Maximizing living space is possible, and not because of the number of technologies that have made home décor simple and convenient. Well, technology has a little bit to do with it, but not for the more practical reasons. More indirectly, though, online sites have given users ideas on styling their home, transforming the old into new, and generating practical ideas for sprucing up any space.
Styling your home is easy, as the numerous places consumers can visit online has made DIY décor simple for anyone. However, making a home comfortable to live in as well as entertain in is not as easy. More than just throwing area rugs on the floor to make the space lived in or adding pillows to furnishings to make a space appear comfy, homeowners can do a number of things to make a space appear comfy, chic, and more importantly, stylish.
Continue reading to learn how you can improve the aesthetics of your home to make it more stylish.
Efficient Window Coverings
Changing a room’s window treatments is one of the simplest ways to transform a room’s appearance. Plantation shutters and other types of blinds offer homeowners a certain amount of versatility in choosing styles appropriate for their home space. They are energy-efficient, and a few styles can help insulate rooms in the winter. Plus, today’s blinds have been updated to include a range of style options.
Fancy Wall Coverings
Change up drab wall coloring by adding color to space. Homeowners do not even have to endure the chore of painting their walls, as today’s options include a variety of mural wallpaper options that can liven up a space simply. These wallpapers come in scenic pictures to modern designs redefining the concept of wallpapering. If not really sure of how these wallpapers might look in your space, consider wallpapering a small room or section to see how it works with the rest of the space. Hallways and foyers are great places to start, as they are typically smaller spaces in the home.
Making Pantry Space
In the kitchen, homeowners can create space where there is none. Fabric bins and other shelving can provide valuable space in a kitchen that has very little cabinet space. Whether using a room off the kitchen or using kitchen space, these fabric bins, or shelves, can help you remain organized while sprucing up the space.
Use Recesses Artfully
Hidden space that is in open view is one way that space is not maximized. Recessed spaces are great places to place bookcases or shelving. Placing bookshelves in these nooks is one way to use space functionally and a way to make the space appear interesting.
Ladders wooden or steel can be a functional, practical solution to needing small utilitarian space. Redecorate these items and transform them into places to hang towels or magazines. Ladders take up very little space and can actually make a space appear fun and cozy, and more importantly, the ladder has an actual use outside of looking good in the space.
Update Don’t Discard
Before discarding furnishings to purchase new items, consider whether the items just simply need a refresher. Patio furnishings, for example, can be reinvented, especially wicker furnishings. Applying a new finish to shelving can give the item a new appearance, save you money, and make your space more comfortable.
Practically Styling Your Home
Every now and then, every home needs a refresher. Instead of reinventing the wheel, homeowners should assess their home’s needs and plan from there. When looking at each space, consider the mood and the concept of each room. This concept will give you direction in terms of styling your space practically.