Home decor is one of the best parts of making your house into a place called home. The decor in your home can change the atmosphere of the room and bring attention to your personal style. There are many ways to update your home decor to bring focus to the areas of a room that you want to highlight. Keep reading to find out how to upgrade your home's decor in five simple ways.
1. Going green
Going green is an extremely easy way to give your decor a quick upgrade. Environmentally friendly decor such as plants and pieces of recycled art can do wonders in a space. Adding a variety of plants helps to create more oxygen in the room and clean the air. One of the best plants to do this is a snake plants, or otherwise known as the mother-in-law's tongue plant. It is extraordinarily easy to maintain and almost impossible to kill. Plants can add a unique earthy vibe, while creating cleaner air for you and your family to breathe.
Try incorporating VOC free materials in your home decor. Bamboo and recycled glass are excellent choices. Find decor made from these materials and make a statement in your home that you care about the environment.
Light dimmers are an effective way to save on energy bills and are thus considered to be a "green" feature. Light dimmers allow you to upgrade your home's decor by being able to control lighting in your home. With light dimming features you can control how the decor in your space will look depending on the intensity of the light being used.
2. Countertop choices
One of the most beloved features of any home, are the countertops. Countertops are a decor piece that adds character to any space whether it be a bathroom or a kitchen. The right countertop choice can make all the difference in a room.
Granite is a highly sought-after countertop surface because of its durability. This igneous rock comes in many colors and varieties, some even resembling the look of marble. The cost of granite countertops can start as low as $35 per sq. ft. to more than $100 per sq. ft., depending on the variety you select. Exotic granite options will cost more.
With any countertop choice that you go with, the thicker the countertop slab the greater the cost will be. Thicker countertops will go even further in effectively highlighting the beauty
of your countertop and the decor in your space. Choosing a high end countertop is a simple way to give your room a fast upgrade.
Adding accent pieces around your home is an instant pick me up for any decor project. Accents help bring a room to life. Try incorporating accents such as throw pillows, blankets, candles, and small artwork around a room. Limit yourself to a few accents per room. If you overdo it, it'll be harder to focus or highlight a certain area or feature of that space. Simply adding an accented wall with a dark or bright pop of color, or patterned wallpaper can do the trick.
To accentuate your home's decor and give it a fresh facelift, use lighter and more neutral colors in your home. Now only does this brighten a room and give it the illusion of a larger space, it also allows your decor to be the highlight. Use the opposite rule to start. If the colors of the walls in a space are dark, try adding lighter decor pieces. If the walls of your home are already light, incorporate some darker pieces of decor so they pop.
Neutral colors in a space, allow the room to look and feel like a haven. For lighter rooms try incorporating accents like plants and lighter colored decor to further foster a serene mood in that space. Too many colors in one space or altogether in your home can be distracting and distressing.
Make your space look marvelous with marble. Marble decor is super easy trend to follow and will give your home a very luxurious look. Marble can be added as an accent feature throughout your home to ramp up the elegance in any space. Marble
has been long sought after for ages as a prestigious stone and any homeowner would gladly incorporate it.
It's simple, just add marble accent pieces around your home. This can be marble trays and cheese boards in the kitchen, marble potholders, marble clocks, picture frames, end tables, and lamp stands. They don't have to necessarily be genuine marble either, because that's pricey. Instead, you can opt for faux marble pieces or choose decor pieces that mimic the colors and marbling of traditional marble.
You do You
Whatever you do, make sure you do you. Don't limit yourself to the rules, instead make sure you're including your own sense of style into your home decor upgrade. This is what will truly turn your house into a home.