We would all like to live in more attractive accommodation, but actually making it happen can be one heck of a challenge. Not only do you need to know all of the tricks used by the pros, but you also have to have a vision for what you want. A quickfire list of tips you find on the internet probably isn’t going to help an awful lot.
With that said, glamming up your house doesn’t have to be a long process. With a few simple tips and tricks, you can make a massive difference in how it appears.
Add Mirrors To Create The Illusion Of Space
If you live in small accommodations, you’re not alone. It’s something that millions of city dwellers have to contend with every day of the year. Small rooms, however, aren’t necessarily a lost cause. By adding large floor-to-ceiling mirrors, you can instantly create the illusion of space, creating something that looks stunning. Windows work particularly well in bedrooms on the front of in-built closet doors, but you can put them anywhere, including the kitchen, bathroom, or living room.
Paint Your Ceiling A Dark Color
All the most charming homes have high ceilings. It creates a sense of grandeur that you simply don’t get with regular height ceilings. The problem is that you can’t do much to raise them without moving.
Fortunately, there’s a way around the problem: paint the ceiling a dark color. It turns out that dark tones create an optical illusion that makes ceilings appear higher than they are.
Add Gold Accents
When people see gold, it immediately triggers all kinds of positive associations, including warmth, wealth, and luxury. It is, therefore, the perfect color to glam up any home.
Ideally, you should use gold leaf or faux gold sparingly. Look for lamps with gold-effect bases or mirrors with gold leaf frames. Including gold on your door handles and light switches for an added sense of luxury.
Replace Your Tired Window Frames
Next time you step outside your home, inspect your window frames. If they look rugged and worn, then windows replacement can enhance the appearance of your home immensely.
Glazing options have moved on leaps and bounds in recent years. You no longer have to use generic UPVC panel windows and frames if you want to upgrade the look of your home and get decent insulation. You can now also get a range of products that mimic the style of a variety of popular window designs from the past, including Georgian and sash.
Use Creative Curtain Ties
Curtain ties are an opportunity for you to let your creative side run wild. Plus, they’re easy to DIY, allowing you to create whatever look you like, everything from bungee ties to Gothic studs.
Refresh Your Cabinet Handles
If the handles on your chests of drawers and kitchen cabinets are looking a little tired, then try refreshing them with new ones. Choose exciting colors and styles that complement the rest of your room. Handles make great accents that can bring an entire room together.