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Spice it Up! Enriching your Home Interior Design

Changing up your interior design keeps things fresh and prevents you from getting bored around the house. However, for a moment, close your eyes and think about the past few changes that you have made. Do you feel like the changes were unique, or were they primarily similar in styling and aesthetic?

While it is excellent to know your preferences, remaining within your comfort zone all the time can also become draining. Looking at the same type of visual will no longer fill you with excitement, and that’s precisely why we recommend that you spice it up!

An easy idea are floating shelves and they become a convenient space for unique items and give the room a refreshed look. Once you get them installed, think about what pieces to place, to make them noticeable.

If you don’t have a cat who likes to climb structures and push things down, you can place a delicate piece of décor on display and these shelves are also perfect for vases, especially if you have faux flowers to place inside.

A very cool idea to liven things up a little, is so add a hint culture. This can be done with exotic rugs, paintings, traditional lamps etc. Most have a distinctive style, which is challenging to miss and stands out through colours and stories.

Just ensure that you pick a piece that suits the rest of the colour scheme and décor you are working with, and you’ll succeed in adding the spark to your home.

 

Spicing it up can feel like a jar bursting with energy, but don’t worry! All our recommendations can be easily implemented and will bring some novelty to your house’s appearance.

As always, we have prepared a list of all the changes you can make to your interior design and decorations to bring in that extra edge to break pattern and monotony.

 

 

 

 

 

Contour and Contrast

While matching colours and varying tones of the same shade are popular right now, repeatedly using them can bring dullness to the mood. Hence, you need a new strategy!

Contour the house walls a little differently by throwing in some vivid contrasts in the mix to throw people off the moment they enter your house. Colour combinations like red and green, yellow and blue, black and white look incredible and automatically add a vibrancy that is difficult to ignore.

If you are painting all of the walls a single colour, you can add contrast by contrasting shades in furniture and interior décor. You can also use contrasting colours for adjacent walls and decorate each with the opposite shade of decor. Irrespective of how you add it, contrasts will successfully add life to the look. Featured products available at Harvey Norman.

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Don’t Shy Away from Extravagance!

While your home doesn’t need to look like it was decorated in the Victorian era, who said anything about there being no extravagance inside? If you’re hoping to spice things up a little, look for one or a few pieces of extravagant décor for the house.

These can be chandeliers, statues, unique pieces, art and even kitchen appliances. The only criteria are,  it needs to be an obvious attention grabber in a room for unique decorations.

While the extravagant piece will be more expensive, it will also be able to enhance your home’s appearance single-handedly. Featured product available from Oz Design Furniture.

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Asymmetrically Symmetric

Following the rules isn’t for everyone, and it shouldn’t stop you from exploring some chaotic energy when decorating your home. Although symmetry is the norm, going with the herd is often overrated, and you should break the pattern by introducing asymmetry within your house.

The beauty of art is that, when done well, it can bring a seemingly unconnected set of prompts and make them into one masterpiece. Use the same concept and apply it at home. Carefully choose asymmetrical décor, planning their placement to ensure they will blend.

Once you have all of them, decorate them according to your plan, and the results will speak for themselves. Featured product available at Eureka Street Furniture

STORE PROFILE

Contour and Contrast

While matching colours and varying tones of the same shade are popular right now, repeatedly using them can bring dullness to the mood. Hence, you need a new strategy!

Contour the house walls a little differently by throwing in some vivid contrasts in the mix to throw people off the moment they enter your house. Colour combinations like red and green, yellow and blue, black and white look incredible and automatically add a vibrancy that is difficult to ignore.

If you are painting all of the walls a single colour, you can add contrast by contrasting shades in furniture and interior décor. You can also use contrasting colours for adjacent walls and decorate each with the opposite shade of decor. Irrespective of how you add it, contrasts will successfully add life to the look. Featured products available at Harvey Norman.

STORE PROFILE

Don’t Shy Away from Extravagance!

While your home doesn’t need to look like it was decorated in the Victorian era, who said anything about there being no extravagance inside? If you’re hoping to spice things up a little, look for one or a few pieces of extravagant décor for the house.

These can be chandeliers, statues, unique pieces, art and even kitchen appliances. The only criteria are,  it needs to be an obvious attention grabber in a room for unique decorations.

While the extravagant piece will be more expensive, it will also be able to enhance your home’s appearance single-handedly. Featured product available from Oz Design Furniture.

STORE PROFILE

Asymmetrically Symmetric

Following the rules isn’t for everyone, and it shouldn’t stop you from exploring some chaotic energy when decorating your home. Although symmetry is the norm, going with the herd is often overrated, and you should break the pattern by introducing asymmetry within your house.

The beauty of art is that, when done well, it can bring a seemingly unconnected set of prompts and make them into one masterpiece. Use the same concept and apply it at home. Carefully choose asymmetrical décor, planning their placement to ensure they will blend.

Once you have all of them, decorate them according to your plan, and the results will speak for themselves. Featured product available at Eureka Street Furniture

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Creativity, Bravery and an Eye for the Extraordinary!

Spicing up interior design needs creativity, bravery, and an eye for the extraordinary and don’t be afraid to get professional advice. It could save you a lot of time and money and will ensure you have a look that you love.

Additional options to those already mentioned include ‘Adding a Bookshelf’ & ‘Lamping it Up’! Bookshelves are like a doorway to another realm and especially if you choose and decorate them carefully. Choose either a traditional or contemporary bookshelf along with books and matching decor and add it to the living room or bedroom.

When adding books and décor, you can choose your favourite titles and some items you collected during your travels over the years. These choices will add personality to the space and give it a strong association.

As for lamps, there is such a variety of designs so why not replace the one you have right now with one that perks up the surroundings a little? Modern versions of lamps are both sleek and novel, adding classic elegance with their presence.

There are also contemporary tripod lamps and gooseneck in different sizes that can change the look with their unusual appearance. Make sure you know which area of the house you are buying for and choose accordingly.

In a nutshell, you will have to step out of your comfort zone and break some rules to develop options that bring forth a versatile and lively appearance.

    1. Shirley Blue Occasional Chair, Peacock Patters, $1,449. Eureka Street Furniture
    2. Fabulous Chrome Table Lamp, $415. Harvey Norman
    3. Harrington Bar Stool, POA. Harvey Norman
    4. DeLonghi Icona Capitals 4 Slice Toaster , $159. Harvey Norman
    5. Rainbow Cushion, $34.95. Pillow Talk
    6. Stonely Table Lamp, $199.95. Pillow Talk
    7. Elodie Black wall art, $249. Harvey Norman
    8. Muse Flower Cabinet, $599.95. Pillow Talk

Style tip:

Don’t be afraid to call in a professional and start with an Interior Designer consultation.