Being stuck at home all the time has probably made you realize a couple of flaws in your home’s decor. That’s what happens when you’re indoors all the time. You start craving for a switch of scenery. And since the pandemic doesn’t look like it’s going to end any time soon, especially with a new virus strain on the rise, which is said to be even more contagious than the original strain. It looks like we’re going to have to be cooped up inside our homes for a little while longer. At least now you’ve got all the time in the world to redecorate and fix up your home. Here are 12 different ways you can add character to your home. They’re pretty affordable too.
- Elegant Wallpaper
Suppose you’re getting tired of looking at the same old walls. Why not give them more life by covering them with some wallpaper murals? There are tons of wallpaper options to choose from to suit any style. From florals to art nouveau, to animal prints, and even glitter. Wallpaper can liven up any boring wall you have at home.
Frame your windows with some colorful curtains. This not only protects you from the heat of the sun. It also helps add texture to your home.
Beadboards are another great way to add more texture to your home. It gives your home this vintage vibe while making it feel cozier at the same time. It also makes for a great DIY project. So why not try it out yourself?
- Colorful Cabinets
Instead of going for the usual white or wooden cabinets, go for color. Pick a soft yet unusual color such as a pastel green or a baby blue color. If you want to keep it monochromatic, go for a soft matter early gray tone.
- Defined Foyer
Although you can’t expect anyone new to be passing through your foyer anytime soon, it’s still a great idea to define and decorate your entryway. You can do so by adding a pedestal table with some nice flowers near your door. Or have an entryway cabinet placed where people can leave their shoes? Make your foyer look less “blah” and more “wow” is by adding art or photographs along the foyer walls. Create a foyer that’ll leave a good lasting impression on your future guests.
- Window Shutters
Adding shutters to your home’s windows will give it this soft cottage vibe that is quite trendy these days.
- Mixed Hardware
Instead of using the same doorknob for every room in the house, mix it. You could have the same doorknob for a certain area. But having different doorknobs all over makes opening each door more interesting.
- Large Rug
Sometimes all that’s really missing in your home is a nice large vintage rug. Make sure to choose a rug that stands out but brings everything together as well. You don’t want a rug that looks too out of place. You want one that draws attention for all the right reasons. Not because it looks like an eyesore. A great way to ensure that it blends is to match the colors in your living room with your rug.
- Accent Lights
Ditch the plain ceiling lights and go for at least one major accent light. We’re not talking about a chandelier. A simple vintage-inspired accent light will do the trick. You can hang this in your living room, in the kitchen, or dining area. Place it somewhere people gather so that you have something to talk about the next time you have people over.
- Antique Doors
Reject modernity and embrace antiquity, particularly antique doors. If you want to create a special focal point in your home, you can do so by replacing one of your doors with an antique one.
- Natural Elements
Adding natural elements to your home’s decor is always a great idea. You can do it by adding wooden fixtures, stone flooring, or a water installation such as a wall fountain. Or you can add plants. You can never go wrong with having plants in your home.
- Ceiling Medallion
Adding faux architectural details such as ceiling medallions to your light fixtures can make your home feel more luxurious without actually having to spend a luxury.
Faux architectural details, vintage and antique pieces, as well as a splash of color are all you need to make your home look more interesting. A person’s home is a reflection of their owner. So if you want people to think you’re interesting, a great way to impress them is through your home’s decor.