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Are you working on your decor and home design? You’re probably focusing on the larger details that you think have the greatest impact on your home style. Furniture, for instance, is a good example of this. The furniture you choose can completely change the look of a room. It’s not uncommon for people selling their property to buy a brand new collection of furniture to make it look stylish, impressive or even luxurious. But it is actually the little details that can have the greatest impact on whether someone wants to buy your property or whether it looks stylish. Let’s look at some of these smaller details and figure out the best ways to address them in your home.

Handles Around The Home

We can explore the kitchen as an example of this change and how it can create a large impact on your home style. When you are renovating or redesigning your kitchen, you might consider replacing all your kitchen cupboards and drawers. This is an expensive and time-consuming process, particularly when you consider that the furniture needs to be ripped out often by using brute force. You’ll also need to buy a lot of different materials and furniture too. Interestingly though, the fittings don’t have the massive impact you’d think.

You should pay more attention to the handles on drawers and cupboards. Since these standouts, the eye is immediately drawn to them when you walk in a room. You have a variety of different choices when you look at these small yet significant features. For instance, you can opt for something classic or rustic if you want to create a vintage style in your home. Alternatively, you can go modern, minimalistic and industrial. If you make this choice, the handles will be plain yet also bold and stunning.

Don’t forget the handles on cupboards and drawers are just one change that you can make. You can also think about changing the handles on the doors in your home as well. It’s a small feature but one that will have an impact when you show people around the property.

Wonders Of The Window

If you think about it, your windows are the eyes of your home. They allow people to see inside and you to see out. Now, if that idea makes you feel awkward, there are options to consider. You can get one-way glass for your home windows and, while expensive it does provide the ultimate level of privacy. Or, if you’re more concerned about environmental issues, you can get windows that reflect UV light. However, the main thing to realize is that windows are a focal point of the home exterior and interior. An easy way to make sure they impress and keep your room looking stylish would be to keep them clean. That means you want to remove any smudges or marks across the glass. You can use products from companies like Better Life to easily keep your windows looking flawless and make sure that they are completely clear.

You should also think about dressing up your windows. You can do this by choosing the right drapes or curtains. Drapes can match the season or indeed the color, shades and style of the room. You can also match all the curtains in your home, but this can look a little dull. Ideally, you should have drapes in the summer to brighten up your home and thicker curtains through the winter months to look cosy.

You can also use the window area for different purposes too. For instance, you can create a window seat that will look very stylish and attractive, particularly in the bedroom. To do this, you just need to place a chest of drawers by the window and add some comfy cushions. You can choose the cushions to match whichever room you decide to add this feature too. This video has a simple guide on how to create one.


Bring In The Green

One of the easiest ways to bring life to your home style – literally – is to make sure that you are adding plants and shrubs to your home. To do this, you need to make sure that you are selecting plants that will grow in or outdoors. It’s a great way to add some colour and variety to any room including the living area. If you want, you can also match the colors and shades of the furniture to the natural shades to the plants that you choose. For instance, you can choose green pillowcases to fit beautifully with green shrubs around your living area.

Play With lighting

What about adding new lighting to your home? People often avoid adding lamps to their rooms, but the right style of the lamp can give your room a lot of character, even if it’s not switched on. While lamps will add shadow and make a room look somewhat smaller, it will also make your room cosier and feel homely. If that’s the type of effect, you want lamps could be the perfect option. They can also be quite stylish too and come in a variety of contemporary designs.

Alternatively, you can think about changing the light fixtures. Changing the light fixtures is an easy way to completely alter the look of your home. It’s a great option if you find that your property needs a little style improvement, but you don’t have a lot of money in your budget. Light fixtures can be bought on the market for lower prices than you would expect and look tremendous.

Alternatively, if you want to consider a more modern option, you can think about smart lighting. Smart lighting is a great way to make your home look futuristic and add a smart control option to your home without spending a lot of money. Smart lights can even shine in different colours to give your home a different aesthetic with a beautiful glow of light.

Alter Your Home For The Season

We’ve already mentioned this briefly, but you should look at ways that you can change the home style based on the season. Do you have a fireplace in your living area? You can think about using different plants close to the fireplace depending on the season and the weather outside your home. Or, how about the furniture. If you have bright furniture, it can look a little out of place through the winter months. Why not change that by adding a chocolate shaded throw to your sofa and chairs. This will bring a certain level of warmth to your home. Alternatively, darker furniture can be brightened up with a beautiful aquamarine throw through the summer months. And, of course, don’t forget to add new plants and flowers to your home to give it a seasonal burst of energy as well as a lovely aroma. This a trick that home sellers and property agents have been using for years to get a home to sell on the market.

Try New Color Coordination Ideas

You might think that colours always have to match with your home style, but actually, they don’t. Instead, you can try clashing different colours and shades for your home style. For instance, you can clash bright colors in your living area. Use pastel shades for the drapes or curtains and big bolder colors for the furniture in your room to create a truly stunning effect. Alternatively, you can paint the room a completely different color compared to the rest of the shades present in your room design.

You can even try an eclectic style. An eclectic style won’t be for everyone, but it can look fantastic if approached the correct way. Basically, every piece of furniture and accessory in the room should be different and yet add to the overall style in bold and exciting ways. You may want to use a designer to achieve this style as without professional expertise it can just end up looking like a cluttered mess.

Keep Things Tidy

It’s worth pointing out that even homes with an eclectic design shouldn’t look a mess. If your home is a mess, it’s never going to look stylish. So, the easiest way to make sure your home looks stylish is to tidy it up. Clean it from top to bottom and remember that dirt will age your home dramatically. That’s why you do need to make sure to regularly clean up the cobwebs and dust on different surfaces. It’s a simple tip but one that will definitely pay off when trying to make your home look stunning.

Dress Up The Floors

Last but not least, minimalism is overrated when it comes to the floors of your home. A lot of people are favoring the basic floor design such as hardwood or laminate flooring. Both look incredible in the modern home, but you can also add little features to dress them up a little more. For instance, adding a rug to the floor in the hall will layer the style and add some much-needed texture to the room design.

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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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