Houses don’t become homes with any great level of ease. Houses are cavernous and cold. They echo with melancholy and disinterest. Making your mark and creating the kind of welcoming space in which you and your family can enjoy some quality time is going to take some careful thinking – planning and executing your ideal interiors isn’t a game of chance.
Let’s look at some of the ways that you could add some all-important color to your house. Because if you ever want to lay your hat in your home (and not just inside four walls), you have to put the effort in.
Light it up
The need for quality lighting isn’t debatable (shop a range of LED neon lights via the link). From productive areas like hallways and kitchens to the more calming effect that light can have in relaxation areas and bedrooms, creating the correct ambiance is critical if you stand a chance of designing a home in which you love to live.
Light can be used in different ways to set the mood. The thing to look for is the color temperature scale. You’ll find this information in the product description. The color temperature scale runs to 10,000K. All you need to know is that bang in the middle is daylight at 5,000K, and below that is warmer yellow and orangey hues (above 5,000K is getting towards clinical bright white lighting). Make your choice based on the room you wish to illuminate. Choose wisely.
A new – and tied in – color scheme
You might think that people have noticed your TV cabinet matches the candle holder in your bathroom. They haven’t. You also might be under the mistaken belief that anyone but you has paid a blind bit of attention to the way that the chrome handles on your kitchen cabinets are almost the exact same shade of chrome as your bedroom lighting fixture. It’s time for a reality check.
A colour scheme can tie a house together. But too many ineffective color schemes all competing for attention will have the opposite effect.
Choose two or three complementary colors and paint your interiors – including walls, cupboard doors, wooden furniture such as bookcases, and even tabletops or benches.
Not all home upgrades involve adding things to try to achieve the aesthetics you desire. Instead, you could try removing things that you do not find to be useful or beautiful.
For example, have you ever truly taken stock of your spare room (if you have one), or the kitchen table, or the corner of the living room that looks more like a lost and found office at a train station? Getting rid of clutter is refreshing. Your home may be ticking over just fine, underneath it all, but unless you take the time to throw out everything that you can live without, your home will forever look like you are midway through a car boot sale. Give your excess stuff to charity shops and never look back.