Making a house a home is top of the priority list for both homeowners and renters far and wide. Whether you’ve just moved into a new build, have a holiday apartment abroad or want to make your first rental flat your own, finding ways to add personal touches to your living space is vital.
But if you’re looking to do this in a way which is minimally invasive,budget-friendly, fast and effective, your options can at first seem limited.
Ornatus Interiors is a home interiors supplier providing flooring, rugs and more to home enthusiasts across the UK. In this post, they share a few tips on how simple interior design changes can be used to make any house a home.
What is interior design?
We’ve all heard of interior design, but what actually is it? Well, simply put, it’s the art—and science—of creating a home interior which improves its functionality, aesthetics and the overall ‘feel’ for those living there.
Interior design is a multifaceted skill which can include, but is not limited to:
Adding furniture and accessories
Adding colour, texture and patterns
Although interior design is a skilled profession, and many homeowners enlist the help of trained and talented creatives to help give their house the finishing touches which make it feel like home, interior design is something which anyone can master and achieve great results through simple yet effective additions.
Altering the lighting in a room can completely change its appearance and ambiance. If you’re looking for ways to make your house feel more like a home, attending to your lighting is a simple way to make a dramatic change.
For instance, if you want to create a warm and cosy feel for your lounge, adding warm, soft lighting, such as that from a lamp, will help set the right tone. Alternatively, if you’re looking for a bright and eye catching statement that will turn visitors heads, a feature light such as a glass chandelier is a highly effective way to provide the desired effect.
Whether you’re looking to brighten your entire home or want to have unique colour schemes for each room, adding colour to your house is a great way to put your stamp on it and increase the homely feel.
But be warned, adding colours—especially if they’re bright—is highly impactful, so it’s important to plan your colour schemes carefully before putting brush to wall to avoid clashing or unsuited colours.
For example, if you’re considering a deep blue colour scheme for your dining room, make sure you think about the decorative pieces and furniture that could match this shade before making your final decision.
Adding feature furniture
If you’re looking for a fast way to make noticeable interior changes to your home, have you considered adding to your existing furniture?
And no, we don’t mean an armchair that’s an exact match for your sofa. Feature furniture, which is unlike the other furniture in a space, can be used to make a bold yet tasteful statement.
Whether you choose a brightly coloured console table which will stand out in your hallway or a luxurious chair to hold pride of place in your bathroom, experimenting with different or unusual styles, materials and colours of furniture and their placement can give your home the edge and make it truly bespoke.
So, making your house your own doesn’t have to involve costly reconfigurations or complete redecoration. Turning to interior design to add small yet impactful touches which represent your style throughout your house can be all that’s needed to turn it into a home.
"Ornatus Interiors is a home interiors supplier providing flooring, rugs and more to home enthusiasts across the UK."
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