5 Small Home Updates That Make a Huge Impact in Interior Design31st October 2021
Ever felt the need to change your home interior design? Have you tried giving in to that same urge, only to find yourself wanting to switch things up again a short while later?
We understand the challenges of satisfying your cravings for updating the interior of your home. What makes it even harder is considering the time or financial constraints involved.
Lucky for you, there are ways to make impactful interior design changes that require much less time, effort, and money.
From home wallpapers to vignettes, here are five small updates that yield big results to quench your thirst for a fresher home design:
1. Throw in assorted throw pillows.
Adding color or texture to your home? Or perhaps you want to make a room feel a bit cozier? Whatever the case, throw pillows are exactly what you need.
Putting a couple of these colorful pillows on chairs, sofas, and even beds is a classic technique for sprucing up any room. It adds personality and visual interest in a quirky way, as well as a bit of warmth where it is needed.
Some throw pillows can also be pleasing to more senses than just your eyesight. Textured pillow covers add extra depth to the room, not to mention wonderful to touch.
You have many available designs to choose from, so don’t worry about finding something that suits your design style and budget. Some are sold at boutiques and home depots, while others can be found in bespoke online stores.
You can also make a few throw pillows yourself. Take your pick from our sophisticated, European-inspired Heritage fabric collection for throw pillows that will not only look good in your home, but also last a long time.
2. Toss in a rug or two.
Another small item you can purchase that will make a big impact on a room is a rug.
Area rugs can transform any room completely, provided that you know what size to choose and where to place them.
Small rugs work well in foyers, entryways, kitchens, and bathrooms. If you have a home office, you can toss one in there, too. Some interior designers also recommend small rugs that complement and bring together your bedroom décor.
Meanwhile, larger rugs can serve as a demarcation for multiple areas in an open home layout. You can get an idea on how to implement this from our flooring collection gallery here.
For example, rugs measuring around eight by 10 feet or nine by 12 feet are commonly placed in living rooms to bring together the sofa set while separating them from the entryway or dining area.
3. Curtain up.
Use window treatments to make a great impact on your home interior.
Curtains are another element that can quickly change the vibe in any room. You can also easily switch them up or make them yourself using our delicate Mineral Collection textiles.
Once you have the perfect curtains, all that’s left is to hang them up like a pro:
- Make sure your curtain rods are placed as high up as possible to create an illusion of a taller room. A good rule of thumb is to put them eight to 12 inches from the top of the window frame or halfway down the ceiling.
- Install curtain rods about six to eight inches outside the width of the window frame. Hang your curtains wide in a way that the side panels only “kiss” the outer edge of the windows to ensure that the room gets the maximum amount of natural light.
4. Switch up wallpapers.
Many people consider painting a good way to freshen up the appearance of the room. However, it can sometimes require too much work and money, not to mention it’s more permanent.
If you’re into changing the appearance of your walls periodically, you might want to consider wallpapering.
Wallpapers offer a quick way to change up the color of your walls and add interest to a room. Unlike paint that needs to be scraped off, wallpaper can be changed fast and easy – the perfect interior design material for people who frequently update their rooms. It is also a good option for apartment renters as it doesn’t damage the existing paint.
The best part is, you have plenty of designs to choose from. If you work with us, we can even have wallpapers custom-made for you. We use vinyl, paper, and non-woven materials to print on, with substrate sizes as big as 54 inches wide. You also have the choice to scale up or down your chosen design. The only limit is your imagination.
Create your own custom wallpaper in four easy steps:
- Choose a design.
- Adjust the scale accordingly.
- Change the layout as you see fit.
- Switch up the color.
If you’re not ready to commit to wallpapers on your walls, you can simply line your bookcases. Nicely printed wallpapers result in a gorgeous reading nook with a few empty shelves.
5. Make use of vignettes.
Vignettes are several decorative pieces that are gathered together to make a charming scene. They tend to be graphic and often denote a specific design style or hobby.
Home décor vignettes also showcase the personality of the people living in a house or apartment. They can be formed with picture frames, artworks with a similar theme, or any other form of collection.
Of course, you can still mix things up by creating a vignette of seemingly unrelated objects. Just remember to select an anchor item among the pile that will serve as the vignette’s focal point.
The bottom line is that it’s your choice.
Choose Small to Go Big
You don’t have to spend a fortune or work late hours to freshen up the look and feel of your home. Even small updates will offer a big impact in interior design.
Don’t know where to start? We’re here to offer help, whether it’s ideas, tips, or home décor materials. Talk to us today about your interior design needs.Back to Blog