HOME DECOR IMPROVEMENTS YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW
Do you like to decorate and display your style? If yes, you should invest time in changing your home décor. Adding decorative touches will make the dwelling more appealing. It is never a bad time to give your home a makeover. So, what are you waiting for? These are the home décor improvements you can get done right now. We usually get inspiration from Scandinavian homes, but this time we have moved to Australian homes.
Fill the large blank walls
It is not uncommon to have one or two blank walls. If each wall in the house is barren, there is a problem. The walls are very pale. You should do something abstract or contemporary with bright colours. Dusty blue, apple red, and dark green are the colours that interior designers use time and time again. You could opt for the usual – paint – or you could dig a little bit deeper and look for inspiration.
When you get tired of the stark, empty walls, hang pieces of art. Wall art is easy to find and quick to hang. Choose the right size and adapt the placement to the room. That is all. Mirrors can bring walls to life. Put up gorgeous, luxury mirrors. They will bounce the light around and draw attention to the best parts of the home.
Refresh your front door
Make sure that the front door is welcoming and attractive. Update its colour. The shade that you choose will be the first thing that people notice about your home. Also, it will make your property sell for a lot more. If you want to switch up the front door colour, choose one of the following hues:
- Navy blue
Adding trim around the door is not a bad idea because it will inject fresh character. Dress up the home’s façade with a wreath. Make one yourself; it is not complicated. All you need is a bright flower and some fresh lawn. A wreath takes 5 minutes to assemble, so get to work. The result will surprise you. The trim will make a real difference in front door’s look. It will be the finished look you desired.
Introduce plants into your home
Maybe you live in an apartment and do not have a garden. Think about introducing plants into your home. They are aesthetically-pleasing, not to say that plants purify the air. Plants make oxygen and breathe in carbon dioxide. Australian homes are all about bold touches. So, if you want to add a touch of flair to space, add plants. Choices include dragon trees, jungle cactus, and fruit salad plants.
Plant hangers will put the greens on display. But where can you get such things? Well, you can find everything from wall décor to home accents in a store that specialises in decor online from Australia. There you will find hand-knotted, cotton pot plants hangers that ensure a boho-chic look. Using many pots and plants will make things more interesting. Maybe you should include the items in the same area.
Stop relying on recessed lighting
Recessed lighting is designed to concentrate the light downward. Unfortunately, this type of lighting can kill the mood, filling the quarters in dull light. It is time to make a change. If you want to decorate your home with lighting, do it the right way. Brighten up the house with a chandelier, if you have enough space. You cannot afford to install a chandelier in every room of the home, but you can have one.
Many say the best place to hang a chandelier is in the entryway. Others say that its place is in the living room. It is up to you to decide. The chandelier does not have to be too glamorous. A piece that brings a touch of elegance and has an impressive silhouette is enough. There is no reason why you should settle for only one source of light. Numerous lighting sources create a one-of-a-kind ambience. So, why not?
Dress up an old sofa
So, you do not know what to do with an old sofa. Do not throw it out. Dress it up and include it in the home décor. Give the furniture piece a good clean and replace the legs. Add a slipcover. This will hide signs of wear and tear, not to mention that it will make the sofa look brand-new. Nowadays, you can find slipcovers in just about any colour. You will no longer be ashamed of your old sofa.
Another thing you can do is pick up the paintbrush. Sure, it sounds like a crazy idea, but do you not want to have some fun? If yes, paint the sofa if you do not want to get a slipcover for it. Add a few splashes of green or red. If you spray the furnishing with water, you will get a better result because the paint will better penetrate the fabric. In the end, you will be amazed by what you have realised.
Set up a terrarium
Terrariums are low-maintenance, but that is not their biggest quality. Terrariums help people get in touch with nature. An Australian native rainforest terrarium is adorable. Bring your kids together and make a terrarium. It is not complicated. What you have to do is:
- Fill the bottom of a jar with pebbles (and add a layer of activated carbon charcoal).
- Spray the plants with water before planting.
- Add potting soil and your favourite greens.
- Enjoy your Australian rainforest terrarium!
There is nothing quite like decorating with terrariums. You can instantly refresh the home design and create a relaxing ambience. That is something you cannot say no to. If you have a contemporary home, hanging terrariums are your best bet. Hang the terrariums from the ceiling or from the porch. We are using the plural because you should include more than one terrarium.
Just think about what a difference the aforementioned improvements will make. The house will feel warm and cosy, not to mention that you will enjoy spending time in the home. You will.