Revamp Your Home With Ten of Our Top Tricks
At Pat McDonnell Paints, we have some simple advice to help revolutionise your space.
Use rugs to soften hardwood and tiled floors.
Add a hanging pot holder to your kitchen.
Kitchens are meant to be warm and inviting. We spend much of our time in them whether it be for preparing meals, serving meals or entertaining. A hanging pot rack is useful elegance. Kitchens are meant to feel as though they are in constant use and a hanging pot rack certainly makes one feel this way. In addition to looking so wonderful, (there are many sizes and styles available) additional cupboard space below is now freed up to store other items. Seldom has anyone complained of having too much storage.
Slip into something a little more comfortable!
Add plants to your living space. Add them to every room, small or large, few or many. Plants are an inexpensive means to accessorizing your space and adding color and texture. Not only are plants beautiful but many can clean household air and balance humidity. They can absorb pollutants and remove harmful gases from the air. No home should be without these wonderful greens!
Mix it up! Expensive and inexpensive, patterns and textures, old and new.
Any good interior decorator or colour consultant will tell you that the most essential element to decorating your home is that it reflects who you are. Your space should show off your style and personality. Whether it’s a family heirloom or a bargain find at a vintage shop, mixing old pieces of furniture with your more modern furnishings is wonderful way to give your home a unique stamp. Different fabric patterns and textures, from curtains to pillows, can add depth and texture to your home.
Wicker baskets: pretty and practical.
Not only are wicker baskets economical, they’re also an elegant way to add storage to any room. You can use baskets to store and display towels, books, magazines, toys, blankets etc. In the kitchen, why not display your fruit and vegetables in lace a couple of small wicker baskets on the counter-tops in your kitchen to beautifully display and store your fruit and vegetables.
Use what you already have to decorate.
To help make a small room feel larger, paint your walls with softer, lighter colours.
Add instant light to your space with mirrors.
Paint or wallpaper your bookcases.
This instant pop of color will brighten and re-energize any room! It’s amazing how something so simple as a coat of colorful paint can instantly energize and transform your space. This built-in bookcase would be simple and ordinary without the bright blue interior. Perhaps the simplest and most inexpensive way to transform a boring space is to apply a coat of paint somewhere unexpected. Bookcases are an ideal place to start because you don’t need to paint a large area. Other fun places to add a pop of color include painting fireplace mantels, the insides of closets, hallways and ceilings.
Which of our interior design ideas is your favourite? Let us know in the comment section below! We’d love to hear your best decorating tips too!