With Spring rapidly approaching, you may have spent some time considering what changes could be made around the home. Maybe a few paint touch-ups in the hallway, some new furniture for the living room or even a complete bedroom makeover. Whatever your intentions to spruce up your home, let us help provide some inspiration with these 4 top design ideas you can look to incorporate around this year.
When was the last time you looked at the many appliances in your home and thought “wow”? With many essential parts of your home living up to the ‘white goods’ label, they very rarely go beyond this colour, but that doesn’t mean you have to settle with this. As white is a neutral colour, it fits in with most home décors, but you can choose something different to spice things up. Instead of standard white and grey, you can opt for brighter colours such as red and yellow as well as designer shapes, styles and traditional designs, something you can choose with Stelrad radiators. Matching the style and colours with the rest of your room can help to bring out further character and also applies to fridges, dishwashers, smaller appliances such as your coffee machine or even a full bathroom suite. When looking at the design of each room, see if you can upgrade these essential everyday items with something different.
A Practical Yet Beautiful Home Office
With the last year seeing many more people working from home, how many of you have been getting by without a proper study or office to work in? If you have been working from the dining table, your living room sofa or, to a lesser extent, your bed, it’s time to change this for the better. If you have the space in a spare room that is currently underutilised, consider installing a good quality desk and office chair to work from instead. If you don’t have the luxury of a spare room in the house, consider dedicating a corner of a different room such as the bedroom or lounge for a mini-office setup. Adjustable standing desks are one idea that is a great space saver as well as all in one units to keep your work life separate from your home life. If working remotely is continuing for you, you’ll want to spend time getting the right setup to be as productive as possible.
Fill Your Home with Memories
Many of you reading this may already have plenty of pictures on walls or in frames on tables and shelves, but if you have plenty of blank wall space looking bare, consider bringing them to life. Rather than choosing standard frames, there are many innovative ways to showcase your favourite pictures, including bunting style picture hangers you can hang across a wall above a mantlepiece, to frames incorporating multiple photos around a mirror and more. This will also free up space from bookshelves and side tables to look less cluttered and create vibrant walls full of life.
Make Light the Focal Point
Bringing in natural light is ever more important the longer we spend time at home, so finding solutions to remove the darkness during the day is essential for wellbeing. If you have an outdoor garden space, consider having doors that fully open up the space, blurring the lines between indoor and outdoor which are great during the summer months. Bringing in fresh air and light throughout your home through uncovered windows and doors is easy when it’s warm, but when it’s colder you may want other solutions instead. Having lighting that is bright and avoids the yellow hue with traditional bulbs is best, something that can be achieved with LED spotlights for example. If you are lucky enough to have a balcony to your living room or bedroom, consider using this to help bring more of the outdoors inside effortlessly, choosing lighter curtain designs that let light in too.
Along with maximising the space and following the latest interior design trends, you can create the perfect home design in many ways. The above should help you get started on planning each room today.