4 Interior Designer Tricks for your Home
If you are one of those home decorators that doesn't have a clue when it comes to designing the perfect room, we share a few interior designer tricks that you can use.
Not everyone has an eye for design, an innate talent for knowing the best colours to paint, the ultimate furniture layout and how to balance out a room for the perfect setting, but there are more than a few interior design tricks that you can use to help guide you when decorating your home, and we share a few of these below.
Pinterest and Instagram are choc-full of ideas for decorating a home. The inspiration they offer make you want to rush out and buy up all the latest trends so that your home looks as good as they do on your screen. However, getting that polished look isn't as easy as they make it out to be, especially if you don't have a natural talent for interior design. But help is at hand, so read on to discover some helpful tips and tricks.
1. Put Your Power Tools To Good Use
So you have had your power tools for quite a while but still haven't got round to taking them out of the box. Well, here's the opportunity you have been waiting for. Interior design involves a lot of DIYing to make a house look Instagram-worthy and if you have been looking for an excuse to put your DIY skills to use, there's never a better time than now.
Think about projects that you can do in your home that will improve the overall look, bring about an update, or just make any room better. There are thousands of ideas out there waiting for you to find the one you love. Every interior designer knows that some jobs require getting your hands a bit dirty and that just makes it even more satisfying when the job is well done.
There is bound to be plenty of ways to put your power tools to use to give a room an update. Think about adding wainscoting or batten and board detailing to walls, or hang a couple of shelves for display. Whether it's a small or large project, plug in and power up your tools and give it a go!
2. Fake The Details
Your house doesn't have to be old to have architectural detailing. There are plenty of easy ways to introduce a touch of detailing here and there; adding moulding and trim around openings between rooms, incorporating decorative moulding on doors and door frames. Take any inspiration you find and replicate this in your home to create show-stopping decor that doesn't cost an arm and a leg.
If you want to do away with tiles in a bathroom and you love that rustic, country or shabby chic look, there's always the opportunity to clad your bathroom with wood or fibre cement slats.
Polyurethane moulding is available in a variety of designs and styles and is easy to use. This material can be cut using a mitre box and backsaw to add stunning detail to a fireplace surround.
3. Work With What You Have
Unless you want to fork out a lot of money to cover up or disguise certain details, you might want to learn to live with them and emphasize their uniqueness. For example, where ventilation or supply pipes run through the space, paint these in a vivid colour to make them stand out.
What might have been considered an eye-sore not so long ago is now a sought-after detail that many try to replicate.
4. The Power Of Paint
Too many underestimate the power of paint and what it can do for you. For the cost of a can of paint, you can add a feature wall or focal point in a room, lighten or darken the ceiling to visually heighten or lower a ceiling, make a room feel wider or apply paint to make a large room feel cosy and comfortable. There are just too many ways in which you can use paint to transform any room in a home.
Paint is the easiest way to cover up an ugly brick fireplace surround and still have it as a stand-out feature in a room.
Use the power of paint to make a room feel warm or cool, sophisticated or casual - whatever the mood or atmosphere you want for a room it's so easy to do it with paint and nothing else.