If you’ve been dying to redecorate your home for years then why wait? You don’t need a fortune to change the design of your home unless you’re planning on tearing the house down and rebuilding it from scratch. You just need a bit of creativity and determination. Most DIY tasks can be learned by watching YouTube tutorials. You have all the necessary knowledge at your disposal. Let’s talk about some creative ways to reinvent your home’s interior.
Use space more effectively.
An easy way to reinvent your home’s appearance is to use space more effectively. You can’t become a creative interior designer unless you have room to work your magic. Think of it as your way of creating a blank canvas for your art.
Declutter your home of all the things you no longer want or need because your house should feel open and airy. That doesn’t mean you need to get rid of anything; it just means you need to get rid of the things you’ve been hoarding for years that aren’t adding anything to the aesthetic of your room (assuming that these things have no practical use in your life). Of course, clearing out the rubbish that’s cluttering your home is only the beginning. Obviously, a minimalistic design makes a home feel more open and spacious, but you don’t want to end up with a bare and lifeless interior.
Reinventing the layout of your home is about getting the balance right. You don’t want to overload each room with your possessions, but you don’t want to get rid of everything you own either. As a solution, get a little more creative with storage.
Rather than taking up floor space with a big bookcase, you could store your books, ornaments, and other small decorative pieces on shelving units attached to the walls. It’ll give the room some character, but it’ll also make the space feel bigger. This makes a huge difference in children’s bedrooms, there is less excuse to leave their toys lying around on the floor. You could even get a pull-out drawer beneath their beds for hiding their most treasured belongings. Get creative with storage in your household and it will soon feel more spacious.
Convert your garage, attic, or any other wasted room.
Continuing the theme of the previous point, the best way to reinvent your home’s interior is to use space effectively. You need to be a little more creative with the layout of your home. And decluttering is only the start of this. Once you’ve got rid of the rubbish that’s only taking up space in rooms throughout your house, you’ll probably find that you have more available space to reinvent.
When it comes to your garage, your attic, or any other spare room that was simply being used for storage space in the past, you should have the potential for a brand new room to be created in its place. Get creative when converting space in your house. This is a chance to extend your home without having to build a brand new conservatory.
For example, you could save yourself time and money by creating the entertainment room the family has always wanted in the middle of your garage. You could get a pool table, a games console, some sofas, and other fun things to create a fun little zone for the whole family to enjoy. You could even move furnishings from your house to this new room so that you’re “spreading out” your belongings to make each room a little more spacious.
You’ll have made your home feel bigger, and you’ll have created a fun new room in the process. Of course, the converted space doesn’t have to become a games room. You could create a guest bedroom so that you have more room in the rest of the house when your relatives come to stay. The point is that you could be using space in the garage, attic, or even the spare room more effectively.
Make sure each room has a centrepiece.
You don’t have to interpret this as meaning that you need to buy some expensive or luxurious designer pieces for your house. If you’re a fan of the simplistic and understated look in your house then you can maintain that. A centrepiece simply needs to be something that captures the attention of people in a room. It’s a focal point, in other words.
You don’t need to buy a chandelier if you can’t afford one – an eye catching painting on the wall could serve as a centrepiece if it’s captivating. You might even want to look at some of these feature chairs for your living room so that you have comfortable seating and stylish furnishings that serve as focal points.
Creating centrepieces in each room is simply a way to get a little more creative with the design of your house. It doesn’t need to be an excuse to create talking points for extravagant parties. This is just about giving some vibrancy and character to your home’s interior.
The power of paint shouldn’t be underestimated.
Fresh paint can completely reinvent even the oldest furnishings in your home. If you want to get creative with your household’s interior then a new coat of paint is one of the simplest ways to do so.
You could even repaint your floorboards if they’re looking a little faded or worn-out in their old age; it’s cheaper to repaint than it is to lay some new carpet. Plus, wooden flooring is far classic than carpet will ever be – natural design is timeless.
A paint job can reinvent the aesthetic of your humble abode. Although we’ve been talking about interior design so far, paint can do wonders for your home’s exterior too; a fresh coat on the front door can really spruce it up and set the tone for the rest of the house. Don’t leave it till you are about to sell up!
How have you reinvented your home using a creative budget, timescale or resources?