If you are looking for the latest trends in decoration, but you do not have extensive knowledge, we are going to make it easy for you because here are the best decoration tricks that interior designers are using this year. They are very simple ideas, easy to do, and most importantly, cheap.
The best thing about these tricks is that they are designed for normal homes, it is not about elitist decoration or styles more typical of a magazine, but they are designed for ordinary people who live in normal houses or flats.
1. Brass lighting
Shiny bronze brass lamps are popular this year. It is a very electric tone that gives a very nice eclectic look to any room.
2. Fluffy textures
If brass lamps decorate the ceilings, shaggy rugs are great to decorate the floors. This type of fluffy and soft textures are especially used in Nordic and Scandinavian decoration, but they look so good that even if it is not cold, you want to have one.
3. Crazy patterns
Surely you remember that until not long ago, patterns that followed an order, such as diamonds, borders, or flower prints were common. That is a thing of the past, now they take the patterns that do not make sense, that does not follow an order, where shapes and colours are mixed.
This simple concept is great for removing a dull, old look from a home. The rest of the decoration should accompany if we put a cushion like the one in the photo in a grandmother’s house it will not look new, but changing the lamps for brass ones, putting some hairy rugs and following the following tricks you will see how it does can.
4. Pastel Colors
If you have doubts about what colour palette to use in decorating your home, bet on pastel colours, you will be sure to get it right and the result is beautiful.
You can use them in paintings, household objects, textiles, on the walls, etc. They are so soft and pleasant that they always go well with each other and with the rest of the decoration.
5. Plants in esparto baskets
You already know that decoration with plants is essential, they give naturalness and well-being. Actually, everything that comes from nature gives us good vibes. This year the combination of green leafy plants is carried in esparto baskets. Green and earth are colours that will always combine great.
6. Minimalist ceramic jars
Minimalism has been in fashion for years, but it is often difficult to carry out, especially if you live as a family. That is why the professionals have found a good solution, and that is to use very simple ceramic jars, in pastel colours of course.
7. Strong colour contrasts
A trick that always works is to contrast colours to give a lot of strength to the rooms. This year the decoration in black and white returns because they are the two complementary colours that best combine and allow adding pastel touches to soften the atmosphere.
The whole house doesn’t need to be in black and white, you can create corners with these two colours and you will see how they get all the attention without being strident.
8. Decorate with wooden pallets
Wooden pallets, especially if you have made the furniture with them, are the maximum expression of creativity and personal decoration. They are pieces that we make ourselves, that is why they will be objects that will transmit a lot to us.
Buying something is easy and fast, but it does not have the soul that can have something that we have created with our own hands, that we have invested time, effort and illusion.
9. Decorate the wall with photomurals
The wallpaper is taking over again, although with much more modern and daring designs than before. Why is it being carried back? Because we are starting to get bored with plain walls and pictures. This was solved by painting a wall a different colour, but it is no longer enough, now we want more dynamism and more joy.
I don’t know if we’ll be wallpapering all four of the room’s walls with art papers later on, but today it’s still visually risky. It is best to wallpaper a wall if it is small or a part of it, that will be enough to completely renew the air in the room.
10. Renew the decoration with plants
Yes, I know you are thinking that I have not discovered America, that you already have plants decorating your house and that they are not decoration tricks. But give it a couple of turns, do you have them in traditional clay pots and are they the typical plants of always?
Try new things, more modern pots, put some props to the plant, try indoor shrubs or trees, decorate in a minimalist style, etc. If you are looking for different and surprising ideas, you cannot miss these beautiful mini gardens in pots.
If you are not good at taking care of plants, you do not have time, or you do not receive enough light to be beautiful, there is a solution that more and more interior designers use, artificial plants. It is not like years ago, now they seem real, even touching them sometimes we are not sure.
11. Colorful retro breakfast accessories
The retro and vintage are increasingly seen in our homes, they are beautiful, nostalgic, cute things, which we like a lot and give a different air to the kitchen. These accessories and utensils, such as wooden trays, glasses, cups and bowls for cereals, with bright colours, will revitalize us in the morning, cheerful colours have more influence on us than we think.
12. Renew the bedding
Painting the entire room is very cumbersome and changing the furniture can only be done every many years, so to give a renewed and fresh air to a bedroom the best thing is to renew the bedding.
Changing the sheets, the duvet cover and the cushion cover, the room will look like another. You can also put a nice rug, and change the curtains, they are small decoration tricks to renew the environment without spending much.
13. Put a pile of cushions
The loose cushions are bland, try putting two pairs, one on top of the other, in different tones and textures and you will see the difference.
14. Choose a bigger bed
If you want the room to appear larger, contrary to what it may seem, a good idea is to buy a large, high bed with a large headboard, the room will grow insight.
15. Leave the cupboards open
An open closet is more interesting than a closed one, order and combine what is inside and let it be seen, you will see the strength it gives to the room.
16. Don’t put a sofa in the living room
If you don’t use it a lot, instead of putting a sofa put two armchairs and a side table in the centre, it will give the living room a more dynamic air.
17. Paint everything white
Paint all the walls and columns white, even the doors, they greatly illuminate the rooms and never tire.
18. Hide some legs
Chairs, armchairs and sofas with exposed legs can create a “nervous” atmosphere in the room, buy furniture without legs or cover some with skirting.
19. Place plants in each room
Nothing softens a lonely corner in a room like a plant, the bigger the room the bigger the plant has to be.
20. Illuminate with white light
White light is very similar to natural light, it gives life, joy and spaciousness to the room.
21. Put mirrors, many mirrors
If you want your living room, room or hall to appear much more spacious, but with large mirrors, you will see the difference.
22. Swap chairs for a bench
If you have little space in the dining room and you usually have many guests, instead of putting chairs put a bench, more people will fit and they will be more comfortable.
I love to refresh the interior of my apartment with new ideas, but the thing is not to make large investments. So these decoration ideas are for all budgets, creativity prevails before the money that we can spend.
You have already seen that they are not surprising ideas, but that they are everyday, normal things that perhaps you had already considered or you already have at home but you did not take full advantage of them.