Do you feel it’s time to change the interior of your home? There are many ways to improve the interior design and give it more peace. Read this article to learn 6 tips for more peace in your interior!
An interior where you can relax starts with a good basis. A calm interior should consist of a beautiful floor matching the colours of walls, ceiling and woodwork. If the existing floor catches your eye a little more, you can still achieve a calm whole by keeping the walls light and neutral. Choose a maximum of 3 colours with which you want to work. If it’s a small space, it’s better to keep the colours light and neutral. If the room’s area is more extensive, you can opt to work partially with a darker shade to make the base more exciting. It is also possible to make a small space more exciting by, for example, using several accessories in a contrasting colour, or by using a neutral wallpaper with a cute print.
Colours influence the way a room resonates, and through the use of colours, you can create the illusion that space appears larger or higher. For example, if you have a long narrow room and you paint both narrow walls in a darker colour, they seem to come closer to you, making space look shorter.
The most common furniture is no higher than about 90 centimetres, so there is a lot of room above that to create more atmosphere and unity. With a high (built-in) cupboard or shelves on the wall, you can make better use of all the space that is available. With wall art, a photo wallpaper or your most precious photos, you can give more contrast to the room, which makes it more exciting. Just remember to call professionals for mounting built-in cupboards or for freesat installation so your house looks perfect.
By creating different corners in your room, each with its own function, you create balance in the room. For example, you can easily define the seating area with a carpet. For separation between the sitting and dining areas you can, for example, use a room divider or create your own urban jungle with tall house plants. You can even hang plants on the ceiling. Plants are accessories that emit tranquillity and also have a positive effect on the climate inside the house.
Light has a significant influence on the way you experience space and how colours are visible. It’s nice if a lot of daylight enters your house, but if you don’t have that, you can also solve this with a good lighting plan. Having a lot of light creates a feeling of space. It is also good to have enough light in different places to read a book or to cook.
In the evenings you may feel more relaxed if you can dim your lighting. Various manufacturers put sets on the market with dimmable LED lamps and remote control. This way, you can easily adjust your light in the evening.
We all like accessories. By using them, we can give a completely different tone to the room in no time. Accessories can add new colours and contrast to the room’s interior.
What accessories should you use? It’s always good to choose stylish cushions on the couch. Just make sure that the couch is still visible and that you match colour and material to the rest of the interior. Other pleasant items are candles which also available in nicely scented variants. By neatly grouping them in 1 place, for example, on a tray, the interior will look calm. As mentioned in point 2, plants are also excellent additions to make your home feel more at home.
With colours you can add some contrast to your interior, making it more exciting. However, you can also create a more neutral base by playing with different materials. Leather, wood, cork, linen and wool, all have a different structure and appearance. Even if materials in similar shades are used, it still adds something extra to your interior.
To conclude with the least popular topic: clean up!
First of all, give your things their own permanent place in the house, group your collections on wall shelves or in a beautiful open cupboard. Everything that doesn’t have to be seen by everyone can be stored in storage boxes, baskets, or in closed cupboards. Do you need a lot of storage space? Think about purchasing 1 huge closet or consider installing a built-in cupboard or invest in a self storage unit that could extend your storage.
The interior of your house or apartment is your temple that you should look after. We hope that after reading this article you will know what changes to your house’s interior design would be best to make.