We’re usually pretty good at taking care of the significant details that affect the look and feel of our homes, such as the colour of the paint, furniture, and so on. However, you shouldn’t think that your work is finished once these aspects have been taken care of: to give your home the ‘wow’ factor, you’ll need to take your home to the next level by thinking about the details that most people forget about. Incorporate the tips I’ve outlined below, and you’ll have a home that’s the envy of the neighbourhood.
Tone the Room With Lighting
Eyes can be drawn to statement lighting. Indeed lighting can also make a room have a fantastic atmosphere. Going that extra mile with design light styles from the fantastic designer Dutch designer Paula Arntzen from design light shop Studio Arntzen will certainly make your room feel more like a home. For example the ‘Droplet’ shade below consists of three layers of PP foil and is handmade. The outside layer is a translucent gold layer, the other two layers are white PP foil with black screen printed stripes. This would be a statement piece in any room. You could also use different lighting in different zones and areas of your room to ensure a visual focus to your room. You can also have decorative lighting or accent lighting such as above a painting that is a family favourite.
The Spaces Between
The centre of a room gets a lot of love and attention, but what about the spaces that exist in between? Two important details that many homeowners fail to consider are the doors and the ceilings, two aspects which can add another touch of quality to the interior design. If your doors are currently purely functional, find a door that complements your interior design; the added effect will be subtle, but powerful. With your ceiling, it can be as simple as just painting it a slightly different shade of the colour of the walls. You won’t fully understand why your eyes prefer the room afterwards, but the important thing is that they will!
A Collection Theme
Your home will be full of little decoration pieces that liven up your rooms and allow you to give a little piece of your personality to your home. Instead of selecting any random piece that you think looks good, however, choose a theme for your decorative touches. For example, you could choose Chinese inspired artwork, brass fixtures, or paintings. You don’t need to go overboard; just a few pieces spread throughout the house that unifies the rooms.