These 6 changes are final. With them your house will look like another. But you can still do much more. Who better than an interior designer to give us some more tricks to renovate our house? Speaking with the decorators our list “lifting effect” has grown.
1. MATTER OF DETAILS
As Pia says, add-ons matter a lot! “For example, spaces that have been carefully studied with super-combined textiles are not carried away. Now what we like is to mix trends, colors and finishes in cushions, curtains, upholstery … Even in cloth walls!
2. TAKE CARE OF AMBIENT AND INDIRECT LIGHTING
And the light is also key. “We have to say NO to cold light. Those polar white light panels should be prohibited!” Laughs the interior designer. His thing now for a house to be updated are indirect lighting , strategically placed spotlights, a small lamp between books, etc “.
3. PAINT FURNITURE AND WALLS… DARK!
Intense blue and green are the top trend this year, but also black , or haven’t you had enough of seeing black kitchens? If you dare and have enough natural light to compensate, paint the kitchen fronts black . And if not, you always have smaller pieces like chairs. An extreme touch that will instantly rejuvenate your dining room.
4. THE WALLPAPER IS ALSO WORTH IT!
But, in addition to the paint, there is the wallpaper: “The papers give a lot of play and do not represent a big mess,” he says. Here there are a thousand finishes, colors and patterns, and you can easily risk their choice because if you get tired soon, changing it is very easy and it is not expensive.
5. NEW DOORS, NEW HOUSE
Renewing the doors is definitive. Or paint them to look like new. The carpentry marks a lot the style of a house and dark woods are no longer worn. In addition, it is a change that does not need work, but only small touches.
6. MAKE USE OF THE RUGS
As for floors, updating them does not always mean lifting them. “If we have tired of them, but we do not want (or we cannot) do works, we can ‘hide’ them by playing with rugs, or we can opt for vinyl floors that are very easy to install,” advises the decorator. There are even vinyl rugs . They achieve a radical change of look in a pleat and are very easy to clean: one pass with the mop and voila!