There are many ways to revamp a room; it does not have to be in an expensive way, just an addition and/or removal of some elements here and there can give a space some burst of charm and vigour. You can transform a space simply with an infusion of creativity.
We bring you simple tips on how to transform your space:
- Windows curtains
Curtains add charm and colour to windows. To create a dramatic effect, add 20 centimetres to the length and let them fall to the floor.
- Go green
Plants and flowers help to create a peaceful environment and are essential to every successful interior. Aromatic herbs in a kitchen window box will add zest to the room.
- Roll out the carpet
The introduction of a rug can change the mood of a room. For cold seasons, you can use wool with rich hues and Persian motifs. For warm or hot seasons, you can use sisal, sea rush or bright-coloured cotton.
- Change the frames on wall hangings
Change the frames of art works and photographs. You can renew their look by using large-sized frame models in darker wood.
- Replace the hardware
The easiest way to refresh your kitchen cupboards is to change the hardware. For the rest of the house, you can change the door handles. Gold, antique brass or veined brown evoke tradition, whereas steel, stainless steel and nickel make for a more modern look.
- Engage colour
You can use tones that you’ve not used before. A simple dark grey, green, taupe or brown can make all the difference in changing the outlook of a space.
- Focus on the stairs
Lay new carpet and/or wall hangings in the stairways. You can repaint the rails and add lighting to highlight the stairway’s best features.
- Bring the garden inside
An aquarium, a fountain, a small Zen garden or a large exotic aviary will inject life into your home…and get your guests talking.
- Group your treasures
If your collectibles are spread throughout the entire house, display them together on shelves, which could fill up an otherwise empty space. Remember that floating wall shelves must blend with the colour of the walls or complement the woodwork.
- Take up a theme
Be it the tropics, the Victorian period or hotel style, select lamps, cushions, vases and accessories that reflect your favourite theme – and you don’t have to spend a fortune doing it. Washrooms, guest rooms and hallways lend themselves effectively to this approach.