Beirut – Do you feel the routine and boredom of your home decor? Want to change some of the details that make you renovate, but at an acceptable cost? What are these changes you can make to make you feel happier and more energetic?
Interior designer Fadia Al-Shami offers you the most important ideas that can change many details inside your home at acceptable cost and give more renovation on all sides:
Spring affects plants
Use spring touches in home decor, and renovate the corners of the house with green plants that can be scattered in different corners of the house to give it vitality.
Lighting is an essential part of changing your home decor. You can add base lighting bases with new colors and long shapes that revitalize the corners of the house again to harmonize with the furniture, colors and decorations of the house.
Renovation of pillows and curtains
Be sure to change the colors and fabrics of the pillows in the living rooms and bedrooms and choose many colors with inscriptions, to bypass the classics that make you feel bored and you can renew the curtains to give the decor a new look and alive. .
Carpet replacement is a change in the focus of the person living in the house and adds to the joy of the place, as the whole house can actually be changed by just adding new carpets.
When a place is crowded, it is less attractive, you can increase the space by buying versatile parts, such as. a desk that has a lot of storage drawers and does not take up much space. In the children’s room, instead of using two beds, a bunk bed can be used to provide space to play and study, or to buy a sofa that opens and stores things inside.
Arrange flowers that match the colors of the towels and accessories, not neglecting to change the curtains so that they are in uniform colors so that you do not feel bored.
Also, make good use of the bedroom space and place suitable storage units to accommodate all the contents of the room, to avoid clutter. You can also choose a set of covers with different colors and designs and each of them will change the look. of the room completely, especially with the change of seasons, according to the advice of the decorator Shami.
Change in the kitchen
You can completely change the look of your kitchen simply by repainting the exterior and changing the look of the cabinet handles.
It is also possible to renew the seasonality of some simple tools, taking into account the consistency of colors and this will create a new kitchen for you on a small budget.
Using mirrors is one of the best ways to decorate the living room, especially with small spaces, as it adds space to the place and you can choose it with frames of many shapes and colors, in proportion to the decor and color of Your room.
You can renovate the interior of the house without costing you money, just change the places of the furniture. This idea applies not only to the guest lounge and living room, but to the whole house.
This is why it is preferable to make a sketch of everything that comes to your mind about the new shape of the furniture and you can seek help from your husband, brother or son to ensure the ease of moving and moving the home furniture on. an easy and simple way, according to the advice of the interior stylist.
Choose 3 colors that combine easily with each other: silver, gold and pink that shines towards the golden color and choose a glass table and then place the decorations that hold those colors in a way that suits the shape and size. If the table is circular, there is no objection to forming a small triangle of those accessories.
The corner floor of the room is a great place to insert one of your heavy accessories and combine it with a soft feather pillow with a bright rope light that breaks the routine.
You can use 3 tables in the middle if the shape and size of the room allows and on each table to place a piece of accessories with a small pearl rope that tends to the pinkish white color in antiques.
Several plant vases can be placed on three tables, taking into account the harmony of the plant colors with the colors of the brushes and vases.
Importance of cleaning in renovation
Cleaning is one of the factors that contributes to the renovation of the house, for example, cleaning the old taps from the traces of soap and germs accumulated in them and polishing the copper and silver that have changed color. Renovation can be done by cleaning them from the effects of soap and microbes accumulated on them.
Change the colors of the walls
After thoroughly cleaning the walls, removing dust and changing their color to a new color suitable for home furniture, mixing between dark and light colors to add distinction and attractiveness to the room, wallpaper available can also be used with distinctive and different designs with the addition of some textile pieces, paintings and paintings that are hung on the walls.
Simple steps to change the decor
Al-Shami goes on to explain that the housewife should take a few simple initial steps to help her change her home furnishings:
Browse magazines and websites: Collect a set of pictures of decorations that attracted you when you browse magazines or websites and change your home to your liking.
Take an online test: There are thousands of online tests created to help you find the right decoration style for you, choose two of them and if you end up with similar results, you are on the right track, it is fun and can really help you determine your needs.
Take a look at your wardrobe: Take a closer look at the colors of your clothes, it will help you a lot to know your taste in the colors of the decoration and shows if you like calm neutral colors or cheerful accent colors.
Change the paint of some parts: Dyeing is cheap and versatile. Cabinets, walls, floors and furniture can be painted. The paint gives a new look with lower costs.
Renew yourself at home: You can save a lot of money by making some simple changes in your own home, such as painting the walls, making handmade pillows and curtains, or making a crochet table and other simple things.
Take a walk around your house and keep notes: Jolly in each room, make a list of things you want to replace, or things you want to add to the decor and immediately fill in what is missing.
Home furnishing mistakes
Al-Shami warns of the mistakes that housewives often make when organizing the decor of her home, among which the most important are:
- Pushing the furniture to the wall to give the house more empty space and it is preferable to avoid this so that the visible space is an inspiring space capable of creating a social atmosphere inside the house.
- Buying small, well-cushioned pillows will save money, as this makes the sofa uncomfortable and it is better to buy large, well-cushioned cushions to give the sofa a nice, attractive look.
- Use a neutral or similar color to the furniture, as this makes the home decor “liquid” and has no spirit, and a particular color should be chosen to match the color of the furniture rather than its scale and can be darker, lighter or between its scales.
- Exaggerated display of room content and possessions, e.g. placing lots of antiques on a shelf, or stacking lots of photos on a small wall.
- Lighting is one of the basics of the house, whether to give an attractive look or to provide the vision, appearance and psychology of the people living inside the house, so you should avoid neglecting this point.