall can be handy when you don’t have enough wardrobe space.
Toys can be stored in a toy box at the end of the bed, but you can also get a play table that acts as an opening chest or set of drawers. A pegboard (like the ones used for tools) can be used to hang up dolls, puppets, and toy trucks.
6. Create an art center play area
You’ll notice in all the best childcare centers that every toy, paintbrush, pencil, and jar of playdough has its place. There are allocated containers and boxes, jars, drawers, shelves, and baskets as well as things that open and things that hang. Bring some of this ingenuity home! All of your child’s paper and art materials can be neatly stored in a home play and creative area too.
Pinboards and canvas prints can be used to display art. Nurture your child’s creativity while maintaining your sanity!
7. Design a learning space
A learning space can be as well organized as the office of an adult, with a sophisticated desk and computer. Invest in a clock, a globe or world map, and shelving for books. There also has to be plenty of space at the desk to sit down and handwrite, with an open book of study materials.
Main Bedroom Tips
There’s a reason why they call it the main bedroom. It’s the biggest one in the house for starters. And also, the main owners or tenants of the house (or heads of the household!) spend their downtime in there, so it needs to be very comfortable and tidy.
The colors, the lighting, and the décor need to be just right so that those who sleep there can retreat at the end of the day to a place where they feel they’re most relaxed. Storage tips are included here (wardrobes), decoration tips (wallpaper and artwork), and also the type of bed and bedding (pillows and the bed’s headboard).
It’s where you rest your head every night after a long day, so it might as well be as pleasant as possible.
8. Build a walk-in closet/wardrobe
If you can fit a small room within a room, go for it! Regular wardrobes are too small. A walk-in closet gives you so much more space in the main part of the bedroom, helps you stay organized, and hides away unsightly clutter.
9. Create a relaxing bedroom
Rather than a big fluorescent ceiling mounted light, a lamp with soft lighting gives a room a calm ambiance. Scented linen spray and soothing music are also good ways to relax. A sleeping mask, nail clippers, and other pampering items are good to have nearby too, perhaps inside a ‘pampering station’ located in one of the drawers.
Cuddly blankets and a robe are important. Make your bed as comfortable as the one you might find in a hotel room. You need to relax and de-stress. Finally, make the bed every morning. You’re not a teenager anymore!
10. Go for pillows!
Sometimes it’s nice to have some decorative bed pillows laid out to make the room look nice. There are so many different ways to arrange decorative bed pillows. There are messy ways that work, but also plenty of neat and tidy ways. Rolled pillows can be included in this display too.
And if you’re not keen on having six or eight pillows to arrange and remove every day, try just two stacks of two pillows. Flat and neat and a great Interior Design.