Styling a room can take a lot of work. It usually involves gathering inspiration, picking colors, going to the hardware store and coming back with a trunkload of furniture pieces, decorations, and paint cans. Not only can it get expensive, but it’s also really time-consuming and easy to mess up. The last thing you want is your room to be smothered in a color that you get tired of in a few days.
So in this post, we’re going to take a look at some surprisingly effective ways to style your interiors. We’re going to teach you all about how you can add small touches of personality and style to your room without much work on your part.
1. Take good care of your windows
One of the most underrated areas to focus on in a room is, without a doubt, your windows. Windows can make up a surprisingly large portion of the room because they need to let in a lot of light. They’re also on the walls, meaning they’re very easy to “spot” whenever you walk into a room. For this reason, it’s a good idea to focus on decorating and treating your windows so that they look fantastic.
We’d suggest starting with a company such as Ruffell & Brown to help you treat your windows and also get some advice on different blinds and styles that you can use. One of the issues with doing windows yourself is that there are a lot of additional services like treating, double-glazing and so on that can be hard to accomplish by yourself. That’s why this is one of the few areas in your home that you should rely on a professional. After all, nobody wants to ruin their windows by accident!
2. Add greenery to your rooms
Whether it’s large plants, hanging vines or potted flowers, there are lots of ways to add a touch of nature to your home through your greenery. Not only does this add a splash of color and nature to your home, but it’s also a great way to make use of any plants that are growing in your garden. It adds a nice contrast if you’re using a neutral palette, and plants generally fit into any kind of room regardless of the colors and decorations you’re using.
However, it’s definitely important to ensure there is plenty of light to complement your plants, especially if they’re still growing in their plants. A great alternative (though understandably not loved by everyone) is to use imitation plants. If you’re just after the effect then this is a fantastic budget option that won’t take much investment since you can swap them at any time and they won’t wilt. However, if you also want the air-cleaning benefit of a fresh plant, then you have to use real ones!
3. Decorate your rooms with personal items
A budget-friendly way to decorate your rooms is to add a couple of your personal items into the mix. This could be a collection of badges that you have, your favorite books, paintings you’ve drawn or collected, or even some travel memorabilia. The reason this works extremely well is that your personal items have lots of memories attached to them. Surrounding yourself in these items is a wonderful way to not only remind you of those good times, but it also imparts some personality into your decor which is a fantastic foundation for any kind of interior makeover.
Unfortunately, it’s very easy to go overboard with this. You absolutely need to ensure that you’re not clogging up all of your shelves and walls with random items. Those things you decorate with need to have some kind of impact on the room. They need to be memorable, they need to have some color to make them pop and they need to be interesting to look at. When someone asks “what’s that thing on your wall?” you need to be able to give them a story. In short, adding personal items to your interiors can be challenging, but it’s a great way to add some personal style to all of your rooms.
These small touches are a brilliant way to decorate your room. They’re surprisingly effective and are a great way to add a bit of style without too much personal effort. However, it’s a good idea to be modest when it comes to decorating your rooms. Remember that a little goes a long way in the world of interior design!