Renovating or changing your home in any way can be difficult; particularly if you don’t have a large budget to make the changes you’ve always dreamed about. However it can also be hard to alter the appearance of your home if you are used to it looking a certain way.
Some of us love the idea of redecorating our homes, we just don’t have the time or the money to be able to do it. So we make do.
But what about making small-to-medium changes in order to improve or alter the appearance of your interior? Little features that make a big difference when looking at the whole picture? Wouldn’t that be amazing?
Professional interior designers have years of experience taking small minor changes and making them totally transform the interior of a house and now you can to.
Whether you’re looking at sprucing up your bedroom, rearranging your living room or just giving your hallway and landing a new lease of life, little changes can make all the difference. Here are five beautiful rustic touches you can add to any home to completely transform the space.
A big beautiful wooden chest feels at home at the foot of any bed. Whether you want to store extra clothes, warm blankets or even board games and toys for the kids, these giant chests feel as if they almost stepped out of a fantasy film.
You can go all out with a big archaic pirate chest and an arched top, or give the chest an extra purpose by fitting some clasps on the lid, adding a couple of cushions and turning it into a seat when not in use.
Curling up at the hearth in a big comfy recliner, or on a small pouf, with a hot cup of tea or coffee with a big book; sounds amazing doesn’t it?
Rustic fireplaces are great for cold summer evenings, or warm wintery days where you need a bit of added heat to the living or dining room. They also add an aesthetically pleasing element to the room and provide a pretty centrepiece if you’re not a big fan of televisions.
They make great company for office rooms and reading rooms and come in a range of different colours and styles.
Normal candles, brightly coloured candles, patterned candles, scented candles, all are acceptable.
If you have little candle holders or larger ‘standing-lamp’ like candle holders, they add a sense of regal splendour to the room. If placed throughout the bathroom or bedroom, it can transform a simple room into a romantic or relaxing getaway, depending on the mood you want to set.
Candles are naturally stress relievers as well, as their dancing flames are almost melodic, so they work well in any room in the house.
Art in all its forms is appreciated by many. Whether you’re an amateur painter yourself or you have an eye for a particular type of art, paintings are a great way to add a touch of colour to a normally drab room without having to change the wallpaper or any of the furniture.
You can choose paintings in fancy frames, themed frames or no frames to fit with the style of the rest of your house. They also make a great conversation point for when guests arrive.
Exposed Brickwork/Wooden Beams
This is a slightly larger change but it can have such a huge effect on the appearance of a property that it often comes highly recommended.
For older and traditional houses, exposed wooden beams that show the structure of the property adds space and class to a kitchen or hallway, whereas in modern flats and apartments in the city, exposed brickwork can add an aesthetically pleasing touch to an otherwise plain wall.
Of course there will be some properties where exposing the brickwork or beams is not fallible, but you never know until you try.
You don’t have to be a construction expert in order to make beautiful changes to your home, although in some cases you might be better off enlisting the help of a contractor.
However, at the end of the day it is your house and you can change as much, or as little as you are able to. If you’re finding a larger change harder to get your head around, why not make little changes here and there in order to slowly transform your space into how you like it?
After all, it is yours and you have to live with for all the years to come!
Article provided by www.wakefordfireplaces.com, a luxury fireplace & stove supplier/installer with over 30 years experience in the Surrey area.