When it comes to the interior design of your own home, it is easy to fall into a boring routine. However, you do not need to do a renovation to change things up. You can put your creativity to use and paint artwork to hang up on your wall. Or you can take your old nightstand and give it a different colour. Even if you are busy, you can get plants that are easy to take care of, as well as other simple decor items.
As you can see, giving your home more character does not have to be difficult or expensive. All you need is a bit of time and excitement to make your home feel homely again using simple decor items. Look through our tips on how you can easily make a room less boring and reclaim your home as your happy place.
Fill Your Home With Houseplants
Indoor plants are an easy way of bringing greenery and nature into your home. There are many options to pick from based on your needs and the design of your home. Some plants have air-purifying qualities, help you to fall asleep more easily or are very easy to take care of. Not having much sunlight in your home does not have to be a problem either. And if you are worried about your pets, you can pick one out of many plants that will not harm them.
When you have all the technicalities down, you can focus on what the plants look like and which one you like the most. For example, the unique look of Bird of Paradise with its deep-green uniquely shaped leaves can elevate the room’s overall design. You can pick a size of a plant that fits your current needs. Then, you can just let the plant become the room’s centrepiece.
Revamp A Piece Of Furniture
One of the best ways to bring more character into your home is to include something you worked on yourself in the interior. Suppose you were listing through a furniture catalogue and saw an expensive nightstand you liked very much. You can always take your current nightstand or find a second-hand piece online and recreate the one you saw in the catalogue. This way, you will save money and can make any adjustments that will make the furniture perfect for your needs.
Revamping an older piece of furniture will allow you to get creative and make the item truly unique and one of a kind. On top of that, seeing something you created in your own home will give you even more reasons to feel proud of your skills.
Break Down The Boring Colour Scheme With A Fun Wallpaper
If you are not too happy with the colours of your home anymore, there is an easy way to bring more life into the room. Browse through your local shops or online and pick a wallpaper that really speaks to you. There are many patterns and colours you can choose from. Do not forget to consider the size of the room or how much light gets into the room during the day. If the room is small or does not get much sunlight, then it would be best to avoid darker colours.
However, putting up the wallpaper is not a one-person activity. Try to ask your family or friends to help you out. You can also use the opportunity to have dinner, play games and bond together.
Create Your Own Home Décor Item
Creating your own décor item is another way of giving your home more character. Not only will you make the room look even more beautiful but making something with your own hands can be a good stress relief. It is also an activity you can do with your whole family. You can find many tutorials online on websites such as YouTube and Pinterest and follow the steps together.
You can, for example, create candle holders that will go well with your interior. Painting your plant pots will bring more colour into the room. You could also create a beautiful macrame piece to hang up on the wall.
Liven Your Home Up With Artwork
Just like creating décor items, you can also try your hand at painting, collage or photography. If drawing is not one of your strengths, you can always follow an idea you found online and create a collage made of postcards from your travels or family photos. Or if you are a keen photographer, you can try to print out your favourite work and put a piece of yourself into the interior. You can also take pictures your children gave you and show off their talent by hanging the artwork on the wall.
However, when you choose to put your artwork on the wall, remember that it does not need to be perfect. It just has to represent your personality and what you are trying to achieve with your interior design.
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