by agatha | 10:08

Our homes and interiors tend to grow and change over the years as our needs or tastes alter; therefore, it is no surprise that we sometimes reach the point when we need a transformation.

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 Simple ideas

A change does not have to cost a lot of money; in fact, it may not cost anything at all and can be a lot simpler than you might think ( Let’s have a look at some of the easiest ideas to implement.

Getting the best from you colour schemes

Lots of patterns and colours can look messy and chaotic. A useful rule of thumb is to use your main colour on 60 per cent of your room (walls, floor, furnishings); a second colour on 30 per cent; and an accent colour on the remaining 10 per cent. If this sounds complicated, a simple way of achieving this would be to use the main colour on the walls, the secondary colour for the upholstery, and the accent colour for the accessories.

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 The right furniture for your space

Choose your furniture carefully. Do not swamp your rooms with oversize furniture; instead, items such as slim-line console tables and wall-mounted televisions will save space. A round dining table takes up less space than a square or rectangular one and will fit more snugly into a corner.

Cut down on clutter

Keep small rooms uncluttered and the shelves tidy. Consider organising your books in colour order, which can look very effective and stylish, or stacking some in vertical piles and others in horizontal piles.

If you have wooden or laminate flooring, particularly in an open-plan layout, rugs can be used very effectively to create different zones; in addition, they will help to reduce noise. Laying flooring on the diagonal or using planks of different lengths and widths can create a very stylish and unique appearance. Specialist retailers such as stock a huge range of finishes and sizes from which to choose.

Make sure that mirrors and pictures are at the right height for your room – it helps to have assistance with this to save drilling lots of holes! The middle of the painting or photo should be at around eye height, roughly five feet from the floor. Mirrors hung opposite windows will bounce light back into the room