Easy Home Decor Ideas
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11 Easy Home Decor Tips and Ideas

We believe that your home is much more than just a building with walls and a roof; A home is where we go to feel safe and loved. However, if care is not taken to design your home in a manner that is tailored to your style and way of life, it can become a place where we feel anxious or even depressed. If you feel it’s time for a change in your home, here are 11 easy home decor tips and ideas to help you avoid making rookie interior design mistakes and design the perfect home for you.

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Large Mirror

1. Add Large Mirrors

Avoid having a bedroom with plain walls. Even if they are filled with pictures, walls can look static and boring. Instead, think about adding panels of mirrors across the wall or on your closet doors. Mirrors can add depth to the room and make it look much more spacious and brighter. However, be careful do not use too many mirrors –you don't want to feel like you're living in a dance studio! The mirror height should be at least half the size of the wall or up to two-thirds of it at most.
Light Tones

2. Paint Your Walls With Light Tones:

Dark colors can make a room warmer and cozy, but at the same time they can also make it look smaller. If you are happy with the size of your home and its rooms, experiment dark colors to your heart’s content. But if your home feels too small, try painting your walls in lighter colors.
Glass Furniture

3. Embrace Glass Furniture:

Glass furniture around the house create the illusion of a larger space, and they are ideal for small rooms that run the risk of looking too cluttered with standard wooden furniture. Glass furniture also help alleviate visual “weight” in the home and give it a lighter overall feel. Despite our perception of glass as fragile and brittle, glass furniture is no less sturdy or reliable than classic wooden furniture. It is generally lower maintenance than wooden furniture, and (as long as you don’t put it through any unusual abuse) will last a lifetime.
Multi-Use Sofa

4. Buy Multi-Use Sofas:

Your child's bedroom is also the room where they spend most of their time, either alone or with friends. A sofa that opens up to a bed is a great option for the bedroom, as it frees up space when folded up during the day. This allows your child more room for play, and provides a clear distinction between sleep time and play time. After your child grows up, the room can be adapted into a small and intimate living room or a guest bedroom.
Light Curtains

5. Hang Light Curtains:

Rooms filled with sunlight look larger and are naturally brighter without the use of artificial lighting. Invite natural light into the room by hanging thin and airy curtains your windows. Heavy curtains are more suited to places where we would like to completely prevent the penetration of light, such as your bedroom in the morning. Heavy curtains also run the risk of making the room look smaller when compared to thin and light curtains. In certain rooms in the home, such as the kitchen or living room, natural light can work wonders. It provides a warmer and more inviting feeling to the room with the added bonus of giving it more visual space.
Artificial Light

6. Ensure Sufficient Artificial Light:

After sunset, the way your house is lit by artificial light is the single most important factor in the overall feel of your home. Artificial light has the ability to make each room look large and welcoming or small, dark, and gloomy. There is a simple rule in interior design when it comes to lighting: The more light, the better. Your options when it comes to lighting fixtures are almost endless – chandeliers, standing lamps, or recessed wall lighting. The important thing is that you choose cohesive lighting in each room that suits your personal style and the overall design of the room. A chandelier would be more suited to the living room than in the bathroom, for example. In terms of the color of the light, it's always better to use a more yellow-toned light than a white light.
Items You Don’t Need

7. Get Rid of Anything You Don’t Need:

Almost every house has a room filled with random knick-knacks that you’ll probably never use. All those unwanted gifts you’ve accumulated over the years, magazines that you’ve been intending to peruse for years, and other useless items that we hold on to because of the hope that someday we will need them. Sometimes it's hard to get rid of the things we have collected over the years. In the long run, however, it’s best for your home (and sanity) to declutter. Once your home includes only the things you actually need, you will feel like a weight has been lifted. Your home will feel much more pleasant, and you'll also have much less junk to clean up.
Single Storage Space

8. Choose a Single Storage Space Over Multiple Smaller Storage Units:

If you cannot throw away all the objects that are not in use, at least keep them out of sight. A sliding-door cupboard with a color that matches the room will contribute to the design of the room while allowing you to hide away anything unsightly. If you like, you can even use a tip from section 1 and add mirrors to the closet doors – this will add more visual space to the room with the added function of decluttering.
Mural

9. Consider Murals:

A mural depicting nature or a calm scene can make the room look bigger and provide a dramatic focal point. It’s best to locate the mural on the main wall – the one to which the eye will be directed during your time in the room.
Different Approach to Furniture

10. Save Space With a Different Approach to Furniture:

The standard living room usually has a three-seat sofa, with two smaller sofas on its sides to create a closed “U” shape. We recommend embracing the newer take on the standard living room – the “L” shaped sofa. This layout provides the same amount of seating and occupies less space in the room. If you’ve been thinking about upgrading your living room, consider how this layout will fit in your living room.
Artwork

11. How to Display Artwork:

We’ve all accumulated various works of art over the years, and the natural inclination is to try to make all of them work on our wall. Too many pictures, however, can make the room look too cluttered and even make the room smaller than it really is. Instead overloading your walls with mismatched pictures, it’s best to hang one large piece in the middle of the wall. This will provide a lighter feel to the room, and if the picture is in the right colors, it will integrate perfectly with the overall design of the room. Alternatively, you can opt for a single large statement piece to add an interesting focal point to the room.