Perhaps you've lost track of the many times you've sifted through different magazines and sighed with oohs and ahs at the interiors showcased on the glossy cover. Let's face it, we all want to make our house the dream house, but we often feel there's something missing every time we compare it to the ones on print and TV. If you're feeling a large hole in your heart as you stare at your interiors, this post is for you. We'll share how you can make a quick little magic that will instantly give you an interior upgrade. There's no need for a wand; just a bit of your personal quirk, and a large dose of bravado to create that beautiful spell.
The magic starts with a few little things, and stays there. You'd be surprised to see how small switches could actually change your decor for the better. Ready for your interior upgrade? Here are what your room could probably need:
A stunning rug:
Tie up indiscernible corners with a beautiful carpet or rug--this harmonizes scattered elements into one prominent space. Let your rug balance out the rest of your decor. Quiet, neutral themed rooms can make a great use of a vivid-toned rug for a livelier area. Or choose ones with texture for a glammed-up appeal.
A change in the textile:
Plump up your pillows and revamp your curtains with a colour that immediately brightens up your room. Pick little graphic accents that transforms the boring into brilliant. A little textile tweak could make a huge difference in your decor.
An eye-catching art:
Maybe there's a bare wall on your right that needs attending to. Maybe your little photo gallery isn't making the right oomph. Maybe that framed painting is creating less impact than expected. If this is your case, take heart, and go big. Make the right impression with a large scale portrait that immediately steals the attention. Don't be shy; go for a modern pop art for a chic urban feel, or an abstract painting that goes along with your rustic decor.
A lot of lively plants:
There's no better way to make your interior feel alive other than putting something alive in it. Plants automatically bring out a nice pop of colour in your interiors. Add to that, its other healthier benefits. Hues of greens are perfect stress relievers. Plants also absorb carbon dioxide and provide enough oxygen for you to breathe in; so put a tiny family of succulents on your desk, or hanging ferns by your window.
A switch in lighting:
Here is one exciting secret: the right light can help change your perspective in a room, literally. Your interiors may not work for you because of the wrong lighting plan. Mix and match task and ambient lights to get the right atmosphere. Add a modern chandelier or a string of festoon lights for a quick interior upgrade without punching a hole in your pocket. For vintage industrial lights, see our contemporary chic collection at Fat Shack Vintage.
A few repositioning:
You're be surprised to know that a fresh take on your room may not even require a penny—just a few pushes and pulls. Change up the interior's appearance by repositioning your furniture, from the usual place you are accustomed to, to a new corner where it may find new life. Mix up modern and rustic. Get in touch with your eccentric side. Use bookcases as room dividers. Place trays atop books for an instant shelf. Use crates as centre tables and create an industrial-inspired room.
A breathing space:
Maybe what you need inside your room is not an additional decor, but a relief from the clutter. A wider room gives a feeling of freedom and contentment, and perhaps that's what you need. For small rooms, add large mirrors to give an illusion of space. Otherwise, it's time to pull up your sleeves, and clean up unwanted articles that makes your decor appear chaotic.
Find these tips useful for your interior upgrade? Got some other things to share? Let us know by commenting below!
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