Everyone loves a beautiful house with a good atmosphere. One that just oozes personality while at the same time provides maximum comfort and coziness. This is what Instagram and other social media websites show us: wooden shelves on rustic houses where you would want to drink coffee. Or a bohemian bedroom that just shouts creativity. We all want to live in a house that makes us feel like we’re staying at a hotel right?
Well, you don’t have to stay at some fancy hotel just to experience beautiful interiors. You don’t have to visit some Instagram celebrity’s house either. Because there is a beautiful place where you can take social media-worthy shots. As a matter of fact, you’re probably in it. Yes, your house. You can make your house good, not just in pictures, but to live and be in.
Here are a few simple tips:
Vertical Space for Space Saving- and Aesthetics
Most of us normally have a bunch of large plastic boxes containing our things. This is very convenient and is a great way to keep clutter to the minimum, but there are other options where you can make even that clutter look good.
By utilizing vertical shelving, you can use your collections to have a centerpiece that shines and becomes the attention of the room. If you don’t have a collection of any sort, try color-coding your items and displaying them on a vertical shelf. This way, you will still have access to all of them, but at the same time, you have a quirky design that’s truly unique and special.
Vertical space isn’t just for design, it’s a great space-saving technique while still making your items accessible. You can up the ante by purchasing non-traditional shelving, such as driftwood, or recycling wood pallets instead of using metal brackets.
Get Weird Furniture
Strange things are interesting. That’s why we tend to gravitate towards unique and different concepts. Things like a lamp made out of old metal, a table that’s making use of different use of physics, or a chair that’s oddly shaped- this furniture may seem strange but as long as they accomplish their intended function, they’re still furniture.
And it is these types of furniture you need the most when you want to spice up your place. Nothing elevates a room’s interior more than a standout appliance that can become a conversation piece. Especially if you have a somewhat traditional or conventional interior design, such strange furniture pieces can greatly improve the aesthetics of your home. The contrast of a conventional room with unique furniture makes for great social media photos, too.
Use the Magic of Lighting
Proper lighting can do wonders to any space. It can turn a sad little corner into a highlight of a room, and it can make a gloomy and cramped living room into something that feels spacious and comfortable. It can not only change the atmosphere in a room, it can also affect how you perceive the size of a room.
You can start simple, by placing small led strips inside shelves to highlight whatever you have on display. If you’re so inclined, you can opt for colored LED strips that match the mood of your room. Place artistic chandeliers or pendant lights in your dining area to give it that extra special feeling. You can even use outdoor uplights on trees to give them a ‘live’ feeling even at night, which is an especially great effect when having dinner outdoors.
Play with the lighting inside your house, you’ll soon find that you can easily change the atmosphere by switching the positions of the light source, or even what kind of light source they are.
Mirrors are Tricky But Interesting
We all heard the common adage ‘mirrors make a room bigger’ but does it really? The answer to that is an astounding yes. Mirrors do make a room bigger, and it multiplies whatever prevailing mood or atmosphere the room has too.
If you live in a small apartment or house, do consider using mirrors to add a sense of depth to your room. You can place it on a wall behind your sofa to make your living room feel bigger, or use it on corners to make give the illusion of a longer space. Putting mirrors on hallways also help make it feel less constricted and tight
There are a million ways you can utilize a mirror to improve the look of a room. You can use frameless mirrors or ones with interesting ones. Regardless, going for mirrors will always be a great addition to your Instagrammable shots.