Rooms with a boring typical design often resemble hotel rooms, they turn out to be faceless and uncomfortable. To make the living space truly cozy, it is worth adding individual decor elements to it, equipping the space for personal needs and surrounding yourself with things that you like. Interior design is now developing very rapidly, and among them you can find a lot of interesting solutions for any apartment. It can be interesting finishes, unusual furniture or even small bright accents – all this will create a unique and cozy living space..
By no means any original idea will fit well into any interior option. There are many different factors to consider when planning the creative design of your apartment or house. For example, the size of the room, its layout, the number of residents and pets, your own hobbies and interests. All ideas for a home should be carefully thought out – then they will turn out not only beautiful, but also convenient and practical..
It is very important that the interior of the whole apartment or house looks like an integral ensemble.. If you are planning a renovation from scratch, you need to think over a single concept in advance and follow it clearly. If you only want to slightly decorate an already existing interior, you should take into account the features of the decoration and the style of the furniture. In any case, before starting to implement any unusual design idea, you need to consider the following some features of the living space.
The size of your apartment is of utmost importance. If the room is too small, you should avoid exclusively decorative elements – it is better if every detail is functional and useful. In general, small accents in a small room need to be placed very carefully – there should not be too many accessories, otherwise the room will visually seem even smaller. If you have a spacious apartment at your disposal, your imagination is practically unlimited: the main thing is that all the details are in good harmony with each other..
When designing an apartment, it is also important to take into account the number of family members.. It’s good when everyone has their own room. The design of these rooms can be very individual, but at the same time they must fit into a single concept..
If it is not possible to allocate each one a room in a small room, you can delimit the space of one room. This can be done in different ways – using an arch or column, a screen, using different lighting or different colors..
Keep in mind that many interior design details require very careful maintenance and daily cleaning. For example, such things include almost any furniture made of glossy glass, carpets with a long light pile and textile wallpapers. If you do not take care of such decorative elements properly, they will quickly deteriorate and will no longer delight you with their appearance. Therefore, think in advance how much time you are willing to spend on household chores. It may be worth choosing more practical things – for example, wood or plastic furniture, mats that are now fashionable, vinyl or paper wallpapers..
Your interests should be taken into account when choosing the right interior design. If you like cooking, you should set aside a lot of space for the kitchen and furnish it as conveniently as possible, and if you do handicraft, you can make a table and shelves specifically for this. Decorative elements in the interior are very important and help to make the apartment beautiful and cozy, however, they should not interfere with practical convenience and comfort..
When creating decor in the interior, you need to take into account the budget – often many modern and fashionable novelties are unreasonably expensive. This may apply to decoration, furniture, and accessories..
At the same time, many interesting things for the home can be easily done with your own hands. Many modern designers give a lot of cool advice on this matter..
One of the interesting trends in interior design is home decoration for the holidays. Unlike everyday decor, in holiday decorations you can think less about the functionality of objects and implement the most creative and original ideas. It may seem to many that the festive decoration of an apartment or house is an easy matter, but in order for the design to look organic, you need to think carefully about the matter..
Very often the house is decorated for a birthday – it is possible to organize a surprise party or just a celebration with relatives.
If you want to decorate an apartment for the birthday of a loved one, consider the following original ideas:
- Recently, unusual balls have been popular. The balloon should be covered with tulle and tied in the place where the balloon itself is tied with a beautiful ribbon. You can decorate such a ball with a bow or flowers. If you make a lot of these balls, they will look very unusual and will create a festive atmosphere. This option is especially suitable for women’s parties..
- Home decoration with fresh flowers is now popular. You can place them in the most unusual places – you can arrange vases in the corners, fix a bouquet on a chandelier, braid chairs with plants or make an arch in a doorway out of them. Simple ideas can be implemented independently, and for complex designs it is worth resorting to the help of a florist..
- It is now fashionable to decorate apartments with unusual lighting. You can buy garlands, fancy modern lamps, or even just candles. It is better to place them evenly around the perimeter of the whole house. It is necessary that all light sources fit into the same style, and if you use colored lamps, you should not combine more than three colors. Competent lighting will help create a unique holiday atmosphere in the house..
New Year and Christmas home decor is something that people pay special attention to. If there are children in the house, decorating the space becomes an integral part of preparing for the holiday. However, even if only adults live in the apartment, a holiday is an excellent reason to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of a fairy tale.
Consider the following life hacks and popular ideas for New Year’s home decoration:
- Nowadays, monochromatic New Year’s decorations in the house are in vogue – you can choose white, blue, gold or any other color. These monochromatic home decorations can be purchased in stores or made on your own – for example, you can paint candlesticks, tree branches and garlands in the desired color. Balls on a Christmas tree of the same color can also look very stylish..
- A live Christmas tree gives a special atmosphere to the holiday. If you are installing an artificial tree, you can purchase several spruce branches and make interesting compositions with them, combining them with candles and toys..
Also, now you can inexpensively purchase a miniature fir or spruce in a pot – this can be a wonderful New Year’s decoration for your home..
- In stores, you can find unusual garlands and lanterns – they can be in the form of stars, angels or animals. Such unusual decorations will perfectly fit into any interior..
Home interior design is a rapidly developing trend. New items appear regularly: fashionable unusual solutions will allow you to make your home truly cozy and beautiful.
Living space in the attic is one of the trends, which has gained popularity recently. This idea will especially appeal to owners of small houses: of course, a low ceiling may not be very convenient, but for a bedroom or children’s attic it will be an ideal option. The triangular roof gives the room a special atmosphere and is reminiscent of the country style. You can decorate the attic from the inside in different ways, but most often the design is made as laconic as possible..
For comfort, it is worth taking care of lighting, since the windows in the attic are often not large enough.
A space with a minimum number of walls and partitions is another fashionable novelty of recent years. This layout is not always comfortable for large families, but if only a few people live in the house, this stylish idea may work. Most often, the kitchen is combined with a dining room or living room. Sometimes the nursery is separated by symbolic partitions – for example, fashionable arches or columns. Bedrooms with this layout are usually made small and closed..
Furniture, furnishings and accessories made of wood are classic solutions for a country house, but in a modern interpretation they can play in a new way. Abstract forms are in vogue now – wood is a soft and comfortable material for creating the most unusual chairs, tables, cabinets and shelves. The combination of wood with epoxy resin is also in vogue – tables are mainly made like that. These are practical translucent products that can have a very different color and base from any wood..
The unusual design of the stairs in the house is in fashion. For example, its sides and backs can be supplemented with open shelves or built-in closed cabinets. This method can be very functional, especially if you have a small home. The choice of such a design should also depend on the location of your staircase. For example, if its side is facing the center of the room, you can place a fireplace there, and if you make good lighting nearby, you can place indoor plants there..
If you have a lot of open shelves where there is a constant mess, there is a simple and ingenious solution – baskets and storage boxes..
They have come into fashion recently and have already gained great popularity. Arranging all items in separate compartments will make it easier to keep things clean. Also, some of the boxes and baskets are very cool and stylish. They can be purchased at home improvement stores, or even make your own..
Nowadays, many are looking for budget and practical options for covering the floor – fashionable mats may do. If earlier their choice was relatively small and was limited to models of natural colors, now you can find mats with the most unusual prints and ornaments. If a few years ago mats were considered an attribute of the oriental style in the interior, modern models will fit into the furnishings of any home. Among the advantages of lint-free carpets are their environmental friendliness, durability and ease of maintenance..
As for various accessories and decorative elements in the house, the fashion for them is now quite laconic. If you like variegated colors and an abundance of small details, the rules for choosing such things are simple: it is important that they are all in the same style, and the furniture and decoration are restrained. But even if you prefer minimalism, you cannot do without accessories at all: they are the ones that give the house coziness and originality. At the same time, you can limit yourself to purely functional details: baskets and folders for storage, pots and vases, clocks or photo frames.
Unusual design solutions
For the decor of a cozy country house, the most unexpected and creative ideas may come up. If you are tired of boring traditional interiors and appreciate creativity, almost any project can be brought to life in a private home. The main thing is to think it over carefully, so that all the details are combined with each other and are not only beautiful, but also practical..
Hanging chairs can look very interesting in a private house.. Most often they are installed on the site or on the veranda, but they can look great inside the house. The most common options for such chairs are wicker, but now you can find models upholstered with textiles – such products will fit into any interior and will look very original. In addition, due to the fact that the chairs do not stand on the floor, the space of the room will seem more spacious and bright..
Fireplaces are often installed in country houses. Portals can be of different shapes and colors, they are now made from different materials, so the fireplace will fit even into an unconventional interior. Moreover, if you do not have the desire or opportunity to put a real fireplace in the house, you can easily place an imitation of it, which will work from electricity. You can purchase a similar fireplace heater or an unheated model. The models are very different: some look extremely decorative, while others really look like real fireplaces..
If you have a large spacious house, you can place a fountain in it..
In stores, you can buy very small fountains that fit easily on a table, or medium-sized fountains to be placed on the floor. By design, they can be extremely diverse, and they will work from electricity. Often such fountains are placed in the living room – even if your house is located away from water bodies, you can always relax and relieve stress under the murmur of water.
In many private houses, windows and window sills of unusual shapes are made. Windows can be round, oval, or even abstract outlines. The window sill can be made wide enough and used as a table or couch. This is especially a good solution for owners of houses with a beautiful view of the plot – you will surely be pleased to work at such an impromptu table, drink coffee or just read while sitting on a comfortable wide windowsill.
We decorate the walls
Wall decor is an interesting process. Now there are many options for their design – interesting designer wallpapers, photo wallpaper, smooth wall painting or painting with texture. In order for the design to be original, but harmonious, some rules must be followed..
You should not paint all walls in the house with the same paint or paste over with the same wallpaper. At the same time, try to ensure that all rooms have something in common in wall decoration..
For example, decide what color scheme you want: cold or warm. Also, think about creative finishes: don’t mix fancy décor options together. For example, if you painted with texture, it is better to refuse textile wallpaper..
The walls of a small room should be light, but not white.. Pure white color in the interior often looks impersonal and uncomfortable, besides, all the defects of finishing are visible on white and it can quickly get dirty. If you want the walls as light as possible, you can consider gray-white, ivory and milky shades. Various pastel colors are also suitable..
It is always difficult to decorate men’s rooms – this also applies to the decoration of the walls in the room. However, if you do not want to make a boring monochromatic finish in dark colors, now fashionable wallpaper with abstract prints will come to the rescue. Also now popular are metallic wallpapers that resemble dense foil..
If you chose coloring instead of wallpaper, you can combine several shades and make an interesting texture..
Quite often now the walls in private houses are trimmed with tiles. This is especially true for the hallway, corridors, kitchen and living room, although sometimes a similar finish is done in the bedrooms. The most popular is the tile option that imitates masonry or brick: now you can find different options that will fit into any interior. Mosaic tiles or composed ornaments with tiles can also look great..
If your walls are not perfectly flat and there are minor flaws in the rough finish, it is recommended to choose not too light colors, since the flaws will hardly be noticeable on dark shades. In addition, if you decide to paint the walls in the house and see the imperfections of the rough finish, you should abandon the smooth staining and try options with the texture: spraying paint or applying it with strokes.
Accessories are an important part of any interior – it is the small accents that give the room a zest and originality. If you have a small house, the best accessories for you are useful things, but if there is a lot of space, you can decorate the house with various decorative elements..
Frames with your favorite photos can look great in any room. Sometimes houses make special photo zones with frames and photo albums. Such a solution will allow you to refresh your memory the most important moments of your life and the faces of loved ones every day..
Since a large home often has high ceilings and various cabinets set too high, many use small folding ladders. Almost any small wooden staircase can perfectly fit into the country-style interior, which is often done in country houses. Even if you have a modern minimalist or high-tech interior, you can find very unusual and stylish models made of metal and plastic..
Wall or table clocks help to create a special atmosphere in classic traditional interiors. However, many models can also be suitable for modern environments. Now there are watches made of wood, stone, metal or plastic. If you have a large house, it will be convenient for you to have a clock in each room..
Living plants in your home are very important. They will not only purify the air, but also give the room a cozy and fresh look. In addition, modern pots and vases can be very unusual and original. For example, transparent glass containers lined with bark and stones from the inside are popular for orchids. For other plants, you can consider wicker, ceramic, wooden pots, as well as pots made of frosted or colored glass – it all depends on the interior of your apartment..
DIY little things
Many people think that an interesting home design is always expensive, but this is not the case. Many stylish and unusual accessories can be created with your own hands, even with a limited budget. In addition, by making decorative things with your own hands, you can accurately embody your idea and create a thing that will definitely fit into the interior. Plus, you can have tons of fun with the creative process..
Patchwork is an interesting sewing technique from patches.. Most often, pillows and blankets are made in this way. The more different fabrics you use, the more interesting and unusual the thing will turn out. You can take old sheets, sweaters and blouses – whatever you find in the house. They need to be cut into equal squares and just sewn together. The easiest way to do this is with a sewing machine, but if you don’t have one, you can also do needlework by hand – it just takes longer..
Knitting is another type of needlework suitable for home furnishing. You can knit a blanket, a pillow, make unusual bags for storing things, beautifully tie baskets, boxes or flower pots. Such things in the house will give the interior comfort and coziness and make the atmosphere more original..
It is very easy to weave a laundry basket from flexible tree branches or for storing any small items. This is a practical option for a wide variety of purposes. Weaving a basket is very simple – first you need to make a frame, and then just go around it with flexible branches and wait until they dry. The inside of the basket can be laid out with a cloth
Decoupage is an interesting technique that will allow you to interestingly decorate caskets, cabinets, album and folder covers, hanging shelves, planters and pots..
Now there are special sets with decals that can be glued to one or another item. Then you need to varnish the surface. Thus, you can interestingly design any furniture and accessories in the house..
A rag doll Tilda is suitable for decorating a children’s room. Sewing it is not difficult even by hand. You need to make a pattern of the body on a white or beige fabric and sew everything together, stuffing the fabric with cotton wool. Then you can make a dress, shoes, hair from threads, as well as embroider the mouth and eyes. Such dolls are now popular and can become a stylish element of the interior..
Painting walls is often not difficult at all, so many people try to do the decoration on their own. The main thing is to carefully cover the floor and ceiling with polyethylene, so as not to stain them in the process. The easiest way is to paint smooth walls or walls with paintable wallpaper. However, with due attention, you can try and paint with texture – apply paint with strokes or spray it with drops.
Beautiful examples in the interior
In modern houses, a variety of furnishing options are possible – everything will depend on your tastes, needs, room dimensions, its layout and construction features..
For classic interiors and style baroque in private houses, the use of arches is popular. They can complement the doors or they can replace the doorway and combine two rooms. Arches can be very different – made of wood, plastic or drywall. Sometimes these are exclusively decorative options, and sometimes bookshelves or pots with flowers can be placed on them..
For interiors in colonial, eclectic or modern style stained glass may be suitable – this glass can be used to decorate a part of the window, however, in this case, the light in the room will become less, therefore, the option is recommended only in rooms with several large windows. Doors, shower cabins, coffee tables and chandelier shades are also decorated with stained glass..
If you have a small plot, you can arrange a green corner right in the house by allocating a special place for it in a room with good lighting..
Modern stands for flowers and options for pots for them are so diverse that several plants can be placed even on one narrow window sill. The planter can also be hung on walls or ceilings.
If you have modern interior and a small room, you can play with mirrors and glossy surfaces. Try to find glossy kitchen units and cabinets, and hang at least small mirrors across the house opposite each other. Such a solution will visually expand the space. The only downside is that glossy surfaces will require constant maintenance..
Into the interiors country style wooden chests fit perfectly. They can be used to store a wide variety of items, from clothes and shoes to books and children’s toys. Also, some chests can be used in place of benches or coffee tables. This practical solution is suitable even for small private houses..
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