5 Design Features in Your Home You Shouldn’t Overlook

When you design a room, you no doubt spend a lot of time picking out the right color scheme and drapes, but often it’s the little things that make the most difference. Here are some design features in your home to focus on, so you can achieve the style you want.

1. Flooring

Most people don’t put a lot of thought into the type of flooring they use in a room. If they have hardwood floors, they’ll stick with that, or they may change up the tiling once it looks dated. However, flooring can change the look of a room entirely, turning a room from cold to cozy, or creating a sleek, modern look. For example, if you have carpets you hate, check if there’s hardwood underneath. Sanding and varnishing these floorboards will give you a classic look that is truly timeless.

2. Fixtures and Fittings

There are many fittings around the house that can either add to or distract from the overall design. For example, if you live in a home with heat radiators, then you could visit Warmrooms and look at the vintage style radiators that will add a stylish touch to any home. From picture rails to chair rails, it’s these little things that can really change the entire presentation of a home.

3. Lighting

When decorating a room, lighting is often an afterthought, and you could end up choosing something at the last minute that already closely resembles your décor. However, lighting can really bring a room together. For example, a pendant light over a dining table can define the area and create practical lighting for entertaining, while up-lighters can be great for small rooms, instantly elongating the walls to give the impression of high ceilings.

4. Your Ceiling

You can spend endless hours trying to make your room design perfect, but if you have a cracked or yellowing ceiling, it’ll soon make your room look worn and old. There are many ways you can use different types of ceilings to get different effects, for example, using exposed ceilings for an industrial look, or ornate plaster for a vintage style. If you have a room with a low ceiling, then giving it a coat of white paint can help it feel less claustrophobic.

5. Foyers and Halls

People often focus on their living rooms, bedrooms, kitchens and bathrooms, so areas like hallways and entryways are left neglected. While these rooms are small, they’re often the first thing people see in your home, so don’t overlook them. Foyers can easily be tidied up with plenty of storage for coats and shoes, a few plants, and an umbrella stand to add a homely touch. Corridors can be dull, so hang up some family photos to make the décor more interesting and use a design that works with the style of the home.

When you decide to upgrade your home, there are many ways you can make a big difference with small details. Simply adjusting a few details from fittings to floorings can change the look of a room, and give you the style you’ve always wanted.

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