There are many subtle ways by which you can transform your home. This doesn’t not have to be something expensive or outlandish; just a little touch here and there and the entire ambience is transformed.
- Add a hanging pot holder to your kitchen
Kitchens are meant to be warm and inviting. We spend much of our time in them whether it be for preparing meals, serving meals or entertaining. A hanging pot rack is useful elegance. Kitchens are meant to feel as though they are in constant use and a hanging pot rack certainly makes one feel this way. In addition to looking so wonderful, (there are many sizes and styles available) additional cupboard space below is now freed up to store other items. Seldom has anyone complained of having too much storage.
- Use flowers
Add plants to your living space. Add them to every room, small or large, few or many. Plants are an inexpensive means to accessorizing your space and adding color and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but many can clean household air and balance humidity. They can absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air. No home should be without these wonderful greens!
- Paint or wallpaper your bookcases
This instant pop of color will brighten and re-energize any room! It’s amazing how something as simple as a coat of colorful paint can instantly energise and transform your space. Perhaps the simplest and most inexpensive way to transform a boring space is to apply a coat of paint somewhere unexpected. Bookcases are an ideal place to start because you don’t need to paint a large area. Other fun places to add a pop of color include painting fireplace mantels, the insides of closets, hallways and ceilings.
- Use area rugs to soften hardwood floors
Throw rugs give warmth and can add great texture, color and personality to your living space. Tiled floors are beautiful and easy to maintain but they lack the comfort that carpeted floors offer, especially in the cooler months. Area rugs can add fun and functionality to your living space. Use several of varying patterns and fabrics together to showcase your character. You can also add several rugs of the same pattern and fabric, or different textures but the same color.
The possibilities are endless. You can change your area rugs to reflect the seasons using warmer tones and fabrics for cooler months and lighter ones for the warmer days of the year. There are many lovely cotton, washable area rugs which are ideal for those homes with children. There really is no reason why a home with young children cannot also be a stylish one.
Keep in mind that too many items can make your place look crowded and difficult to clean. What beautifies a room are items selected carefully and displayed elegantly. So, take this into consideration before you start decorating. When you finish decorating, don’t forget to clean your house. You know, no matter the design, if a place is dirty, it just doesn’t look good. The sooner you complete cleaning, the better.
At Rosemary’s we delight in transforming your home and office into a haven even with a limited budget. We also offer consultancy and advisory services on all aspects of interior decoration.