Redesigning and renovating your home is a lengthy, yet highly enjoyable process that makes an old space new and exciting. Depending on your budget and preferences, you can go big or small, but there are a few decorating trends you need to follow if you want your living space to be presentable and amusing. Here are some of those trends and how you too can implement them into your own home this season.
While shiny furniture certainly looks expensive, extravagant and attractive, you don’t have to use it in every single room of your home. Having too many shiny surfaces will turn your place into a hall of mirrors and while this idea is quite suitable for the Palace of Versailles, it’s not something you want in your life every single day.
That’s why going the other way and opting for matte finishes makes much more sense. These surfaces will present a great contrast to all your shiny electronic equipment and bring a little dose of Zen into your home. Ultimately, matte is one of the most popular choices for kitchen cabinets, so be sure to take it into consideration, but don’t stop there: just imagine black matte cupboards right in your living room!
Add new kitchenware and appliances
Speaking of kitchens, you can update yours more easily than you imagine – instead of repainting the walls and ordering new cabinets, focus on new kitchenware and appliances. This way, you’ll add a dose of elegance in no time since distinctive kitchenware will turn your kitchen into the focal point of your home. Presenting your guests with great meals on new tableware and pouring them a drink in modern highball glasses will make them remember the dinner at your place for a very long time.
However, new kitchenware can’t go without new kitchen appliances, so you need to look into these as well. Keep in mind that modern fridges, freezers, ovens, ranges, dishwashers, microwaves and other appliances not only look good, but also save you a ton of money in the long run due to their low energy and water consumption. This way, your new line of reliable Whirlpool appliances is going to make you a better cook and a more eco-friendly person, which is something our Mother Earth will surely appreciate.
A combination of colors
With so many surfaces all around your home – from the walls, floors and ceilings to the cabinets, countertops and shelves – the options for color combinations are virtually limitless. All you need to do before decorating a certain part of your house is to decide whether you want a dominating color that will attract the attention of your guests or create a color balance on numerous surfaces.
Of course, both of these ideas can work for you, as long as you plan ahead and consult a decorating expert. What most people do is opt for one dominating color – it’s most often black or white – and then choose other colors to complement these.
A combination of materials
Unless you’re living in the 1950s, you can’t limit your choice of materials to just one of two options. For most of the 20th century, people could easily decorate their homes with just metal, but the situation is different quite nowadays. Materials that were never thought to be popular and widely used are getting more and more attention because people want to achieve something unexpected in their homes.
That’s why you simply must include materials such as glass, copper, brass, stone and, especially, wood if you want to make your home different and unique. Speaking of the latter, wood-based decorations and furniture are the best way to bring in nature into your everyday life and spice things up a bit.
Some of the other home renovation trends that are popular this season are DIY decorations, marble countertops that make your kitchen and bathroom exciting again, as well as big and bold furniture pieces that bring elegance into your living room and bedroom