There’s always that time of the year when we desperately want to change something in our home décor. But we aren’t always able to afford to make big upgrades like buying new furniture, painting walls, or redesigning from scratch. Luckily, there are many easy ways to make our home feel fresher and give it a new vibe without breaking the bank.
Bamboo Throws for a Cosy Feeling
Bamboo textile is growing in popularity because of its sustainability. It’s made from bamboo fibres. Bamboo is fast-growing and it doesn’t require pesticides or replantation because the plant itself is insusceptible to infestation and is capable of regenerating. It absorbs more carbon dioxide so it’s helping the carbon dioxide pollution and it doesn’t need much water to grow. The bamboo fibres are spun into a thread that is later used for production of sheets, clothes, and towels.
So, if you’re all up for sustainability, one thing that you could do is get comfortable and quality bamboo throw rugs to make your home more stylish, and yet enjoyable. These natural throws have a silky, soft look, and many benefits for your health. Bamboo has antibacterial, hypoallergenic, and bacteriostatic properties as well as UV protection, which means that it’s suitable for people with sensitivities and it prevents the growth of bacteria.
With a bamboo throw in your home, you’ll have a multifunctional piece that you can style in many ways. They can be used in the bedroom as a decoration over your bed during the day and as an extra layer of warmth during the night. Bamboo fabric is breathable and sweat-absorbing so it’ll keep you warm in winter and cold in summer. This being said, the durable and soft material is definitely one of the ways to get better sleep at night. In addition to its use as a bed runner, it can be thrown over a chair or on the ground next to the bed making sure that you’ll feel that warmth and softness any time you get up. And this way, you’ve made a fashionable addition to your bedroom and addition of comfort for yourself.
When it comes to the living room, bamboo throw rugs are an effective way to give a new look without spending much money. They can be found in many different sizes and colours so you can choose to make a more subtle change by blending them with the rest of your furniture or make them pop and bring colour to the room. Toss them over the sofa, couch or armchair, and watch how that space comes back to life. When you want to wrap yourself up while watching TV or simply relaxing, bamboo throws will give you that snuggly feeling. Moreover, since they’re tough, elastic, and absorb moisture, they can keep the furniture protected from spills and fur, and they are easy to wash.
Cushions for a Pop of Colour
Using different fabrics and textures can really make a difference in the interior design. There’s no need to get a new sofa when you can simply change the cushions and breathe new life into the whole room.
It used to be a common thing to have matching sofa and cushions. Not just does this make the sofa look boring, but also you’re missing out on an opportunity to add colour to your home. Which colours and designs to choose depends on the overall style of the room. If there are more neutral hues, you can add pastel baby colours like blue, pink, or turquoise for a harmonious look, or you can go with bright colours like yellow and orange for contrast.
If there are other loud elements in the room, you can match the cushions with that colour so they still stand out but complement other pieces. This is the best way to make sure that the cushions are tastefully combined with the rest of the room, so always pick colours that are already present.
If you aren’t much for monochromatic designs, there are cushions with patterns which are a great way to infuse your home with style. Just like with the colours, always look for patterns that you already have. If there’s a geometric artwork or other decoration, a cushion with an elegant geometric pattern is the way to go. If the room has that boho vibe, a floral or mandala design will blend in perfectly.
Use different textures such as satin, fur, embroidery, knits, and dare to mix them. Some blends go really well together and could bring dimension to the place. Besides, you don’t have to stick to sofas only. Cushions on armchairs, beds, window seats, or even on the floor will undoubtedly liven up the whole area.
A Corner Gallery Wall for a Unique Statement
Recently, corner galleries are a thing. If you have an empty corner, this may be the best option to use it and revive the look of the room. The idea is to hang more pictures of different sizes in the corner and create a kind of a gallery.
The gallery can consist of pictures, prints, and mirrors, it’s up to you. First, you need to decide on what pictures or prints you want to display. You can create a story using your personal photographs. Choose the favourite pictures of you and your family and have them printed in different sizes. You can mix them with other pictures of something that you like and think would look good together.
You don’t have to hang personal pictures. Everything that goes with the rest of the room design can be used. You can print abstract art, geometric shapes, pictures of cool animals or plants, landscapes, line art, or you can mix and match. You want to make sure that the colours are coordinated for a synchronised look or go for a black-and-white aesthetic.
Secondly, you need to choose the frames. You can use one colour for all of them, like black, white, or brown, you can use black and white only, or some bolder colours if they’re compatible with the background and the pictures themselves. If you have mirrors with interesting shapes that go with the rest of the frames, they could be part of your gallery as well.
Thirdly, make templates before hanging the actual pictures that you’re going to use. Take any kind of paper and cut tracing the frames that you decided to hang. This will help you to make the arrangement on the wall. Put them up with tape and move them around until you’re satisfied with the organisation. In this way, you won’t be frustrated later when you don’t like the layout of the gallery.