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Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

When you love your home, playing around with your decor can be a lot of fun. Not only do you want to create your dream home, but you can often want to make your home right for your family and their needs. So, not only do you want to make it feel cozy and homely, you want it to be functional too. Although many interior themes can be harsh and unwelcoming, there is one that is always perfect for family life – traditional. And when you want to create a traditional decor that will make your family’s life better, you’re going to want to focus on a few key interior features to make it happen.

Wood

The first feature that can always be found in traditional decor is wood. Wood is the main material often used for most things, like flooring, wall cladding and, of course, furniture. If you really want to give a traditional, warm and cozy feel to the decor, you’re going to want to make sure you go for wood when it comes to the majority of your material choices.

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

A Library

Next up, let’s look at a room choice. A library, regardless of how big or small it may be, is always a key feature to a classic house. It’s always a great room to have in your home if you want to be able to relax somewhere serene, or have a cozy corner of the house to read in! You can even make a library style feature wall in your hallway or living space instead of dedicating it to an entire room. Either way, using old books to fill the space is a very traditional decor feature.

Period Furniture

The next thing to think about for your decor is the type of furniture that you buy. If you’re going with anything modern, it may make your decor look a little disjointed. Instead, you’re going to want to go with period furniture. Things like antiques, handcrafted furniture, and a Chesterfield sofa are the exact kind of pieces to consider. Color wise, you’re going to want to coordinate with warm, slightly dark shades that add a cozy vibe to your home.

Interior features to focus on when you want to create a traditional decor

Entertaining Space

In terms of your layout, you’re going to want to make sure that you have an entertainment space to utilize. Traditional homes are all about family and friends. Social occasions and celebrations should always fill your home, so you need a space to host them in. And when you’re looking to entertain, what could be better than a home bar? Whether it’s the in the corner of your kitchen, outside, or even given its own room, a bar area can often be a very classic feature to add to your decor.

Artwork

When it comes to the finishing touches, be sure to add a lot of artwork into each room. Whether this is paintings or family pictures, you’ll find that wall hangings not only add a personal feel to each room, but they make your home feel much more traditional.

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Creating space

3 Incredible ways to create space In your small home

3 Incredible ways to create space In your small home

3 Incredible ways to create space In your small home

Everyone likes living in a house with plenty of space. A small home can feel constricted, and you don’t feel as though you have any room to breathe. It’s like your whole family is living on top of each other, you need some personal space!

If you do have a small home, don’t fret. You can still find ways to create more space, without having to carry out expensive home improvements. Just read this article to find out everything you need to know:

 3 Incredible Ways To Create Space In Your Small Home

Have A Big Spring Clean

A lot of the time, your home feels small because you have so much junk in it. It’s amazing how much useless stuff you have lying around that can go straight in the bin. What you should do is have a big spring cleaning session and completely run through your home from top to bottom. This lets you sort everything out and tidy so much stuff up. You can organise things neatly, put stuff away, and throw out anything that’s useless. By throwing so much stuff out, you instantly free up room in your home. You now have extra space that was vacated by the clutter. It’s important you give your home a proper big clean from time to time to help get rid of all your clutter. It’s crazy how boxes leftover from Christmas can still be in your home 6 months later!

 3 Incredible Ways To Create Space In Your Small Home

Store Some Of Your Stuff Away From Your Home

There are probably loads of things you have in your home that are taking up space for no reason. This could be a load of old toys or memories from years ago that are lying around and making your house feel more confined. The trouble is, you can’t throw these things out as they mean something to you. But, there’s really no point in you keeping them in your house as you don’t have any use for them. So, what can you do? It’s simple, find ways to store this stuff away from your home. Think about things like self storage where you can keep lots of your important stuff locked away and clear your home in the process. You don’t lose your memories, but your home gains a lot of space.

 3 Incredible Ways To Create Space In Your Small Home

Reorganise The Layout Of Rooms

Granted, there are some rooms in your house that are pretty much stuck the way they are. Your bathroom is a good example of this, everything is immovable so you can’t do anything unless you want a complete renovation. But, for a lot of other rooms, you can reorganise the layout to create more space. Your living room can be transformed simply by changing where you place the sofa and chairs. The same applies to your bedrooms and the bed placement, etc. All it takes is some smart interior design skills, and you can create space with ease.

Use this advice if you want to open up your home and unlock space you didn’t know existed. Your house will stop feeling cramp and confined and start feeling more free and spacious.

 

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Bathroom

How to makeover your bathroom without spending too much

How to makeover your bathroom without spending too much

How to makeover your bathroom without spending too much

The bathroom is a place where you do your personal routines, so for this reason, you should be comfortable moving there as much as possible. In terms of design, the bathroom is the second most expensive part of the house to renovate next to the kitchen.

Whether you have a small or huge bathroom, you can make it look expensive in your own way. Here are some ideas to give your bathroom a new look:

Paint Your Bathroom

Don’t make your bathroom look dull by not changing the paint for years. One way to give it a lift is to replace the colour of the wall, vanity and shelves. Choose light colours that make it look cleaner. You can add a touch of bright shades for a refreshing glow. You can also add a PVC wainscoting around the room and colour the space above and below it differently.  It adds charm and breaks the monochromatic walls.

Make Use Of Vintage Pieces

Boost the look of your bathroom by accentuating it with a vintage furniture. This adds a classic touch and feel. You can pull in a stool, side table or a cabinet to contain your towels and other bathroom needs. Place a plant or book on a stool for a rustic effect.

Upgrade Your Bathroom Accessories

Replacing the old bathroom accessories is the cheapest and easiest way to spruce up your bathroom. You can upgrade your accessories, such as drawer pulls. Add texture and color by changing your rug, soap dish, toothbrush holder and soap holder. Replace an old shower curtain. It is best to install the shower rod higher to make it look more spacious.

Switch The Mirrors

Change the mirror that has been there for many years. Improve the colour of an old one by coating it with a lacquer for a more vintage look.

Improve the Lighting

Lighting is often neglected when it comes to changing the style of a bathroom. Improve the lighting fix in the room, or accentuate the windows with curtains that allow the light to pass and still keep the privacy.  Hang large paintings or bright photo on the wall to reflect the light.

Use Open Shelves

Open Shelves are great ways to improve the storage space. Moreover, an open shelve gives more identity, depth and character.

Add Fresh Flowers In Your Bathroom

Put fresh flowers in a vase and place it on top of the sink or cabinet. It may be too easy to do, but it gives life and makes your bathroom prettier.

Decorate The Wall With Pretty Wallpapers

Choose wallpaper that is subdue and interesting. Pick wallpaper designs that blend well with the color of your wall, furniture and accessories.

Utilize baskets

Baskets are available and cheap, but provides a clutter-free and tidy bathroom. You can choose baskets made from various materials such as wicker, woven plastic or rattan. Baskets are versatile containers that can hold anything and yet provide a unique homey feel.

Change The Rug

Rugs are not anymore just something that you step on to dry your feet after a shower. Rugs are now one of the focal points in a bathroom that brighten up the space. Use Turkish Kilim that gives wonderful colour and personality to your bathroom.

Use Trendy Vinyl Floors

The floor is one of the most difficult parts of the bathroom that’s hard to change when renovating or having a makeover. It is expensive. However, there’s a solution now if you want to change it. Vinyl floor cloths are the best alternative to give your floor a new look. There are plenty of designs to choose from that matches your style.

Melinda Rousse is a writer and an entrepreneur. She loves being a mother to her five children and designing her home. She is also a contributor for www.addictions.com

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