When decorating your home, it isn’t easy to find the perfect balance between style, functionality, and coziness. No matter how much we spend on quality furniture, our rooms never seem to look like the spaces in magazines.
Sometimes, a few simple tricks can solve the problem. They are quick and easy to do and won’t cost you anything. These tips will show you how to make your home more stylish and elegant with little effort.
The front door should be treated the same way as the indoor.
Even if you live in an apartment, the first impression you make about your home is important. It is important to give your home the same attention outside as inside.
Hang something from your home (not anything precious), a wreath or decorations can be hung, as well as a house number sign. As long as plants get enough light, they are a great idea.
Show stuff in threes.
The rule of three is a widely used design and styling tool. A trio looks more attractive visually and is more balanced, especially if the sizes, heights, and materials vary.
You can start small by starting in a corner or on a table. Then you can expand the concept to other areas of the house. You should not go overboard, or the effect will not be apparent.
You can layer your carpets and rugs.
This tip is used a lot by professionals to save money on client projects and to “cheat” on photo shoots. This method is less expensive to put together a room, and it doesn’t prevent you from finding the exact size you want. This is a great way to feel confident about bolder choices and make your room seem cozier and more stylish.
Layer a bold rug on top of a larger neutral rug or carpet.
Alternate ways to stack your books
The traditional vertical or slightly tilted stack on bookshelves is good for classic homes. However, other placements can be used.
Alternating between horizontal and vertical book piles on shelves is a good idea. Horizontal stacks can break up the vertical pattern and provide more visual interest. This makes it easier to decorate shelves with more objects. It’s important to keep the rhythm varied and not uniform across the shelves. This will make it difficult to style the shelves with additional objects.
Display conversation pieces
This tip is more difficult than it sounds. You don’t want your treasured objects to be displayed everywhere, and nobody will be impressed.
Conversation pieces are a great way to grab people’s attention. They should stand out from the rest of the environment and draw their attention immediately. You don’t have to travel across the ocean to find something worth talking about. Any piece can be a conversation starter if it has a meaningful memory, whether distant or recent.
Make liquid soap bottles fancier.
Next time, save your beautiful hand-washing bottle and replace it with a cheaper one. To make it quick and simple, soak plastic bottles that you normally buy in warm soapy waters until the labels fall off. Even though it is cheaper and less expensive, a transparent bottle will look more elegant than a labelled plastic one. This can be done in the kitchen sink using dishwasher bottles and at all bathroom sinks.
You can also keep a small bottle of random lotion near each sink to use after you finish the dishes. This will help to soften your hands and make you feel more fashionable.
Keep the dust-out
Dust is the enemy of style. Although it may seem like you cleaned your entire house a while ago, dust always finds its way back.
You can test which surfaces are most visible under the normal light in your home. Make sure you swipe them more often between general cleaning. This will allow you to relax and enjoy your home without being alarmed at guests who visit. Keep a handy cleaning supply, even wet wipes, near any trouble areas to help you remember to clean it.
Place fresh flowers randomly.
Place the flowers in a vase in the corner of your room. Bonus points for flowers not from a street vendor or a garden. This casual appearance and random placement give the impression that you are doing this for pleasure and not impress anyone.
Move stuff between different rooms.
It’s not something we are used to doing. This allows you to reorganize furniture and layouts in a new way. Many things may look better or serve a different purpose in a new space. This is the fastest way to refresh every room in your home if you don’t have the time or money to shop.
White towels should be kept in the bathroom.
It is your choice. However, the white colour of towels conveys freshness and cleanliness. They must be clean. It is a great idea to have more than one towel in your bathroom. This adds to the feeling of hospitality and well-curated details.
Always keep books on your coffee table.
Books are a great way to add style and entertainment for guests. So everyone is happy, make sure you include the things you love and at least two other genres. It is possible to have books in low piles or mix magazines, photo books, and table books. This is the perfect place to use the Rule of Three and mix books with small decorative objects and small objects.
Serve water from a pitcher.
You can drink water from the tap, refrigerated, or bottled. A pitcher makes it easy to access and also looks better. Nothing is more fun than bringing a pitcher to your family’s dinner or for guests. For a quick and fancy touch, you can add slices of lemon or cucumber to the water.
To make it easier to hydrate and add style to your bedroom, you can also add a pitcher to the nightstands.
Paint mismatch pieces in the same colour as the finish
To create a cohesive space, you may want to paint or spray paint a few furniture pieces in the same finish and style. Pick a few pieces spread out across the room but not too close together. You don’t have to use too many pieces. Even a small amount can bring unity.
Placemats can be kept on the table even if you aren’t eating.
Although it may sound counterintuitive, this illusion creates a sense of order and tidiness in your home. If you like colour and patterns, placemats can be a great way of adding colour to your home. You can buy them in paper, rubber, or plastic at a low price. You can also make your own by cutting fabric and reusing old sheets.
Display several of the same element
Pick one type of product that you are currently buying in bulk. The best fruit is fruits, and the more vibrant the colour, the better. You can use any vegetable or even simple elements from nature like stones or pieces of wood.
You can place a few of them in a large vase or bowl and then display them somewhere that is visible (such as on a kitchen countertop or shelf). However, please don’t make the centrepiece too prominent unless you plan to use it as a centrepiece for a table. You want to create a strong visual impact by using the same element in large quantities. If you are looking for something simple and elegant, a porcelain bowl or glass vase will work well.
Groups of light candles
All the candles you own and place them in groups throughout the house. Start at the entrance and leave the room.
Group lighting candles is more effective than individually lighting them. They will give off a brighter glow which is great for evenings or when guests are over. Many candles lit give off the impression that you’re used to lighting them randomly and don’t keep them for special occasions.
Avoid the fancy scents when buying candles. Instead, opt for plain white candles. They look timeless and chic and are great for grouping.
Add indoor plants
The best way to elevate any space is to plant plants. Plants add colour and freshness to a room. They can also be used as decorative pieces that will bring style.
If possible, experiment with different sizes and leaf designs. Place large plants next to furniture, or fill empty corners with them. Smaller plants can be used as accents or within larger furniture pieces. Make sure they get enough light to thrive.
Take out some accessories.
This is a quick tip if you are a fan of “more is more”, have an eclectic style, or want to improve your style. You can take away a few items that aren’t needed. You can take away decorative objects, wall art and pillows one at a time until your home is cleaner. You can replace items or take them back until you are satisfied with your possessions.
This tactic does not aim to make your home minimalistic but to help you see the potential in your home. It’s easy to add style in many different ways, no matter how small or large.
Place blankets and throws on the sofa.
Light blankets and throws not only make your space look more lived-in and cozy but also add texture and colour to an otherwise neutral or flat room. You don’t need to fold your throw neatly. Just let it hang loosely. You can play around with the layout until you have the right balance.
Place baskets around the house.
Baskets can be used to store clutter and to carry it around from one room to another. They look expensive and exotic, but they are quite affordable. They feel like part of the decor when placed in visible areas.
You can have them in different sizes and shapes. However, they must be made of the same material or a similar colour to avoid making too much noise in a busy home. They can, however, be very loud and unique in a neutral area.
Take out all packaging and place products in sealed containers.
This little tip will help you to create a stylish home. It would be best to take out the packaging from all food items you purchase and put them in a nice container. Although glass containers look great, they can be expensive if you have a lot. You can reuse jam or sauce containers for an affordable solution or buy plain porcelain ones. You don’t need to match the entire set. Instead, choose one of the same material or colours to create a cohesive look in your kitchen or pantry.
Hang stuff up on the walls
Many people avoid decorating the walls due to the high cost of frames and art. You don’t have to use frames or art. Art can be anything as long as it inspires feelings and moves you.
You can display magazines pages quickly and cheaply using tape. You can also choose images from the same theme or different ones to create dynamic walls. You can also change them as often as necessary without feeling guilty.
Display your hobbies
You can’t say “you” better than the hobbies you enjoy. Don’t be afraid to share your creations and equipment. You’ll have interesting conversations more time with your partner if you can get them involved, and it will add a lot of character to your home. You can hang objects from the walls or place them randomly on shelves.
Unexpected things can be added to a fireplace that is not functional.
A fireplace is the best place to enjoy its functionality. You can add style to any space by using it for anything other than wood burning. You can also use the same tip for small corners, architectural elements and windows with partial or full view, and old appliances and parts of large furniture.
Layer, layer, layer some more
Layering is the way to go if you want a magazine-style home. Layering is a great way to get familiar with the home’s design. You can start by practising on a couch or coffee table. You can experiment with different materials, textures, and colours until you find the right combination.
Your home should reflect you!
Some homes are designed for photo shoots, while others are real-life houses that are unique to what I am used to but have a lot more style and character.
It is easy and simple to make your home look more fashionable by adding more of you and what you love. It should be a place you love and are happy to spend time in. It’s easy for others to admire your home when you “support” it.