Do you know how you can change your style and adapt it to the new trends every year? Sure, you would not dream of wearing anything neon this season, but, admit it, a couple of seasons ago, you were at least considering it.
Now, take a look at your home. It probably looks almost the same as the day you first decorated it. Do not you think it deserves a change of style too? It is not like the interior design trends are not changing at the same pace as the fashion ones do. Remodeling projects tend to be very expensive, but sometimes all it takes is a several clever design moves that will introduce new trends and different styles, and give your home a makeover it deserves.
Move the Furniture Around
By moving the furniture around I mean work with the home you have to get the home you want to have. Take a good look around your house. Can some furniture pieces from the living room be moved into the bedroom or vice versa? This seemingly small change can breathe in a new life to the space and introduce a different vibe. You can also change the focal point of the room. For instance, if it used to be a fireplace, this time you can rearrange your furniture so that it either centers around an artwork, faces a window or even puts the focus on the ceiling (an eye-catching chandelier in combination with wallpaper or molding).
Mix and Match Design Styles
So, last year you were all about vintage decor, and this year you’re infected by the futuristic bug? Remodeling an entire room into a single uniform interior design would require too much time and money. Fortunately, eclectic decor is widely recommended by professionals, so you will have no problems in finding great tips for implementing it. Here are a few guidelines to help you get you started:
- Find the common traits connecting different styles (e.g. color palette).
- Repeat certain elements (shapes, colors, textures).
- Layer different textures.
- Use maximum 3 styles.
- Don’t overdo it.
Replace the Details
Buying new decorations may be too expensive for simply implementing a new design style, especially if you consider that you might get bored of it soon, or that it will become outdated the very next year. However, there is a way to bring in some trend into your home without breaking the bank. Replace the matte vase for metallic one. Ditch the rose quartz pillow covers and get greenery (Pantone color of the year) instead. Get rid of the rug with traditionally-patterned design and introduce a cowhide rug, which perfectly reflects this year’s craze about the Danish approach to life and design – Hygge.
Roll Up Your Sleeves
Finally, you can grab some sandpaper, bucket of paint, hammer and nails, and other tools you might need to take matters into your own hands. DIY projects can range from painting an old wooden dresser in greenery, so that it serves as a pop of color in a room, to more demanding tasks, such as building your own entryway bench or a nightstand. You should choose your projects carefully to be sure that the end results will go well with the rest of the décor and current trends. For example, vintage pendant lamps are currently all the rage, so you can check some tutorials and make stunning style statements out of cans, colanders, branches, mason jars, soda can tabs, old globes, etc. Here are some other cool projects to have in mind:
- DIY ottoman,
- Drawing graphic prints on pillows with fabric paint (it can fit in well in the popular Scandinavian décor),
- Hairpin stools and benches,
- Woven shades,
- Cozy lumbar pillow to improve your Hygge game,
- Copper ladder towel organizer,
- Pipe shelves.
Don’t leave your house stuck with outdated styles, unless you would do the same to yourself. Establish one timeless, prevalent look that reflects your personality, and then complement it with new design trends each year. As you see, implementing these tips will not require a lot of money, but it can be very rewarding. Your home definitely deserves it.
About the Author:-
Emma B. Joyce is blogger based in Australia. She is a true home decor and DIY fanatic. Emma is interested in music and also is a big reading enthusiast. Finding new designs and patterns is her daily task. She got hooked on home accessories and decorations during her traveling and now cannot stop searching for new inspiration. For her articles, she often consults decor specialists, home organization experts such as JD Lighting and other blogger experts.