If you live in a large city in the UK, chances are that your house is rather small. Nevertheless, this does not mean that you can’t give your home a nice makeover. And in many cases, it doesn’t have to cost an arm and a leg either. Here are simple tricks to achieve that elegant look in your home without too much effort, time or money.
1. Add Some Hollywood Glamour to Your Living Room
The Hollywood-style living room is a trend that has been inspired by renowned American designers such as Kelly Wearstler and Jonathan Adler. The name ‘Hollywood’ might sound intimidating at first and conjure up images of pomp and decadence but it doesn’t have to be that way. All you need to do is add some ornate cushions decorated with 1920s motifs and metallic embellishments to your living space. Check out these from House of Fraser for some inspiration!
2. Minimalist Bathrooms
Clean, minimalist designs dressed in warmer, traditional finishes are now in vogue. Much of the old hardware is being thrown out in favour of hidden and built-in handles for that sleek and cleaner look. The bathroom of the future will sport more individual spaces, dedicated to makeup and dressing areas as well as water closets. Additionally, bathroom layouts are placing more emphasis on extra zones, such as dry and wet areas.
When buying a bathroom suite, it’s strongly recommended to go for neutral colours such as white or cream. Buying a brown or turquoise suite might be trendy right now, but could look outdated a few years later. Make sure that you do not compromise on either functionality or cost.
If you are a little bit more adventurous, why not try out an industrial look for your bathroom? Expose those pipes, apply copper, brass, aluminium, and steel in varying lustres and colours across your shower screens, mirror frames, tap-ware and bathroom accessories. Mix and match various metal finishes to create the impression of machinery while keeping it subtle.
3. Warm Metal Fixings for Your Kitchen
The white trend for the kitchen is being replaced with more natural materials with patterned splashes of black and brass accessories. Why not add a brick veneer to your kitchen walls (or brick itself if possible)? Brick adds a rustic look to your kitchen that looks natural and terrific. Brick is also great for your bathrooms. Use small compact corner sinks. Add some natural wood accessories to improve the aura of your kitchen and avoid that cold uninspiring look. Instead of using tiled splashbacks, use solid slabs of marble or glass strips to cover your walls.
Giving your home a makeover can also be something as simple as covering your bed or sofas with old fabric swatches that you don’t want to throw away or simply re-arranging your furniture. You just need to be a little bit imaginative and creative to get your home looking the way you want.