Height isn’t everything, but it sure is nice to have it when you’re talking about ceilings in your home. Tall interior spaces trigger a sense of grandiose we’re used to seeing in old churches and famous buildings. High ceilings create an open and airy environment to move around and spread out without feeling crammed.
If you’re dealing with small spaces or low ceilings in your house, then you’ve come to the right place. Even if you have high ceilings, maybe you’ve always wished they were just a few inches higher. No matter your situation, I’ll share six techniques and design tricks that’ll allow you to create the illusion of higher ceilings and wide open spaces.
1. Install Transoms
This image is the perfect example of how a transom (window) above a door elongates the doorway and lets in additional light. Transoms can also be installed above other windows to create the same effect.
The extra light you get with transoms will make your room look bigger and brighter. They’re also very pretty additions to any door or window. Pay attention to your doorways and corridors and
Whether decorating a newly constructed home or updating an existing structure, many homeowners don’t know how to create the style they want through paint colors, furnishings and layout. In these cases, the best option might be to hire an interior designer or an interior decorator. These trained professionals typically have degrees or certifications in the field, and they can help with everything from choosing the right color palette to buying the perfect furnishings for the entire home. These tips can explain the benefits of this service, as well as how to hire an interior designer or decorator.
Benefits of Hiring an Interior Decorator/Designer
Not every homeowner necessarily needs to hire an interior designer or a decorator, but understanding more about the benefits of these professionals can help determine whether they are the right fit. Some of the benefits of interior decorators and designers include the fact that they can help upscale shoppers save money, they create a realistic budget for design ideas, they create a cohesive look throughout the home and they have the best resources and contacts when sourcing materials. In addition, decorators can be an invaluable
Every winter, I find myself slouching in the couch, trying to think of fun things to do that don’t require a million layers and hideous winter boots. Sadly, it usually ends with a bottle of wine and a sappy rom-com movie on Netflix. Now that I’ve become a Pinterest addict, that also takes up enough of my time. It was during one of my Pinterest binges that I came across the accent walls section featuring a striped wall DIY project.
Painting in the winter time, who does that? Turns out a lot of people save their paint jobs for the colder months because, well, there isn’t much left to do. Also, paint dries better and gives your wall that finished look painters dream of. Keep in mind, this depends on the brand and type of paint you decide to use. Check your paint cans to see what it says about painting in cold temperatures, or, feel free to ask the guys at the paint shop to get their professional advice.
So, of course I pinned a ton of designs for inspiration. I found one that seems simple enough
If you love to study design magazines, but freeze when it comes to trying those ideas in your own home, then you’ll warm up to this simple, step-by-step approach to home decorating.
Rather than trying to tackle the whole room at once, the pros start by breaking down each room into its basic building components: floors, ceilings, walls, doors, windows, and architectural details. Determining the selections for each of those components will set the tone and character of the room. That, in turn, will dictate the style of furniture, lighting, window treatments, and accessories needed to complete the room’s point of view.
Start with the Floor
Along with the ceiling, the floor represents the largest share of space in the room, although it’s actually more important, since we come in direct contact with the floor. Any steps and staircases in the room should be included as well. How will the room be used? Are you looking for soft carpet so you can get down and play with the kids, or elegant parquet flooring? Once you determine the type of flooring that will work best in the space,
The classic American farmhouse can be chic while embracing a simpler style in décor. With a mix of rural living and relaxed and modest design aesthetic, farmhouse designs are making a strong comeback. While I may like the design and feel of a farmhouse, I still prefer the convenience of living in the city. Because of this, I’ve found a way to incorporate the vintage appeal to my city home. Adding these design elements to any home can transform it into a southern haven.
Reclaimed wood is a great addition to your farmhouse-styled remodel. What makes this piece unique is that you get to choose just how rustic your space can be. I prefer worn out wood but you can go either way with this and use polished wood. A farmhouse design tends to look best with eclectic pieces.
To incorporate this décor aspect, try a reclaimed wood coffee table in the living room or a worn out sliding door that separates the dining room from the kitchen. You can also make your bedroom a bit more eclectic with a reclaimed wood dresser. To add