As we’re all stuck inside more, now is the perfect time to brighten up our interiors! A great positive that we all have adopted from the past year has been to really make an effort in supporting one another and buying from local businesses.
The great thing about buying from a local trader is that you know you are paying for good quality products. This is exactly what you want to make sure to do when looking to spruce up a corner of your house it’s important to ensure you are not only buying good quality furniture that is going to last you a long time and look great doing it but also to buy quality tools and supplies you use to build and decorate with.
This is often the area which most people will pay less in as they don’t see the value in spending more money than necessary on an item they are hardly going to use, but it does make a massive difference. From paint brushes to paint, cheaper isn’t always better, you’ll likely find the cheaper products don’t cover the walls as well and the brush bristles start to come away.
The same goes for step ladders, you don’t want to buy a cheap step ladder from the supermarket and find that after a couple of times putting heavy boxes into the loft that the ladder buckles under the pressure, or you become unbalanced and that the step ladder isn’t supportive enough causing it to topple over. Just remember that if you are putting your trust into an object make sure that it is of good quality and tested to the latest safety product standards.
Now that you have your quality tools and decor to spruce up your home here are some quick and easy ways to add some extra life into the forgotten corners of your home.
Using wallpaper in unexpected places
Many people are choosing to paint on their walls instead of wallpaper but don’t rule out wallpaper completely – Be smart and playful about it, instead. Whether in the corner of a room, a big floral motif or under stairs why not use wallpaper – it immediately adds the statement, colour and chicness to your home and is not as costly as you would imagine.
Paint small rooms light colours to create the illusion of space
With such a small space and lack of light, spare rooms or lofts can be difficult spaces to decorate. Use bright colours to change this. Even a light grey looks elegant and lifts instantly. Why not even try to paint the inside of a large cupboard.
The power of three
When it comes to architecture, three is most certainly a magical number, as are odd numbers in general. The grouping of odd numbers of objects, whether cushions, vases, photographs or candles, causes the eye to move over the area, generating a degree of visual appeal that can simply not compete with symmetrical, even-numbered arrangements.
Balance your colour scheme
Want to add some colour into your home or change up the colours you have, again use the balance of three, pick three complementary colours or similar shades and pick which one is going to be your primary, secondary and accent colour. For your primary colour, stick to 60%, 30% for your secondary colour and 10% for your accent colour, and you’ll find it difficult to go wrong.
Add seasonal updates
If it is coming up to a particular holiday or season, why not decorate for it bring a bit of life and interest to your console or coffee table. You don’t need to go all out like many of us do for Christmas just a few seasonal extras will do the trick and this a small area of your home that you can have in constant rotation without feeling like it’s a big hassle or getting bored
In summary, select the best tools and equipment and plan your job as best as you can. Look at utilising similar but different colour shades and incorporating wallpaper into different areas and do some more research around the power of 3. You’ll be surprised how much life can be generated from these small interior changes.