Seldom are we told to release the inner obsessive inside us, but when you’re designing interiors that’s exactly what you have to do. I’m afraid some of us have to dig deeper than others to find our inner perfectionist, but it is in there somewhere! The key to creating an impactful and cohesive look is to pay attention to even the tiniest of details because they do matter. From the scent of a room to the style of a door handle, these tiny tweaks can make or break a design. Transform your home from ordinary to extraordinary with these simple design ideas…
Often overlooked, door handles can be a useful accessory in tying a whole look together. It often looks jarring and mismatched to have a traditional wood-style living room with a metal door handle on the door. The two schemes don’t go together. It’s surprising that we do often overlook handles especially as we use them every day. Whether it’s the front doors or the door to the kitchen, we all reach for a handle at some point throughout the day. Get creative with yours rather than sticking to the standard handle your door came with.
Once you’ve nailed the look of your home you may think that hard work is done. Creating great interiors is all about ambiance, however, so you need to engage all the senses. Play with smell in your home and incorporate some scented candles, perfumes, and natural flowers. Think about the feeling you’re trying to create in a room. For instance, fresh and floral smells work well in a guest bedroom as they’re inviting and smell crisp and clean. A personalized scent, or a personal favorite, is great for your own room. Some herbs in plant pots in the kitchen will create an arresting aroma too.
Paint The Walls Red!
Not really, well sort of. The simplest of details can make a big difference. Pain is a really simple way to transform a room, yet so many houses still have white-beige walls Go bright and bold to make an impact or perhaps opt for a deep purple with mahogany paneling to create a regal feel. Have fun experimenting. At the end of the day, it’s just pain and you can re-do it if you don’t like it. A great way to draw the eye and add some interest to a room is by wallpaper a single wall. By highlighting a statement wall you can afford to go for some boulder prints without worrying about going overboard.
Pay attention to the different textures you have in a room. Textures are a great way to make a room feel warmer and cozier. They give a great sense of luxury too when done right. It’s always a good idea to drape a heavy blanket over the side of a sofa. This works particularly well with leather sofas as it offsets the coldness they can exude. Similarly, place a shaggy sheepskin rug underneath an ottoman for a clash of hard and soft that helps bring a look together.