A happy home is a healthy home, and nothing says happy more than a beautiful house.
And not just we like them; it’s even backed by science. Recent studies have shown that, surroundings that are aesthetically pleasing to us help improve our mood, behavior, and overall health.
With that in mind, there are a lot of ideas out there that can help you in utilizing every room in your house as efficiently as possible. Here are some of ours that aren’t too complicated to achieve but are sure to spruce up your place and help bring it to life.
1. Color Variety
So simple, yet effective
Even putting a fresh coat of paint over a white wall can already do wonders with changing the feel and look of your rooms. You can even use your creative skills on your walls and add some artistry if you so desire.
This doesn’t apply to just painting your walls, but also pairing your colored furniture. You can mix and match red sofas next to a blue table, for instance. Colors that pair well together makes for an environment that is pleasing to the eyes.
2. Mirror on the Wall
Smile! Mirrors of all shapes and sizes brighten up the room not just by décor, but also by making the room it’s placed in feel larger, brighter, and livelier.
Large mirrors work especially best in tiny rooms. Just make sure they’re actually reflecting something you want your guests to see.
In addition, mirrors also work great in tighter rooms, like hallways and staircases, as it widens the space of the narrow room. You can check out lots of staircase ideas as well.
3. Accessories Everywhere
Another simple way to help brighten up your rooms is to use accessories. It’s likely that you’ll have many of these already, which can range from small house plants to display stands, to even figurines and candleholders!
Being experimental with your accessories in rooms where you think they would fit can help make it feel more homely. Maybe that lantern of yours would fit really nice near that bathroom sink.
Accessories help in adding a small personal touch in empty spaces that would otherwise go to waste.
4. Nature’s Natural Touch
Who doesn’t love plants? They keep you company, and even have nice soothing effects backed by science!
Studies have shown that having indoor plants boost your health. House plants provide your house with circulating oxygen while giving its inhabitants a calming effect. They look really good doing it too.
From flowers to ferns, having nature’s touch is sure to help brighten up your mood as well as your home with their presence, especially when they all bring their own unique beauty into the rooms.
You can place some tiny plants by your windowsill or perhaps some ceramic potted plants near your sofas, or even on your worktable. There’s no better time to flex your green thumb.
5. Let there be Light
Yes, even the warm gaze of the sun can help in brightening up your place, quite literally in fact.
A wonderful way to do this is to use the windows in the room to your own advantage, making it so the light of the sun paired with the right curtains dazzles the room.
Using the right pair of curtains does make wonders in this case, especially when it comes to capturing the essence of the light. You can find your own curtains, or go for made to measure curtains tailor-made for your own specifications to help maximize the emphasis on the room.
6. Tiles for Designs
Bathroom or kitchen tiles are one of the essential elements in making a design in these rooms work.
Changing them up to be more than simple white squares could help make these rooms feel less like a hospital and more of a wonderfully designed kitchen.
Using darker tiles, for instance, on a kitchen with a deep brown finish would complement its color and style.
7. Textiles and Texture
Textiles add flair to your pillows, blankets, and rugs. It gives them a little more style than simply what their original designs have to offer. Plus, they’re super comfortable!
If you want to spice up space like the living room, adding textiles like carpets help give it a different (and comfortable!) feel.
What’s more, its flexibility means that you can choose where to move it if you feel like it fits better in another room.
8. No Messy Rooms
More does not always mean better.
While it’s smart to use as much space as possible in your house, you should also take care to not simply place things wherever just to fill space, lest it stops being beautiful and instead turns into a mess.
If you think that something like a living room table would be better off without any accessories on it for when you need to use it, it may be a good idea to simply leave it is.
And there you have it. You don’t need to have expensive furniture to have a visually appealing house, even the things you already have can make your house look even better, provided you know where to place them.