Knowing how to update your home decor can be a tricky and costly business. It’s very easy to start a Pinterest board of ‘enviable interiors’ and come away with your mind reeling. There are however several simple updates you can try to inject a little pizzaz into your everyday, that don’t cost the Earth. Here are a few simple home decor updates for 2017…
Kitchens are the heart of any home with hours spent preparing, eating, and socialising with loved ones, as such it deserves a little TLC. First things first, brushed steel is out with bronze and copper making a comeback. The warmer metal colour makes the space cosier and allows you to go more functional with counter tops and appliances. No need intricately patterned cupboards or expensive surfaces. A few polished brass taps or spouts are all that’s needed to liven up a tired space.
If brass isn’t your style, wood is also an option. A new found appreciation for all that is natural and textural means wood with an interesting grain draw the eye. Coupled with plain or muted colours, wood pops and creates a chic space to cook, eat, and entertain. This look doesn’t have to cost the earth either with just a few wooden touches required. Be it cabinets, chairs, tables, or stools, a well-made wooden piece will always be appreciated.
The bedroom is a space where one can hide from the world. A space that should be a real sanctuary. As such it is a space that should reflect the character of the owner. There are a number of ways to do this and none of them needs to break the bank.
Green is the colour of 2017. From olive to forest, lime to sage, green paint, furnishings, textiles, and ornaments are very popular. A versatile colour, green can be used to subdue a room and make it more relaxing or pop with brighter variants. Try adding a green throw to chair, a few green candles for ambience, or paint one of your walls green to draw the eye. Replacing furniture can be costly however bed companies such as Bedstar, offer an economical option when updating your home.
Texture is another huge consideration for your sanctuary. The bedroom is the perfect place for a woolly throw, rich wooden furniture, velvet cushions, and other pieces are a great way to add depth to your space and fill it not with just visually appealing pieces, but texturally appealing too.
Passageways and Walkways:
One of 2017’s biggest hits has been bringing the outside, inside. Large windows, mirrors, and other reflective surfaces allow light to come and make the inside look much larger. Blurring the line between outside and inside is a great way to turn a neglected space, like a passageway from a wasted area into a connection between the two worlds.
All of these spaces can be revamped in a cost-effective way with little work. From accessories to furniture, a houseplant, hanging baskets or a splash of green on the walls- a little change can go a long way in updating a home.