To ensure that you achieve the look you want and keep your decorating budget under control, it is vital that you have a plan before you start any decorating project. The following tips will give you some ideas on how you can update your room’s look quickly and easily.
1) Hang wall art
The correct painting or piece of art can become the central focus of a room. It can entirely change the atmosphere of any living space and help to communicate your personality to your visitors. This is a quick and easy way to update the aesthetic feeling of any room. Art doesn’t have to break the bank or take a long time to install.
2) Layer your light sources
If you’ve not encountered the phrase before, layer your light source simply means the use of multiple lighting types to create a well-lit and balanced space. Consider how you use each area in a room. This can be broken into lighting for a task, ambient lighting, or accent light.
A light source for a task could include a light to read by. Instead of relying on a single main light – think about how you use each space in a room. If you have a favorite spot for reading,an anglepoise lamp will provide a far more sympathetic light to read by.
Uplights will create an entirely different ambiance to your room than the main light. Ideal for creating an intimate feeling for when you have friends over or have something a little more romantic in mind.
Accent lighting will allow you to draw attention to specific elements in your room. You can make the most of the art that you have hung by installing an accent light that will make your artwork stand out.
3) Dress your windows
The options for dressing windows have never been more varied. If you are looking for a modern window dressing that allows you to maintain your privacy, adjust how much light enters the room, and looks modern,then installing louver window blinds is a great solution.
4) Use rugs to separate zones
Open plan living is still very much in fashion, and it’s easy to understand why. In an open-plan living space, you have the flexibility on how you want to use the space. It is also easy to remodel the area as your requirements change.
The correct placement of decorative rugs will help you to define each area. Placing a rug in front of a sofa gives your seating area definition and will make it feel more comfortable. Add a rug to your open plan kitchen diner, and hey presto, you have a defined dining room.
When updating the look and feel of a room, you don’t have to change everything. Making some simple changes such as layered lighting, modern window dressing, or creating a focal point by adding a piece of art can update a room’s look quickly and easily. Try it for yourself.