There are many ways to make your home interiors look interesting and welcoming. You can set on carefully planned design and arrangement of all crucial elements like furniture or appliances. You can also think of coordinating color schemes running through your house, each room a shade darker or brighter. You can choose extraordinary decorative elements such as pillows for the living room, flower pots for the sunroom or the kitchen or some eye-catching pictures for the walls etc. There are really many possibilities that can create colorful interior, which is both welcoming and comfortable. Interestingly, while thinking of house remodeling or decorating many people tend to forget about all the practical things, like for example bedding sets, bed covers, curtains or carpets. Somehow most of the people see them as just functional elements, which don’t really add any color or style to your homes. Yet, it’s a huge mistake. Colorful interior can easily come to life with all the above mentioned functional elements. All colors of the rainbow can be easily introduced with unusually colored curtains, duvet covers with eye-catching pattern or exquisite carpets on the floors.
Colorful interior – possible choices
Colorful interior is especially welcoming if you make it with curtains. Just imagine light blue curtains with highly visible weave hanging in your otherwise white washed kitchen. There are so many possibilities here. The blue of the curtains can be strong and vivid or you can choose paler shade with some hints of grey. Than you can hang similar curtains, but a shade darker or paler than the ones in the kitchen, in your living room. Coordinating color scheme created by curtains can make all the difference. Colorful interior created in this way can look more stunning if you keep all the walls white. They can stand as a background and make the curtains much more visible. To have a great effect you can also spice things up with some unusual piece of furniture. The choice is yours. You’re limited only by your imagination.
Modern is a catchy word that’s more and more popular nowadays. What does it exactly mean in case of home design and interiors? Interestingly, not many people really know what modern is within home interiors context. The answer to this is quite simple. Modern is all about clearly defined lines (all kinds of spaces, materials and furniture), clean cut edges (there’s no way for modern interior to have rough edges), careful layout (including all furniture, decorative elements and appliances) and planning. There’s no place for randomly placed decorative elements, for cluttered spaces filled to the very brim with all kinds of things or for spontaneity of any kind in general. To sum up modern is about minimalism, simplicity, functionality and careful planning. How to make your home look modern, especially when originally it wasn’t designed in such a way?
Modern home is about harmony, you can’t simply turn one of your rooms into modern one and leave out the rest. In this way you won’t be really achieving anything. It’s much better to start small, with one room where design and arrangement won’t pose any serious problems and then slowly continue with more challenging things and much more complex interiors. For starters it’s good to begin with smaller spaces like bathrooms or bedrooms, yet you can always easily begin with living room. Especially, if you want to use is a point of reference to all other rooms in your house. The question here is, how to make your living room modern without hiring a home design agency?
Modern living room – possible designs
Modern living room can be easily created by yourself with your own ideas and resources. To make it modern you won’t really need very expensive things, materials or state-of-the-art appliances. Of course, they are really helpful when it comes to modern design, yet they aren’t necessary. To make it modern choose wall paint and general color scheme. Best practice here is to choose bright shades, like beiges or greys. It’s always a good idea to have walls a shade lighter in comparison to furniture. Then think of the way you want to arrange your space. What’s where and why. Keep in mind it all needs to be highly functional and your living room must be easy to navigate. Finally, choose some small decorative elements, but don’t spoil the final effect with too many decorations.
Country colors are gaining momentum now. They’re back on stage and much refreshed. Finally, country colors stopped being associated only with off-white colors or various shades of yellows, beiges or light browns. The moment has come for country colors to embrace such hues as: dusty pink, soft blue, sage green or light purple. With the new look of country colors it’s time for new designs and creative playfulness. Finally, keep in mind that country colors don’t have to be limited to traditionally furnished kitchens or living rooms. Be bold and play with tradition and modern approach to design and space organization. Take a moment and enjoy the designing and decorating process fully, in all its details.
Country colors – make your kitchen bright and inviting
For example, just imagine a kitchen where the cabinetry is set rather low. The cupboards are of dusty pink color. They’re quite intensive and stand out. Thanks to cabinetry being low they don’t threat to totally overwhelm the kitchen, but with this shade you must really be careful. To stop the dusty pink cabinetry from dominating the kitchen choose highly polished granite worktop. Choose bright color and have the edges clearly cut and defined. This surface can truly reflect the light and make your kitchen bright and shiny. Bright worktop stands in contrast to mat dusty pink cabinets and dilutes cabinets powerful effect. Besides, dusty pink cabinetry seems like a traditional, warm and welcoming kitchen and highly polished clean cut granite worktop is rather on a modern side. As a result, we have an interesting combination of traditional and modern approach to design.
Finally, don’t forget about curtains. They as well can be of country colors. If you match curtain colors with cabinetry you can have a really nice effect. In this way you can strengthen the prominence of the main color but without going overboard. To keep it all balanced don’t forget to add a few decorations of paler colors. Good idea is to have a plywood framed clock on a table or a few plants in strategic places that can brighten up a little bit and stop the color feeling flat and dull. Enjoy the colors to the full.
Floral pattern can be a really interesting idea when it comes to curtains. Basically, you can have three kinds of patterns. Firstly, there are delicate floral patterns. Just imagine subtle floral patterns on your curtains or blinds. Delicate floral theme against light background can have a really great effect. Flowers with small petals and green leaves can give your room and edge and truly set it off. Another idea is to have repeat patterns. They are bold and eye-catching. You can choose from a variety of available patterns. There are for example, floral designs which only present leaves, other show only one element of flower like rose petals in high zoom or a group of wildflowers on juicy green meadow. Floral trends are gaining momentum now and there is no sign of them losing the popularity any time soon.
Floral trends – in line with modern design
Floral trends are in agreement with all kinds of design and architecture style. You can have floral patterns in your kitchen, both traditional – warm and welcoming or a modern one – sleek and sterile. Floral patterns look good in living rooms, dining rooms or even bathrooms or small toilets. Depending on the chosen style they can coordinate well with all kinds of colors. Juicy green leaves can be a great addition to your otherwise dull white washed kitchen. Delicate almost uniform repeat floral pattern can be great in more bold setting. Only imagine traditionally designed kitchen, with heavy tables and visible at first sight appliances, all cluttered with unnecessary yet, eye pleasing additions. Curtains with floral pattern will work here perfectly.
Finally, there is one very important quality of floral patterns. They are bringing nature to your house. Flowers, leaves, meadows they all get you have a glimpse of nature back in your house. They can make you feel relaxed and happy. They can give your sore eyes a long awaited rest and quiet. It’s especially important if you don’t have a garden or even a park nearby. After long hours of work in enclosed space of an office box it’s good to have something green to look at.