When it comes to home décor, it is the little things that make all of the difference. Unfortunately, a lot of people forget this. We all tend to change up the big things. Paint the walls, lay new flooring, put up new curtains, buy the latest furniture and update our soft furnishings.
Usually, the results are pretty good, but not perfect. To achieve the polished professional look you see in glossy home décor magazines you need to consider making the following changes as well.
Renewing your skirting boards
Going to somewhere like skirtings r us and buying new skirting boards can make a huge difference to the way a room looks. Especially if you take the extra step and buy matching architraves too.
It is important to remember that your skirting board is the decorative element that pulls the bottom half of your room together. You do not want the style of your skirting boards to be from a different era from the rest of your décor.
Updating the lighting
Lighting is a very important element of a room. If you get it right, the room will be comfortable and make you feel like you want to spend time there. Nobody wants a dark and dingy home.
When considering the lighting of a room, don’t forget to make the most of the natural light that is available. You cannot let enough of it into a room. So, make sure that your curtains or blinds can be drawn back to reveal as much of the window as possible. If a member of your family likes to curl up on a specific chair to read, provide adjustable lighting in that area.
Including enough storage in the new layout
A messy room never looks good. So, be sure to build in enough of it. This is particularly important if you are planning to do something like do away with your sideboard. You will be surprised by just how much stuff you store in an item of furniture like that.
Updating ornaments and wall hangings
When you have spent a lot of money decorating a room, it is sometimes hard to find the cash to finish it off properly. Things like changing the style of your picture frames and the kind of artwork you have on the wall can make a huge difference to the overall look and finish. So, it really is worth doing.
Fortunately, there is a potential solution, which is to make your own wall hangings. If you would like to have a go, you will find plenty of inspiration online, as well as how to videos.
Update your window dressings
One of the biggest mistakes people make is leaving their old curtains and blinds up. They can be expensive to replace. But, usually you will need to change them to create a truly harmonious look.
So, next time you decorate, take the time to add the above tasks to your to do this. I promise you will be pleasantly surprised by how much of a positive difference doing so makes to your home.