Are you looking for aesthetic room ideas to decorate your house, but you feel like you lack the skills of an interior designer?
Luckily decorating is easier than you think, and you can create visual interest in almost any room by following some of our tips.
Whether you are looking for bedroom decor ideas or want to breathe new life into your living room – we have just the tips and tricks for you to design an aesthetically pleasing room. Follow these top dos and don’ts, and your space will be incredible!
Do make use of rugs
Whether your entire floor is covered with wall-to-wall carpeting or you have beautiful floor tiles, you cannot go wrong with area rugs to improve your room’s aesthetic.
Rugs come in many shapes and sizes and can be used to bring different textures and patterns into a room or add a layer of warmth that you can’t get from bare flooring. Find rugs that complement existing features in the room, like your furniture or energy-efficient radiators on the walls.
Do use plants and flowers
Real or synthetic flowers and plants are great for giving your room a fresh look and naturally bringing in some colours.
You can place the flowers or plants in different vases and planters to bring in a pop of colour and some greenery. Plants will give a homey vibe to the entire room and can be placed on the dining table, coffee table or any shelves around the room.
Do design a gallery wall
An accent wall is a great focal point in your living space. You can head to your local paint store and select a paint colour you like or use wallpaper to decorate a bare wall.
Once the base colour is decided, you can add wall art, photos, and even hanging plants to your feature wall. You can also place other elements in front of the wall to draw the eye towards it, such as a warm floor lamp or a ladder shelf made from natural materials.
Do use different materials
You have to consider textures and colours when deciding on the interior design elements of your home. Using different materials in a room will significantly improve the sense of style of the space.
Consider your upholstery fabrics, which rugs will work well on your hardwood floors, and which throw pillows you can use to create a chic couch feature. If you have a white room, you can use curtains and throws to bring in colour and texture.
Don’t shy away from candles
A lighted candle can transform a whole room. Whether in the dining room, bedroom, powder room or living room, candles bring warmth and a fragrant smell to any space.
With the wide variety of shapes, colours and scents available, you are sure to find a candle to suit your style and complement your living spaces.
Don’t make the room bland
Don’t underestimate a single piece of furniture – incorporate statement pieces into your design. A decorative mirror will have light bouncing across the room, or a large world map on the wall will draw the eye.
An intricate coffee table or a wing-backed chair in the living room, or even a chandelier over your dining room table – all these items will make a big difference to your interior design.
Don’t be afraid to mix different elements and design styles
Don’t be scared of combining various elements and design styles, blending modern and vintage looks – it is your own home, after all!
You can find amazing antique pieces at a flea market or thrift store. You can also ask your friends and family if they have any unwanted items they want to get rid of that you can repurpose.
Then combine these pieces with modern furniture or design elements like artwork, string lights, books or pot plants for a beautiful design.
Don’t forget to think vertically
Most people will hang pictures and artwork on a wall, but there is much more you can do with walls, especially if you live in a small space. Vertical space is your friend! You can use floating shelves with interesting designs as a focal point for storage and decor or use coat hooks on the wall to hang plants.
You can also push furniture up against walls to create more floor space. A standing shelf, free-standing closet or table pushed up against the wall won’t look strange and will create more open space (and less clutter) in your home.
Creating a beautiful aesthetic in your house does not have to cost you an arm and a leg, and you can achieve a lot without the help of an interior design professional.
Small changes and accents can make a big difference and make any room feel completely new.
The tips we have provided will help you create a gorgeous space that you and your family can enjoy without breaking the bank.