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Simple home décor items that can improve your home’s interior

by emily

in Design & Trends, Interior Design

When you come home to the same house every single day, your eyes (and mind) eventually need something new to attract and stimulate them. Not to mention, when you first move into your home there’s usually only a handful of décor items that you bring with you, the rest are all the necessities such as bedroom furniture, curtains, a lounge suite, a fridge and a washing machine.

It’s been a few years now and it’s definitely time to improve your home’s interior. And, don’t worry, it doesn’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. There are affordable home décor ideas and items that can easily enhance your sense of interior design.

Blankets

When you look at your bedroom with neutral walls, a plain duvet cover and dull-matching curtains, an easy and affordable fix (compared to that of refurbishing entirely) is buying a blanket. One, colourful, patterned and textured throw blanket that can be draped over the end of your bed and add character to the entire room. Your bed then becomes the focal point of the room and will always look ready for a cosy night in.

But your bedroom doesn’t have to be the only room in the house that benefits from this instant-design hack. You could buy a light or thick cosy throw (depending on the season) for your lounge suite. Each couch could have a blanket and movie nights will require nothing more than company and a cup of something warm.

You can find these types of beautiful blankets for sale online in a matter of seconds and have them decorating your living room and bedrooms in no time. And, if you’re being honest, who doesn’t love a big, fluffy blanket?

Foliage

This next décor items will require upkeep and effort but are definitely worth it all. Indoor potted plants, vertical green living walls and flowers are an instant interior improvement to any home. They bring life, character, energy and clean air to your home. You can go for neutral green plants that will contrast beautifully with stark white walls. Things such as ferns, bamboo palm, golden futuras and ZZ plants are so easy to grow and maintain.

Or you could earn your green thumb and introduce a variety of flowers and plants to your home. Succulents are still relatively easy to care for, orchids require more effort and, if you wanted to, you could have a mini herb garden in your kitchen.

Foliage as décor is a quick way to change the look of your home and there’s no place they don’t belong. Even the bathroom could be improved with a small pot plant or two on the window sill.

Patterns and textures

There’s nothing wrong with having “plain” furniture and décor. It actually makes your job of sprucing it up even simpler. If you prefer subtle, then stay away from bold or bright patterns. Thin-lined geometric shapes and lines will be a better suit for your personal interior design taste.

But patterns and textures make it easy to highlight features of a room or add a small bit of character to make it interesting. This can be done through rugs, scatter cushions, featured wallpaper (not on every wall but one main wall in the room) and patterned wall tiles.

Feature walls and patterned wall tiles have been an interior design trend for awhile now and it’s no wonder why. A strip of wall tiles along one of the kitchen and bathroom walls is an easy way to introduce colour and they’re interesting enough to hold the colour theme for the entire room. And having one featured wall of patterned wallpaper in a room can make such a difference to your home’s interior.  

Storage furniture

There’s no easier way to improve your home’s interior than investing in storage furniture and having a clutter-free home. Ottomans, display shelves, bookcases and TV units are all sneaky storage furniture items that double as décor and storage. It’s a quick way to “pack away” before the guests arrive and an easy way to display your “real” decorative items such as candles, art pieces and trinket trays.

For your kitchen, you could even choose to hang your pots and pans above the kitchen island as another display and storage hack. It’s ideal if you have brightly coloured crockery as well to bring in an accent colour with little to no effort at all.

Hanging things on your walls, in general, can be considered as décor. And if you’re investing in home décor items that go on the walls, you won’t be cluttering your home’s floors or disturbing the walkthrough space.

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