The smartest way to spruce up any room of a home is to indulge in some cheeky, contemporary decor. Be it a statement piece that you’ve spent the years’ salary on or grandma’s trusty kerosene lamp that still has that faint aroma of nostalgia, decor does the trick. Here are 7 simple hacks to create magic in the sacred space that you call home.
Go big or go home
Bigger is better, and that applies to art as well. Bring in a ‘larger than life’ painting, preferably ones that portray bold strokes and bright colours and make space for it on your white wall. You may also combine a set of smaller frames to mimic large artwork. In the world of ‘instant’, this is the quickest fix to an otherwise dull wall.
Green is the new black
We highly recommend you get the greenery inside; small houseplants are a great way of doing that. They even purify the air around you. Choose Peace Lilies and Snake Plants as floor-mates, sweet Succulents and Chinese Money plants as your desk mates, and some pretty Polka-Dot plants or Oxalis as shelf mates; they won’t disappoint.
Rustic weds Vintage
Pairing rustic, earthy furniture with some vintage furnishings is a match made in heaven. Mix rustic decor such as exposed bricks or weathered furniture with restored vases or vintage units of well-known brands. Impress the guests, effortlessly.
Shelf desk for oneself
Desks that tend to occupy the whole floor are definitely passe. These desks are far from the norm; Shelf desks and simple single desks are not only functional but add a touch of minimalistic elegance, be it to a bedroom or the living area.
Mirror, mirror on the wall
Who’s got the coolest room of them all? Mirrors are not just reflective surfaces that you look at before rushing out the door; they have evolved and add a touch of glamour to your home. Use fragmented mirror styles, oversized curved mirrors, or tiny mirrors with large, edgy borders to make your surrounding space seem larger than it is.
Be LIT Decor
Lights are not to be taken lightly. From quirky metal chandeliers that can brighten dim corners, retro jute rope lights with incandescent bulbs, to mason jar lights that add a bit of warmth to desks, you can’t go wrong with these light particles.
Giving attention to outdoor decor is just as important. Creating a water element around the house is good chi. A calming koi pond, a water garden, miniature retro fountain, or even a charming bird-bath can provide an upgrade to your yard.
These decor solutions pack a mean punch when it comes to adding charm and elegance to your home. Upgrade your decor quotient with Housejoy, renovate your house and give your home decor the boost it deserves.