5 Ways To Liven Up Your Living Space
Are you bored of seeing the same old things in your home? Do you need ideas for rejuvenating the life of a room in your home? Well here are some fun, creative and inexpensive ways to improve the décor in your living environment. We show you our very own creations, using these elements
Ask any interior designer and he/she will tell you that the use of mirrors and other reflective surfaces improves the way light disperses into a space. With the abundance of light that a room derives from the use of mirrors, polished metallic surfaces and other such materials, the ambience is brightened up and presents a more wholesome feel. Here, you can literally see the room space double with the grand big mirror rested against the wall.
Be it wool, hair on hide, natural fiber, Persian or any other type, a rug or carpet can really vitalize any given space. A colorful piece of fabric on the floor to throw into contrast sober furniture or untextured walls can improve the visual appeal of a room, especially a living or dining room. Rugs and carpets can also be used to designate areas within a room to mark a boundary to a space which serves any required function. And what is even better is that rugs and carpets can even be draped over walls! This method of using them can serve as a work of art that can drastically improve the interiors of your home.
In this room, we used a big, heavy rug like carpet to add a hint of contrast in the form of a lighter shade to these dark brown cupboards.
Art is an expression. Whether it is done by a seasoned artist or a DIY project, art can be used to bring to life a wall or sometimes even an entire room depending on the size of the piece. Effective use of art can really do wonders to improve the aesthetic appeal of the space it is used in. Art can even be done directly on a wall which brings us to our next tip. This light and bright design concept of ours used the help of framed pop art posters as well as a more dignified artwork to balance the interiors and make them pack a punch!
4. Utilizing colors effectively on your walls
Changing the color of a wall to match new furniture or to accentuate existing furniture can make a huge difference and energize an otherwise bleak setting. Bright colors and the use of more than one color on a wall will definitely improve the charm of a room. As you can see in our interior work here, we used contrasting colours in a muted set-up to keep the elegance and still be impactful.
5. Placing Plants
Plants can really help liven up a room by bringing a bit of nature into your home. Creative placement of plants can be used to raise the attractiveness of a room that they are placed in. If the use of indoor plants is too much of a hassle for you, you can even use faux plants that are very easy to maintain and clean. In this project we used small, miniature plants in pretty white and neutral colour pots to add some life to the cool blue interiors.
And there you have it, 5 easy ways to liven up your living space.
Gone are the days when artists struggled to find patrons. Today, the world of design is dominated by art of various types. Interior designers, across cultures talk about fusing décor with modern paintings. If you have the thirst for collecting art, you may have started long time ago. Exhibiting art in the right sense is not something everyone is blessed with. Interior designers can help you showcase paintings that are worth thousand words.
The 'art and soul of the room
Interior designers say, wall art matters the most in home decor. We plan the entire layout most of the times and leave out the art element. In reality, this should be the other way around. If choosing a colour scheme is daunting, you can pick the art you love the most and plan your colours based on it. Decorating the room with a few prominent shades from the splash of colours on the walls can add both life and texture to the space. Also, bare walls look complete if you design a look with art as the focal point. So whether you are styling on a budget or investing big time in art for your home, you must remember that art is visually appealing and overtakes everything in the room.
Indian Art -- the masterpiece in a room
If you think choosing the perfect art is difficult, you can look for something traditional and elegant. The Indian art market is steadily appreciating with every passing year. Intricate paintings, with ornate work and motifs successfully compliment a myriad of furnishings and Indian accents. Indian art is a perfect blend of art work and design concepts. Online stores can offer a plethora of options with prints and creative photographs which can be artistically framed. Colourful history of civilization, sculptures and deities are a few art pieces that can add a traditional touch to your office or home interiors. Tapestry art and vintage mirrors can be perfect masterpieces that reflect your taste and style.
Your art – The window to your personality
A room with relaxing art is best to soothe your senses and calm your nerves. The natural elements in landscape paintings showcase the beauty of colour and are inspiring. Mountains, valleys, rivers, beautiful flowers and the colours in the sunset that are inspired by nature can revive and refresh any room. You must ensure you stir clear from paintings that portray natural calamities and poverty stricken people. Likewise, a large life like portrait of a famous personality or an ancestor is not something you want to display in the room where you usually relax after a long day’s work. A bright and vibrant dose for paintings can never go wrong. What you pick for your room will certainly reflect your personality and style.
Closet space is something we all wish we had more of. Whether you are a shopaholic or one of those ‘I buy only what I need’ types, you have to admit that having as much closet space as you would like would be like a dream come true. Imagine you have all the space for your clothes and your accessories! It would be a joy just to look into the closet and see the various sections within with neatly arranged items of clothing and other essentials.
But alas! Not all of us are blessed with ample space in our rooms to fit our spoils of retail therapy. So, here we are talking about what we can do with the space we have to accommodate our fashion choices.For the Millennial
A simple wardrobe or a waist high chest of drawers will more than suffice to house the casual clothes and the bare essentials that a typical millennial would need and use. Especially considering the fact that most millennials live in small apartments with barely enough room and generally also have room mates.For the Busy Bee
If you are someone who is all work and no play, then you barely have any time to indulge in diverse fashion choices and chances are that you have more formal clothing than anything else. And for that you will need a full-length cupboard that has enough room to hang your jackets and suits. With latest design trends you can even have double-racked hanging in the same closet with the pull-down system that allows you to reach the higher shelf easily.For the Couples
Often, we find that couples who live together, whether you are married or not, fight over the amount of closet space available. In this situation it is best not to share the same piece of furniture to house your garments as it can become very difficult to demarcate a well-defined space for each member of the couple. Therefore, it falls upon the couple to invest in separate pieces of furniture so that there are no unnecessary arguments over who takes up more closet space.For the Traveller
If you are someone who barely spends any time at home, things that concern the normal individual with the average live-at-home lifestyle would not bother you. Things like closet space or design of the closet space would barely matter. Since, most of your life you live out of a suitcase, it can be quiet handy to have multiple small pieces of furniture, like many chests of drawers, where you can pair up your clothing and set a certain number of pairs in each drawer in such a way that every time you travel, you know exactly what goes where and how many pairs to pack. It also makes doing the laundry a lot easier, as a bonus.