My house is my fortress! This expression is known to everyone, and for each has its own special meaning. At home, we finally get the opportunity to be ourselves. We can implement our personal ideas about comfort, coziness and leisure, and relax our body and soul. But what if the “fortress” has already been furnished according to the latest fashion trends just a couple of years ago, and the interior of the medieval castle is already a little tired? A new repair is too difficult and expensive, and even a 22 Bet wont let you get as much money as you need for everything. But there is a way to update your home without repapering and resurfacing parquet. Choose the one that is right for you.
Rearranging the Furniture
At first glance, it may seem banal, but by changing the place of interior decoration, you can significantly transform the room. Do not immediately grab your grandmother’s antique chest of drawers and move it to the side of the bed. First, measure the dimensions of all existing furniture and the room itself. Compare the sizes of objects and try to place the largest of them farther away from the windows, so the room will have an illusion of additional space.
Getting Rid of Unnecessary Things
Things that we do not use, but for some reason continue to cherish, are not only useless, but also harmful. Yes, they, like real criminals, brazenly and unscrupulously steal our personal space. So maybe now, when you look longingly at the bored interior, it’s time to discard sentiment and boldly take to the trash can a huge teddy bear, which won in the shooting range in the first year of high school, extra chairs or fur pouf, to which has long been allergic to all. Once you get rid of the junk, you will immediately feel better.
Updating the Textiles
You don’t have to buy a new sofa to replace the tired and slightly worn out old one. For a much smaller amount of money you can order a professional replacement of the upholstery in firms specializing in this or try to do it yourself.
When choosing a fabric for the new upholstery, we advise you to give preference to monochrome shades, you can complement them and add brightness with a motley colored cushions, which are much easier to replace when the color gets boring. Similarly, you can update the fabric surface of chairs, wedges, and chairs.
Starting with the sofa, you will quickly fall in love with “textile upgrades”. So without thinking long, you can proceed to the next phase. Windows are our first way of connecting with the outside world in the morning. Whether it’s rainy outside or sunny, the light from the window shaded by fresh, bright (or, conversely, delicate pastel) curtains will put us in a great mood. When choosing curtains, give preference to light translucent materials that will not weigh down the interior. If you like to sleep in total darkness, and there is light penetrating from the street even at night, install roller blinds or paper blackout curtains, which are practically invisible in the raised state, unlike heavy curtains. A classic design move is curtains and a couple of sofa cushions made of fabric with the same print.
Accentuating the Walls
If you are bored with the old floral print on the wallpaper, but do not want to start a global renovation of the walls, just cover it. A dozen posters, photos, sketches in laconic glass frames and the wall, and with it the whole room will have a special mood.
It is unnecessary to go to the store for ready-made solutions. Pick up your own unique “graffiti”. For example, print one of your most favorite photos from each trip, place them in asymmetrical frames, place them on the wall and enjoy the pleasant memories every day.
You can also frame your favorite nephew’s first drawing, a star’s autograph, or a magazine clipping: show your imagination and create your own unique style.
Turning on the Lights
Properly chosen illumination will give a sense of special coziness and comfort, even if you have the most ascetic interior. Glowing lanterns, garlands, candles used to be present in our lives only as an attribute of Christmas celebrations. But now it’s time to throw conventions aside and light up the whole year round! In addition to standard sources of light – chandeliers, wall lamps, desk lamps – hang LED lights and lamps around the room. Roll up small, battery-operated wire Christmas lights in a ball and put them in clear vases. Choose warm shades of light bulbs: Yellow light gives a cozy feel. Now your room will look brand new in the evenings!
Few of us can boast a huge living space. If you are among the lucky owners of a spacious home, feel free to flip through this item. After all, here we will tell you how to visually enlarge a small room.
Give preference to light interior tones, laconic in form and texture of furniture and add mirrors. You can order mirrored cabinet doors or place a large mirror near a free wall. This way the room will visually become larger.
Organizing Storage Systems
Real coziness is only possible when every single thing is in its place. Make room for all your favorite little things. Buy new shelves for books and souvenirs, and build up one entire wall with them. Arrange items based on your own taste and convenience: you can arrange books by color of binding or in alphabetical order. Avoid closed cabinets – they steal part of the space and deprive you of the opportunity to create with the stuffing.