When it comes to our homes we want to ensure that they are a reflection of who we are. It is a chance to express our personalities on to something more physical, meaning we get to choose the color, the theme and everything in it. We want to surround ourselves with the things we love, but we also want to ensure that we do a good job. Decorating and making over a room is a great way to inject some life back into your home, so here are the key areas to focus on.
// The flooring //
One of the first things you could think about would be the flooring. It is a huge surface area so technically catches the eye of anyone as well as being a feature as well. You can choose anything from a lush carpet to vinyl wood flooring. It can also feel like a big investment so make sure you take the time to decide what would suit that room. Wooden flooring, for example, can be very hard wearing and perfect for families. Carpet could make a room feel more cosy. Weighing up all your options is the best answer for making this decision.
// The wall color //
The walls are also a huge surface area to cover, so again you will want to take the time to consider your options. You may want to incorporate some of your favourite colors, but be careful that the color you choose isn’t too bright, or too dark. This can make a room feel smaller and less homely. A feature wall is a great idea to inject color into a space, and then use the other walls to counterbalance the color in a lighter shade.
// The things that you have in it //
Your home is your opportunity to showcase all of the things that you love. So you may want to take the time to think about what you want in this specific room. You will also have furniture to think about, and the use the room gets. A great tip is to measure potential furniture in advance any lay it out so you know exactly what will fit and what won’t.
// How you dress the space //
The fun part of making over any room can be dressing the space. The accessories you have, the trinkets you want to display, the cushion, the blankets and all of the candles. Pinterest and also Instagram are great sources of inspiration for accessorizing and dressing your home. You may pick up a few pointers on how to display things as well.
// Letting the light in //
Finally, natural light is also a great feature to have in any room, so ensure that you let as much light in as possible. Open the blinds, draw back the curtains and let it do its thing. If you don’t have much natural light to begin with, use a decent light fitting to help create the light. An LED bulb with a more daylight color than a cream and warm glow could be the answer here.
Let’s hope this has given you the inspiration you need to make over the rooms in your home.
*This post is a contributed article. Thank you to the brands for providing these as samples to share with my readers!*