5 Minute Ideas to Improve Home Decor

We get it, it’s the 21st century. No one has time for anything. But it seems like the less time we have, the more we want to accomplish. We’re here to help, not judge. So, here are quick home design tips that you may find useful for your home.

Declutter

declutter

At this point, declutter has become a buzzword but it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do it. Remember the Pareto principle? It also applies here. You use 20% of your clothes 80% of the time. Come on, test it. You’ll see we’re right.

That only means that you must look at the other 80% (clothes, appliances, anything) and decide which ones should be hidden away for that 1 time in a year. But others, others should just be eliminated altogether.

Kitchen cupboards

kitchen cupboards

Actually, this one goes beyond the kitchen. Look if there is a balance between closed off spaces in your cupboards versus open ones. In other words, between the things (glasses, plates, gadgets) you can see and the ones that are hidden away behind cupboard doors. It’s a matter of preference, so we will not advice either way. Though, it’s not a bad idea to go for the middle ground.

Light up

candle holders

There is nothing that will change your home faster than better lighting. Think about any public place – library, mall, casino, they all put emphasis on lighting. Heck, even online casinos like keepwhatyouwin.net understand what a huge impact can lights have.

No, you don’t need to go chandelier shopping or do any expensive electric work. Open up your rooms to natural sunlight. Maybe lighter shade drapes are needed? Or simply rearrange your standing lamps. Or, get those little wireless lamps and use them to improve room lighting.

Show

tv on wall farmhouse

If you follow our first tip, you will have much less stuff now. So, there is no harm is suggesting showing off your possessions. I personally love all my books tucked nicely on the shelf but what’s so bad about putting a couple on the table? That sort of a thing.

Here’s how you can think of it, so you wouldn’t overdo it. Each room has a theme. Add books in the living room, add fruit in a nice bowl in the kitchen, etc. There is nothing wrong with experimenting. See how it goes.

Use your furniture to create spaces

Large open space living room with poted trees

What if you wouldn’t have to move everything to the side of the room? What if your couch became the centerpiece of the living room? In fact, you can use various pieces of furniture to create separate spaces even within the same room (think – makeup space, TV space, dining space, etc.)

It’s not a revolutionary idea but for some rooms, like the living room as well as the bedroom it could really work. You must be careful, though. Because if you put too much out there, it will only get in the way all the time.