If you have recently finished planning your house remodeling, you may feel like something is missing in the interior design model on the screen of your laptop. We can tell you what it is. Details! Below are several great ideas that will help you spice up the design of every room and make the upcoming remodeling even more exciting. Enjoy.
1. Decorate Living Room Wall With a Map
If you want to give your interior a touch of American style, you can consider painting or hanging a map of your homeland on the wall. If you live in the US, a wooden United States map will look great! You can also draw a map in a sketchy manner using your favorite paint, make cardboard stencils if you want sharp edges, or hire a local artist for the job.
2. Install Fake Window Mirrors
If you have basement rooms where windows are physically impossible, you can trick your perception by hanging fake windows with mirrors instead of glass. This way, you will not only decorate the room in a creative way but also visually expand the interior with an option to use mirrors as a functional element for dressing up or make up.
3. Dull Stainless Steel for Matte Finish
Intentionally aged interior materials are considered very stylish elements in modernist interiors, and you can create some of them with your own hands! For example, you can give stainless steel surfaces in your kitchen a matte finish by dulling the surface with scrub sponges. All you need to do is buy a pack of sponges and scrub the surface until it becomes perfectly matte. This unique design trick is so simple, but everyone will be surprised by the sophisticated look of your kitchen furniture and/or appliances.
4. Hide Radiators With Cabinets
Heating radiators don’t always fit in interiors, but you can solve this problem in a very simple way. Order special cabinets from a local carpenter to cover them! You can ask a carpenter to create cabinets of any style and color and install mesh panels made of wood or metal to avoid concerning heat inside.
5. Create Your Own Pieces of Art
What can be more special than artworks made with your own hands? You can draw or paint anything that comes into your head, frame it, and hang it anywhere in the house as a unique piece of art! But what to do if you are not an artist? You can paint abstractions, pictures by numbers, or watch a couple of tutorials on YouTube and simply choose your own colors to make the final result authentic.
6. Let Eyesores Stay
This may seem counter-stylish, but you can actually avoid any expenses on rerouting those cumbersome HCVA air duct shafts, hiding wires, or covering ceiling beams. All you need to do is make them part of the interior. For example, you can take a bucket of bright paint (let it be pink or yellow) and paint the entire air duct. What about ceiling beams? You can simply let them stay raw or paint them too! What about wires? Consider hanging some lightweight decor (like a dreamcatcher) on them or covering them with bright paint patterns.
7. Reuse Old Items
You probably have tons of old goods after remodeling. Don’t hurry to sell or throw them away. In many cases, modern interiors become even better if you add several items from the old interior to them. Consider it a plexus of old and new for the sake of art and the environment. You can simply insert old pieces of furniture, paintings, candlesticks, and other elements. Besides, you can refinish surfaces to give them a contemporary look.
8. Use Murals
Do you have a big wall without windows and decor? Perfect! You can cover it with a huge mural to give life to the entire space. Here are several ideas for murals to choose from:
- Abstract shapes – you can paint them using stencils;
- Real graffiti – hire a local graffiti artist;
- Splashes of paint – just take a brush and have fun;
- Fresco – hire an artist or order photo wallpapers;
- Ancient or renaissance art – order photo wallpapers.
9. Install Multicolor LED Bulbs
The market is overflowing with multicolor LED bulbs of various types. The LED bulb can not only reduce the figures in your monthly electricity bills but also help you spice up the interiors with splashes of different colors in the evening. Such bulbs usually come with remotes or can be controlled from your smartphone and can produce any color you like and even strobe with different colors when you decide to throw a party!
10. Install Unique Switches
We use switches every night so why not make them special? But how? Well, you can purchase different unusual wall plates for switches online or opt for old industrial-style switches if you want a more grungy look. Unusual controls will add texture to the interior and make it more exciting to interact with.
11. Rethink The Ceilings
We use ceilings very rarely. Most of us paint them white, and that’s all. But why not paint a sky all over the ceiling, paint it with an unexpected color, develop some intricate pattern, hang canvases of cloth, install ceiling mirrors, or even hang paintings horizontally?
12. Make Deep Accents
It’s very popular to add elements of bright colors to interiors, but have you considered adding deep dark accents instead? Deep dark colors, including black, dark blue, or dark grey can turn entire walls and smaller details into mysterious decor elements and add unique character to indoor spaces.
13. Benefit From High Furniture
If you have rooms with low ceilings, tall pieces of furniture will not only help you expand storage space but also make ceilings look significantly higher. For the best effect, use bookstands or wardrobes with sliding doors.
14. Go Monochrome
Sometimes the best solution can be to cover everything in the room in one color instead of trying to find the colors that perfectly match. It’s quite simple to paint everything in one color, but you will be surprised by how special the look will be.
Time For Change!
Now that you’re full of ideas and inspiration, think of how and where you want to implement each idea from this listing. Which of them is your favorite, by the way? Or if you cannot find anything that matches your style from the list provided, you may want to consult with GM Business Interiors.