Expert home stagers know how they can play up the strengths of their house, conceal its flaws and make it come off as engaging and charming to everyone. This article will present you with some of the easiest tips which will help you freshen up your rooms when you are on a budget.
You should stick to colours like grey or beige, especially if it is a room on the first floor, for here the flow is essential. We would recommend that one should reduce jarring transitions. Since neutral walls provide you with the greatest flexibility of decoration, it enables one to swiftly switch up their accessories.
In the case of two side-by-side small rooms, you should paint them with the same neutral shade, for it makes them appear larger. While you are looking at a strip of paint, move down or up a hue or two for a small variation from one room to another.
If you have a picture of a nice hotel lobby, you will see that the furniture is laid out in groups in order to invite conversation. Therefore, when the furniture, especially the sofa designs in the living room are selected, you should look for a similar sense of intimacy and balance.
The ideal conversation area has a U shape, with two chairs and the sofa arranged in such a way that the chairs are facing one another at every end of the coffee table. It can also be of an H shape, which will have its designs directly across the chairs with a coffee table at the centre. In the case of the sofa, there are many available sofa set price ranges. While you are surfing through the designs of the sofa, you can determine the price that is within your budget.
However, there is a very common mistake that you should always try to avoid, and that is to push all your furniture against the walls. Typically, people do this because they presume that doing so will make the room appear larger. But, on the contrary, when you float the furniture away from your walls, it gives the illusion of a bigger room.
Many people hang little dinky artwork too high on their walls, and honestly, it looks quite ridiculous. You must be informed that the middle part of the picture is supposed to be at eye level. Take an average of the heights of the people who will live at this house and determine the eye level.
You should also keep the scale in mind. In the case of a large wall, one should go with a group of smaller gallery-style pieces, whereas, for a small wall, remember to not space the artwork too far apart.
4. Add some greenery to the scenery
If you ever pay close attention to rooms featured in advertisements or magazines, you will notice quite astounding detail, all of them have some sort of greenery in them, mostly in the form of plants. This is no coincidence as plants have a calming effect on your brain while also making the surrounding more aesthetically pleasing, not to mention they increase the oxygen suspension in the air.
You may not be in charge of an ad campaign or the editor of a magazine but that shouldn’t stop you from using greenery to decorate your abode. Tossing a few potted plants here and there can make a world of difference, although you must keep in mind to not turn your living space into a jungle. Plants like the African Fig and Ficus Alii make for great indoor plants while plants like spider plant and Cape Primrose make for great table plants. We would reccomend at least one around each table and one in each living room.
5. Mirror, Mirror on which wall ?
It is a well known fact that a mirror is a great way to make your room appear more spacey and brighter, as they bounce and scatter light all around. What is not well known is that the same mirror can have the opposite effect if not placed correctly.
Too many people treat mirrors the same way as they treat art pieces, ie; hanging them on the main wall at eye level, which can make the ambience a lot more subject oriented. An ideal way to place mirrors will be perpendicular to incoming light source and away from direct eye level, that way it can bounce off the light without making people have a visual standoff with their own reflections.
Those were some tips which can be used to give your room a new decor. What’s best is that they are easy to implement and not necessarily costly.
So which ones are you gonna implement?