The interior design of your home is an important aspect of living a comfortable life. You should be able to enjoy your surroundings to the extent that you are not only comfortable but that you can relax as well. Not to mention the positive impression you want to leave on any guests that visit. In addition to the aesthetic importance of your home’s interior, it has to be functional as well. All of this can be done by the way you accessorize your home, from the hallway runners in your entryway to the layout of your kitchen. The following are a few tips for accessorizing your home to help spruce up your interior design’s aesthetics and function of your home.
- The Living Room – Don’t think that everything has to be the same color in order to match. You can use different types of sofa chairs and couches along with coffee tables and end tables. You can simply tie them together with one or two similar elements, such as introducing one color throughout the design with the use of throw pillows, flowers or antiques. Choosing similarly themed furniture helps as well.
- The Dining Room – Lighting is of utmost importance in your dining area. Consider using dimmers on your light fixtures to help you control the light to meet every occasion. Introduce a little elegance to the space by hanging a chandelier, or even a pair of pendant lights, over the table. You could even hang two chandeliers in order to create symmetry within the space.
- The Kitchen – Many people are beginning to use the kitchen as more than just a place to cook. This is evident by the use of breakfast nooks and kitchen islands as a secondary, informal dining area. You could even place a small dining table in your kitchen if it has the space. For more storage space, consider building a walk-in pantry. This will help keep your kitchen more organized and less cluttered.
- The Bathroom – The bathroom is often neglected to a function-only room. If your bathroom is kind of small, think about replacing the bathtub with an open shower to help make the space feel bigger. Use pedestal sinks instead of vanities to open up space as well as give the bathroom a unique look.
- The Hallway – Don’t ignore the hallway just because you don’t spend time in it other than traversing from one room to another. Put up an end table with a vase of flowers to give the hallway some life. Lay down hallway runners to add both warmth and balance.
These are just a few simple ideas to help you accessorize your home, thereby improving its interior design.
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Jake Alexander is a free lance writer who enjoys blogging about home improvement and interior design. Follow him @JakeAlexander17.